Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mini "Coffee" Bags

Here's another quick pattern for you to 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 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).


Fay said...

Hi Jean!
These are so cute...I will definitely have to try this out and share with the girls in the office. Thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jean,
These mini coffee bags are just too cute! I have to make these . . . but, if you don't mind sharing, where did you purchase those colorful twist ties?


dasimonds said...

Adorable Bags!!
Sweet Idea..TFS

dasimonds said...

Adorable bags...
where did you find the cute colored twists ?
Will definately make these!!