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Bag-A-Lope Duo

If you’re a follower of my blog you know that I’m absolutely LOVING my new Simply Scored tool. At a recent workshop, I showed the guests how easy it is to make cute favours using that and just plain envelopes (also called a bagalope).


All you do is the following:


  • Seal your envelope.
  • Score in 1″ on both short sides and one long side.
  • Cut the end of the envelope off on the side you did not score.
  • Fold back and forth a few times and then make into a bag shape.
  • Decorate as you please.


I made the above Halloween treat bag with a fun velcro closure (the strip of Rich Razzleberry folds all the way around and there is a velcro closure behind the circle. I decided to also make a fun fall themed one:


For this one I used the Gently Falling stamp set and the top closure is a folded over scallop circle from the Pennant Die which was punched through twice with the Crop-A-Dile and tied with some Spice Cake Designer Fabric.


For an even extra little punch, I took a square of Soft Suede cardstock, scored it around the bottom of the box and made it into a little resting box for the gift bag.


There are so many quick and easy projects you can make with your Simply Scored – just get out and try it!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:

Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pool Party.

Basic Black, More Mustard, Soft Suede.

Wicked Cool, Gently Falling, Tiny Tags.

Simply Scored, Medium Envelopes, Big Shot, Circle Die, Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Ribbon Punch, Glimmer Brads, Pennant Die, Scallop Punch, Spice Cake Fabric, Trinkets, Medium Jewelry Tag.


I’m Simply Scorin’ Somethin’ (CCMC170)

Do you have a Simply Scored tool yet? Well, you need one of these babies – they are AWESOME! I just can’t get enough of it. So when I saw the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week, although I had some great card ideas, I just had to make a 3D item!


You’ll notice that the front of the box is in keeping with the sketch (sort of) and I had such fun making this project! Here is what I did (oh, by the way, this box is 3 1/2″ cubed).


Start with a 12″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock. Score at 3 1/2″, 7″, 10 1/2″. Then take a another piece that is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. I scored this at 1″ on the 5 1/2″ side and then 1/2″ on the 4 1/2″ side. This is the last panel as a 3 1/2″ cubed box takes a bit of a longer sheet of cardstock that 12″ x 12″. You know? Gettin’ all these numbers straight yet?


For the top lid, I took a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock and scored it 1″ in all around. Here is how the box looks before it’s assembled:


You can see from the drawing that I cut in on the top flap edges and also notched out a bit. I then took my 2 1/2″ circle punch and punched through the front panel. Yes, the bottom is also punched but that is okay because once you are done, you’ll place the whole box on a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square.


I used Island Indigo for this box and stamped it with the large flower from Raining Flowers. I then made a fun floral embellishment.


I used my Fun Flowers die and cut out three Cherry Cobbler large flowers. I spritzed them with water and crumpled them and then they are adhered together. The centre is More Mustard cardstock punched with the 1″ circle punch, spritzed and scrunched and then adhered in place. I used my 2 Step Bird Punch and punched out leaves from Lucky Limeade.


To finish, I added a bow of Heirloom Designer Fabric and a banner stamped with a sentiment from Flight of the Butterfly.


As you can see, there are so many options with this week’s sketch at Create with Connie and Mary. Head on over and give it a try!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:

Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Whisper White.

Island Indigo, Basic Black.

Raining Flowers, Flight of the Butterfly.

Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, 2 1/2″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, 2-Step Bird punch.