Wednesday

March Hostess Club Project

These little treats are so fun!

It is nice to have a little project you can whip out from your existing stash of DSP. . .

Or you could get some fun new papers for the heck of it. Maybe some new Summer Picnic Designer paper for example? And while you are at it, you might as well get the stinkin' cute set that matches. . .which is why you should take my Tart N Tangy class!

You can check out the details in the post below, or just click on the "class schedule" category to see what I have going on currently. Hope you can make it!

If you can resist these luscious little cutsey fruits, you are a bigger woman than I am.

We added a little tropical fruit sugary goodness (aka: runts) and a little striped grograin to top it off. So easy to make! I was dangerously close to separating the little oranges/strawberries/limes into little piles for filling the bags. . .

Then I slapped myself and I remembered that my *husband* is the OCD one in this family--Not me. That was a close one ;)

EDITED TO ADD:

I have been informed that this can also be used as an impromptu drinking cup! Whatever you decide to use it as, it is darn cute. . .and can be found in two places.

If you are a SU demo, you can find it in the June/06 Stampin' Success (an 8.5in x 8.5in verision).

***So you are aware*** The instructions in SS tell you to fold to the "midpoint of the opposite edge". If you do this. . .your pouch will be wonky! It is closer to the top than it is to the midpoint. Play with it on a scrap piece to start. . .and check out the next link:

Online, there is an Origami picture tutorial for the folds that is *very* helpful. It can be found *here*. These instructions are nice and simple! It also gives you the proper way to find the accurate folds. Just start with a square (again, mine was 6x6), and after you fold down the front flap--don't fold down the back!

I also used my fingernail to press up on the bottom, which gives it a little more room inside for a treat. Use some removable adhesive on the back of the cello bag to keep it from sliding out every 30 seconds :)

If you are mass producing these for Kindergarteners (see below ;) you can hide a staple under the front element. . .I put the smooth side on the interior of the treat to keep from catching on the bag, and added the scallop piece to the front using dimensionals.

Hope all this helps you!!! Sorry if I am being wordy. . .

Go make one, it will take you three minutes! I made 22 of these from a hostess prints pack for Easter school treats. . . .in 1.5hours! I am completely serious! It was at midnight, but hey. . .that is pretty quick for that many little favors :) In my exaustion, I forgot to take a picture *sigh* so please don't ask to see them and rub it in. . . .

A big thank you to Amy (Tethered2Home on SCS) for providing the link, and to CraftCrazy98 on SCS for bringing this fold to my attention at the MI Mingle! Super fun and easy. . .

Btw, if you make one. . . .Link in the comments so we can see it!! I want to see yours, too :)

15 comments:

laura Brown said...

Just too stinkin' cute! I wish I could come to your class!

Nicole said...

These are fantastic, Robin! I've made these pouches before but have never been happy with them. I might have to try them again!

Stampin Mindy said...

These are aDORABLE! I just love your blog and I look forward to what you post everyday!!!!

Jana Emmert said...

Adorable! I love the scallop punch accents, and the striped grosgrain is just the right touch.

Vickie said...

These are darling!! Just too cute!! Yum-O!!!

LuvCraftn said...

I love these pouches!! I can't believe how many great ways I've seen to use this paper and stamp set! Love them!! I can't wait until April 1st when I can order... Do you have a template for the pouch? I'd love to try it!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love the pouches with the Summer Picnic DSP! That Tart & Tangy set can be used for so many different projects. LOVE IT! :)

Tara said...

these are absolutely adorable!!! I love the summer picnic paper! thanks for the links to the directions!! :)

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Hey Sudsol Sister! These are very cute Robin - and I couldn't resist that Tart and Tangy set either - or the Summer Picninc DSP - and I am not usually a DSP user! lol The set is beggin me to go buy some Kool-aid and try my hand at a scratch and sniff - which would also work on the project for Kindergartners! And I enjoyed your commentary very much, specifically the use of OCD and wonky! heehee

Vicki (CraftCrazy98) said...

Robin, I'm so glad you were able to get a better handle on the directions than I typed out for my Shoebox swap. I think the project is definitely easier to demo than write out directions for. They look absolutely darling with the Summer Picnic dsp and Tart and Tangy. May have to use this idea soon : )

Amy, Ottawa, ON said...

Thanks for putting those great treat holders up on your blog & SCS. I did try it, thanks so much for the inspiration. DH is laughing at me as I fill them up with cookies for the neighbours.

Be well,
Amy.
http://tethered2home.wordpress.com/

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

Oh, very, very cute!!!

Michelle said...

OMG, I LOVE it! Of course, you are using my new favourite set, Tart and Tangy and the Summer Picnic paper I can't get enough of!

Becky Dustin said...

How stinkin' CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing this, I'm off to get the directions and try this myself.

Amy said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing!