This is a special blog hop to kick off our 1000 member party!!
We have a LOT of prizes so read these directions carefully! I don't want you to miss out on a chance to win a prize!
To be eligible for the prize here on my blog and the other blogs in the hop, you must be a member of The Outlawz. When you leave a comment on the blogs, please include your Outlawz user name. And, if you become a follower of my blog, your name will be entered twice in the drawing for the prize!
Each blog has different prizes, so be sure to visit all of them!
Along with a prize on each blog, there is a grand prize for one person who visits and leaves a comment on all 8 blogs! And if you become a follower on all 8 blogs, you have 16 chances to win the grand blog hop prize! How awesome is that! Those that do comment on all the blogs in the hop be sure to enter your name in the Inlinkz in the blog hop discussion here. You have until October 9th at 11:59 p.m. to leave comments on the blog hop. Winners will be announced on October 12th after 12:00 p.m. on The Outlawz main page.
If you came from the very talented Sandi's blog, you are right on track. If not, you can go to The Outlawz to start at the beginning here.
I included all of the blogs in the hop at the end of my post in case you get lost along the way or if you are just visiting and would like to join in the party fun!
I have a tutorial to share with you. I will show you how to make a gift bag. The gift bag is about the same size as a paper lunch bag only not quite as tall.
Let's get started –
2 sheets of 12x12 cardstock
Scor Tape or other two sided tape
2 - 13 inches of ribbon or rope twine
Embellishments as needed
Cut both pieces of the 12x12 cardstock at 10-1/4" x 9-1/4".
With your Scor Pal, score along the 10-1/4 side of the cardstock at 1" and 4-1/4".
Turn the cardstock and score along the 9-1/4 side of the cardstock at 3". Crease all of your score lines.
Apply Scor tape to the larger bottom tabs.Flip the paper over and apply Scor tape to the 1" tabs, both the smaller bottom tabs.
I just realized I did not take a picture showing how I applied the Scor tape to the other side! Sorry about that!
Fold your score lines as shown in the picture above.
Attach one side of the bag to the other as shown in the picture above.
Attach the pattern paper, if desired, to the bag panels. The dimensions for the front/back pattern paper pieces are 5-7/8 x 6-1/8. The side pieces are 3-1/8 x 6-1/8.
I also added a border around the bag.
Now we will finish assembling the box. Tape the last sides together.
Fold in the side tabs.
Fold down the front and back tabs.
Punch two holes on the front and back of the bag for the eyelets. I punched the holes 1/2" down and 1-1/4" from the sides.
Thread the ribbon through the eyelets and tie a knot at the end of the ribbons pieces. I used rope twine in place of ribbon.
I finished off my gift bag with a flower treatment and leafy flourishes.
Are you ready to see what prize I am giving away?
I have filled the gift bag that I made for the tutorial with crafting goodies!
- 6x6 7 Gypsies paper pack
- PTI Sweet Pea stamp set
- Close To My Heart Stamp set
- Memento Dew Drops
- Jumbo Eyelets
Blog Hop Order
The Outlawz Host: Colleen Holmes
CAS Host: Maureen Merritt
Greetings Host: anaRy Baumgarth
Color Host: Brenda Ogle
Sketch Host: Sandi Huggett
Twisted Thursdays Host: Sharri Seffens (That's me!)
Copic/Promarkers Host: Jo Ham
Paper Ala Mode: Rona Mallard
Let's go see what project Jo has for us!
Enjoy the rest of the hop and be sure to join us back at The Outlawz all this week for more party games and challenges!