Sunday, October 2

It's PARTY Time!!!

Welcome to The Outlawz Blog Hop!

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
Pattern paper
Scor Tape or other two sided tape
Scor Pal
2 - 13 inches of ribbon or rope twine
4 eyelets
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.

On both 10-1/4 x 9-1/4 pieces of paper, you will cut in the 3" score line to the 1" score line and up the 1" score line to the 3" score line remove the 1" the corner piece. Also cut up the 4-1/4" line to the 3" line.

I cut off the corners of the 1" score line at an angle. I find this helps create a clean line along the top and make the bottom easier to fold together.


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
- Stickles
- Ribbons
- 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!


My Need 2 Craft said...

TFS! Awesome tutorial! :)

Rufus said...

Nifty goodie bag, thanks for the how to info. I'm an Outlawz member and a follower of yours!

Reflections from Granny said...

Sharri, amazing tutorial, and such a pretty and handy little gift bag, thank you for sharing. Hugs, Lori m

anaRy said...

That is such a cool project! you can make it so personalized!

Theresa said...

Love your tutorial and bag Sharri! Big hugs!

Sarah said...

another great paper project- thanks!
my Outlawz name is Sarah Welleford, it's posting some places and not others LOL appreciate the chance to play ;)

Maria André said...

This was just awesome! I just love tutorials, I'm such a newbee, feels like I'm gonna be a newbee for forever! There is too many great stuff to do!
New stalker of your blog and an "old" Outlawmember, now hopping along...


Babe O'Mara said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Love your bag. I'm a member of Outlawz and a follower of your blog. My name is Babe O'Mara.


Lynne Armstrong said...

This is gorgeous Sharri. I love little bags, they're one of my favourite things to make :) Great tute!
Hugs xx

Jen Leeflang said...

What a great tutorial - thanks so much - I will try to make one as pretty as yours, doubt if it will be as neat though!
Thanks for sharing your talent, and for being part of this great blog hop!
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang (aka JenLee)

Jen Leeflang said...

I just became a follower!
Jen Leeflang
aka JenLee

cdjcape521 said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I am going to try it!

Brenda said...

Excellent tutorial Sharri, I have to come back to all these blogs later to try them all!! Fabulous work!

Pryn said...

This is so awesome that there isn't even enough "cool" words to use!!! I am OVER THE MOON for this tutorial Sharri!!!! you ROCKED it Sistah!!! I am DEFINITELY going to try this....over and over again, in fact :) Thank you for sharing!


Sharon Rittler said...

That bag is to die for Sharri!! fabulous job! Happy party!

Roxann said...

Wowzer, how gorgeous! Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive a gift in a bag like this!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow, a gift bag that you can coordinate with your recipient and a perfect way to use up scraps!!! I'm going to have to try this one too, boy, I'm going to be busy!

Angela B. said...

Very NICE!! Love those papers!! I must try this project!!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Wowzie! This look complicated and it is so easy!! Love it lots!! Your's is so pretty! Thank you for sharing it! Hugz!

silvia said...

Pretty bag!! LOVE the pattern!!

Lee said...

Now this is cool! TFS :) Hugs, Lee Ferns

Joan said...

I am an outlawz member and now a follower of your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!
Joan Manthe

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

What a gorgeous bag! You make it look so easy! :) thanks for sharing!
Fabulous Outlawz Hop! This is my first :)
Karen Shirey

Jo said...

This is so cute Sharri. TFS

Dana said...

Sharri, this is adorable!! I don't use my score board near enough! Thanks for the inspiration and here's to a great party! Wishing you and the team 1000 more =)

JPScraps said...

Too cute. I love it
Outlawz Jamie

trisha too said...

Sharri, that bag is adorable--thank you for a great tutorial!

I'm following you here, and am Outlawz trisha too.


Stephanie said...

What a sweet little bag!

Kim Kelley said...

Love the bag! Just adorable! Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! my user name is Kim Kelley!

Rona said...

Gorgeous bag Sharri!! (and I love the flower too!!!)

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

How cute is that bag! Thanks for the tutorial.

ileana said...

OMG, Sharri!!! what an awesome tutorial!!!! gorgeous, gorgeous!

Katt aka LaLa said...

Wow, what an awesome hop. So full of awesome tutorials! I love this!! I can just imagine all the bags I can make with all the patterned paper I have (I definately need to get myself a scorpal though) :) Thanks for sharing! -Katt

Rhonda Miller said...

Thank you for sharing this. It's fabulous.
Rhonda Miller

Mel said...

FABULOUS bag and tutorial, thanks for sharing it. I will have it give this one a try.

Tami B. said...

This is great for those smaller gifts that are hard to find gift bags for that aren't way too big. TFS.

jonim52 said...

Very cool project. Thanks for the inspiration

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Sharri - Your tutorial was very well done and will be really easy to follow! I also love how you decorated your bag and think it's very professional.

Typically, I don't get to hop in many blog hops, but luckily this one is short and I have extra time!!

I'm already a follower, so that was easy!!


PS: I have some yummy candy on my blog - stop by!!

Gail said...

what a beautiful gift bag and such a great tut..tfs both..loves ya
Gail Neduzak

Sara I. said...

Wow, never knew you could do these!! Thanks so much for the awesome tut and the inspiration to give it a try! Your bag is super adorable - lovin' those papers and the big flower just pops! xx

Lorraine said...

Such a pretty gift bag! Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us!

Donna said...

Gorgeous bag, Shari! Love your designer paper. Thanks for the great tutorial and all you do for Outlawz!
Donna Rinckel

Shirley N said...

Beautiful gift bag Sharri! Great tut--just perfect for the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win!

DQ said...

Beautiful gift bag,
thanks for the tutorial

Teresa Arsenault said...

Sharri, your gift bag is the prettiest little thing! Thanks for the very detailed, step-by-step tutorial.

My Outlawz member name is Teresa Arsenault and I am a follower of your blog already.


Nadine said...

What an awesome tutorial! This will be great for those times when I don't have the right color/occasion bag on hand. Now I can just make my own!

Nadine (wahinelei) - Outlawz name

Julie E said...

Soooo pretty! Plus it does not look too hard :>) I am a fan of templates, so this is something I will definitely try.
My Outlawz name is Julie Elak!

slbela59 said...

Oh my gosh!! This is an awesome tutorial and I am going right home and give it a try!! Thank you for sharing. I am a follower and a member of the Outlawz! thanks for the chance to win!!!

BlackBird said...

Nice bag. Thanks for the tutorial.

M.J. Rutledge said...

Ooooo, I love this gift bag. TFS, I'm definitely going to try this.

Michelle Rutledge

tamror said...

Sweet bag! I can think of all kinds of uses for this! Thanks for the chance to win. (And I became a follower of yours!)
Tammy White

scrapweaver said...

WOW amazing! great job explaining!

Michelle Houghton

crazyoldsyd said...

Cute idea when you need a gift bag in a hurry. Thanks for sharing!


miatagal said...


Your gift bag is beautiful and thank you for the awesome tutorial!

Barb O.

Cathy P said...

So cute! Wonderful job on the tutorial. I've gotta try it!

Jang-Art said...

Oh my! That's actually pretty simple!
I should start making my own paper bags haha.
Saves cost and I can personalise it too! Bonus!!
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea with us.


Tina Gilliland said...

Nifty money saver there, Sharri!!! Love it! May have to make my own when I forget to buy one! Seems to happen a lot lately. LOL Thanks for sharing, GF!

Jen P said...

Awesome - love that you added the handles! Forget buying bags from now on LOL! My outlawz name is Jen P.

Barbara Bryant said...

How did you know I needed a gift bag lol sister birthday and im going to make this thank you

Cath said...

Very fun project, Sharri! :)

Sarah said...

This is nice, thank you for sharing with us. Sarah Warren

Tracy said...

Fabulous bag Sharri! Thanks so much for sharing the directions with us. Tracy MacDonald

Mama Bear Stonich's Craft Blog said...

Thanks for the pretty bag!

Sarah said...

I am reposting because I forgot to leave my name. This is great, thanks for sharing.

Sarah Warren

KellyRae Cooper said...

THANKS for changing your comment options to allow name/url. LOVE your gift bag. I've got lots of patterned paper and this would be so cool to be able to use up some of the 'hoard'.

alethea said...

Fantastic tutorial!! Love the papers you used!! TFS! Hugs xx Alethea JOhnston

Vesna said...

This is very pretty bag. Thank you for tutorial.

Vesna Rastovski :)

Deonna said...

I love the DP that you chose for your gift bag. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and inspiration.

lisa808 said...

What a fabulous gift bag. Thanks for the tutorial.

Heidi Brawley said...

Great tutorial! Thanks! Your bag is very cute! My outlawz name is Heidi Brawley

Rosie Guiher said...

What a great visual you did to make it look so easy!! Thanks for sharing!

JoAnn Peck said...

Sharri, thanks for showing me a great way to use all the designer paper I "had" to have! Nice project. My Outlawz name is JoAnn Peck

Anita said...

Stunning tutorial! Great gift idea. Anitamocha

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

My outlawz name is Hazel Hall.
Thanks for the instructions for the bag.

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

My outlawz name is Hazel Hall.
Thanks for sharing. The bag is very cute.

Kym Weber said...

This is absolutely fabulous! What a really cute gift bag! Love your directions - easy to follow! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial!

Margaret said...

Your gift bag is fantastic! TFS your creativity.

Cindy Potentier said...

wow, what a beautiful gift bag Sharri, tx for the tutorial
I'm a follower now tooo ;)


A-W-E-S-O-M-E Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs! Leah Ann

Pat said...

Shari, wonderful job of showing how to make this very cute bag! Thanks for sharing.... Hugs, Pat C.

Cindy said...

Perfect instructions to make a much nicer gift bag than store bought!

Cindy Royal (outlawz)

Julie's Blog said...

What a great tutorial ... Thank you :D. Can't wait to give it a go ... I just don't know what order to put all of these wonderful projects from your DT that I want to make lol ... Off to check out more of your blog. Happy Blog Hop ... Julie (username Julie Hales)

Jessica said...

I am peeking in from the Outlawz Party and Hop. Wow, this is superb. I love the patterns you used and how easy you make it sound to make it. So easy, that I wanna give it a shot!
Jessica Shelton

Marcy said...

Super tutorial! I am going to try this. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love the tut on creating this lovely little gift bag, that paper rocks as well.

Shelby said...

Wonderful tutorial. I've definitely book marked this tutorial so I can give this a try for the upcoming holidays. Thanks so much

Shelby Thomas

Tracy S said...

This is awesome. You could have totally matching bag and card to go with it this way. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

I am a a Follower and my Outlaw name is Tracy S