My project today features one of the most useful retiring products that Stampin’ Up! sells: the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. This is a perfect item to have on hand when you need small bags for gift cards, note cards, treats, and more! The finished bag measures about 3-3/4 x 5-3/8 inches. For this project, I used it to make a gift card holder for a Starbucks Gift Card!
I used the thinlits to make the bag from a piece of the NEW Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. (There is a woodgrain pattern in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, but as it is so close to the end of the catalog period, I did not have enough of that pattern left, so I substituted the one from Tranquil Textures instead.) As I was making this for a Starbucks gift card, I wanted to make the whole project coffee themed. The Coffee Cafe bundle and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper were perfect for what I needed, AND the colors of the paper just so happen to coordinate with Starbucks colors too!
Once the bag was made, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped the coffee beans from the Coffee Cafe stamp set in Versamark ink all over it. I then wrapped it around the bag like a band, and wrapped a piece of Linen Thread twice around the band for a little added detail. The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink, and is cut out with the coordinating die from the Coffee Cups Framelits. I layered it on a Corrugated Elements embellishment and then mounted it to the bag with mini dimensionals. I also used one of the framelits to cut the cup from another piece of the Coffee Break Paper, and mounted that with mini dimensionals as well. I then added a small button from the True Gentleman buttons and a tiny linen thread bow to the cup.
For the inside piece, I used a piece of Garden Green cardstock, and again stamped the coffee beans down one side of it in Versamark. I then used a one inch strip of the polka dots pattern from the Coffee Break Paper, cut both ends with the Triple Banner Punch, cut it in half, then stapled it to the top of the green piece. This is so that it can be used as a handle to easily pull the insert out of the bag. I mounted the gift card to the green insert piece with mini dimensionals as well, and slid the whole thing into the bag. Now it is ready to be given to its recipient!
The measurements for this project are as follows:
Tranquil Textures DSP: 6 x 6 inches (you need two pieces to make the bag!)
Crumb Cake Band: 1-1/2 x 9 inches
Garden Green Insert: 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches
Coffee Break DSP banner piece: 1 x 6 inches (cut with Triple Banner punch, cut in half, and stapled to top of green insert piece as shown)
Whisper White sentiment piece: 2 x 2 inches
The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper are both retiring items and are only available while supplies last, or until May 31st! The Coffee Cafe Bundle is available for 10% off until May 31st, after which time, the stamp set and framelits will still be available, but the 10% discount will not be. So if you really love this bundle, buying it before May 31st will save you some money!
If you have any questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact me! Thanks for stopping by!