ESAD Goodbye Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello everyone, and welcome to December! More importantly thanks for joining us for the ESAD blog hop to farewell the Mini Catalogue. There are so many amazing projects being shared tonight, many of them with a Christmas theme, so if you are feeling a bit of pressure that Christmas is coming and you’re not yet organised – never fear – we’ve got your back!

I’m sharing a cute little treat bag tonight that is perfect to hand out as class gifts in the kids classrooms, or even as place settings on the Christmas table. Although these are Christmas themed, change up your patterned paper and the possibilities are endless!

I came across these little boxes when I was browsing Pinterest one day, and I have since used them on multiple occasions. Credit for the design needs to go to Tina over at Tina’s Kreativ Box – her blog is in German but she uses lots of pictures so you can definitely work out what you need to know. I’ve also included the measurements below.

At first glance it might not be obvious – but this is a little box, with a DSP belly band – so the treat can be removed without breaking the box. To make the box you need the following:

  • Cardstock – 20cm x 10.5cm
  • Score the long side at 2cm, 9.5cm, 11.5cm, 19cm
  • Score the short side at 2cm

Burnish your score lines and snip as per the pic below – you also need some kind of adhesive, I’ve used tear and tape.

To make the belly band you need a piece of DSP measuring 21.5cm x 7.5cm. Score the long side at 2cm. For my christmas boxes I have used the Heart Warming Hugs DSP – this is the perfect pack of paper for your stash if you like traditional Christmas colours, I will be hoarding it without a doubt!

In one of the above photos you can see that the 2cm scored flap of DSP is up the top of the belly band. I lined this up with the top of the box and then wrapped it around. If you are putting the same treat in every box you could work out what the score lines should be to go around you box – but it will depend on how thick they are. I have used Tortina biscuits as they fit this size perfectly.

To finish the box, I die cut circles and squares and glued them together to make handles. The final touch was a small gift tag courtesy of the Tags Tags Tags stamp set and coordinating die.

I hope you have enjoyed tonight’s project, and I hope all of tonight’s projects inspire you to grab those favourite items from the catalogue before they disappear for good!

Next up on tonight’s hop is Maree McIntosh, click below to check out her fabulous share.

If you find yourself lost on this hop, feel free to use the list below to get back on track.

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Denise Buetler
  3. Cheryl Algie
  4. Narelle Fasulo
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Libby Dyson
  7. Melissa Gifford
  8. Leonie Schroder
  9. Sue Vine
  10. Monique Fielder
  11. Shannon Kissane <—–You are Here ——>
  12. Maree McIntosh
  13. Kelly Kent
  14. Odette Kermode


  1. Love these gorgeous little treat bags. Absolutely love the concept of the belly band around the box. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions, Shannon. I need some table treats next week and these will be perfect x


  2. These are fabulous Shannon. You always find fab things to share. Baubles last year and these bags this year. Yours look great and such a great idea for treats and small gifts. x


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