Funky Bag FILLED With Candy


This week is Teacher's Appreciation Week - I think I've mentioned in the past I have a secret pal this year at the grade school. It's my first time to sign up for this fun little gift opportunity. You're given a teacher or other personnel from the school and you give them gifts throughout the year - nothing expensive, everything should be less than $5. Well, I wanted to start the week off right for my secret pal so I made this Funky Bag by Kelleigh Ratzlaff and filled it with candy - Y-U-M!!!

Can you see it kind of bulging at the sides? That's because I filled it full of different kinds of candy - come on - who doesn't want a little bag they can sneak their hand into and pull out a scrumptious little treat?

I downloaded the pattern and printed the 'lines' only option onto Spring Rain by Papertreyink - such a pretty blue! I edged everything in close to cocoa and added the beautiful blue DP. The best part of the DP? It has real felt flowers and felt polka dots on it - is that not the coolest? If you click on either of the pictures, you should be able to see a blue felt flower sticking out from underneath the flap. So pretty, love to touch it!

I then used a Sizzix die to cut the Chocolate Chip flower - I also cut a Spring Rain flower and placed a Basic Grey small magnetic snap between the two flowers then adhered the flower to the edge of the flap. I then placed the other piece of the magnetic snap inside the box. Works like a charm!

I had embossed the DP and the image I embossed didn't work, so instead I punched the little butterfly out of the paper and adhered to the flower. I finished the bag with some Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.

I had one of our babes deliver the bag on Monday - hope my secret pal likes it!

As I write this, it is midnight. My DH is currently on a 14 hour flight to Germany; he arrives at 7:30 a.m. and heads to the factory to go to work. Hope he was able to catch a few zzzzzzz's on the plane!

Thanks for popping in; great to see you! Hugs, ~M.


  1. That is just adorable! I love templates so I'm bookmarking this page! What a great bag! The paper is perfect and I love the butterfly. I'm sure your Secret Teacher will adore it. Who doesn't love candy?!

  2. Fabulous project!! Great teacher gift idea (or anyone else for that matter)!


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