Scallop Bag Tea Party

Stampin up scallop bag easter
One of the things I enjoy most about making cards and papercrafts is the "quality time" spent with loved ones.  My sisters and I got together yesterday to create 25 scallop bags filled with Speckled M & M  Eggs (TIP:  They're an uncanny match to the paper).  The pastel color scheme and sweet patterns of Stampin' Up!'s Tea
Party Designer Series Paper are perfect for Easter and Spring.
Tea party 

Each little "bag" was produced using a Big Shot Die Cut Machine and the Bigz XL Bag with Scallops Die.  The sides cut independently of the main panel.  We flipped the sides so that the coordinating opposite side of the paper could offer a pretty contrast.
Bag with scallops 2
TIP:  For serious hold, use Sticky Tape to adhere the sides.  Using a Wide Oval Punch, the opening was popped out and the acetate "window" was attached with Mini Glue Dots from the inside. Stampin' Up! will offer clear and printed Window Sheets, in the Occasion Mini starting April 1.

The bags were next filled with M & M's (while a few "runaways" kept us sustained).  A Mini Glue Dot holds the scallop flap in place and another dot discreetly holds the ribbon from the back.  We used a variety of ribbons, including So Saffron and Certainly Celery from Sale-A-Bration's Ribbon Bundle.  Click here for details on how to earn this ribbon free.

Stampin up scallop bag tea party

The sentiment is from Yummy (also from Sale-A-Bration).  It was inked in Almost Amethyst and stamped on Whisper White.  A Small Oval Punch gives it a cute "figure" layered over a Large Oval Punch from scraps of the Tea Party Designer Series Paper.  The scalloped oval layer was created using the new Stampin' Up! Scallop Oval Punch, available in the Occasions Mini on April 1.  A bit of twine and an eyelet (the pink is retired) marry it to the ribbon.


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Stamps:  Yummy (113782, Sale-A-Bration)
Paper:  Tea Party Designer Series (113992), Whisper White (100730), Almost Amethyst (102158), Pretty in Pink (100459), So Saffron (105118)
Ink:  Almost Amethyst (101723)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Bigz XL Bag with Scallops Die (114519), Small Oval Punch (107304), Large Oval Punch (107305), Wide Oval Punch (112082), Scallop Oval Punch (114889, available April 1)
The Perfect Touch:  White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle (114618), Window Sheets (114323, available April 1), Sticky Tape (104294), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Hemp Twine (100982, Natural), Eyelets (105319)



  1. Making a bag tonight for the first time and needed to see how yours was done. Thanks for having this. I remembered seeing it from Easter so knew I could see yours right away. Love the idea of the punch-out window so I put that on mine also. Thanks Mary and have a sweet day.

  2. Mary, these are just darling! Have you had any trouble with the score lines cutting through? I haven’t been able to solve that yet! Any pointers? Thanks! You’re the best!

    Hi Sherry:

    Thank you for your question. There are mixed experiences on this. I, too, have had some cutting through of the score lines. Stampin’ Up! has promised an XL Crease Pad in the near future which should correct the problem. This worked on my smaller Bigz Dies . . . not only did it stop cutting through, the score lines were crisper. I’m hoping we hear soon!

    Hugs, Mary

  3. So cute! Now I have to order that die, it’s just darling!

  4. Very cute. Choice of candy yummy.

  5. These bags are so cute! It’s nice to be with family, isn’t it?! I’m glad that you got to do this with them!

  6. Oh sooo cute!!! how do you manage to keep coming up with such great projects???

  7. This is darling!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Beautiful – I think you have just convinced me that I *need* the Tea Party DSP and that Scallop Bag die! 🙂

  9. Veronica Correa

    I love making cute bags like these. Absolutely genuine.

  10. colleen kramer

    Fun! Fun! Fun! So many wonderful uses for little treat bags like this!

  11. These are darling Mary. Now I am going to have to make some for our family Easter gathering. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas!

  12. How cute! What a fun way to spend with family.

  13. Wow this box are beautiful..Josefa Laura

  14. Aren’t they just the cutest? I love how the paper matches the candy. You inspired me on the last candy project to go out and buy the M&M’s to match my paper. I love that bag. I like how you did the ribbon, I punched holes in the top of my bag and attached the ribbon that way, yours is much easier. Thanks for the ideas.

  15. I just love the Soft Subtles color palette, and the Tea Party paper is adorable. All these pastels make me feel happy and blessed that spring is here! Thanks for the cute bags.

  16. That’s really cute! I like how you can make the sides a different color since they’re cut separately! Whoever’s getting those fabulous bags is pretty lucky!


  17. Great job Mary! They are so pretty and sweet looking. Great photograph of them too by the way!

    TGIF! Have a good one.

  18. always so fabulous!!!!

  19. Oh my word, Mary–beyond cute! You are such an enabler…I just might be heading over to OEX today for all the ingredients I don’t already have!

    Have a great weekend,

  20. These are so fabulous, Mary!

  21. Can I come to your house for Easter? You’ve got all the fun toys, candy and color coordinated goodies….especially the goodies…..:D

    Easter blessings my friend – Jean

    PS: And the really fun thing is that the bags will still look good after the candy has been eaten – LOL!

  22. That paper is perfect for those goodies. Maybe a challenge in the future matching paper with candies? 🙂 I wish I had any Tea Party paper left!

  23. These are so cute – can’t wait to give them a try. You are so talented

  24. These are adorable! Perfect for blessing others!

  25. Super cute and so yummy looking!!! Great treats – Mary!!!

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