Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's a Wrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the It’s a Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans By L.B. Do you like to receive gifts? How about give them? Well this hop is all about the outside…the wrapping - gift bags, boxes, baskets and more! There are 22 wonderful stops on this hop and we hope you will take some time to stop in and see everything we have created for you.

Hopefully you arrived here from Anabel. If you just happened to stop by, you can go to the beginning at Cool Beans By L.B.

The project I made is for giving out little goodies.  I love to make treat bags for parties, school treats, etc.  Recently I was able to go to the warehouse of The Paper Cut.  While I was there, I saw a great idea for a different way to do treat bags and I thought, "Hey!  I can do that with the Cricut!"  Here is my version: 

To make these bags, you take a standard 8.5x11 piece of cardstock and cut it in half vertically.  Then you take your 4.25x11" piece of paper and score it at 1.25", 5.5" and 6.75".  Fold on those lines.  

I used the Centerpoint button on my Cricut Expression to cut an image in the center of what will be the front panel.  That space is 3" tall once you account for the inch the flap takes up.  I found that generally cutting my image at 2.5" works the best.  On this bag, I used Doodlecharms and cut the tree border at 2".  I then used my I-rock to add a gem to the top of each tree.  I put ribbon around the flap to decorate the top.  It is easiest to decorate the entire thing how you want it before adding your candy to the inside. 

To put the candy in, I used 4" sealing bags.  I did also try regular clear party treat bags and those work too, whatever you have.  I staple them in the inside, like this:

Just make sure that your staples will be covered by the flap.

For the fall bag, I cut the leaf using Doodlecharms at 2.5", again using Centerpoint to place it in the middle of the front panel.  For the top, I cut a variety of leaves from that key between 1 and 1.5".  I then inked them with brown to make them a little more "fall".  I glued them on to the flap, stapled in the candy, used one strip of ATG tape to seal the whole thing closed.  This will hold it well but not so much that a person can't get it open to eat the candy! :)

I made one last bag, this one being more of a summer theme.  The ice cream cone is from Sweet Treats, cut at 3".  This one also has the top flap glued into the inside of the bag, so that gives you more options as well.

I used glitter in multiple steps to create the ice cream cone with a purple scoop.

The tag is also from Sweet Treats, cut at 1.5".  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper and I inked the edges purple to soften it.  Here is a side view so you can see what these bags look like from the side:

I hope you have enjoyed this look at another way to make treat bags!  I love to give gifts and sometimes a little candy is all you need to cheer someone up!  

I am offering some fun blog candy on this hop.  Since the theme is giving and wrapping, how about an envelope package?  I'd love to send you these three envelope packages from The Paper Cut!

To win, please leave me a comment telling me one gift you have given someone that has made YOU happy.  Be sure to leave me a way to contact you!!! You do not have to be a follower to win.  If you are interested in following me, please also see the post below this one, as I am celebrating reaching 200 followers and I have a separate giveaway for that!  I will randomly choose one winner for each drawing on Sunday, July 17!

Thanks for stopping by on this fun hop! Your next stop is my personal friend, Alicat!

If you get lost here is the whole list for this hop!

Cool Beans By L.B. (HOST)
Debbie from Deb’s Eclectic Thoughts
Cindy from In Love With Paper
Amy from Amy’s Digi-Scraps
Cindy from Scrap Obsessed
Scrapalette from Around the Block with Scrapalette
Confessions of a Scrapoholic
Stephanie from onceuponapaper
Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
Maria from Stamp Cut Create
I Came, I saw, I Created
Anabel aka cricutaddicted from
Michele from Green Girl Scraps <---You are HERE
Alicat from <--- Go HERE next! 
Robin, TheScrappin' Delta Diva
Paper Crafting Chic:


  1. OH my goodness. These are just so SWEET. (Yes pun intended). I love the bags. The fall one is my favorite and then the ice cream one is a 2nd close running. Great great job. I love the detailed information.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love, love, love this idea! I'll have to remember it for when my grandson starts pre-school in the fall. My favorite gift I gave was an HD TV to my son for Christmas 2009. He really wanted it, but had himself convinced I wouldn't be able to buy it for him. Boy was his face priceless when he opened the gift!

  3. These bags are super fun. You could make them for anythign and they look easy (at least with your steps!) Thanks!! Love them

  4. Every gift I give makes me happy because I love to give. I always try to put a lot of thought into them. I really love these bags. They are so festive looking! TFS!

  5. Love these!! So glad to be in this hop with you!

  6. These are really cute Michele! I could make some of these for my team when we go back to school! One of the favorite gifts I gave someone...Taylor Swift tickets to my daughter Cassidy...Concert was awesome...and her look on her face was priceless.

  7. your treat bags are adorable ! TFS

  8. Fun treat bags! Love the variety.

  9. Fun treat bags.

    One gift that my husband and I gave my father in law was a trolling motor for his birthday. He was so tickled with it. At that time he was renting boats and using oars to row. Once he got his own motor, he went out and bought his own boat. He has been using it almost everyday.

    Smiles Sher

  10. These are so fun! Great idea! I made a birthday cake for someone and she loved it so that made me happy! Thanks for sharing, already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  11. Wow I am going to have to try these!! They look like they would be fun to make!! Thanks for sharing Michele!! Very good job! I am a follower and love your Blog!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  12. Great idea!!! I love how they came out. I am new follower #218. I am going to try your project:)
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  13. These are so cute! Glitter always makes everything pretty!!! :)

  14. what a fun idea! Love how you added the elements to the fronts! Every gift I give makes me happy!

  15. I love this! You are so clever! This will be perfect for my grade-level teachers on special holidays!!! You did a fantastic job, I can't even decide which one is my favorite.

  16. Cute goodie bags. I really like your glitter idea too with the box to catch the mess. I usually just use a piece of paper and there's always glitter everywhere. Cindy

  17. Super cute!! Gave me a great idea to do for the holidays!! TFS!
    justina1218 at aim dot com

  18. I love these little yet look easy to make candy bag holders- I work in a schhol and I always looking for ideas like this for the holidays. Lets see an item that I made for someone that made me happy...thats hard cause I make so many- but every year I make Christmas cards for about 200 of my co-workers- friends and al my co-bowlers and they really like recieving them every year. Which reminds me I better start coming up with an idea for this year. Great tutorial also.

  19. I have never used the center cut yet - but believe I need too!! I am making a gift 9crapbook) of each of our church family for our pastor and wife as he retires after 20 yrs with us and 30 yrs as a pastor. THIS will make me very happy when they see it!!
    became a new follower the post yesterday! :)

  20. These are awesome treat bags! I gave my daughter a Cricut last Christmas. She loved it!

  21. Adorable Bags!!!!!! I gave my best friends a candle i made for them for their wedding.
    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

  22. These are super cute. I've done similiar ones for the staff at my sons school for teacher appreciation. I LOVE the cut out windows, didn't think about doing that just built on top of the base and stapled the candy on the inside.

    Thanks for sharing!


  23. Love your treat bags ,yummy goodies,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  24. These are so cute!!! I will def have to try this! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥

  25. Love your treat bags! I suprise my mom with a much needed get away and she loved it!

  26. Cute bags! A gift I gave recently that made me happy was a cross stitch portrait of my grandparents to my mom. You can see it on my blog here:

    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  27. Such cute little bags! The look so complicated, but you make them sound so easy.

    My favorite gift was the litle boom box I gave my husband when we were first dating. He took it everywhere and it was his baby. So cute!!

  28. These little bags are adorable! Super little gift for the coworkers on each holiday! My inlaws just celebrated their 50th anniversary. I made them a sign with their last name and the year they got married. They absolutely loved it and I loved seeing their faces when I gave it to them!!


  29. Wow! I'm so in love with this idea that I had to not only become a follower, but bookmark this page as well! I can't wait to have a reason to make some of these! hehehe! Thanks so much!

  30. PS- the best gifts to give are the ones in which you really think hard about something you just know someone has wanted for a while or something they have mentioned and didn't even remember telling you about! Thanks again!

  31. Great treat bags, thanks for sharing the directions.

    mreyes2710 at gmail dot com

  32. Those are SO fun, I love the windows so you can see the goodies on the inside - thanks for all the wonderful directions, I can't wait to make some of these! I love giving my husband gifts that he talks about wanting but will never ask for - his face is always priceless when he gets just what he wants! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Love love love the bags!!!! I'm so inspired to try this now! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  34. I always give treat to people who come to my home or at holidays - it's unexpected of the folks - but I have been doing it for years. It's one way I like to show "I care"
    thanks for the directions
    I made a plaque for my sister for caring for our cat when we were on vacation last year. I used the cricut to cut the letters and apples.... It said "Fresh Apples 5 cents" her kitchen is in an apple theme.

    thanks Sheryl
    luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

  35. So amazing, love the windows in the cards. I knew there was a reason I'm already a follower. Love it - you are so creative. x

  36. What fun treat bags! It's been great hopping with you!

  37. Oh, I love love love love this idea! Soooo cute! I'll use this one for sure, thank you so much for sharing!

    Now, a gift that I've given that has made me happy? I have two that quickly spring to mind! Each time we go to Bali, we head to a department store, buy up big on toys, lollies and fun stationery stuff and head over to the Bali Orphanage, it's so AWESOME!! The other would have to be my regular blood donation, off there again in three sleeps!!

    I've just signed up to follow - if this post is anything to go by, I won't be disappointed!!