Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Cricut Kate's ABC Bag

 I have been going crazy making gift bags lately!  It seems everytime I need a bag, I don't have one so I have been busy crafting up a bunch of them to have on hand.  This one was made using the Cricut Kate's ABCs cartridge and the Paper Lace cartridge (for the "Happy Birthday).  The bag came with the plaid background and the green top so I just need to add a front piece.
 For starters, this actually has four different cuts on it.  See below:
From Kate's ABCs:


From Paper Lace:
I decided to make a little scene using these cuts.  Actually, I was just going to do the flower and the "Happy Birthday" and it felt too plain.  So I started adding things.  I love the bees on this cartridge and thought they would be fun buzzing around.
 As you may have noticed, I love wiggle eyes...
 The mushrooms were actually supposed to have holes cut in them for the spots but those holes were going to be teeny tiny so I decided to skip that and just use white and black pen to make dots.

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Do you make gift bags?  If so, what are your favorite cartridges to use?

I am getting ready for family to arrive for my son's First Communion tomorrow.  It's been a long road to get here as we've been teaching him the religious books at home but we're finally here.  And what's great is that he is so excited to do it.  His godparents (my brother-in-law and sister-in-law) will be arriving today from Buffalo, New York (they drove!) and we can't wait to see them.  I have just a few more errands for today and I'll be ready.

I hope you guys have a great weekend!

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43 comments:

  1. That is really a cute bag, I don't have this cartridge, but I may need to get it now. Thanks

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  2. I've never made a gift bag - just might have to start. This one is precious!

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  3. And yet another gorgeous gift bag! The are actually works of art!
    Congrats on your son's First Communion. I know you are very proud.

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Cindy :)

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  4. very cute!
    Thank you for sharing
    Lisa ( CU 2012)

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  5. This is a very cute gift bag. That is one of my favorite cartridges I used it to make an alphabet book for my GGD.
    Blessing on your son's 1st communion.

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  6. Beautiful gift bag...totally wonderful. Lee-Ann :)

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  7. Cute gift bag - they've all been really cute!

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  8. Fantastic gift bag...I love everything little thing about it I have all the cartridges so I'm lovin' it...I do decorate gift bags and don't have a spec. color just do themes depending on the person etc.

    Congrats on your sons first communion have a great celebratory week-end and why won't it be...everyone will have JOY around them!!

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  9. SO ADORABLE!!....Just sayin' :o)

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  10. Such a CUTE bag Joy! Congrats to your son on his Communion! I hope you all have a blessed weekend with friends and family for this special event! :O)

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  11. What a sweet gift bag! Love the little bee!

    My daugher's first communion is next weekend. Dress, headpiece, shoes, gifts... kinda getta out of hand but she is ready. :)

    Happy Crafting!
    Nadia

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  12. This bag is so cute. I love the bees. I did not even notice the bees on that cartridge. I gotta make a bunch of those to use on cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy :)

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  13. Great bag. Though I must say that seeing the larger flower all done up it looks a lot like Seymour from The Little Shoppe of Horrors!

    I don't make gift bags and I'm not sure why... well maybe because I'm usually a day late with gifts.

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  14. i DON'T DO BAGS EITHER, BUT LOVE TO LOOK AT THE ONES YOU DO. VERY CUTE.
    MSTGANE
    ANN

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  15. Awesome how you pulled all the images from your list of carts and made a scene. Thats a person who knows her carts.
    I havent made a gift bag yet but do have some I picked up using my coupon. So many projects and so little time.
    Dawn RI

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  16. super cute! Loved how you grouped it and your choice of colors and patterns.

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  17. Love the bag! How you created the entire scene is pretty awesome~& why you have a blog & I don't! :)
    Having just made 2 gift bags "in a hurry", I'm going to have to sit down & make a stock pile too!

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  18. I love it! Those bees are super cute.

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  19. I absolutely love your bag! The colors are wonderful and you've motivated me to make some bags! Thamk u!

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  20. Cutest gift bag ever! I love the bright colors and how you mixed the different cuts together!

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  21. I love the colors and design! So cheerful!

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  22. i love making my own gift bags. Thanks for the great ideas. Have a blessed time this weekend.

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

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  23. what a cute bag. It also would make an adorable card. Love it. Love the bright colors.

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  24. Your gift bag is so sweet and colourful.Cute googly eyes. The drawn on dots look great. I have never decorated a gift bag with my Cricut, just gift tags. Sounds like a good project to try out soon.

    Congratulations to your son on his first communion. Sounds like a busy household this weekend! :)

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  25. I've made some gift bags, but none were nearly as pretty as yours!!!! Congrats to Robbie on his First Communion, it will be a wonderful day!!!

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  26. Unfortunately a gift bag for me means one from the dollar store stuffed with some tissue paper! Your bag is so pretty. It's certainly a keeper.

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  27. this is adorable bag i love how you created a scene with different designs
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  28. WOW! Just getting the bag is a present itself. Joy, this is precious. I will be copying this idea.

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  29. Oh my goodness, this is just far too wonderful! I've never thought of doing gift bags but you can bet I'm all over it for the next gift I will be presenting someone! Thanks for sharing.....Cricut fans are unstoppable!!!

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  30. I really like the colors you used and the flower cut with the cute mushrooms. What a darling idea.

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  31. Momof4inArlingtonApril 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    How cute is this bag?! Congratulations on your son's communion, and enjoy your time with family!

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  32. It is a very pretty scene. I used to make gift bags paper and fabric, but lately I switch to cards only, there is nothing wrong with it, but I feel Like going back to the bag making ;) your projects truly inspire me. Congratulations on your son's First communion, It is a joyeous occassion and even better to share it with family. Have a blessed and beautiful day!
    Liz

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  33. I brought this cart with education in mind. I have only made a few of the pieces,mainly just to work out size and what they looked like made up. Having a visual for mind when creating for class. but this is AMAZING!.. I love the colours, the combination of images used and the Goggly eyes, ( dont get to use them much in ed- safety factor).. thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  34. Great job Joy! Love the bag!

    Julie

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  35. Love your bag. I have just started making them myself. Do you have pics of other bags you have made? If so I would LOVE to see them

    catlady709@comcast.net

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  36. What a gorgeous bag!! I love all of the details and pretty colors:o)

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  37. Very pretty and creative! Love your work

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  38. So need to make my own gift bags and you give us such great ideas. thanks for all you do.

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  39. Love the gift bag. It is so cute.

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  40. Oh-oh! Another must have cartridge to add to my growing list. Such a pretty bag. I wouldn't want to give it away!! As alwa.ys, thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me.

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