The Petite Cafe Bags in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog are a perfect size for giving someone a stack of holiday cookies or other treats. Here is an idea on how to decorate the bag by cutting a window in the front and covering the bag with some Designer Series paper.
I used a piece of Trim the Tree Designer Paper from the paper stack and cut it to fit the front of my bag. The strip that was left is what I used to cut the stars – they just show the pattern on the other side. You will also need a piece of window sheet to cover the hole that you cut in the front.
- I used the Star framelits to cut my shape in the front.
- Go ahead and attached the bottom of the designer paper to the front of the bag.
- Slip the star framelit inside the bag with the cutting blade facing up towards the front of the bag.
- Place the bag between two cutting plates and run through the Big Shot – use either the magnetic platform or the multi-purpose platform set to the correct tab.
- Cut a square piece of Window Sheet to be bigger than the star but not wider than the designer paper – lift the designer paper up and attach the window sheet between the paper and the front of the bag to cover the hole.
- Then glue the designer paper to the rest of the front of the bag.
- Add a little greeting to the front – punched out with the Modern Label punch. And a tiny punched star.
- Tie some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the top – I tied it below where the bag flap closes – then I can undo the flap and slide off the twine to fill or empty the bag without untying it.
- At the ends of the twine I sandwiched it with some stars cut with the small star framelit. They just hang.
Fill the bag with cookies, puffy peppermints, or something else fun to give to a teacher, neighbor, hostess or friend.
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