Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sweetheart Treat Accordion Folder Tutorial

The cheerful little red and white Sweetheart Treat bags were my starting point for this accordion folder that holds both valentines and treats.  A sweet package for your sweetheart!
When opened the bags fan out.  The largest Banners framilit is just the right size for the valentines and as a base for attaching treats.
1.  Score a 4" X 11" piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock at 4-1/2" and 9-1/2"
2.  Lay a treat bag on the paper trimmer.  Cut the bag down to 4-1/4" inches.  (Save the top of the bag to decorate a valentine.)  I used four bags for mine but you could use more depending on how many pockets you wish to have.
3.  Adhere the bags together by placing a line of Sticky Strip down the center and stacking them on top of each other.
4.  Adhere the stack of bags to inside the card stock folder as shown.  Use a generous amount of adhesive.

5.  Place another vertical line of Sticky Strip on the front treat bag.  Adhere to the front flap of the card stock folder by closing folder.

6.  Add a 3-1/2" X 4-1/4" piece of Fresh Prints DSP to the front and a 1" X 4" piece to the flap.
7.  Wrap a piece of Baker's Twine (it comes with the Sweetheart Treat Bags) around the folder.  Adhere the striped die cut (also included with the treat bags) on top of the twine to secure it.

8.  Stamp the XO image from the Love You to the Moon stamp set on Real Red.  Die cut with the Hearts A Flutter framelit.

9.  Die cut valentines with largest Banners framelit.  Decorate with leftover treat bag paper, DSP and images from Love You to the Moon set.

Valentines tucked inside:

Side view of completed folder:

1 comment: