This is a very quick and easy little bag to make – it uses the Top Note Bigz Die and the insert is made using a small Lunch Bag…

It is the perfect size for small candies such as Hershey Kisses or other small gifts and you can make one in literally minutes, making it perfect for putting together those last minute treats…

You can find the Top Note Bigz Die on pg 207 of  the main Catalog – it is exclusive and ONLY available from Stampin’ Up!

You will need small lunch bags to use in this project – I found some perfectly sized ones in Target in the gift wrap section – but I recommend taking a Top Note die cut piece of cardstock with you when you go shopping to make sure you get the correct size needed.

Here is my tutorial so that you can make your own Top Note Bag – at the end of this tutorial you will find a printable version too so that you can print it out and keep it for reference.


Firstly you will need to die cut two pieces using your Top Note Bigz Die – I used Crumb Cake cardstock for mine – and take your small lunch bag…

And place it on one of the Top Note pieces, making sure the bottom of the bag is close to the left side of your die – you need to cut your bag to size so that it will fit into the die shape – so make a small pencil mark on your bag close to the right side of the die shape…

And use your Paper Trimmer to make a clean cut…

Apply a strong adhesive such as Sticky Strip to one side of your lunch bag…

And adhere it to one of the Top Note pieces…

Open up your lunch bag and this is what you will see…

Apply Sticky Strip to the second Top Note die piece and adhere in place on the other side of the bag…

And that is your basic bag complete.

Now to make a handle for easy handling – for this you can use a Punch of your choice – I chose to use the Extra-large Oval Punch (formerly known as the Wide Oval Punch) as I love it’s shape and it is the perfect handle size…use it to punch out a piece of scrap cardstock…

And use it as a template to get your handle exactly where you want it – position it onto the first Top Note die cut piece…

And draw around it using a pencil…remove the scrap piece…

And use your Punch to make your handle shape – you can do this before you adhere the die cut pieces in place or after – Stampin’ Up!’s punches will easily cut through the die cut piece that has the lunch bag already adhered to it.

Repeat for the other die cut piece and this is what you will have…

Here is a side view…

And now you get to decorate as you wish and fill with goodies…

I used papers from Candy Cane Christmas and a piece of Real Red Satin Ribbon – both of which I die cut using the Top Note Die to get a perfect fit.  I trimmed my bag using Glimmer Brads and a large Button, both of which are featured in the Holiday Mini…

I made a little tag using a stamp from Fabulous Phrases which I punched out using the smallest Oval Punch and added a Felt Flurry Snowflake for a cute finishing touch…

I filled mine with Candy Cane Hershey Kisses – to give you a guide on how many it will hold, almost an entire bag of kisses will fit in there!

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