Friday, June 24, 2011

Thinking of You Gift Bag

This week I am getting back into the challenges posted on different blogs. I like entering the challenges because they give me great ideas for projects and often the projects use carts that I have not thought of using in awhile (or in this case..never used).
This week I am dipping my toes into three challenges.
1. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #65 Fun in the Sun
             (use a sun on your project)
2. The Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #22 Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
3. Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #19 Celebrate Summer (must have a sun)

I have never used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to make anything and I so wanted to try making one of the fun bags they have. I got out my 12x24 mat to make this cute little orange bag (I used Paper Studio 12x24 paper that I got on sale. I was a little worried it would not be strong enough, but it turned out perfect for this simple bag and was easy to fold.
Page 115 in the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More booklet
I, of course, made the mistake I am guessing many first time bag makers make: I put it together before putting the rest of my details on the bag.  At least now I know that it would have been easier to do this flat (silly L.B.).

I decided that because of that I could go ultra-simple on the rest. I used my Gypsy to guide me to all the different sun cuts and selected one from Celebrate with Flourish. I embossed the center piece and put it on with a large Zot so it would stick out. I selected the simple "Heart" from George & Basic shapes and added the "Thinking of You" cut as well.  Put it all together with a splash of yellow tissue paper and red ribbon and you have a simple little gift bag! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Beautiful gift bag. Good luck in the challenge!!
    Sherrie K

  2. Very cute. I love gift bags. Love the colors you used too. Very summery.

  3. What a beautiful bag! I love the colors and your sun is fantastic. Thanks for playing at CTO!

  4. This is so pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  5. Awesome gift bag. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

  6. What a fantastic gift bag! I love the colour combinations that you've used - and especially like your embossed sun with a heart in the middle. Great job!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut this week!
    Small Bits of Paper

  7. This bag is so cute! I need to use my TBBM cart more!! Love the sun and the hearts....

    Thanks for playing along with CTO!!!

    nicole T.

  8. Your bag is so cute... lovely..

    thanks for playing this week with us at CTO..


  9. So neat! What a fun gift bag! You did an amazing job with the challenge... I am so glad you joined in the fun with us at FCCB!

  10. I love that you made a gift bag with the summer theme, really great! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  11. Very creative, great job, thanks so much for joining CTO!

  12. Such a cute little gift bag!! Love your color combination and how you finished it off with the tissue!! :) I LOVE my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge now -- It's SO addicting!! Can't wait to see what you make with it next!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!


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