Thursday, August 21, 2008

Treat Tote Tutorial

Supplies needed: Cardstock-Pick two colors of cardstock that complement each other. I used Real Red and River Rock (Stampin' Up!)

Scor-Pal (or other scoring tool)


Jumbo eyelets/grommets

Flower punch (Stampin' Up!)

Ribbon (Stampin' Up!)

Hemp (Hobby Lobby)

Threading Water Punch (Fiscars)

Stamps or Rub-Ons to decorate as desired (I used Stampin' Up! Love and Happiness Rub-Ons)


Clear bag (

Candy of your choice

1. Cut the cardstock that you would like to be the actual tote to 3 1/4 inches by 9 3/4 inches (my picture below shows the length at 10 inches but I trimmed it after this step because it was too long!)

Score lengthwise at 4", 5" and 9".

2. Fold cardstock as shown so you can see how it will be assembled.

3. Cut a long strip of the coordinating cardstock and punch with the threading water punch. (You can now find this awesome punch at Gina K. Designs)

After punching a border, trim piece to 3 1/4 inches to fit along top of tote.

I also trimmed the width of the scalloped piece to 1 1/4 inches

This is what it looks like when held up to the project:

4. Punch a flower in the main part of the tote. (Tip: Hold the scalloped piece up along the top to determine where you would like to punch the opening.)

5. Lay the tote flat and decorate as desired. For my example, I used rub-ons but you can also decorate with stamps, stickers..etc. (Tip: Remember - rub-ons have an expiration date---so remember to use them before it is too late!)

6. Fill a clear bag with the candy of your choice. I used m&ms. (Tip: Pick and choose the colors you would like to use for your project....try using one color for a monochromatic flower.)

Important: If any m&ms are damaged (as seen below)...make sure you eat them before you proceed to the next step.)

7. Seal bag and fold over a few times so it fits behind the punched shape. Staple the bag in place at the top. (Tip: Make sure the staple is high enough so that it will be hidden by the flap.)

Here is a view of the inside of the tote so you can see how the bag looks:

8. Adhere the scalloped piece to the top flap as shown:

9. Adhere the punched out flower on the top and, using a Cropadile, punch holes for the grommets:

10. Attach grommets:

11. Add a handle (I used a piece of braided hemp) and add a ribbon tie on the top. The tote is finished:

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I would love to see your creations so be sure to post a comment with a link if you try it!

Also, don't forget to enter to win blog candy here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Jackie said...

That is just adorable! I love making things besides cards and this would be great with a Halloween theme for the girls at my husband's office. Thank you for posting it.

catdidit said...

Hahaha!! Oh yes, I HAVE to eat the damaged M&M's too! Dont want anybody to get those! LOL! Sooo funny, lmbo!! Thank you soo much for this! Gonna see if I can do this!

Anita C said...

Hi Cammie! Just catching up on my blogging, I had a back to work meeting today...ugh. OMGosh...I laughed sooo hard when I read the Olympic post story. Thanks for the tutorial, definitely going to try it out!

Rita said...

This is a great idea, I luv it!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Rose Ann said...

Fantastic tutorial, Cammie!! I love your treat tote...especially the important tip in number 6. Lol!!

patty w said...


stampmonkey said...

Great tutorial!! tfs BTW, is there really such thing as "damaged" chocolate? ;)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh coooooooooooool Cammie!!! AWEsome tutorial!!! I absolutely want to make some of these!!! I think I can follow those dirctions.......thanks to my ScorPal and a LOVE of m&ms!!! LOL

Suzanne J Dean said...

Too cute Cammie--thanks for the tutorial! I'm going to make some of these for my daughters friends first day of school.

Suzanne Dean

peanutbee said...

This is just tooooo cute. Thanks for the tutorial!

Alexandra said...

This is soooo cute, and I am soooo trying this!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lesa (okcapitolgirl) said...

Love those damaged M&M's. . .LOL! This is so great! Thanks Carolyn!

Bee said...

Hahaha, I love your -oh so important- tip to make sure the damaged M&Ms are disposed of, in the best recycling way! :-) LOL!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

AWESOME tutorial, Cammie! I LOVE this treat bag. . .adorable!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

liannallama said...

What a super project! Thanks for sharing!

jules p said...

I meant to thank you for this tutorial. I really loved this idea and think it would be a great teacher gift. 5 are already in the making!

Mothermark said...

Great tutorial Cammie! What a fun little project!

Carolina said...

Wonderful tutorial and such an adorable treat bag!

Maria said...

This is a great tutorial and I can't wait to try it, especially as I am a fan of scallops. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Maria

Sarah Gough said...

Thank you SO much for the adorable tutorial Cammie, I loved making one of these fun totes.

I changed mine up a bit and made it into a cute hostess gift for a friend, here's the link: Cammie's Treat Tote Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

Mary said...

I have been looking for something to make of the thank you notes I am doing for Make-a-wish. This will work just Great. Thanks for the great idea.

scrappysue said...

this is VERY cool indeed!

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