Saturday, August 16, 2014

Quick Treat Pack Tutorial

Happy Weekend Everyone!
I was blessed to be able to link up once again with some old High School girl pals last evening for dinner and of course I couldn't go empty handed!  Just wished I had not waited until Thursday afternoon to come up with an idea!  LOL!

But before I share my idea with you, I'd like to share a photo of 'the gals'!  And what a wonderful group of ladies it is!  HOW FABULOUS that each time we get together a few more school mates join in ... last evening there were 12 of us and another half dozen that wanted to come but had prior commitments!  I just think this is so awesome after 40+ years of being out of school!  So many stories to tell ... what wonderful fun!  The evening just flew by!

Don't they look FABULOUS??
I am SO blessed to call all of these ladies my friends!
 Each one is an inspiration to me in one way or another! 
 Girl Friends are THE BEST!!!

Okay back to my project!  Here are the little treat packs I made for my gal pals!!

Anyways ... I had one of these little 'gift card/treat' packets sitting on one of the drawer units at my workstation and a light bulb went off in my head!  I thought, those could be made up rather quickly and since I have an entire bag of Hershey Nuggets on the shelf waiting to be used for the Nugget Boxes I make for my craft shows ... why not create these little treat packets as an after dinner treat!

I thought I'd quickly take a few photos along the way so if you ever have this happen you would have a QUICK & CUTE gift to hand out to your friends too!  

You will need:
1 - 12x12 sheet of decorative paper (single or double sided)
Corner Rounder
Scoring Tool

You can make THREE packets from one sheet of 12x12 paper!

Step 1:  Cut your 12x12 paper at the 6 3/4" length, then cut into three 4" panels.
Step 2:  From the leftover, cut a 3" x 12" strip ... then cut that strip into 2" pieces (6)
Step 3:  Score your 3" x 2" panels every 1/2" and fold in accordion fashion

Step 4:  Adhere one end of the accordion folded gusset panel (making sure the decorative side faces OUTWARD if single sided pattern) and adhere to each side of your packet panel.

Step 5:  Add a strip of adhesive to the TOP of each gusset ... fold INWARD to create the packet
Step 6:  (option) Round the corner on the LID portion of the packet.

 Step 7:  Fill with the goodies of your choice

Step 8:  Use Velcro tab closures or simply tie closed with a pretty ribbon as I have.

A few challenges to share in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Something Old (design paper is at least 5 years old)

I hope you've enjoyed this little project/tutorial!
The girls LOVED them and I was so happy to put a 'chocolate' smile on each of their faces!  LOL!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
As always . . .


Desire Fourie said...

Darlene its just so special and amazing that all of you have kept in touch. I dont have contact with any of my school friends at all. You are so blessed. Those little gift packets is such an awesome idea and I am sure ladies loved them and of course the contents too.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Nancy said...

Wonderful to stay in touch with longtime friends! Your little packets are so cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a great idea! These are so adorable, I bet your friends just loved them!! :)

Diane said...

Wow, it is like having your own private class only connection I have with my school "chums" is on count yourself very lucky!! Great gifts, who can resist chocolate!!

Gracie CH said...

So pretty Darlene!

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my DT hat on:
Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 12th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Chris / CS Designs said...

Darlene, Great picture of your friends, so many lovely smiles. I love your little gift project, such a great idea. I have a Score Pal but rarely use it, will definitely have to dig it out and give these a try.Thanks for the great tutorial.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Pia S said...

This is a great idea for wrapping small gifts! They look beautiful!

nwilliams6 said...

Your friends do look fabulous and everyone looks like they are having a wonderful time. I am sure your little gifts were very much appreciated - they look fabulous and who wouldn't like chocolate! In fact, I wish I had one now! Fun post. Hugz

Terri's Cards N' More said...

What a great idea for a small gift. Aren't you the clever one! Love your Christmas card for Dies R Us. The blue bells really pop. Fabulous creations.

michele said...

Fabulous little gifts Darlene :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Creations by Shirl said...

This is one cute treat holder, thanks for the tut! love those yums my fave...
Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge~

Kristen said...

Super cute candy holders. Thanks for joining us in this weeks anything goes challenge at ArtbyMiran!