Thursday, 17 September 2020

Gilded Autumn Hexagon Treat Bag

Hi Everyone,

Today I am hopping with the Craft Blog Hops Group and the theme was 'Gilded Autumn'.  I am revisiting an old favourite, the Hexagon Treat Bag which is my go-to when I want something a bit different.  The original design is by The Paper Pixie, check her out, she makes some amazing boxes and bags. Please pop over and see what my craft colleagues have also made:


1 piece of card stock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (I've used mint macaron) and a scrap for the sentiment
2 pieces of dsp 3 3/8" x 1 7/8" (I've used Gilded Autumn dsp) 
Scrap of copper foil
Peg/library clip/ribbon
Forever Fern stamp set
Tasteful  labels dies
Forever Flourishing dies
Stampin Cut and Emboss machine
Early espresso ink
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive


On the long side score the card stock at 2", 4", 6", 8" and then turn on to the short side and score at 2", fold and burnish all the straight lines.

Put the card stock flat on the table and with a ruler score diagonal lines across the 2nd and 4th large rectangles at the top section of the card stock in both directions to form a cross. Then score a line from the centre of the cross to the top of the card stock (these are all fold lines, see picture).

Remove the bottom skinny rectangle and wedge the upper skinny rectangle - this will form the tab to close the box.

Cut up the other score lines to the middle on the lower section of the card stock, these will form the bottom flaps of the box.

At this point add the dsp to the upper rectangles that have not been scored.

Fold in the two side flaps and the back one too and then adhere the front flap closed to seal the base of the box.

Push in on the two sides of the box at the top and it should fold together so that the side sections pop out into the hexagon shape (see the picture).

If you are closing the bag with ribbon, punch out in the centre at the top with the 1/8" hole punch and thread the ribbon through and tie in a bow.  If not, it can be secured with a library clip or peg.

Stamp the sentiment on the scrap of mint macaron with early espresso ink and die cut with the Tasteful Labels dies.  Die cut some leaves from the Forever Flourishing dies using copper foil.  Add dimensionals to the back of the label and add the leaves, then fix to the front of the bag.

There you go, a quick and simple gift bag, hope you will give it a try.  There is a video tutorial of another one of these that I made on my YouTube channel which has different papers and decoration, click the link below to see that one: 

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XXX

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