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Monday, March 7, 2011

Treat Bag Toppers Tutorial

 Treat Bags
 My goodness weekends seem to come and go by so quickly and now we are at the start of another week. Today we are going to hand over the blog to one of our talented design team members Aphra Bolyer who has kindly offered to show us how she made those adorable Animal Cracker Treat Bags we showcased during the Animal Cracker release party week. We've had so many people contact us wanting to know just how Aphra put those fun little packages together that we whispered in Aphra's ear and she said she'd be more than happy to share her secret. So please give a round of applause as we pass the hat to Aphra...

Hi, it's Aphra here - I often find myself needing a quick, but cute treat for my son's preschool class or for birthday party favors or for a holiday. Well, you know, often! I've created an easy and inexpensive treat bag for just such occasions. Here's some Animal Crackers treat bags that I made for my son's class.



Since those are long gone, I thought I would use the new Berrylicious line for today's tutorial. These little cuties will be for my son's school Easter party. Ready?
Step One: Gather your supplies. I used a 4.5" tag cut with my Cricut Expression Birthday Bash cartridge, but you could just as easily use a 4.5" by 4" piece of cardstock or patterned paper. You'll also need a clear zip top bag. I used a 4" x 6" jewelry bag (about 200 per box for just a few dollars). If you use a different sized bag, just change the dimensions of your tag. You'll also need some stickers and ribbon. Oh, and your treat!


Step Two: Add topper. Fill your bag about two-thirds full with whatever treat you want. Cut your tag, score it and fold it in half. Use adhesive to attach it to the front and back sides of your bag enclosing the zip top inside.


Step Three: Embellish. For me, that usually means one sticker and some ribbon. The kids are going to tear into it as soon as they can, so I wouldn't use too many preciuos embellishments. If you have a lot to make, you may even want to use our amazing Snag 'Em Stamps. It might even be fun to let your kids do the coloring to help with the treats.


Step Four: Add note. We always write a little note on the back of the topper saying who it's to and who it's from.


Super quick, easy, and inexpensive, right? And I can think of so many different uses for this little idea. They don't just have to be for kids. I plan to make my co-workers some of these with some bath salts in them for Mother's Day. And for my older son, I'm thinking Pokemon cards. Oh, and my mom would like tea bags in hers. Anyway, you get the idea.
Thanks for stopping by! 

So hands up who's going to make these fun little bags?
Well how are you going to make them is you don't have any cute Imaginisce products to use?
Guess what we're giving away today?
The Entire Berrylicious Collection
So one lucky follower can make their own treat bags and hopefully send one to us, we'll be waiting!
We'd like you to stop by Aphra's blog and leave a message to let her know you loved her tutorial, then pop back here and tell us what treats you'll be putting in your goodie bags!

Winner will be announced this Friday

93 comments:

CynAbu said...

Loving this! Will totally use the tea idea... and maybe some homemade scrub or bath salts? Hmmm...

Scrapfaire said...

Wow! I'd like to put Laffy Taffy in my treat bags!

Tami B. said...

Boy I miss the days of making treat bags! If I were making any now I'd put whatever candy goes with the current season/holiday, or just lots of bright colorful candy.

KSD Creations said...

I love these bags. I'll be making some St. Pat's Day bags very soon. I'll make chocolate covered oreos to put in my bags.

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Chocolate! Most likely mini Dove bars :)

Dawn said...

First of all, I have to say, I am totally in love with your new paper lines!! Berrylicious is my favorite! I would put M&M's in my treat bags, I love the colors and my kids love them :)

Julie Koets said...

I love the idea of making treat bags! I am thinking some jelly beans for some Easter bags. I love the new Berrylicious line, so bright and springy!

Suzy said...

I love making treat bag toppers! I will for sure be putting jellybeans and robin eggs in mine :) thanks for the chance to win! I love Berrylicious!
-Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

mse006 said...

I have never even thought of making treat bag toppers, but this is SSOOO cute! I might just have to use that for my husbands birthday. Give him a little treat bag in the morning filled with his favorite candies. Great job aphra!!

annamills2001 said...

Love these! I will probably do some jelly beans for Easter treat bags.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love these and I would put some solid chocolate candies in them to give to my friends for a pick me up during the working hours.

Julia said...

This is too cool. I loved her tutorial! I'll be putting chocolate candies and maybe a balloon in mine.

XXOO AMY said...

I would make a St Patty's day treat bag and put some cany gold coins in them! thanks for the chance to win!

stampinlara said...

These bags are so CUTE! Gotta go with M&M's, YUM! Went to Aphra's blog, she has some darling projects. Very talented!!! thanks for a chance to win!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

loved this --thanks for the tutorial! going to make these with some snacks for my son's class

Danielle said...

super cute! i'd put easter coloured M&Ms in them!

alwayscharlie said...

Aphra's toppers are so cute and her directions are very easy to follow. Berryliscious is so happy! She also had a great cardon her own blog today.

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

These toppers are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for showing how to make them!! I'm thinking that the kids in my son's class would LOVE to get some Easter goodies in such a cute little bag!

dlwidder said...

Oh the possibilities! I think for my first one, I'll be filling them with trail mix when it's my daughter's turn for snack day at school. The second set will be a lot larger, I'll fill them with easter treats for 3 of my children's classes. :-D Thanks for the great idea!

jrugg said...

Thanks for the tutorial-great idea! I love this line and if I would happen to win it I would make treat bags and fill it with fresh picked berries and cherries this summer!

Jamie said...

So cute! I will be putting mini candy bars in them!

HeatherC said...

Love Aphra's treat bad tutorial!! WHEN I make them, I will probably put some of the sweetart jeally beans in them. YUM!!

deannaf said...

I have been wanting to do a treat of some sort for my scrapbook group. maybe a treat bag of chocolates would fit the bill for a group of ladies! Would love to win!

CheckerBeads said...

Love them! I think it would be fun to include little toys, such as super balls!

Anne

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

St. Pat's treats of gold covered chocolate coins! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Trish said...

Homemade easter candy for my princesses

{VICKI} said...

I commented on Aphra's blog.

I would put gumballs in mine

Carol said...

Love love the new collections! these treat bags are amazing and left a comment on Aphra's blog letting her know. TFS! Can not to try them.

Carol
http://carolesscrappinspot.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

This is such a neat idea! I'll probably be putting in trail mix since I'll be going on a hike with my kids. (^_^)

Holly said...

I would put those pink and white animal cookies in them for my sons preschool class. Thanks for the chance to win! I love your products!

Cindy said...

This gives me a great idea for Easter treats for my kiddos preschool. I'll most likely put candies in them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annette A. said...

Adorable treat bags...These would be fun to put in a kids lunch every now and then. Thanks for sharing.....great idea.

Brittany said...

I love this idea, and can't wait to try it! My son has a birthday coming up and these would be perfect to put some m&m's and/or crackers in to hand out to his kindergarten class!

sharon g said...

OH MY GOSH, I have to make these!!!

Auntie Em said...

How cute! And who wouldn't love to receive a treat bag? Some pretty embellies for little 'No Special Reason Needed' RAK or crayons for the kindergarten set. The possibilities are endless!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring today!

Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful idea. I would have never thought about it. I will probably make some for my colleagues at work. We have got 3 very intense weeks ahead of us. I will fill them will Milka Chocolate ***the best there is*** because we will need some extra sugar!!!

AMY G said...

very cute idea. I was thinking chocolate would be a good treat!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love this idea! I'm thinking those Brach's Malted Eggs would be PERFECT in these bags... and I have the Chick Snag' Em stamp so I can put my DD to work coloring!!!

CraftyGirl said...

I love quick and easy party and gift ideas! Thanks for sharing this one with us!
barb :)

Brett said...

I commented on Aphra's blog. Great projects! Those Jolly Ranchers you used look great, I think I would stick with that!

Auntie Ang said...

Perhaps some Lemonheads or Peachy rings since it would be with the berrylicious line how cute would that be.

Glora said...

Awesome. I left Aphra a comment. I've always loved making goody bags. I will probably make some with gold coins for St. Patty's Day and some with chocolate Eggs for Easter. Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Melanie said...

Love the idea and the new Berrylicious line!!!
I would put some Dove Coconut Creme Eggs in a bag for Easter...seriously too yummy!

Nicole said...

These little treat bags are awesome! I would love to make some for my nieces, just in time for Easter perhaps... full of mini chocolate Easter eggs, or jellybeans!

debby said...

LOVE Aphra's blog! She is very inspiring and loved her little treat bags! I have a dino lover here so going to fill my little treat bags with dino gummies! Thanks Imaginisce for such inspiring content, products and designers!!

Manders said...

I would probably fill them up with Crystal lite in lemonade flavors for co workers because we are all on diets... but with the berrylicious there is some fun pucker up to go with the lemonade and it would be so cute.

Irmãs da Arte said...

Hi Aphra, I love your project and I love a treat bags.
Kisses!

Snips and Snails said...

The treat bag toppers are super cute! I want to do some with mini Robin Eggs for Easter.

Tona said...

These are great. I would fill mine according to who I was giving them to. I have a neighbor that's a health nut so I would fill hers with almonds etc. My husbands would have mini Reeses peanutbutter cups. My mail carrier would get Dove dark chocolate...

dallena said...

Smarties....sweet and sour. Loved Aphra's blog, new to it, thanks for having her here and directing me there=). Can't wait to see more from her and I loved her banner from the Berrylicious collection!!!

Darla said...

I think I would put jelly beans and other Easter type pastel candies in mine. Thanks for the chance. I went to Aphra's blog and left a comment.

pcrusberg said...

Just left a comment on Aphra's blog. Wow, she's really a great artist. Thanks for showing her tutorial and for the chance to win.

:corinne: said...

Such a cute idea & i loved her blog. I hink i would use it for a birthday treat bag & put candies in there as a party favor.

Kimberli said...

Those are adorable!! My son starts preschool this week, so I will be making some for his class for easter! His favorite candy is m&ms, so I'll fill the treat bags up with those!!

connie said...

visited Aphra's blog and left a comment. I would fill these with Easter treats for my granddaughters class.

Nicole said...

I would be making treat bags for my daughter's daycare friends for her birthday. And I love the Berrlicious line!

DebC said...

These are so stinking cute! I love to make treat bags. I also really like to make candybar wrappers or anything I can customize a bit to make it cute to give to friends or family. Kids really like them! I love this line of papers...well who am I kidding I love all of your papers, embellishments, love my ibond....it goes on like this! Thanks for chance to win. You have the best giveaways!

Kathy said...

I popped over to Aphra's blog to tell her how cute these treat bags are! I am going to use this idea to make treat bags for our Easter yard hunt...will keep the goodies inside safe! Loved her flower idea, too! I am loving the bright fun colors in Berrylicious~

JennyKozar said...

I am thinking of some things for Easter and Mothers Day for my co-workers. These are just too cute.

Aline Salmon said...

Hello!!! This tutorial is very very nice!! I love it!!!
I'm going to make these cute bags to put chocolat!! Isn't this perfect to give in Easter???

April said...

These are adorable!! I made some treat bag toppers for Halloween last year and they were a huge hut! ;)
- April W

Court said...

GREAT JOB Aphra!!!

Scrapamum said...

What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing Aphra!!!

Yvonne said...

Love the tutorial! Plus the bonus at her blog with the gorgeous flower!!! It's been a while since i've made any treat bags... the last ones were filled with chocolate covered pretzels!

Larissa Heskett said...
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Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for the FABULOUS TUTORIAL!! I am so excited I have all of the stuff to make these cute little treat bags and they will be perfect for Beckett's Preschool party!! =) I think the yummy popcorn snack mix I make is going to be perfect when paired with some easter candies and the IMAGINISCE products!! =) THANKS agian, and Aphra's Blog flowers were too cute!! The berrylicious line would be perfect for these, so I'll have to make them too!!
So many WONDERFUL Projects and now I just need more time!!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Kathleen said...

Such a great idea!! Love the paper line the little admit tickets are just so cute!!!

scrap mama said...

A chance to win the whole berrylicious collection! wow what an amazing offer! I love this line it is the darndist cutest ever! I have so many things I could scrap, make for my little girls with this line. thank you so much for the chance to win!

Pammejo said...

The treat bag toppers are so cute. Love the idea. Thanks for a chance to win. As always I love Imaginisce.

pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Jill P said...

Love these treat bags! I would fill them with gummy oranges & strawberries~ Would LOVE to win the new BERRYLICIOUS collection!

Theresa said...

Too cute!! I'd fill them with Hershey Kisses..yum.

Karen S. said...

Very cute! I'm thinking I could fill them with all kinds of candy for the kids I tutor (after I'm done teaching all day...) I have about 6 - 4th and 5th graders who are a breath of fresh air after teaching middle schoolers all day!

Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Kim M said...

How cute, my little girl would have it no other way than I put nerds candy in all the bags, oh and I can't forget the laffy taffy.

Kathy said...

These are too cute! And I love the idea of using the stamps and letting your kids help with the coloring. I'd make these for Easter and fill them with jelly beans. Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Such cute treat bags! I would love to win the Berrylicious collection so I can make some of these for my son's class. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Leesa said...

I would love to make treat bags for my son's next birthday party, I have never made them before! We could make them together, as Ethan(7) also loves to scrapbook! We would fill them with the usual party bag type treats and maybe some bubble mix or a little match box car!
Thanks again too Aphra - another blog to watch now!

ajrunge said...

great tutorial, I will be putting easter treats in my bags for Kindy teachers :)

Kristie Maynard said...

I stopped over at Aphra's blog to leave her some love and found some great projects!
I'm not sure what would go into my goodie bags yet. I'm thinking I might make some to leave for my kids for Easter. Hubby and I will be visiting my aunt for Easter and the kids both work so won't be with us. I think they deserve some goodies!

Wendy said...

It's going to be jelly beans and chocolate eggs for Easter. Very cute bag toppers!

serena said...

well swedish berries of course!

Country Bumpkins Scrapper said...

Awesome idea. Just in time for easter and the mountains of birthday I have coming up. Thanks for sharing.

doverdi said...

I stopped over at Aphra's blog to leave her some love and found some great projects!
I think that I'd use my treat bags to fill with Easter goodies for my 7 great nieces & nephews. They'd love them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim. said...

Really cute treat bags, loving your ideas.
Kim xXx

Staci said...

Left Aphra a comment and would love to try to make some treat bags for my daughters birthday party.

Kelly Sas said...

visited Aphra's blog and will certainly be back! I am going to make these reat bags and put some Easter goodies in them for my grandsons. It will be so fun. Thanks Aphra for the great idea.

Debbie Garcia said...

Well I would say something fruity for the grandkids probably fruit snacks for the kiddos
or Koolaid to go 's this is supercute and a great party favor thanks for sharing.

Iris said...

Home made cookie mix or bean soup mix. Iris

paperpapier said...

I will pop in some crispy chocolate & strawberry cookies.

Jean said...

I think I would love to see a treat bag filled with M & M's!!

mommyof5kidz said...

SUPER SUPER cute treat bags!!!!
I think I would use the Berrilicious gardening pieces and put carrot sticks, celery, and broccoli in them! LOL!!! Just kidding! That would be a great gag gift for a kid though!!! Thinking they were getting candy and then...VEGGIES!!!???

LOL..I would whip up a batch of white chocolate covered popcorn and stuff the treat bags full!

Karen L said...

Checked out Aphra's blog and left her some love! As for what treats would I put in my treat bags, it would have to be Hershey's kisses!! My favorite treat!

Jennifer Moore said...

Goldfish crackers would be great for my daughter and her friends (she's 16.5 months), but to use the Berrilicious paper, I might have to put some girly stuff in them and give to my friends.

Alana Martinez said...

How cute the animal crackers are?I am pretty much sure that my children would love those crackers..!!I am going to make some crackers but instead of animals, I am going to make a crackers which forms like my face.
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