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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop-August

Hi friends,
Today I'm participating in:
The challenge this month was to use a paper bag. Great challenge cuz being a teacher, I use paper bags a lot! Now, if you're here for Teacher Appreciation ideas for this week, you 'll want to stick around. Today, I'm sharing one of my fav ways to use lunch bags- as a treat pocket.
Here's the completed project:
This is soooooo quick, inexpensive, & easy!!! This treat bag holds a bag of popcorn & a pull-out tag for a message of encouragement on the first day of school. Tell me that won't start your year off with an A+!!! Hee Hee :)

Here's how quick & easy it is to do:
Step 1: get a paper bag. I used a colored one to save on time & paper to embellish it.

Step 2: Fold it to the desired length of your pocket.
Step 3: Add adhesive to the very edges to create the pocket. Place your intended treat there to make sure it will fit. Add a piece of DP enough to cover the bag, but you don't need to go all the way down (it won't be seen anyway- save your paper!)

Step 4: Remove liner, fold to adhere pocket. Embellish the front pocket & add the tag that tucks into the bag. I used a 1 3/8 circle punch to punch out the apple I stamped from Teacher's Apple Set & the red layer with 1 1/2 circle punch. I did the same thing to the other side :) & punched a half hole for the apple to fit into when you tuck it in.

Step 5: There is no step 5 cuz you're done! How easy peasy was that, right!
Enjoy your creation! You can tuck any treat that will fit- not just popcorn :)

Thanks for hopping by today! I hope you like this idea & that you'll give it a try! I'm so excited to get even more paper bag ideas :) Yaaaay!
Gotta Go!




The 411
Stamps: Teacher's Apple -PTI
Ink: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss- SU!
Paper: Beautiful Blooms DP -PTI, White CS, Gold Foil CS
Accs: Fancy Tags- Spellbinders, circle punches- EK Success, Scor-Tape, red lunch bag- Target, ribbon- Christmas Trim

53 comments:

  1. LOVE this! Great idea! Love the colors, too.

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  2. WHAT A SUPER FUN IDEA!!! I LOVE THIS AND THE PAPER JUST MAKES IT THAT MUCH MORE FUN FUN FUN!!!!

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  3. This is so cool! I'm going to bookmark these instructions so I can try one; tfs!!

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  4. What a clever way to use the paper bag! Thanks for the directions. The project is delightful!

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  5. I REALLY LIKE THIS VARIATION - SOMETHING i WILL HAVE TO TRY. THE BRIGHT COLORS ARE FUN TOO!!

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  6. Thanks so much for posting directions....this is a great project!!

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  7. Super cute, and a great idea, too!

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  8. This is super splendifferous!! I'm trying to work my way into your class. I could use some help in grammar and maybe spelling. This is so-o-o creative. I think you should share more with us. But sincerely, thanks for a great project.

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  9. Great idea! Love the PP you used. Thanks for showing us how you did it too!

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  10. Oh how clever! What a great treat pocket! :) TFS

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  11. Gorgeous bag, love that pocket!!!

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  12. This is so pretty, you make that paper stands out in this project, maybe I should purchase that too!
    Interesting blog, lots of nice thing to see here.

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  13. So cute and what a super easy and fun idea!! Love it!!

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  14. Love, love, love this idea! Fabulous pocket! So pretty too!

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  15. What a cute project.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  16. Wow, how fun. Who knew you could do so many things with a paper bag. I will have to try this.

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  17. Very fancy, I really like the hardware. Great job!

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  18. this is very clever!!! thanks for showing how!

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  19. Ohhh it is cute cute cute! Love the red bag!!!!

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  20. Ah, love it!!! Totally trying this!

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  21. Very clever! Love the final project!

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  22. What a great idea! It is so simple, but looks fabulous!

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  23. Karli this is absolutley adorable! I love this! Gonna have to save this and make one too!

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  24. this is a fantastic project idea!

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  25. Thanks so much for posting the step by step pictures...I NEVER would've known there is a bag inside, this is adorable!!!!

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  26. Fun! Thanks for the step by step instructions! I love the colors you used, so cheerful!

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  27. That is fantastic!! I love how you put this together and the colors are excellent!

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  28. What a great idea for presenting a treat! Love the bright color scheme.

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  29. This is such a GREAT quick and easy gift!! Thank you so much for sharing the idea and for creating a great tutorial.

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  30. Very cute! Love the colours and I didn't even know they had colored paper bags, lol!

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  31. LOVE this.. such a GREAT gift for a teacher! (or anyone!!)
    Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

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  32. So cute! I love making teacher gifts so I'm totally keeping an eye on you for some new ideas to add to mine! Thanks!

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  33. This is so creative and cute. I will definitely put this into my stash of idea! Way to go!!

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  34. Very COOL - thanks for the many tutorial!

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  35. What a super idea!!! Can be decorated for any occasion. I may do some for Halloween.

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  36. Beautiful treat bag! I love this idea!

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  37. Oh it's so cool to watch the tutorial. I love the pattern papers that really match one another and made the gift even more attractive..so cute!
    And also thanx for dropping my blog and please do hop for more!!

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  38. Awww, Karli! You rock!!! This is an awesome idea! Love it and will definately give it a try! Thank you, sweets!

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  39. ADORABLE! Thanks for the details on how to make it! Super papers and colors!

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  40. This is gorgeous! So simple and perfect for a small gift.

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  41. Fun idea for an easy to make gift!

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  42. I love it! Very creative. Thanks for sharing the "how to".

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  43. Love this idea- and I have never seen anything like it! I really enjoy the visual picture tutorials you always provide too. TFS

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  44. Simply fab! Such a great way to use the paper bag - it just makes that pocket so easy!

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  45. What a fun idea!! Love that dp you used!

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  46. What a clever way to use a paper bag, such a cute project

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  47. What a fun idea. Great directions - I am going to give this one a whirl too.

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  48. amazing treatment of the paperbag and the directions are great. now to make some for my fellow teachers :)

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