Friday 18 October 2013

Treats for you!

Hi and I'm back again! (Please scroll down to see my DT contribution for the CraftyCatz challenge!).  It's time for a new challenge over at Polkadoodles - and this week the challenge is 'Christmas is coming'.  I decided to make a treat bag and used the fabulous 'Home For Christmas' cd from Polkadoodles available HERE (and there is a fabulous 20% off at the moment!).  And I've added a tutorial as to how I make the envelope treat bag onto the challenge blog - and so I'll share it on here too!

There are some fabulous little gift bags and boxes on the Home For Christmas cd from Polkadoodles, but I’d like to share how I make little gift bags from envelopes.  You could even make them with used envelopes – great recycling!

I start with a C5 envelope (but you could try with all different sizes), some backing papers, toppers, ribbon, a hole punch and an edge punch

Seal down the envelope and then mark and score lines 1” from the outer edge and 1½” from the bottom edge

Trim one of the shorter ends open and then use an edge punch to add a fancy edge. Fold the central fold inwards and then fold the corners into the bottom of the bag - you may need to gently press the folds into place at the bottom! 

Then decorate as you like with papers and toppers.  I’ve also used the hole punch and added some ribbon and a sentiment from the cd cut into a tag shape

I hope you have a go at making an envelope gift bag - ideal for making little treat bags for some Christmas sweets and chocolates! 

Back soon,
Kim x 


  1. This is absolutely awesome! Hugs xx

  2. Such sweet colour and design Kim.

  3. Brilliant idea Kim love it x

  4. What a great idea (and tutorial!) and a beautiful completed project xx

  5. This is brilliant sweetie. So pretty and a great tutorial.

    Have a good weekend.

  6. Such a pretty little bag Kim and a great tutorial!

  7. This is gorgeous Kim, a great design brilliant tutorial too.
    Sue xx

  8. What a great treat bag Kim. and to think it was made with an the papers and tag..fabulous project,and great tutorial.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Fabulous Kim. Polkadoodle images are gorgeous and I love what you have done with this image.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  10. Hi Kim, oooh that's a seriously cute little bag and a fab tutorial! Hope you have a good weekend.


  11. What a great tutorial and such a good idea too for Christmas.
    Thank you for sharing your gift bag is fab!
    Hugs xx

  12. You did an awesome job on the tutorial Kim. Thanks for sharing it. Looks amazing. :-) Hugs!

  13. What a great idea for a treat bag ... love your cute Christmas image too :)


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Kim x