Ornament Treat Bags

Hello, We R friends! Laura here today to kick off Holiday Treats week. Often around the holidays I like to bake homemade goodies, but to be honest, I don’t always have time to create something from scratch. If I can’t bake something, my next go to treat is candy – in particular, anything nostalgic. For Christmas this means candy canes, peppermint Christmas nougats, peanut brittle, or hard candies.

Ornament Treat Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Today, I am going to show you how to make these adorable ornament treat bags with only a few simple supplies like the goodie bag guide. These little bags would work great as party favors or even to pass out at a class party.

Start by choosing some pretty holiday papers. Mine are all from the DCWV All About Christmas Paper Stack. Use the Goodie Bag guide to create a treat bag that is 3 ½” wide.

Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Before you assemble the bag, use the clear cut circle punch to cut a circle in the bottom half of the front of the bag. The clear cut punch works great for this because you can position it exactly where you want it. Assemble the bag using adhesive.

Clear Cut Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Create a 3” pouch using one of the 4” photo sleeve waterfall sleeves and your FUSE tool. Fill it with your favorite candy and then fuse the top closed.

Photo Sleeve Fuse by We R Memory Keepers

Decorate the front of your treat bag with a ribbon, a small gold or silver rectangle, and a ribbon bow. I attached everything with my Sticky Thumb adhesive.

Ornament Treat Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Place the fused candy bag inside the treat bag, fold over the top, and seal it with adhesive.

Ornament Treat Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Ornament Treat Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Ornament Treat Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The candies make a perfect little ornament showing through on the front of the bag. You could also fill the ornament treat bag with a cookie, brownie, or any other homemade treat, as well!

Ornament Treat Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Ornament Treat Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide

Clear Cut Punch, 2” Circle

Photo Sleeve FUSE Tool

Photo Sleeve

DCWV All About Christmas Paper Stack

Ribbon

Sticky Thumb Adhesive

Candy of Your Choice

Shaker Scapbook Layout

Hello! Samantha here today, and I am super excited to kicking off Fuse week. I am in love with all of the ways you can use the Photo Fuse Tool: shaker cards, mini albums, pocket pages; but today I’m sharing what might be my favorite creation yet, a shaker layout.

Shaker Layout by Samantha Taylor 1

First off, this is double sided layout. I had to design the layout with both sides in mind since the shaker layer can be seen on both sides. This was actually pretty simple, since when I took this photo, we took one “nice” group photo and one “silly” group photo. With that in mind I made the front side my sweet layout and the back side my silly layout. Here’s the back side (silly side) of the layout.

Shaker Layout by Samantha Taylor 2

To create this layout, I designed my layout like I normally would, except that instead of layering a paper mat around my photo, I cut a hole out around my photo. Here’s a picture of what one side of the layout looked like before I put it into a page protector and added the sequin pockets.

Shaker Layout by Samantha Taylor 3

You can see I had to design the entire layout, embellishments and all, before I added the shaker pocket, as embellishing after would be nearly impossible.

My photo with the paper mat included is 4 x 6. I wanted a 1 inch space for the shaker border around the photo, so the hole I cut out in the middle of my paper is 6 x 8. You could make this shaker area as large as you want, but I wouldn’t recommend making it smaller than 1”, or your sequins won’t have enough space to move around.

Shaker Layout by Samantha Taylor 4

When I had my layout finished, I slid it into a 12 x 12 page protector. Then, I used my Fuse Tool to seal in my photo. Next, I sealed in 3 sides of my shaker pocket (the outer edge farthest from the photo) with the Fuse. Then, I added my sequins to the pocket. Finally, I sealed the top side of the pocket, completely sealing in the sequins.

Shaker Layout by Samantha Taylor 5

I really like the way the sequins frame the photos and give an extra festive feel to this birthday layout. Have you used the Fuse for scrapbooking yet? Share your creations with us on the Facebook Page, and don’t forget to come back every day this week for more great Fuse inspiration!

 

Supplies

Photo Fuse Tool
12 x 12 Page Protector
Cakes and Candles Streamers
Cakes and Candles Celebrate
Cakes and Candles Confetti
Cakes and Candles Party Time
Cakes and Candles 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Cakes and Candles Ephemera Bits
Cakes and Candles Enamel Shapes
Cakes and Candles Printed Wood Veneer Stickers
Cakes and Candles Alpha Block Stickers
Studio Calico Lemon Lush Sequins
American Crafts This To That Foam Tab Adhesive