Scallop Bag Tutorial

I have to admit I tried to do this as a video– but I could not get past the sticky strip!  So I took pictures instead.  I do have a video in the works though.  I need to learn how to edit them so you can’t see the mistakes!

Some of you wonderful ladies have emailed me about the Bag with scallop that was part of my Valentines class.  Here is a “how to” on the assembly of this cute bag.  We made this one at one of my recent workshops too.  The only “precaution” is the very faint score lines.

This is the delicate dots sale-a-bration paper.  These are the pieces that are from the scallop bag die for the Big shot.  I wanted the blue on the outside of the bag and the green on the inside so you will see how I flip the paper when putting the bag together.  Can you see the score lines?  I folded them- they are very faint when coming through the big shot.

Add some sticky strip to the short tabs

Attach them to the center panel as shown
Add sticky strip to the long tabs:

Adhere the box panels together:

Pinch the top of the bag:

Fold the scallop lid over top, still pinching:

Punch 2 large holes with your crop-a-dile:

Tie with ribbon. The celery panel is 2″ x 3″ and the white is just slightly smaller

Decorate the front as shown:

Finish the bag by attaching the panel to the front.

This bag hold 5 Hershey Nuggets or 8 Hershey kisses.  CUTE!!!!


Stamps: Polka Dot punches, All Holidays

Paper: Delicate dots, Celery and whisper white

Ink: celery and bashful blue

Accessories:  the crop-a-dile, sale-a-bration ribbon bundle, 5 petal flower punch, Flower fusion too, rhinestone brad, sticky strip.


  1. Sue from Oregon
    February 14, 2009 / 5:58 pm

    what a darling project!

  2. Tom
    February 14, 2009 / 10:11 pm

    Jill, this was very helpful! Thank you so much for sharing! hugs,Elizabeth

  3. Inking Idaho
    February 15, 2009 / 12:39 am

    Jill,It is so nice to see a tutorial on this. I've been thinking of getting it and now I know what it looks like! Thsnks for the show and tell :)Becky

  4. Anonymous
    February 15, 2009 / 5:02 pm

    Cute! Cute! Cute! I am inspired to make goodie bags for my sons b-day party coming up. I JUST ordered my Big Shot. It was a V-Day gift from my hubby. I love your website and think you are just as adorable as your projects! They always look so professional. Rock on sister!Gale M.

  5. Marilyn
    February 15, 2009 / 11:40 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial, Jill. Personally, I'd rather have the photos instead of a video. It's easier for me to take a paper copy of the instructions to my stamping area. The video doesn't help me when I go to stamp. Thanks for all of the effort in giving the instructions. The scallop bag is adorable! Marilyn

  6. Jessica
    February 16, 2009 / 5:28 am

    Oh, you're brilliant! I've had this scallop bag die for a long time and have used it several times. I always attach one full side and then the other. It makes so much more sense to attach the sides on the bottom first! Thanks for the "duh" moment. :o) I love your blog! Thanks for all the wonderful projects you share.-Jessica

  7. Anonymous
    February 23, 2009 / 9:23 pm

    Hi Jill,Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to make the Scallop Bag. I have this Die… and now I know how to use it! You Rock.Lisa

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