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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Share the Memories ~ Freebie

Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted a freebie - life's been quite busy this summer!  Anyways.... There are a couple of announcements before I get to the freebie - and they relate to the freebie, in a way...  Here goes:

Announcement #1
You will now access the freebies through the store, instead of as a direct download. This means that if you ever buy a new computer, your computer crashes, or you accidentally delete a file, you will be able to access it in your My Downloads section of your MyMemories Account (i.e. you can re-download it).  This means that you will now have to have a MyMemories account to access the downloads...but don't worry, accounts are always free. 

Announcement #2
Do you love all of the fun craftable projects that are offered as STM freebies? Now if you miss one, you will have the opportunity to purchase it in the store.  Almost all of the STM freebies that have been offered since April will be available in the store THIS WEEK! Just search for craftables, and you will find them all!  So, make sure to get your freebies while you can or else you'll have to buy them later :-)

Now, onto our freebie....party bags!  How cool are these?  Totally cool! Because you can also make them your own and customize as you wish.  Awesome!

Don't forget to use my code (STMMMS72517) for a $10 discount if/when you purchase the software. 

Scroll down for the tutorial for this freebie :-)

MyMemories Party Bags Tutorial

Party Bags Tutorial

1. Print your Purse Card templates on cardstock and gather supplies. 
Be sure to set your margins as close to 0 as possible.
(Recommended supplies: small craft scissors, bone folder, glue runner)

2. Using the scissors cut along inside of handles.

3. Fold bag at fold lines.
There should be a total of 6 folds.
TIP: Using a bone folder will help you get crisp edges on your project.

4. Using scissors, cut along outside edge.

5. Lay the bag flat, printed side down.
Fold up the tabs at the bottom of the bag, so that you can see the printing.
Apply Glue to the tabs on the printed side

6. Bring the side of the bag up and adhere the tab to the bottom of the bag.

7. Repeat on other side.

8. Lay the bag down, and apply glue to the last tab.

9. Attach the remaining side.
TIP: Insert your hand into the bag to ensure that all the tabs are securely attached.

10. Enjoy your Bag! You can fill it with all kinds of goodies or treats.
TIP: You can take the front and back and press them together to make side seams.