Friday, May 31, 2013
Make a Cute 5 Minute Gift Bag!
Well, yesterday morning at 8 am, my daughter comes over to me and says she needs a gift bag for her friend Emily and can I make her one before we leave for school. WHAT? In her defense, she mentioned it the night before but I forgot. Oops.
Of course, I jumped at the challenge, wanting to make her happy and secretly thinking this would make a good blog project. Add in the "need to rush to school" and that's how the 5 minute gift bag was born.
Minutes 1-3: Decide on paper and cartridge. I used the Cricut Storybook cartridge and some paper from Echo Park.
Minutes 4-5: Cut "E" regular and shadow at 5-1/2" using the Storybook Cricut cartridge. While it's cutting, cut background paper and adhere to bag. Tie bow and adhere with glue dot. Search for matching tissue. Put "E" on bag.
Minute 6: Rush and photo bag for blog.
1) Where did you get your vinyl?
My vinyl is from the Cricut site HERE and the Cricut brand is made by Oracel (#631) which is typically rated for indoor use only. My experience is that it is extremely hardy and has lasted perfectly on my car and on my vinyl cups that I wash in the dishwasher.
2) How do you layer vinyl?
Here's a video where I layered vinyl (click HERE if you can't see it). It's the first video I ever made so be kind...LOL!
3) What Cricut cartridges have a mustache on them?
Cricut 3 Birds on Parade, Artiste, Billionaire, Cricut Decals, Funny Faces, Paper Doll Dress Up, Summer Celebrations, Mustaches and Glasses (digital).
4) How do you wash the straws for the cups so they aren't icky?
I just put those in the dishwasher but I never put milk in the glasses - just soda or water so it rinses out easily.
Here's a new contest:
Cricut Craft Room.
Provo Craft is also hosting a Pinterest Contest around this new Cricut Chalkboard Fonts cartridge (on sale soon). Click HERE and HERE to find out more about the contest.
Here are some Joann's coupons for this weekend:
And finally, here's this week's giveaway:
How can you win?
1) Leave a comment below (or by clicking HERE if you are seeing this in email) letting me know what your next craft project is. Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment.
2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.
Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 2, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize. Must be 18 or older.
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