Sunday, December 8, 2013

[Video]5 Minute Christmas Holiday Gift Bags with CTMH Close to My Heart Art Philosophy

It's that time of year where we need gift bags and we need them quickly!

These gift bags were made in two shakes of a lamb's tail using the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The bags are from Michaels and are sized at 5"x8".

Below are the cuts:



Here are some close-ups of the bags - simple and easy!


Check out the video below to see how to make these bags (click HERE if you can't see the video):




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It's a New Giveaway!
Cricut Holidays Through the Years Iron On Cartridge:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - What do you want for Christmas that is crafting oriented? I am hoping for some new lights for my room.
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2) That's it!


Winner will be announced on December 15, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.


New Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month:
Got to have it?  Check out the catalog below to find some fun products!

Here's a quick link to the online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 

Did you know that there is a new Close to My Heart mini catalog called Holidays from the Heart, valid from Oct 15- Dec 31, 2013?

And this promo is still going on:
When you place your order HERE, the system will prompt you upon checkout to pick out your free/star item(s)!  Wait until the system prompts you and then click on their link to add your items.

You can also download a PDF of the Holiday catalog HERE.

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121 comments:

  1. I would love to have a new Ott light to give me a brighter craft table. I have been doing cross stitch more than scrapping lately. I definitely need to find some me time to get some paper crafting done!

    Tracy

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  2. Great bags! I would like to get gift cards to any craft store so I can go shopping lol

    Veronica

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  3. I'd love some new basics - a new wide craft mat - preferably self-healing, and a new set of scissors - maybe the Tim Holtz kind with comfy handles?

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  4. Cute bags! I love your quick Christmas ideas. For Christmas, I would love to get a light box for taking photos of my cards. I don't have a single room in my house that has really good light, so taking photos is always an issue.

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  5. I enjoyed u'r card video's. I'm going to make some now that I know how. For Christmas I also would like some giftcards so that I can shop for supplies that I need. I especialy like that cute Bow-EZ.

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  6. I would love organizers for all the little things in my craft room.

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  7. I would like some Tweezer Bee's *mine just now broke after 0 years* I love your gift bags they turned out so stinkin' cute!! You voice was like music to my ears I've so missed you!! Thanks for all you do Joy from the bottom of my heart so missed you!!

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  8. I would love a new crafting room. Always look forward to your posts. Thanks for all your great ideas

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  9. Wonderful gift bags. I'll definitely be making some of those. I would like some shelf storage in my craft room for Christmas.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. Love these gift bags!! I would definitely love a more organized space for crafting!!

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  11. Great gift bags!! I want a whole craft room - thinking of buying a used travel trailer and gutting it and making it into a whole separte craft room, just for me!!!!! figure that would be the cheapest way to go.
    Hugs
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  12. I love Art Philosophy it's so versatile, the bags are just lovely!! I would love a new paper trimmer, i'ts one of my have to have tools!!

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  13. Wow I love the Cricut Holidays Through the Years cart. You always bring us the latest and greatest.

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  14. I would love a craft table. There is no room in my house for a real room, so a sturdy table with storage would be great! :). Love the bags!

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  15. I love the bags, they are so cute and easy. I could always use more cartridges, you can never have enough hehe.
    Thanks for the chance to win one.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  16. Love the quick bags and ideas for using Art Philosophy. I've included a brayer on my wish list this year b/c I keep seeing cute cards using one.

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  18. Thanks for th chance to win. I am asking for card stock and cartridges!

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  19. My husband asked me what I wanted for my craft room for Christmas. Any category. He asked me to give him a wish list. I told him that I wish to have double sided paper that is easily to purchase from our local craft stores. No one carries them unless it's in small quantities and they are ugly patterns!

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  20. I have I have this cart (or any other one, actually) on my wish list for Christmas. I can never have enough! Love those bags, Joy. YOU ROCK!

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  21. Very cute bags and I like that they are quick and simple. More cartridges would be nice for Christmas.

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  22. Those bags are so great! I love simple ideas.

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  23. Those bags are so great! I love simple ideas.

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  24. Thanks for the video. Looks easy to make. I tried the link on the 30% off Cricut mats but I can't seem to find it in their site.

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    1. Here's a link to the mats and blades. I recommend the "light grip" mat for general use. HUGS!! http://bit.ly/1bRQoPU

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  25. Love my AP cartridge. Glad to hear you again, and thanks for the chance to win the new giveaway. Can't find the bow easy bow maker on Amazon. That's what I'd like in my stocking!

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    1. They used to have the bow easy on amazon - rats! Here's a link to get the Bow Easy now: http://www.reasonableribbon.com/item.php?item_id=4503

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  26. I would like some good adhesives and some patterned 2-sided cardstock paper. Thanks for the video and the opportunity to win this iron-on cartridge. I want to win!

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  27. What cute, quick gift bags! I always need more adhesive and Zig pens! I'd also love some cool cardstock (various solid colors!!)

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  28. I would love gift cards to my craft stores so I can pick out what I want, which of course would be cartridges, embossing folders and dies!!

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  29. Now that I have all the CTMH cartridges all I need is time and ideas from Joy on how to use them. All kinds of paper and cardstock would be a great Christmas gift. rosebud114

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  30. I am asking for CTMH Artiste cartridge. Love your easy bags.

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  31. Love your bags. I would love the Birds on Parade cartridge.

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  32. Hi Joy! So great to see a new video from you and LOVE the cute bags and ideas for using the awesome Art Philosophy cart...your ideas have certainly made it worth it's cost. And, thank you for gathering up the store coupons for us again...so appreciated! Sending lots of hugs your way, Beth Anne

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  33. Anything easier I'm all for it. Great bags and tags. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Mary O'Neal

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  34. I truly would love a new home with a larger craft room, but I need to be patient with that wish!! I am wanting Cricut cartridges that have awesome fonts styles as I am having lots of fun with putting words onto items and would love to try some subway art!! Oh, but realistically I would have to say anything new to try!! This cartridge would be great to win!!!!

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  35. These are great. I love how easy they are.

    I have an envelope punch board on my list.

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  36. I want the art booking cartridge and spellbinders.

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  37. I would love to have more storage for my craft room!! I have stuff on top of stuff! I love these bags and tags! so cute, quick and easy! thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. I'm hoping for some more cricut cartridges and some ribbon storage - JoAnn's had some ribbon storage on sale a couple of weeks ago - and I hinted strongly for them.
    Thanks for the bag ideas - I'm going to have to do that for some bags that we've had a long time, and have some bad spots on them. I'll just cover those spots with stockings, etc.

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  39. I would love a splat mat for my crafting desk! Been wanting one for a while, maybe Santa will be nice this year! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway! Happy holidays!

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    1. I would really love a silhouette and/or some new embossing folders for Christmas.

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  40. I am hoping for a new chair for my craft room. The one I have now is pretty old and not very comfortable. Hope Santa is listening. :)

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  41. Id love a clean organized craft room. Haha

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  42. I would always welcome new Cricut cartridges for Christmas. Or pretty paper. I can't think of anything craft related that I wouldn't appreciate for Christmas!

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  43. I would like a heat proof mat. But anything from paper to a new chair would be gladly accepted.. Jill P., Manteca, CA

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  44. Thanks for the chance at this great new cart.

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  45. What do I want for Christmas? More TIME to craft!!!
    Elaine S.

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  46. I would like a really good paper trimmer and lots of ink colors for stamping.

    Pam in Birmingham

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  47. I'd love more cartridges and a new laptop to work of CCR for my e2.

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  48. Cute decorated bags...I could make them if cricut.com would update the software for us MAC users. Still not ready for us yet. So I can't use craft room. But I'd LOVE this cartridge.Thanks for sharing/

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  49. I would love to win this cartridge....I just finished this years Christmas cards (55) several were made after watching your videos. Now I am putting my Christmas paper, cartridges, dies, and stamps away....but have lots of birthdays coming up and would love to have this new one to play with. Linda Talso
    ltalso@hotmail.com

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  50. I had to come back and tell you that after watching your video and seeing the most perfect bows that you made, I ordered me a bow easy. amazon didn't have any but ebay did and it will be here on Friday!! thanks again for the inspiration!

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  51. Cute bags! I would love to have someone teach me how to use all of the functions on my Expression and Imagine. I'm one of those people that learn much better by watching.

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  52. I would love to learn to use my gypsy for Christmas. It has so much promise, and I need to have time to learn to use it.

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  53. With your great video on making a Double Gate Fold card and using Scandinavia Wishes stamp I have made seven great cards. I just love all of your video instructions.

    Thanks and have a Merry Christmas-- Louise from Placerville,Ca

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  54. Thanks for the opportunity Joy. Even though I've had my Cricut for a few years I still learn something new from watching your videos. It's like having my own tutor. LOL. Stay warm in TX I know you guys are getting some really bad weather.

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  55. I have some cartridges on my wish list but I would love a new desk so I can spread out my crafts a bit more.

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  56. Made a gift bag inspired by your Tree Gift bag. You can see mine at:
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com/2013/12/kraft-christmas-gift-bag.html
    I put a link to your site so everyone can see your creation as well.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  57. I really want the blue cuddlebug along with dies and embossing folders. Love the gift bags !
    Pamela from KC

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  58. I have just asked for gift certificates because it is so hard for people to know what I have and what I don't have. This way I get to shop for me : ) which is really fun.

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  59. I want a room of my own to scrap in, or even just a space in a closet. I've been asking for it for years, but my mother has been unwilling to let me have the room we use for guests. Guess that will just have to wait until I get my own place.

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  60. I want the blue Cuttlebug; blur is my favorite color, so the other new and improved features are just the icing on the cake!

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  61. I want the envelope Punch board. I keep making odd size cards. That tool would help.

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  62. For Christmas I would like the CTMH sign up fee so I can be part of Joy's team. (I think Santa aka BF is bringing it) LOL and snowmobile outer wear so I can go riding with BF. Thank you for the awesome giveaway Joy.
    Happy Holidays!

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  63. your site is so packed full of tips i LOVE IT. our fav holiday tradition is just being together and relaxing , being that all the holiday rush is coming to an end. we recount the funny moments of the yr and then just sit back kick our ft up and eat PEANUTBUTTER PIE!!!! what could be better......... well getting edge to edge i'd say..... thanks for this opportunity purplrags

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  64. Hello Joy, There is no way I can express how helpful having you as a resource on the "how to" of projects has been to me. I appreciate all you do for us. Thank you!
    As for my favorite holiday tradition, I love everything about the holiday season, even the work is fun. I love sitting down with family and enjoying a cup of mulled cider along with homemade Christmas cookies, and playing a game or just enjoying pleasant conversation, and remembering the reason for the season.
    Thank you for the chance to win a wonderful cartridge.
    Blessings to you and yours throughout this holiday season and the coming new year.
    Marie

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  65. i LOVE THE hOLIDAY THRU THE YEARS.. JUST ANOTHER EDGE OF STUFF TO USE THAT DIDN'T HAVE --- AND THE EDGE TO EDGE IS GREAT I TELL YOU.... MY FAV PART OF HOLIDAY IS FAMILY. BUT NOW ALAS THEY ARE ALL MOVED AWAY SO ITS MY FIRST YEAR WITHOUT ALL THE KIDS/GRANDKIDS.... I AM A LITTLE SAD.... BUT THEN AGAIN, FAR LESS WORK AS WELL IN THE KITCHEN... NAH.... I MISS THEM... LOL.

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  66. Would love to win this cartridge. I am really enjoying using the iron on vinyl for the grandkids!

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  67. OOps, forgot our tradition. We usually watch the Sound of Music on Christmas Eve and have eggnog and Welch's grape to toast in the Christmas Day. It's fun and easy. I like to sit and just admire the tree.

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  68. My favorite tradition is a Christmas Eve service at our church.... it is wonderful to worship with family and friends and contemplate the birth of our Savior together. What a blessing! Janda in SC

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  69. We open our gifts on Christmas Eve. My grandmother used to make flannel pjs for us when we were little. I think I should probably do that for my little grandchildren next year. I don't think I quite have enough time this year! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

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  70. we always get together with family christmas eve , cancelled it out because my brother was sick now we are having a massive ice storm and are under an emergency alert so we have to stay in 40,000 are without heat and lights not good here in Michigan. Merry Christmas.

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  71. Shopping is done, wrapped and under the tree. Just waiting for Christmas Eve. Love to have the new give-away, how nice an Expression 2. Merry Christmas to all.

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  72. Awesome giveaway! Trust all will have a blessed Christmas during this special season of our Lord! Bless those travelling. Had some of our own family caught in traffic because of ice and accidents, but they made it safe.

    Chris from Bryan Texas

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  73. All done. Just about everything is wrapped, just have to do a few cards. Would be great if I had the expression to make them with, hint, hint!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see my grandchildren's face when they open their gifts!!!!!!!!

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  74. What a great way to welcome 2014. From the way 2013 treated me, I did not epect to be around to celebrate another year.

    I have been unable to play for almost the entire year. Everything is in boxes to be,, this holiday week will be spent getting things organized and regifted. npacked (I moved 18 months ago) and I am going through serious withdraw. I am saving up for an electronic die cutter, but would love to improve on the dtream by going a little more upscale.

    Thank you so much for the offer

    Jann

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  75. All done. Shopping done and everything is wrapped!

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  76. All done. Shopping done and everything is wrapped!

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  77. I would some new task lighting! Thank you for the give away! Merry Christmas!

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  78. tHAT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENT!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS JOY.

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  79. These bags are so cute. A new cricut would be fantasic. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  80. I don't have anyone to shop for but just as soon as the holidays are over and prices are down I am going to get myself a new mattress so that will be my present.. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  81. I'm done with Christmas Shopping, however, I have NO baking done, nor all the fudge and peanut brittle started. And that's not to mention no cheese ball yet, either. AND my daughter and her family arrive tomorrow at 7 PM. I'm only 36 hrs. behind time! Have a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year.

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  82. I'm so excited for Christmas to come and I think I'm ready. I would love to enter your contest and win the new expression2! My cricut is getting so tired as I have used it like crazy the past couple of years. Thank you for your blog and giving the coupons every week. I have also shared your emails with many friends to share the coupons with them.

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  83. Almost finished shopping, got a little behind when my husband had surgery this week, Still making my Christmas Cards, can you believe that!!! Plan to mail them tomorrow, hopefully they will get there before Wed :) then off to finish shopping and then home to cook!!!


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  84. I am all done with shopping and wrapping. All I have to do now is cook and clean house. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful prize. Penny B. in NC

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  85. I am all done with all my shopping and wrapping. I am just a little behind since I have been taking care of a sick husband, son, and dog for the past 2 weeks. Now I just need to get my house in order and do food prep work to be ready for about 40 people, friends and family, who will be at my house Christmas Eve. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

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  86. I love your contests & ideas. I have wanted a CRICUT Machine for years but never have the EXTRA $ to afford it after bills & caring for my family. I would love to become the PROUD Owner of this PRIZE. Thanks for the opportunity

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  87. I love the Christmas bags. Yes my shopping is all done and wrapped and under tree, and has been since first of Dec. I don't like the crowds anymore. I sure hope I win the cricut machine as I hve had one for years and I keep babying it as it is making weird noises and provocraft tells me it is the housing and probably won't last much longer.

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  88. Oh! My! Goodness! as Shirley Temple would say: I could really use a new expression. As a avid Cricut user, my poor Expression looks like its on it's last legs. A new Expression would certainly make this season "Bright and Merry". Thanks Susan

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  89. I just need to cut one cricut purse for a gift card and I'm done. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  90. I love your projects !!! I could spend all day looking at your stuff !!! Thank you and Merry Christmas !!!

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  91. Debra Gardner from Mobile, ALDecember 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Great project! I used the idea but mot the exact cuts for my gift bags for my office Christmas Gifts. Love following your site. Love your emails and your creativity! Would absolutely love to win the Cricut Expression 2!

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  92. Not finished shopping yet. Havent really done much. Been working. Going today if I can get off this computer. LOL!

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  93. Shopping & wrapping are done. However I am hosting Christmas at my home and haven't even started to clean or cook!! I always wonder why I spend so much time cleaning because 15 minutes after everyone arrives I look around and just quietly say to myself " did all this for what?". But in the end it is all worth it and hopefully a good time is had by all. I must admit that today I am procrastinating because I keep finding more decorations or another card that I could make for that extra special touch. Happy Holidays to all!!

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  94. All done shopping except for lottery tickets for stockings. Just a few things to be wrapped and I am done. Merry Christmas everyone!

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  95. Dear Joy,

    I had very little shopping to do for family and friends, but is is all done. Hooray!!! But, I think we should focus on the real reason for the season. Jesus' birthday and helping the unfortunate.

    I have been watching your blog since March or April of this year and your ideas have inspired me as I began making cards for family and friends. I currently have the original Cricut machine. Winning the Cricut Expression 2 would, first of all, make me exceedingly happy and I know I could extend on my scrap booking and card making ideas. Your blog has so many great ideas which incorporate the use of the Cricut Expression 2 and the Cricut design center. I want very much to be part of this.

    Thank you for offering this prize.

    Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year.

    Earlise Smith

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  96. Yes , shopping all done ready for the next step Cooking. Hope everyone has a great Hoilday.

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  97. I'm new to scrapbooking and card making so, iI'm trying to learn as much as I can. Hoping to retire next year and will have more time for this craft. We're not giving gifts this year, but will enjoy time spent with our family. May you have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

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  98. this holiday my hubby job had went under so it hit us hard and were not able to do this big holiday were not sure how we will make it now and now with the weather turning unsafe to drive . it would be a blessed gift to win the cricut expression 2 wow this is a big giveaway.. to be able to follow you Joy would be neat in making ..and thank you and wish you all a blessed holiday..some day i hope to get the neat cricit artise from you..looks neat...and thks

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  99. Not a big shopper for Christmas, I want my son to understand the 'reason for the season' however we will join about 20 others at my parents home for dinner and games so ..... off to the kitchen to do my part :)

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  100. Yes, done with shopping. Ready for Christmas. Really enjoy your website Joy!!! Christmas blessings to you and your family. Would really love to have a Expression 2, great price. Thanks Joy!! Kay from Iowa countryside.

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