Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cheerful Christmas Bag with Cricut Paper Trimmings Cartridge

 This gift bag was made using the new Cricut Paper Trimmings cartridge (a Cricut Circle exclusive) but the overall design could be used on a card also and with different ornaments.  I thought these ornaments were particularly beautiful, though.
 I used a new Christmas embossing folder from Provocraft, due in stores soon.  I love the funky style of it.  The glitter bag was from Michaels in the dollar section.
 "Joy to the World" was made using the Gypsy and welding letters from the Don Juan cartridge together.
Here are some quick instructions:

  1. Cut white cardstock to 6-3/4” x 4-1/4” and attach to front of glitter bag using brads.  This will be base of decoration.
  2. Cut white cardstock to 7” x 4-1/2” and run through Cuttlebug using the Ornament folder. Adhere to green glitter cardstock cut at 7-1/4” x 4-3/4”.  Mount onto bag on white section using dry adhesive.
  3. Using Gypsy, weld “Joy to the World” letters as shown - letters at 1”.  Cut out using green glitter cardstock.
  4. Cut ornaments out and glue together at sizing shown above.  Add ribbon bows to tops of ornaments.
  5. Adhere word art and ornaments to front of bag as shown using wet adhesive and glue dots.
Okie and Nadia from my design team have made some super cute items with the Cricut Traveler cartridge!  Take a quick peek below:

Nadia made an amazing plaque!  I am just giving you a sneak peek of her fabulous girl on the bicycle but there is even more to this project.  I love her step by step instructions.  Wait until you see how this cute girl was made!  Nadia always comes up with the most brilliant ways to alter the Cricut cuts - she knows how to rock some different cuts to morph them into a totally different cut. You can see the whole project and more at Nadia's blog, With Glittering Eyes.
Shirley (or Okieladybug to the Cricut Message board crowd) made a super clever and creative photo tray about the Cricut Cruise she went on.  I had the pleasure of being on this cruise with her and a certain hottie husband made it into one of her photos - he's such a cutie, if I say so myself..LOL!  But, I digress.  The photo tray has all kinds of cute Cricut cuts and what not in each section - there's so much to see!  You must check it out HERE at Shirley's blog!

Finally, for those of you with a smartphone and a QR Code Reader, you can scan in the QR code below to save this website for quick and easy future reference!  These QR codes are popping up all over the place and are really fun to use as phone bookmarks. I love it when I find techno-gadgets like this...LOL!
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50 comments:

  1. Gosh, I just LOVE those ornaments!!! So fancy and pretty!

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  2. Love this bag! It's like a card ON a bag! You've got me looking at the 'dollar section' at craft stores MUCH more 'creatively'!

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  3. Love the project, but I am so impressed by your own QR code. Now you just need to get a product to sell! C'mon Joy- your one of the most creative people I've ever encountered. Go for it!

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  4. Those ornaments are really great. Very fancy.

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  5. What a gorgeous gift bag! This would make a perfect card too! I can't wait to get that Cuttlebug folder!

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  6. Beautiful gift bag!! Love the glitter paper :)

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  7. Wow! You really dressed up that bag!

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  8. love the gift bag. really dresses up the bag.

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  9. what a great gift bag!!!
    Eva :0)
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  10. Now I am really excited about this cartridge! Can hardly wait to get it.

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  11. WOW..what a beautiful bag....the ornaments are a great idea to decorate just another awesome project. Hey their girl just keep 'em a commin' loving everything!!!!

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  12. Beautiful ornament card!

    My question about QR Code Reader and other apps. Why do we always have to give full rights to our calendar, address' etc? When will we be able to opt. out of private areas?

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  13. Love the bag!!!!
    Thank you
    Linda in STanwood

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  14. Wow, your decorated bag is gorgeous. Like the idea and I could use different ornaments to recreate it! TFS--Pat N.

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  15. Your bag is beautiful! I absolutely love the ornaments, I am so excited to get this new Circle cartridge! Also, love the new embossing folder, going to keep an eye out for that too!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  16. Nice bag! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Absolutely stunning bag!!! Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!!! :D

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  18. Lovely gift bag! I'm keeping my eye out for the new embossing folders.

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  19. Looks great!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  20. Cute bag! Thanks for sharing with instructions too

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  21. I'm loving all of your gift bags. This Christmas one is adorable. And so appreciate your "recipes"
    Thanks,
    Barbara bjgmjb@msn.com

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  22. your bag is gorgeous. Love the ornaments and the bows. TFS.

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  23. Loving the ornament gift bag with all that embossing!

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  24. Love the gift bag! It's absolutely beautiful!

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  25. Love it! Thanks for all the info!
    susanJ in Atlanta

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  26. Love the bags, Joy!! Neat idea.

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  27. Very nice bag! The ornaments are really pretty,it ads the perfect touch!

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  28. Love the way you spiffed up this bag. What a fab idea!

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  29. What a pretty bag...also like the idea of it as a card. Perfect for a secret Santa gift, I'm thinking.

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  30. What a Great Way to make a Gift Bag look Amazing! Love It!

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  31. I agree, the ornaments are beautiful. Nice job!

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  32. This holiday card is a wower! I love the use of bold colors in here. Also, the embossed background paper made the whole layout look better!

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  33. what a glam fab bag, i also like the ornaments and the bow on the bag. thanks for all you do and share. 1205love@gmail.com

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  34. So pretty! Love this season! TFS YET ANOTHER GREAT PROJECT! Have a merry and happy day!
    Liz

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  35. At first eye it is like a card on a bag. Creative look you created here. I agree, the ornaments are beautiful. The use of bold colors are too attractive.

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  36. So very fun! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  37. That box is adorable. Have you found to like imagine more than personal, create or expressions? Or more of an addition tool?

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  38. I love this cartridge & it would be a great bday present for myself!!

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  39. Gorgeous gift bag, I LOVE that embossing folder!!

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  40. I just love the gift bag.

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  41. very pretty, just love the style to those ornaments and a great background to go with them!

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  42. I love this bag! and the ornaments are perfect for the glitter background.

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  43. Love the layered look of the ornametns and the diminsion that brings out.

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  44. You do a fantastic job of sparking our creative juices! Love Love Love these cards and your tutorials

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