Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What's a birthday party...

...without goodie bags???  I recently subscribed to the Create with Connie & Mary New Catalog Edition 2012 and came up with this fun idea for goodie bags after I saw one of the tutorials.  If you haven't had a chance to check out their site, do it today! 
They have great challenges and offer the chance to subscribe to their exclusive tutorials from the annual catalog as well as the mini catalogs.  There were some great project ideas in this last round!!!  One of the weekly challenges during the New Catalog Edition was to create a project using the Big Shot.  I made a fun box using the largest die in the Apothecary Accents set.  You can check out that box in an earlier post seen here:

I took this idea and made it into a more simple design for goodies boxes for Owen's 1st Birthday party.  I hadn't had the chance to download my picture and short tutorial for this, but this weeks challenge over at HandStamped Sentiments got my rear in gear and I got it done!  The challenge is to create some kind of party favor, but it could NOT be a card! 
Here is my fun little goodie bag! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Polka Dot Parade DSP, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Big Top Birthday DSP (retired)
Ink ~ Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Itty Bitty Banners
Other Supplies ~ Apothecary Accents Framelits (largest die), 3/4' Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, 1/4" Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8" Brights Glimmer Brads, Simply Scored, lollipop stick(not a Stampin' Up! product) 
For the party I filled some of the 4" x 6" cellophane bags with jelly beans, stickers and a pencil.  The kids loved them!  
Goodies all wrapped up!

Here are some instructions on how I created this fun little goodie bag:

Cut two pieces of DSP or card stock using the largest die from the Apothecary Accents. 
Score and fold each piece across the second little scallop on one side (marked with a black line)  This will create the bottom of your bag.

Cut a 4" x 3" sheet of card stock or DSP
Score at 1" on all sides (marked with black line)

Fold on all score lines
Along the 4" side of the paper, cut down towards the other 4" side to the 1" score line

Flip over and apply adhesive to the small flaps that you have cut (I found that Sticky Strip works best)
Apply adhesive to the bigger flaps on the opposite side (side facing down in this picture)
Fold flaps in to create box

Overlapping the flaps you made from scoring the Apothecary cut outs, apply adhesive to one side to form the bottom of the treat bag

Attach the box to the inside of the Apothecary cut outs 

And there you have it!  Quick and simple way to create a fun little goodie bag for your next party or to use as a small gift bag.  Should you choose to do any stamping on the outside, be sure to do that before you glue all of the pieces together :)  I punched a hole in the top and tied a quick ribbon to keep the tops of the bag together.  You could also attach a cute punch flower or something fun with a brad! 

Happy Stamping!


  1. Very Cute!!! Perfect favor!!! Thanks for the great tutorial- I will give it a try!!! Great color combo!!! Love the pinwheel- so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  2. Super cute! Very clever, too! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Love the little pinwheels. Fun party favor for sure! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. That is so cute, and I love the picture of the batch of them with all the bracelets! I hope the party is/was awesome. Doesn't It make you so proud to whip those handmade favors out at the parties?! And thanks for the tutorial, I'll definitely be case-ing those! Thanks for joining in at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

  4. Wow! Love it! what a great idea! I also love the colors. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Oh this is SO cute! I love the bright colors and it's just a fun box in general! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  6. I adore this, and thank you for the tutorial! Love when you can put some handmade touches onto a party. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.