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Treat Bag & Catalog Transition

First an update on why I've been absent from posting here. I have been stamping and meeting in-person with my monthly stamp clubs and demonstrator team -- so only my "virtual world stamping" has been slow this year! And that's because of the need to put family first as I coordinate care for my aging mother and juggle the demands of having both our high school age daughter and college age son at home. Lots of juggling to say the least. I hope to get on a better blogging schedule! And I've had lots of emails asking about CD calendar templates: I plan to post the version for 2018 this month so stay tuned.

I wanted to share this fun treat bag that uses the current Cool Treats bundle from the Occasions Catalog. While the stamps and matching framelits will carry over into the new Annual Catalog, they will not be at the discounted bundle pricing like they are through May 31, so get them now at a discount. I've got photo links to products used on this project at the end of this post.

Cone-bag

I love this bag made using our 3" by 6" gusseted cello bags. It's a variation of an idea I shared during the 2016 "12 Weeks of Christmas Projects" that I email out. (Be sure you're on my newsletter list to get the 2017 Christmas series plus all my monthly project emails). Here's another view with the designer paper flap lifted up -- the die cut cone was made twice and adhered back-to-back so it looks finished inside and out.

Cone-bag-open

And the stamped fudge coating is then coated with our Fine Tip Glue Pen for a clear dimensional look that also makes it very easy to just drop on the sequins and die-cut sprinkles while the glue is wet! Here's a close up. The clear glue dries smooth and is not sticky so it's perfect for adding clear dimension to smaller areas.

Cone-front

Here are the measurements and directions for the bag part: From your choice of Designer Series Paper, cut a 2-7/8” by 9” strip. Score at 1”, 3” and 7-3/4” along long edge. Fold all score lines inward and insert into cellophane bag with the 1” & 3” score lines as the base and the top flap sticking out to fold over the bag. TIP: check to see which way the seam on the bottom of the bag wants to naturally fold and insert your paper so that seam is folding toward what will be the back then the finished bag will stand up easily. Putting the candy or gift into the bag is what will help hold the paper in place. Decorate the flap. In this case I added a greeting and the die-cut cone and then clipped it shut with the cute retiring Bow Paper Clip. 

Now here's a peak at the cover of the new annual catalog that starts June 1.

Catalog-cover-shareMay0217_US

While I'm excited about ideas from the new catalog (which will post in a digital version here on my blog June 1) -- I want to be sure you get anything that is retiring before it's too late. Click here to search the retiring items in my online store

I'll be getting paper copies of the new catalog to my customers later this month. If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator relationship, send me an email and I'll get in touch about getting you a catalog. Happy stamping and back soon!

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