Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Watch Us Wednesday at The Kraft Journal: Mini Grocery Bag Tutorial

Hello my crafty Friends!

It's my turn to do a tutorial over at The Kraft Journal.  I received several emails asking if I would show how to make the Mini Grocery Bag I made a few weeks ago. It's fairly simple, but this post may be picture heavy to help assist you along the way.

First let's gather some supplies:
Lunch Bag Kraft 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock
Paper trimmer 
Strong Adhesive (I use the red sticky tape)
Score Board

I have worked my measurements, so that you can get two mini grocery bags off of one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. I am always looking for ways to stretch my dollar. :-)
Lunch Bag Kraft 8 1/2 x 11 cut in half gives you two mini grocery bags
You are going to score at 1 1/2, 3, 5 1/2, and 7

It should look like this after scoring.
1 inch from the bottom you are going to snip the TWO OUTSIDE FOLDS and remove pieces.

It should look like this after you have made the cuts.
Now Score 1/2 inch down the full length of the bottom above the flap.
Now the fun part. Decorate the front part of your bag.
You will need to cut up each of the small score lines on the smaller flap
to the 1/2 score line you created. (Shows below)

Flip over and add a strong adhesive down the left side as well as the bottom edges of your flap.
Bring the two ends together and run your finger down the center to form the back.
Fold the smaller tabs in finally bringing up the bigger flap to adhere and form bottom.
Two mini grocery bags ready for treats from 1 sheet of Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock.
Ta Da!  So cute right!?!?!

 Now you have a completed little mini grocery bag treats for Halloween. 

I hope you found this helpful! If you decide to make some of your own, please send me a link to your project. I would love to pop by and see it! 

Be sure to stop by The Kraft Journal to check out the current challenge. All those that participate in the challenge for the month will be entered to win a gift certificate from The Kraft Outlet.  The Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock I used here can be found there and is 100% recycled and has the look and feel of real lunch bags.

I am usually a cutsie Halloween decoration kind of girl, but my short stack saw these and thought they were funny. They are actually bubbles!  So a sack of fingers we will be handing out this year.....Butter and Bubbly! :-)))

I am adding this to Anything goes but a card or a Tag over at Tuesday Alchemy
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Paper: CS: The Kraft Outlet: Lunch Bag Kraft
Ink: Stampin' UP! and Momento


Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh thanks so much for the tutorial! this is just adorable!!

Tracy said...

This is a great tutorial Tammy. The bags are adorable and those fingers....well....LOL Lots's of fun! :-) Hugs!

NickelNook said...

Oh, dear! Love the sweet little bags but you might need to find a new grocery store! That's really ghoulish when I haven't even had my morning coffee...or maybe that's a good thing! lol Really funny to pair the fingers with Butterfingers! haha Thanks for the tutorial!...Nancy :o)

Di said...

Brilliant Tammy! So clever and the contents are perfect - should have the little Trick or Treaters over here running a mile if I can find the fingers :)

Di xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fantastic tutorial Tammy! Those fingers are a fabulous eerie touch!

Annette said...

Tammy you are so fun...these are awesome...thanks for the tutorial..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh these are toooooooooooooo AWESOME!!!!!! WOW!!!!! LOVING how you made these and love love love the sentiment and the FINGERS!!!!!!

Martha H. said...

Awesome tutorial! You can use these bags all year round - Valentine's, baby shower.. Thank you so much for sharing.

Debbie said...

Awesome treat bags! Thanks for the tutorial!

VanessaB said...

ew. gross. BUT AWESOME!!! :)

Jean Martin said...

What a great tutorial! Thank you sooo much for this! :)

onecraftymama said...

Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?
No, they eat the fingers separately :)
One of my fave Halloween groaners...I got a million of 'em.
I love this project! Kudos to the short stack for prompting you ;)

Lalo said...

So cute Tammy and I love the combo funny!!!

Karen B. said...

I love this tutorial, so clean and easy to follow, plus you ended up with an adorable project!

Brandi said...

This is so cool! What a great Halloween gift bag this could be!

Loves Happy Hour said...

How clever are you!! This is awesome!! I love Halloween and one of the best parts is all the goodies!!
Thanks so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!!

Love your blog!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome tutorial and such a great project! Thanks for sharing:)
Sherrie K

Sue Lelli said...

YOUR house will be the hit of the neighborhood with thes spooky treat bags! No wonder your son LOVED it! OMGosh it is just so GREAT!

Audrey Pettit said...

Yes! SOOOO cute! Thanks for sharing all the steps, Tammy! Love these!

Lisa S. said...

This is a terrific project and thanks for taking the time to do a tutorial for us. Love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! Fingertips lightly salted! ACK! SOOOOOOOOOO funny!!!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fun!! The fingers are awesome!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial!!

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BlackLissi said...

Awesome treat bags and tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!