Saturday, June 7, 2008
Mini "Coffee" Bags
Here's another quick pattern for you to try...click here to download. I got the idea when I saw these colorful twist ties:
It's really part of a kit to make a little fish by bending the twist ties together...but since I'm always looking for how I can use things with rubber stamps...I thought...oooh...coffee bag! Cut the pattern along the solid lines and score along the dotted ones. To make the "window frame", I punched out a square using a blue Marvy punch. Then centered the square hole in the middle of a large (pink) scalloped square punch. Next, place the window frame where you want it on the bag, and trace the square onto the bag. Cut this square out with an exacto knife. Cut a piece of acetate just slightly larger than the square opening. Glue the acetate right over the opening on the bag...then glue the frame right over that. Now just use double stick tape to close the sides and bottom...and also to tape the twist tie onto the top of the bag (centered and taped to the backside). To close the bag, fold the top over twice (along scored lines) and bend the twist ties forward. Here's a sample using a circle punch (blue) and scalloped circle punch (pink):
Stamps used on first bag: #1007 (Elephant), #1107 (Heart Balloon) and #5012 (Happy B-Day).
Stamps used on second bag: #1004 (Plumeria) and #3006 (Mahalo Plenty).