Monday, July 25, 2016

Because You Are 3

This week our host at Bitten By the Bug 2 is celebrating a birthday so we are making birthday projects.
That is great for me because my beautiful niece turned 3 last week and she was in town a little bit ago I was able to give her her gift in person.

I love die cuts, but I love that I now have the option to print out layered images that I have flattened with all the layers already together. Thank you Cricut for doing this! For this bag I used a mix of print and cut and traditional cuts.  I also played with the pattern fill option in Cricut Design Space. Never done this well..

1. Select the image you want to fill with a pattern (the back layer of this mat here).

2. Make the image a print image.

3. Once the image is a print image you will have a pattern option in the color area.  Go and find the one you want to use (You can upload your own even)!  That is it.  Super easy.

Here are all the pieces before I put everything together. The white layer was just cut no printing.
I put it all together with some pop up foam so it all stuck out a little more. and my niece loved this fun giraffe.

Hope you can join our birthday celebrations this week at Bitten By the Bug 2.

- Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge - 3 giraffe flattened, balloons flattened
- The First Few Years Cricut Cartridge - photo frame
- Lori's Garden- pattern fill on backing layer.


  1. Now that is just adorably CUTE! and Happy Birthday to Bitten by the bug & your sweet niece!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. Such a cute gift bag! I'm sure your niece will love it too. I need to try that print then cut feature on my Explore. Great job! Laurie

  3. definitely the cutest card this week on the blog. I like your print and cut helpful hint. That giraffe is just so darn happy - perfect for a 3 yr old. I haven't tried patterns yet. I just got a new printer, so you might be seeing a lot of print and cut projects from me too.

  4. JUST SO CUTE! Love it! That giraffe from Birthday Bash is a favorite of mine-he just has that smile!


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