Thursday, September 19, 2013

[Video]CTMH Artbooking Glittery Christmas Gift Bag

Today's Christmas gift bag was made completely with the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge (see it below) and lots of glitter paper!
Here are the cuts I made with the sizing:
I managed to figure out what sizes to cut these ornaments out at even though they were real dial size - these sizes work so just go with it (wink!).
The gold glitter paper was particularly thick so I multi-cut it twice. I also used a new sticky mat and taped the edges with painter's tape.  There's nothing more frustrating than ruining or mis-cutting expensive glitter paper!

I used the Close to My Heart Swirls Around stamp set below (which you can get HERE) on the background paper to add a little something-something.

I made the background paper (cream paper behind garland) using the "hide select contour" feature in the Cricut Craft Room.  You can see a video on how to do that HERE.

Check out the video on how to make this project below (click HERE if you can't see the video):



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1) Leave a comment below - Christmas bags - yay or nay?
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Winner will be announced on September 23, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Did you know you can get the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge and SEVEN stamp sets for just $114 (that's only $15 more than the regular Artbooking pricing of $99).

Just $114 before tax and shipping.

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It's so easy!

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82 comments:

  1. Cute gift bag! The cartridge and stamps are a nice selection as well as a great value. thank you for including an instructional video with your projects :)

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  2. Love the bag! I have a stack of white bags, I'll have to try this one out today!

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  3. You put more thought and design into a gift bag, than most people put into a card!

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  4. I never seem to have time to make bags!

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  5. I have bags but never decorated them!

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  6. Christmas bags - yes! make them myself - never happens!

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  7. That is my goal for this year is to make my own bags in addition to making all of the gifts!

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  8. Beautiful gift bag. You can't go wrong with glitter, especially for the holidays.
    I didn't realize you could cut twice with the Cricut. Thanks for the good tip! :)

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  9. Yes!! I love gift bags! This is a great one!

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  10. I love the bags they are great. I may need to look thru the book and make a few.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  11. Gorgeous, nay for Christmas gift bags...I like wrapped presents at Christmas...but I make tags.

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  12. I like a little of both--wrapping for nice symmetrical gifts and bags for those hard to wrap items.

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  13. I have some of those bags, so thanks for the terrific idea.
    I like your bag with the single bow.

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  14. I love all scrapbooking. So this my first choice. Thanks for sharing. Promotional Pens We create amazing pens, markers and Stylus Pens.

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  15. Love bags, I mean especially when you are time restricted and I know some disagree, but making your own bags whenever possible from generic is the way to go. I save all bags and buy plain white mostly when I have to buy at the Dollar Tree. Its the best place for this stuff. Love the background from Artbooking. Way cool. I know I will be using as the season approaches! Great stuff Joy. TY

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  16. I love the Christmas gift bag. So I say yay! They are easy when wrapping gifts for any occasion. Also you can decorate the bag for any theme.

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  17. Christmas gift bags? ABSOLUTELY! Love to do them and this was is very nice. I will probably use your design to do some for this Christmas!

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  18. Yes to Christmas bags! Yours is beautiful! TFS

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  19. Sorry to post twice but had to add: Love the idea of the bows on top of the ornaments. It's Christmas so love all the glitter and bows and bling!

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  20. I like the ribbon on the ornaments!!

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  21. Definitely a "yah" to Christmas gift bags! Such a beautiful example!

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  22. Hello!! Watched the video as always! lol Since you have asked, My thoughts are the bag looks amazing, but I loved the look of the ribbon on the ornament itself. So pretty. Anyhow you have inspired me to buy the bundle and since you have brought to my attention the other sets that can be had just for an additional 15 dollars, wow what a deal. I will bee ordering it from you within the next day or two!! Thanks for the info and the great videos!!

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  23. Ribbon on the ornament. When you moved it off to the top of the bag the ornaments looked unfinished. Great vid as always!

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  24. Yea for bags. So much quicker than wrapping.
    Florence from Louisiana.

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  25. Wow Joy....love gift bags and love this project. Question - the background page, the one you stamped, did you cut that from "backgound 1" and then hide the contour? I noticed you mentioned hiding contour but wasn't sure what you used for the page itself. Thanks in advance....

    Melinda Strange
    Huntsville, TX
    csi275@yahoo.com

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  26. Yay! I love Christmas and I love using gift bags!

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  27. Yay for gift bags, I do wrap some gifts, but I use gift bags also and it is so great to personalize and decorate the bags yourself

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  28. When it comes to Christmas I usually wrap all my gifts, but gift bags are always great to have around for a "thinking of you" gift or a last minute "I want to bless you" gift. Gift bags are wonderful. Would like to see more!!

    K&JCreations

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  29. Yay! It's really nice. I like a combination of gift bags and wrapping.

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  30. thats a yay for me. Christmas bags are great. Im the one usually collecting all the gift bags before they get tossed. following year I just buy tissue paper. great time saver.
    DawnRI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  31. Sometimes with the gift - you have to use a gift bag. Yes, I use them. Like the bow where you have it. 3 bows would be too much and putting it where you did does not take away from the beautiful ornaments. Love it. Have to put this cartridge on my Christmas gift list

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  32. The gift bag is cute...Yes, I use gift bags all the time - i am going to try to be more creative with them...very inspiring...thanks for the opportunity to win this cute cart!!! And I know lots of soon moms-to-be ....

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  33. Beautiful gift bag, love the details. I make Christmas gift bags for our neices and nephews every year and they enjoy receiving them as much as I enjoy making them. We just found out we're going to be grandparents, so I would love to win this adorable cartridge.

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  34. I will make a few special bags and wrap the rest.

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  35. A gift bag is a gift in itself. What could be better than a gift inside of a beautiful bag that can be reused and continue to spread joy? Obviously I like using and getting gift bags. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Kathy -- kbfloyd522@yahoo.com

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  36. I have been working on Christmas cards. I have made 42 so far but your bag is beautiful and maybe I can make those for gifts. Very nice job.

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  37. Wonderful bag--I say Yay to Christmas bags.

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  38. Yay to adding anything homemade to a gift, especially if the gift is homemade. It makes even a store bought gift more personal!

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  39. Great holiday gift bag! I think a narrower ribbon on each ornament would have been cute--or maybe make bows with some of the same material you used for the ornament strings. You could have still used the wider ribbon on the handle.

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  40. Pretty bag. Yay to Christmas bags

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  41. Beautiful bag! Yay for Christmas bags!

    Have a great day!

    Veronica

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  42. What a gorgeous bag! Thanks for sharing the video with us! Yes, yes, yes for Christmas bags!

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  43. Joy--I think it would have been wonderful to put a bow on each ornament, although your bag turned out beautifully! TFS
    Patty

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  44. Yay to Christmas bags! This one is so detailed and gorgeous!

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  45. Boy, that is a lot of glitter. Great card - I love glitter and shiny. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Mary O'Neal

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  46. Joy,
    Thank you for another Super Video!
    I am going to make that gift bag this evening!
    I would think that this design -- made a little smaller -- could be used on a greeting card too?? I think so. I'll give it a try too.

    I'm looking forward to winning this week's cartridge since I am now a 1st time Grandma with the most adorable Grandson in the world.
    (I'm not prejudiced, am I? Ha-ha!). He just turned 3 months old yesterday and weights in at 17 lbs. and 9 oz. He's on track to catch up with his Daddy, my precious son, who is 6'6" tall.
    Thank you again for the great video!
    Jill

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  47. I say Yay! to gift bags. I make bags for every occassion (Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar for my triplet nephew's birthday :)). Love the videos, keep 'em coming. Sorry to hear of your dad's passing keeping you in my prayers.

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  48. I vote for bows on the ornaments but maybe a little thinner ribbon so as not to overwhelm or maybe just on one or two. love the bag though. missed hearing what size bag you started with though.

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  49. This Christmas bag is beautiful! I have never made a Christmas bag but this is inspiring my to try. TFS!
    -Mary

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  50. cute bag but I love wrapping presents too much to take time to make bags. I'll use the wonderful idea for a card though! Thanks for all the ideas.

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  51. Christmas bags are nice (especially the one you posted), but I really like wrapping gifts and doing bows and fancy things on the gifts. I love bags for quick packaging, and I do enjoy making special gift bags, also. I'd say, in my case, it's a draw.

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  52. Joy, very cute bag, I say YES to bags! They complete the gift, especially after taking the time to make or choose a present, then personalizing a bag, it shows it was made and given with love.
    mommaneff@yahoo.com

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  53. Absolutely love the gift bags. I love making them and being able to personalize them for the recipient, sometimes adding a hint of what's inside in the design. These ideas could be used for gift cards as well. And they give me inspiration for other ways to use the designs. Thanks for this wonderful project. And finally as someone mentioned, I too have a new grandson who is also 3 mos. old and has the same birthday. Congrats Granma. I'd love to win this cartdrige to make pages for his book and my own. (Marti from IN).

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  54. another great project! I maybe rethinking buying gift wrap this Christmas

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  55. I love the Chhristmas bags. Not sure I will have time to make very many since I treand to wait until the last minute.. Thanks for all your post.

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  56. Hi Joy! Loved your video. Pretty as it was,I prefer the bows on each ornament as you suggested. I seldom make gift bags, but always do my own tags which I put on wrapped presents with big handmade bows. It's all fun and festive! Bags, tags...everyone loves the handmade touch! Love that Baby Steps cart, and just found out our #6 grand will be a girl, due in February!

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  57. Hi Joy! Loved your video. Pretty as it was,I prefer the bows on each ornament as you suggested. I seldom make gift bags, but always do my own tags which I put on wrapped presents with big handmade bows. It's all fun and festive! Bags, tags...everyone loves the handmade touch! Love that Baby Steps cart, and just found out our #6 grand will be a girl, due in February!

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  58. Like the altered Christmas gift bag. The size info is helpful.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  59. What a beautiful bag. It would inhance any gift. What size was the bag.

    Luria

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  60. Beautiful! Yay for bags!

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  61. I like the bow's on each of the ornaments. But it still turned out very pretty.

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  62. Thanks for alll the videos. Great project can't wait to try it.

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  63. Of course Yay bags! It beats having to wrap the darn presents.

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  64. YAY YAY YAY!!!! Why NOT, it makes the gift soooo much more special, not to mention prettier!

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  65. Absolutely love using gift bags ... especially making pretty ones like yours!

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  66. Yay to give bags! Yours is beautiful. I have always wrapped my gifts but your bag is giving me a change of thought. I have decorated a few for birthdays etc. in the past. Thanks for the wonderful project and tips.

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  67. Great use of glitter paper...I can never find the right projects to use up my sparklies

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  68. I do use a lot of Christmas bags but I haven't made my own. Christmas is a busy time of year. I try not to make too many demands on myself to get too many projects done in time for Christmas.

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  69. Great idea. I like the idea of the special touch in the bag. That is like a little gift in itself. :-)

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  70. Love your gift bag. I also make gift bags and enjoy looking at your videos for ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    Kathy

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  71. Your Christmas gift bag is great! You make it look so easy. This one I will have to give it a try. It makes the gift so much more special.

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  72. Bags like these are a definite YAY!!

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  73. Your bag is awesome, well done! I am not naturally crafty but I will give this a shot. I have books that I am gifting this year so bags done like this will be the frosting on the cake! I would recommend the books I am giving away this year, The Reindeer Keeper and The Snowman Maker by Barbara Ward, barbarabriggsward.com. But definitely a "YAY" on your bags, I am very impressed.

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  74. Hi Joy! How are you and your family doing? ...still sending prayers and hugs your way. What a beautiful bag, if I could make bags like these I would definetly use more gift bags. BTW, I think your one satin bow addition is perfect. Would love to see pics of Snowbell sometime soon...nothing like pet love that seems to reach right into your soul. :)

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