The Outlawz Blog Hop

Welcome to The Outlawz 1000 Member Party Blog Hop!!!

We have quite a line-up for you filled with great tutorials! The Design Team has been busy! Today we present to you techniques and awesome inspirations! Be sure to comment on all of the blogs along the way to be eligible for 9, yes 9, prizes!

Each blog is giving away a prize and one random grand prize will be drawn at The Outlawz for those of you who have commented on every blog and entered your name into Inlinkz here.
There are also 7 challenges posted for the party!!! Each challenge will be open for one week and each challenge has FOUR prizes!!!!! Don't we have awesome sponsors!!!
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The blog hop order is:

The Outlawz Host: Colleen Holmes

CAS Host: Maureen Merritt ---------------------- {You are here!!!!}

Greetings Host: anaRy Baumgarth

Color Host: Brenda Ogle

Sketch Host: Sandi Huggett

Twisted Thursdays Host: Sharri Steffens

Copic/Promarkers Host: Jo Ham

Paper Ala Mode: Rona Mallard

Good luck and see you at the party!
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Today I am sharing with you this sweet "Box in a Bag."





Adorable, right?! I filled my Box-in-a Bag with tea bags. This would make a great gift for someone who is under the weather!!!

The best thing about this project is that it is quick and easy! It takes longer to embellish it than it does to make it. Read on to find out how to make one yourself...

Materials:
1- 5 1/2 x 11 sheet of Patterned Paper
1- 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of cardstock
Scoring Tool
Double Sided Tape


Step 1
Score 1 inch on each side of your 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 cardstock


Step 2
Score diagonally in each corner.


Step 3
Crease on all score lines and fold corners as shown.
Adhere with double sided tape.


Here's your finished box.


Step 4
Now we move on to the bag part of our project.
Flip your patterned paper on to the side you do not want to see on your finished project. Next, line the long side & one short side with double sided tape.
Remove the backing on the long side only.


Step 5
Flip the box on it's side.
Starting with your patterned paper midway though on one side of the box, start adhering your paper to the box.


Start rolling your box while adhering the patterned paper.


Step 6
Now remove the backing on the short side of your patterned paper and adhere!
Put your hand inside the bag and make sure all sides are good and secure.


Your Box-in-a-Bag is now complete.
Embellish as you wish!!!
I'll be back to post this finished Box-in-a-Bag later.


The ideas on how to use this Box-in-a-Bag are endless!
Fill it with candy, tea, coffee, 3 x 3 cards, popcorn, trail mix, tealights or votive candles, potpourri, biscotti, baby gifts...like baby socks or rolled up onsies.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and that you will try one of these yourself.
Amy Beaver, a member of The Outlawz CAS Design Team, made a sample to share with you too.


Isn't this SO much fun! Perfect for Thanksgiving favors or a new neighbor!!!

Phew, I think this is my longest blog post EVER. If you made it all the way here, head on over to the next stop on the hop....

anaRy Baumgarth

Don't forget to leave comments along the way!!!

One lucky commenter on my blog will be receiving this stamp set...

One comment per person please.
Comments on THIS post will be the only comments that count!!!
Comments must be left by 11:59 pm on Sunday October 9th.
I will be posting the winner here on Monday, October 10th!
Good luck & enjoy!

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Tiny Tags
Ink: Pool Party & Soft Suede
Paper: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake dsp
Accessories: Jewelry Tag Punch, Eyelet border punch, linen thread, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon

91 comments:

Rita said...

How adorable! I finally mastered the 2-4-6-8 box, so I need to try this next! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the beautiful examples.

Lori m said...

Maureen, just so clever, thank you for the tutorial, this will be perfect for the little gifts I'm making for our grandson to pass out at daycare holiday time.

Hugs, Lori m

anaRy said...

This is a super fun idea! Talking about a goodie bag! Just fab!
hugs!
anaRy

Sandi's Samples said...

Love paper you used for the bag! What a super idea! TFS
Huggs

Mama Bear Stonich's Craft Blog said...

Cool thanks- Kristina "mama bear" Stonich

Babe O'Mara said...

What a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

KellyRae Cooper said...

This is a sweet little gift container and what a wonderful way to use up some doublesided paper! Thanks for the tutorial.

Theresa said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial Mo! Love yours and Amy's sample bags - those are such a cute idea, and don't look too hard to do! I love your idea of the tea bags for someone who isn't feeling well! Big hugs to you!

Sarah said...
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Maria André said...

That one looked just easy peazy but all new to me! I'm into cards and havn't yet done much other crafting but even I could do this I guess. I sure will try!
New stalker of your blog and an "old" Outlawmember, now hopping along...

xx//MulleSnuttan

Claudia said...

What a great idea!!!! I absolutely love it!
xoxoxoxoxo
Mom

Lynne Armstrong said...

Great tutorial Maureen....love the finished bags :)
Hugs xx

Jen Leeflang said...

Oh how easy is that - and how beautiful! I shall definite give this one a try. That for sharing it on this Blog Hop!
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang (aka JenLee)

Jen Leeflang said...

I just became a follower!
Jen Leeflang
aka JenLee

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Hey Maureen!
What a fab tutorial! just peaking to have a look at them all and leaving some <3 x

cdjcape521 said...

Verrrrry cool! TFS!

Jill W. said...

I so love this! I have a girls' Christmas brunch I go to every year and this would be great for the Chinese gift exchange. (I've even got an early start!).

Pryn said...

GORGEOUS projects Sistahs!!! You really ROCKED my mind with inspiration!!! These would make fab gifts for the girls I work with...teas, cocoas, candies...thank you so much for the ideas!!! Now, if I can start them this week, I may have a shot at having them ready in time ;)

LOVE YOU <3

Brenda said...

yeah!!! What a fabulous tutorial. I love this bag and believe it or not, have never seen this one before. You have made such easy instructions to follow!! Amazing!
hugs~Bren

Colleen Holmes said...

Awesome tutorial! I will be making five of these at Christmas for sure! Thank you for chosing this one to do for I love it! Hugz!

Sharon Rittler said...

Love that gift bag Maureen! Fabulous job! I definitely want to make one :}

Roxann said...

How cute is this, Mo! I would like to have a real purse just like this!
Hugz,
Roxann

Angela B. said...

Beautiful! Love those papers and this tutorial!

silvia said...

I LOVE your box in a bag!! I need to make some of these for Christmas!

Silvia2

Lee said...

How nifty is this?!? Definitely going to try this one for a gift bag. TFS :)
Hugs, Lee Ferns

Joan said...

Just became your latest follower! These are awesome, can't wait to try them!
Joan Manthe
www.donebydoretta.blogspot.com

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

OMGosh this bag is so pretty! I have never made one, so hope to give it a try! tfs
Karen Shirey

Jo said...

This is great. What a good idea for a party favor.

Dana said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mo and you make it look so easy! Miss you galz and here's to a thousand more! mwah xx

JPScraps said...
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JPScraps said...

This is sooo cute. So many possibilities!
Outlawz Jamie

trisha too said...

Maureen, this is SO cute, I really like the idea of putting tea bags in this adorable boxy bag. Thanks for a fun tutorial!

Outlawz trisha too and am following you . . .

:)

Stephanie said...

What a great little gift bag/box.

Kim Kelley said...

Love it! Another great project to try! my user name is Kim Kelley

Rona said...

Oh I will definitely have to make some of these!! super cute!!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Very cute project, Maureen. Thanks for the tutorial.

Katt aka LaLa said...

Awesome project!! Love it! I can imagine making a bunch filled with goodies for Christmas or Halloween,for anything really (love the versatility)! Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

Very sweet box in a bag, Mo! I can see so many uses for this. Thanks for the very neat tutorial!

Hugs,
Pat

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks for that tutorial. These look great, I can't wait to try it.

Rhonda Miller

ileana said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial, Maureen! it´s great!!! now I need to make one... Hugs!!

Mel said...

Love your goodie bag, I cannot wait to try it. TFS.

Sharri said...

Maureen, this is a perfect little treat holder! I can think of many things to fill these up with. Thank you for sharing the how to make it!

Tami B. said...

Cute and easy- a double hit in my book!

ThePurplePlace said...

Your projects always look so elegant!! I always love what you create and this cute little bag is no exception!!

Thanks for sharing your talent!!

I'm hopping over to see Anary next!!

Hugs,
Lis

jonim52 said...

Very cute project!

Gail said...

what a great (anytime/theme) gift bag..i love it..tfs the tut..loves ya

Gail said...

oops i'm Gail Neduzak on outlawz..;loves ya

Sara I. said...

These are absolutely adorable Maureen!! LOVE them and your tute is so easy to follow - I just have to give this one a try!! xx

Lorraine said...

Oh this is adorable! Thank you for sharing! Loving the Outlawz Party!

Donna said...

I can see this great bag in Christmas colors for gifts to give. Love it. Thanks for the inspiration and all you do for the Outlawz!
Hugs,
Donna Rinckel

Shirley N said...

Beautiful treat bags, great for Halloween and Christmas treats! Great tut, thanks for the inspiration!

DQ said...

Thank you for the tutorial,

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so cute, Maureen, and it looks pretty easy to do.

My Outlawz member name is Teresa Arsenault and I am now following your blog.

Blessings,
Teresa

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a great project. Have seen these around but never made one. Now ... with your simple instructions ... I feel inspired to do so! Hugs xxaxx

Nadine said...

What a great way to use up my huge stash of patterned paper! I need to make a bunch right now to have on hand. Thank you so much for the great tutorial!

Nadine (wahinelei) - Outlawz name

Alison Richardson said...

What a simple but fab idea!!! Just what I need with Christmas around the corner, I have a lot of friends with young children who we buy candy for & these will make it sooooo much cuter!

Julie E said...

What great gifties! This looks super easy and I will definitely be giving this a try!!!
My Outlawz name is Julie Elak.

slbela59 said...

Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed the tutorial. guess I need to give this a try. I am a follower through feedblitz and a member of Outlawz. Thanks for the chance to win.

slbela59

BlackBird said...

This is a wonderful box. Thanks for the tutorial.

M.J. Rutledge said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I love coming up with creative ways to wrap small gifts.

Michelle Rutledge

tamror said...

I am going to try this bag this weekend. Thanks for showing me how to do it!
Tammy White
tammysmakingmemories.blogspot.com

Cathy P said...

What a wonderful idea! I'll definitely try this!

scrapweaver said...

OK this is too cool! Teacher gifts here I come! Thank you so much!

Michelle Houghton

Anonymous said...

I remember this Oldie but Goodie, (just like me!). Thanks for reminding me that I can always have a gift box/bag for any gift. Great idea for the holidays coming up!!

syd
sydegan@hotmail.com

Jang-Art said...

This is amazing!
It's simple and really cute!
I'll definitely be using this to gift things to my friends! Haha.
Thanks for the ideas! Love it a lot.

Love,
Jang-Art (from the Outlawz)

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE it!! And I was thinking... great idea for Valentines as well... or... even a bag for the teacher when the new year starts!! Awesome!

Diana Queen said...

Mo ...you did a fab job on this tutorial and your project turned out beautifully!

Jen P said...

Super cute & you made it look so easy to do! :)

Sarah said...
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Tracy said...

Easy peasy and beautiful too! Definitely will be filing this idea away. Thank you for the tute Maureen. :-) Tracy MacDonald

Sarah said...

This is great, thanks

Sarah Warren

alethea said...

Gorgeous bag!! Love the papers you have used!!! Thanks for the fab tutorial!! TFS! Hugsxx Alethea Johnston

Vesna said...

This is such a cute box. I will try to make it. It can be such a great gift filled with cookies. THANKS :)

Vesna Rastovski :)

Deonna said...

Wow! I love this box in a bag! What a wonderful idea. I love the fall DP that you used. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Rosie Guiher said...

What a great idea! So many different ways to go with this!! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi Brawley said...

your bag is adorable. I have made 1 of these before! My outlawz name is Heidi Brawley

JoAnn Peck said...

Neat idea, Maureen. This bag will make a nice hostess gift any time of the year. My Outlawz name is JoAnn Peck

Anita said...

Stunning gift and great idea! Anitamocha

Julie's Blog said...

Aren't these just the sweetest thing? I've made them before and added the usual chocolates etc and they are always really appreciated. I love the papers etc that you have used ... Thanks for sharing and Happy Blog Hop ... Julie (Username Julie Hales)

Kym Weber said...

This is absolutely fantastic! How cute is this bag! Love it! Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial!

loyaz said...

Great tutorial for a real fun project. Love it - thanks!

Cindy Potentier said...

Hey Maureen, I love your blog, I am a new Outlawz member so I of course am now a follower of your blog. That bag is so cute, I need to make a couple of those, thanks for the instructions and a chance to win a prize...what fun!!!

Cindy said...

Very nice! The double sided patterned paper is perfect for this!

Cindy Royal (outlawz)

Jessica said...

Hi Aureen,
I am peeking in from the Outlawz Party and Hop. I love this box in a bag! I never tried to make a bag from paper because all the techniques I had seen before used a Cricut Cart that I don't own! This will be fun to try! Happy to be a new follower of your blog!
:O)
Jessica Shelton

Marcy said...

This is a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing! I am going to go now and make one for Halloween!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Clever idea - great way to personalize a goodie for someone. TFS

Shelby said...

Maureen...thanks for the fabulous tutorial!

Shelby Thomas

Purple Card Lady said...

Wow! This is adorable. This will make really cute Christmas gifts.

P.S. I am also a follower.

Purple Card Lady said...

P.S.S. My Outlawz name is Candy.

Tracy S said...

so cute! Love the papers you used too.

Rufus said...

Clever idea! I like the idea of the tea bags for somebody who's not feeling well. thanks!
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