Essentials By Ellen, Packaging

3 Ways to Use the Essentials by Ellen FREE Treat Bag Template

Create any look for any occasion with Heather’s easy peasy DIY treat bag tricks.
Even better? Download her template for FREE at the end of this post!

Black and white is always in style, and the ever-versatile Modern Graphics Paper Pack is one of my crafty “go-tos.” Patterned paper is the star of these bags, so keep it simple and add a bold “statement” tag and little else.

TIP: You don’t always need ribbon or twine; sometimes it detracts more than it adds. When you’re not feelin’ bows, reach for a mini stapler.

See-through elements never fail to get a smile, and design options are almost endless with all the dies we have to choose from these days. I’ve used a basic circle, along with the Essentials by Ellen Spiderwebs Die Set, to create mine. Once you’ve cut the windows – and before you tape the bag together – add a piece of acetate behind the openings so nothin’ falls out.

TIP: Create even more depth by adding decorations both behind, and in front of, the acetate. (Use a strong adhesive – like Be Creative Tape – so everything holds tight.)

The approach to this design is the opposite from the first: using a simple paper – vellum here – means you have more room to play with layers and embellishments without things getting too busy.

TIP: For subtle texture, try tone-on-tone embossing. Clear embossing powder is my go-to for this technique.

What will YOU make?
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  • Reply Tami B August 28, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Cute; thank you for sharing the template.

  • Reply catcraig August 28, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Fantastic! Thanks for the template.

  • Reply StarSpry August 28, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    These treat bags are awesome! Thanks for sharing your tips and the template. 🙂

  • Reply renee milner August 28, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    These are so fun! I especially like the ideas of tone-on-tone embossing and using vellum for the little bags—thanks so much for the template!

  • Reply Janet Durbin August 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing the template and all of the inspiration!

  • Reply Denise Bryant August 28, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Love all of these fun samples! Thanks for sharing the template! I want to make some of these bags for some Halloween goodies to share with my stamp pals!

  • Reply Janet Durbin August 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks so much for the template and inspiration!

  • Reply Melissa August 30, 2019 at 11:54 am

    So cute Heather! I know that Halloween is your favorite time of year!

  • Reply waterhiker1 September 6, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Started on some treat bags this week! Hope they look half as nice as your lovely projects!

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