Wednesday, August 14, 2013

[Video]Make a Doily Gift Bag with the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge!

Have you ever needed a gift bag? In a hurry?

You thought you had one but then they are all gone...

This fast and fabulous gift bag from the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge can solve your problem!

I made this bag for my Mom's birthday - she loved it!
You can see how to make the bag in the video below (scroll down).

Here is the sizing:
Cut the border above in black and teal.
Cut the border above in white.  Cut the tag at 4" in white and 4-1/4" in teal (black would have been good also).
These circles above go behind the doily (cut in teal) below.
Here's a close-up:
I used the Close to My Heart Fabulous You stamp set below for the tag portion:
And the paper was from the Close to My Heart For Always Paper Pack:
And I stamped the tissue paper with CTMH Lagoon ink and the Close to My Heart In the Moment stamp set shown below:
And of course, I used the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle shown below:
To see how to make this doily bag, watch the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):



I had a request to post the infographic from yesterday's sizing video-see photo below:
This week's giveaway for everyone:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Did you mind that I didn't cut out each element in the video step by step, showing the Cricut machine itself?
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on August 18, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase* in the month of August
When you purchase the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle in August, you are now getting a total of FOUR large stamp sets.

Not only that, I am running a HUGE giveaway for everyone who purchases from my Close to My Heart website in August!  
Q: How can you be entered to win the

  • Kindle Fire HD, 7" Tablet
  • $100 Close to My Heart shopping spree
  • $50 Close to My Heart shopping spree

A: Make a Purchase from my Close to My Heart website HERE in the month of August.  That's it!  Winners will be announced September 1, 2013 and have 2 weeks to claim their prizes. U.S. Residents only.

Finally, everyone who purchases a Close to My Heart Artbooking Bundle from me will get access to an exclusive live online event in September where we will make two Artbooking projects, have a live chat with questions and answers as well as door prizes.  It will be recorded also so you can watch it again.

*While the stamp set is free in August, tax and shipping will still be assessed on the stamp set retail value.

Want to see more of my projects?
Click HERE to see my gallery!
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61 comments:

  1. Another great video. No I did not mind that you did not cut out each element. I think you explained everything just fine.

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  2. Hi, Joy. I am really loving these mini tutorials you are posting with the new cartridge. I actually appreciate that you eliminate the cutting in each step ~ it saves time and we all know what the cutting portion looks like! Great job.

    Marta Tapanes

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  3. Your video is perfect. I love the bag.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  4. Very pretty gift bag and no I did not mind you not showing the actual cutting out.

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  5. I love the bag it turned out beautiful

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  6. I love the bag and the video was great. What a great idea about stamping the tissue paper never thought of that I am going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing are amazing ideas.

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  7. This is just stunning, Joy! Love the colors!

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  8. I love what you are doing with that cartridge - it's on my Christmas wish list now. Look forward to seeing even more ideas

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  9. Beautiful medallion, and no, I don't mind if you don't cut out each piece...time is a commodity and I want to see it come together, but not necessarily every single cut. For those who are bothered by it though, you could maybe do that speed up the video thing, so it shows it really fast?

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  10. This bag is soooo pretty! Thank you for all of the wonderful tips and instructions...so helpful!!

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  11. Great bag, and I love what you did with the tissue!

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  12. Joy, you make it look so simple, even the mistakes! Wonderful gift bag and tag! Beautifully done!

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  13. The bag is fabulous and I like that you didn't show cutting all the pieces. Thanks so much!

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  14. I'm fine with your video just the way it is. Your videos are always very informative and easy to follow. And the bag is gorgeous! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  15. What a beautiful gift bag. It is always easier to precut your art work so you can fit more in the video.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  16. Georgous gift bag!!!! And it is fine not to show all of the cutting.

    I missed your tweezers today! I have been shopping for a pair. :)

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  17. Neat bag - love the doily. Again have to put that Cartridge on my Christmas gift wish list. Hopefully I will get it.

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  18. What a gorgeous bag. That doily and border are beautiful.. I see why your mother loved it!

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  19. I enjoyed the video. It's not necessary to show all of the cuts.

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  20. Love the doily bag! Sure, I don't mind that you don't show all of the cutting! Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge! I need to get an order in with you this month too:) Love CTMH!

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  21. Thanks! I'm often forgettingto buy bags :D

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  22. The bag is just beautiful. Funny what you can do now with a cricut...I for years made over all kinds of bags with whatever I had on hand.. Can't say they looked quite to pretty as yours LOL.... Your tutorials are a godsend. TY for all the tips on Artbooking. Your effort is appreciated very much.

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  23. What a gorgeous bag! I am getting ready to make one for my girlfriend's birthday gift(s) and BAM...here's an exquisite example for me to springboard off of. Thanks so much...I love your videos and don't mind you skipping over the "cutting" parts. Most of us are used to our cricuts by now (and can give them a run for their money) and I would assume those that are very new would ask for elaboration in your comment section. As usual, you have inspired me to go cut something! Thank you!!

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  24. I found your video on real dial size to be very clear. Thank you for your great tips. Love the doily bag. Jill P. Manteca CA

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  25. Great bag and great video too! I don't mind that you didn't show the cutting on the Cricut. I do like how you are showing the booklet with the sizes you used to make the bag. That is the information I need. I think we all pretty much know what the machine looks like when it is cutting. Especially with this cartridge knowing about the cut sizes and real sizes seem to make a difference.
    Thanks for your blog posts!

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  26. I'm quite happy that you didn't show the cutting of each element. I enjoyed your tip about stamping on tissue paper to coordinate it with the pretty gift bag you made. TFS!

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  27. Beautiful bag! I enjoyed your video and no I mind might that you didn't show the cutting process. Have a great day!

    Veronica

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  28. Love decorating gift bags. This one was beautiful. I did not mind that you didn't show the cutting process. Have a fun day!

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  29. Beautiful Bag!!
    LOVE that you didn't cut out each shape on the video!

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  30. Great bag. What a great gift for the gift.

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  31. I don't think it's necessary to go in detail on how to cut the pieces. Your emails and videos are great.

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  32. Beautiful gift bag! I love that you stamped the white tissue paper to match the bag. You are very creative. Thank you for spreading the fun.

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  33. Such a beautiful gift bag. I really loved how beautiful the tissue paper turned out and thought that was just a super cool idea! I didn't mind that you didn't show all the cuts! I was just so excited to see the finished project and I know if I have questions, I can always email you! Thanks again for sharing!

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  34. The gift bag is beautiful, and the video is easy to follow. Thanks for the idea.

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  35. No, never lacked for bags for gifts. But glad that I don't have to worry about it now - just have to put that Cartridge on my Want for Christmas gift list.

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  36. I do not mind you did not show us each step of the cutting but I always appreciate you telling us about sizing and when you do real size, etc. Your videos are so wonderfully helpful and just plain FUN! I wish I was your neighbor!
    Teresa
    www.CreateEnjoyShare.blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful bag, a gift itself--love the doily. Enjoying your videos.

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  38. Cute bag ! I might just have to buy some to have on hand to decorate.

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  39. Love the colors and shapes on your gift bag! So pretty! That's for the info on sizing!
    Jen, scrappyjene @ gmail.com

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  40. Love the gift bag!
    Your projects are always soooooo cute!
    Tanks for a chance to win
    Lk

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  41. Cute project, thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. FABULOUS especially the stamped tissue!!

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  43. Love the bag and the video. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  44. Love this cartridge. The gift bag is beautiful, and thanks for the video, too.

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  45. Beautiful medallion, and no, I don't mind if you don't cut out each piece...time is a commodity I enjoy just what you did.

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  46. Oh my goodness Joy! What a stunning gift bag and that tissue paper...lady you are a genius! I loved your video..you just hit it out of the park with this one!

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  47. This is just too cute. I love the colors. As for printing out everything I would like to see the cuts that may seem difficult to cut. But over all I like what you have been doing.

    An'Jenic-

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  48. Oh yes, so often I've needed a gift bag! Your tutorial is so fantastic, many thanks for it!

    Your blog is one of the best I know. I love your ideas and especially your colors and papers.

    Kind regards from Germany

    Gabi

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  49. What a beautiful bag. I just love how you took the stamp and made your own special paper to go along with it. Thanks for sharing.

    Luria

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  50. Fabulous! Love what you did with the tissue paper - perfect way to tie everything together!

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  51. I thought it was great that you didn't cut out the parts on camera - that they were already cut out - the video was great and very helpful as were your notes about real size, etc., found the whole thing very educational.

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  52. I love this cartridge. My e-mail address is trob75@hotmail.com

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  53. Hi Joy. I am so enjoying watching your videos and reading the details of each project. I am fairly new to scrapbooking and belong to a Close to my Heart Club. I've learned so much from you. Thank you so much. Denise

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  54. Hi, Joy I like how you created this Birthday bag for your mother and I bet she love it more than if you had bought it. And I like the video you done on this beautiful birthday bag and I didn't miss see each cut outs on each piece of the project.
    Thank you for all what you have done for us fans :0)
    Delama

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  55. I an expecting delivery of my Artbooking cart. any day now. I am getting more excited each day I was your video. R Brad from GA

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  56. I love your very detailed instructions. I have learned a lot about my Cricut machine just reading your posts.Keep up the good work!

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  57. I really, really REALY Need that Fontopia Cartridge....and.....I love what you did with all the hexagon/honey comb ideas...THANKS for showing me ways to use one of my favorite designs of all time !! momof7poms from Madisonville

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  58. Hi Joy,
    Love all the wonderful ideas for the new Artbooking! While doing a project with vinyl yesterday, I realized how much I could really use another font cartridge!! Who knew! Thanks for all the great work.

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  59. Thank you for the bag instructions and the chance to win such a versitle cartridge.

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  60. Really like designing gift bags. This one was wonderful. I did not thoughts that you didn't display the reducing procedure. Have a fun day!

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