Trim the Tree Cafe Bags

The Petite Cafe Bags in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog are a perfect size for giving someone a stack of holiday cookies or other treats.  Here is an idea on how to decorate the bag by cutting a window in the front and covering the bag with some Designer Series paper.

cafe-bagI used a piece of Trim the Tree Designer Paper from the paper stack and cut it to fit the front of my bag.  The strip that was left is what I used to cut the stars – they just show the pattern on the other side.  You will also need a piece of window sheet to cover the hole that you cut in the front.

  • I used the Star framelits to cut my shape in the front.
  • Go ahead and attached the bottom of the designer paper to the front of the bag.
  • Slip the star framelit inside the bag with the cutting blade facing up towards the front of the bag.
  • Place the bag between two cutting plates and run through the Big Shot – use either the magnetic platform or the multi-purpose platform set to the correct tab.
  • Cut a square piece of Window Sheet to be bigger than the star but not wider than the designer paper – lift the designer paper up and attach the window sheet between the paper and the front of the bag to cover the hole.
  • Then glue the designer paper to the rest of the front of the bag.
  • Add a little greeting to the front – punched out with the Modern Label punch.  And a tiny punched star.
  • Tie some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the top – I tied it below where the bag flap closes – then I can undo the flap and slide off the twine to fill or empty the bag without untying it.
  • At the ends of the twine I sandwiched it with some stars cut with the small star framelit.  They just hang.

Fill the bag with cookies, puffy peppermints, or something else fun to give to a teacher, neighbor, hostess or friend.

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