Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Teabag & Cookies Pouch

I figured I'd better get this posted before the kitty completely wrecked it by knocking it repeatedly off my display table, batting it around the floor, and chewing it to death!

{New Social Media Definition: proCATStination...waiting to take pictures and post them to your blog, until AFTER you've rescued your subject matter from imminent destruction at the paws and/or jaws of feline(s).}

Anyway, I learned about this adorable pouch thru a fellow demonstrator, who was demoing it at Stampin' Up!'s San Antonio Regional. Unfortunately, I was demoing something else at the same time, so it took me a while to catch up with the instructions for making it. There's a place for a card in the front, a teabag in the back, and some cookies in the center! [Click any image to see it full-size.]

Pouch Instructions:
  1. Start with 8-1/2"x12" paper or card stock. Our 12x12 Designer Series Papers are ideal, not only for size, but also because of the contrast the double-sided patterns provide.
  2. Score parallel to the 8-1/2" side at 1-1/4", 2-1/2", 5", 7", 9-1/2", and 10-3/4".
  3. Score parallel to the 12" side at 2-1/2" and at 6".
  4. Cut the 2-1/2" squares from each corner.
  5. Fold the four center corners in half diagonally, each tip pointing towards the center.
  6. Fold in the short sides.
  7. Fold in the long sides.
  8. Fold back each top edge.
  9. Punch holes thru top for string or bow. If you want to put treats in a bag in the center, punch your holes close together, so they can gather the top of your bag when you pull them tight.
  10. Place cookies or treats in 3x5 Small Cello Bag, then tuck bag in the center of your pouch, and then tie your knot or bow. (TIP: tying a bow allows the recipient to open without ripping.)
Okay, I'm gonna show you a quick video walk-through for a visual. I know you're a busy crafter, so I'll keep it short and to the point. I'm a busy crafter, too, so please excuse the rough cut of the video. Really, you should only need to see it once, and after that, you'll easily be able to refer to the text instructions above.

Seriously, you NEED the FREE Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, and the FREE Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack for this project. During Sale-a-Bration, you can pick one item FREE for each $50 you spend, or if you Host a Workshop with $400 in sales, you get the paper, ribbon/brad pack, AND a coordinating stamp set...ALL FOR FREE! My teenage daughter is not a froo-froo person, but immediately upon seeing this project, she said the paper and the coordinating ribbon make this project scream "Mother's Day". But the FREE supplies are only available through March 31st, so get yours NOW!

Stampin' Supplies: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Small Cello Bag (3x5), Crop-a-Dile. [And for the card...] Pool Party card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Peach Parfait & Calypso Coral ink, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Pearl Jewels, Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin Ribbon, Tea Shoppe stamp set, XL Oval Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL.

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)


  1. Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing....loved the kitty paws too!


  2. fabulous little project! I love it! thank you for sharing!

  3. Kimberley, what a wonderful tutorial, it was very easy to follow along! Cute kitty:)

  4. I love this project. I'm a tea drinker and so are many of my friends. Guess they'll be getting a little something from me. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions.


  5. Awesome Project! Thanks for the video!

  6. This is so cute, thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Thanks so much for sharing this way adorable project Kimberly! You did an excellent job with the video too!
    June in KS

  8. So fun watching you fend off the kitty helper. I too have a kitty helper. His name is Frank. I call him my SU! quality control. He makes sure that all bows are tied properly and that all paper is cut straight. TFS!

  9. Thanks for sharing this project and for the great tutorial! Enjoyed seeing your feline assistant! :)

  10. That's adorable! thanks so much for the video!

  11. Thanks for sharing.. so darn cute!

  12. This looks like an awesome project ! I can"t wait to give it a try for our ladies tea party at church. Thank you so much for sharing !!!

  13. THANK YOU for it...cute...cute!

  14. Thanks so much! This is awesome! I was wondering if I wanted to make it bigger how I would go about it. I have bigger cookies to put in the middle.

    1. If you can let me know the dimensions of your cookies, I'll try to help you get it figured out. ☺️

  15. Can you tell me how to score using the entire 12 x 12 paper? My cookies are bigger so I would like to make the bag taller.

  16. Thank you so much for this, and the video is very helpful also, i was looking for a cute little give a way for seniors in care for mother's day and THIS is perfect...cheers

  17. I was wondering if you knew the measurements for using the entire 12x12 sheet as I need it a little bit bigger/taller for the cookies and honey spoon that I would like to place in the middle.

  18. I was wondering if you knew the measurements for using the entire 12x12 sheet as I need it a little bit bigger/taller for the cookies and honey spoon that I would like to place in the middle.

  19. Is there any way you can tell me the measurements using the 12x12 sheet? I need it a little bit bigger/taller for the cookies and honey spoon that I would like to put in the center.

  20. Do you know the measurements using the entire 12x12 sheet? I need it a little bit bigger/taller.


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