Hello friends! The current Ai Challenge is “Orange & Purple” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Halloween blocks in the Hobby Lobby stores! Today I am sharing how I made a little treat bag with the new 4783- Haunted House block. The Ai images turn a simple bag into one that is totally unique and fun to give (or receive!).
First, cut TWO 6×6 squares of double-sided patterned paper. Then score each @ 1/2, 1 1/2, and 2 1/2″. Turn it 90 degrees to the right and score again at 1 1/2″.
Cut the small rectangle from the bottom left corner and discard. Then cut the 2 1/2″ vertical scored line up to the 1 1/2″ horizontal line.
Turn it 180 degrees and mark the bottom of the bag @ 1″ and 2 1/2″. Score from each mark to the corner of that rectangle.
Flip the paper over and fold those scored lines to create the bottom flap. (It helps to tape or glue the flaps down.) *Now repeat those first steps on the second piece.
Fold all scored lines and apply strong tape to the 1/2″ flaps on each piece. (place the tape on the side which will be the outside of the bag)
Adhere each 1/2″ flap to the opposite side of the other 6×6 piece to assemble the bag. Fold in the bottom flaps and adhere.
Note- you can cut a 2 x 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock to place inside the bottom of the bag to make it nice & sturdy.
Next, mark both sides 1/2″ down and 1/2″ in from each top corner. Use these marks as a guide to adhere ribbon handles with eyelets or brads. Cut two pieces of 10″ to 12″ of ribbon for the handles. If using eyelets, slip the ribbon through and knot each end.
Now the bag is assembled. Stamp, color, and cut out your favorite Ai images to add to the front!
The finished bag is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2″ deep.
Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite Ai stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Orange & Purple” Challenge!
stamps- Art Impressions Hobby Lobby 4783- Haunted House; paper- white, black, K & Company KP Halloween; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, We R Memory Keepers Black Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, ribbon trim, Large & Small Oval Nestabilities, Black Stickles, Clear Wink of Stella.