Wednesday, July 9, 2014

[Video]Elegant Cricut Artbooking Gift Bag

The Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge is extremely versatile.  Today's gift bag was made using just two cuts from this new cartridge.  The project went together in a snap!

Let's take a look at how to make this elegant gift bag:
cut the elegant overlay shown above at 9-1/2" using the real dial size button.  My gift bag is about 8"x10" so this was the closest appropriate size.

Again, the real dial size button is our friend!  Here is where to find the real dial size button on the cartridge overlay:
And here it is on the Cricut Craft Room:
Next, I cut the elegant "Celebrate" at 1-1/4" using the real dial size button.  Two cuts - one quick bag!
Want to see a video on how to make this quick elegant bag?  Check it out below (click HERE if you can't see the video):




The Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge bundle includes all shown above (3 large sized matching stamp sets, cartridge and handbook) PLUS 3 sheets of matching chipboard elements.

Get the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle HERE!

Here is the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month for July - a full alphabet stamp set! Normally, these are $29.95 but this month, it's only $5 with a $50 purchase!  WHOOP!

It's just $5 when you spend $50+ at my Close to My Heart shopping page.

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


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1) Leave a comment below - Do you make gift bags? They are so fast and easy!
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Winner will be announced on July 20, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

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53 comments:

  1. Pretty way to dress up a gift bag. I have decorated gift bags but not like this & will give this a try.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. Great video tfs and thanks for a chance to win!!!

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  3. Yes I make gift bags. The girls at work love them.

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  4. Yes I make gift bags. Your Elegant gift bag is so gorgeous. I really enoyed your video it's fun watching you create and explaining the how to's of it all. YOU ROCK!!

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  5. No, I don't make gift bags. Your gift bag is awesome! May just have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

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  6. I don't generally make gift bags, but I do "doctor" them up a bit. I add doilies and ribbon to close the top and maybe add little cutouts. Your's is great -- gonna give it a try. Thanks!

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  7. The closest I have come to making a gift bag was printing a name and picture on a bag using my Explore.

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  8. I like the colors and elegance. Many times I decorate gift bags.

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  9. I've made a few gift bags! Thanks for all of your great ideas and videos! It makes me want to make a project right after I watch you! Keep them coming!!

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  10. Haven't tried gift bags. Yours is very nice.

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  11. Looks great! I've made a few gift bags!

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  12. I have never made my own gift bag, but after watching your video I am now going to try it! Your videos are so helpful, thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I've always enjoyed creating a gift bags, thanks for the new idea.

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  14. I have embellished my gift bags before, it's a great way to personalize it.

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  15. I have made a few gift bags but never one like yours. I really like this bag. Thank you for the great ideas you share. I look forward to seeing your emails. Jill P., Manteca, CA

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  16. I have made some gift bags but never used an overlay like you did. Thanks for another great idea.
    Donna K U

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  17. Your bag is so pretty. I'm just amazed that you made it look so elegant with just two cuts!

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  18. Thank you, Joy. Your videos are wonderful! I haven't made a gift bag but now I'm inspired!
    Martha from Norman

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  19. Joy, your ideas are so cute! I love all the different ideas, not just cards! But you are the best at giving detailed instructions! I love it! That's a lot of work and it is appreciated! You are a blessing! Thanks for all you do!

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  20. Hi Joy, I've made decorated bags before but never have made one as pretty as yours. I will definitely try to make one with your great tutorial instructions. TFS!!

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  21. I have a container full of store bought gift bags that I touch up a bit but have never made my
    own gift bag. Yours looks great and you make it look so easy. Guess I will have to try it myself.

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  22. Yes, I have made gift bags, I love them! Yours is so pretty with the elegant overlay, and the matching tissue! Love it. I've got to try the real size button on overlays, hadn't thought of that!!! Thanks for your tips, you rock!

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  23. I make gift bags for my Girl Scouts every time we have an award ceremony. I don't know if they even pay attention to them, but it makes me feel good to make the presentations when they are in pretty bags.

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  24. Beautiful bag! I've made a few gift bags, but I should really do it more often. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Love your beautiful gift bag! Love the elegant design! I like to use the Tombow multi-purpose glue as it stays wet longer to give you time to shift things if you need to and dries clear. But it also looked like you could get one of those smaller glue runners in there too if you had one. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Love the gift bag !! I will need to try this

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  27. Wow! I have made gift bags but mine have never been as elegant as yours is today! It is beautiful! Can't wait to see more of the new cartridge!!

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  28. Your gift bags are gorgeous - especially this one. I haven't tried making any yet, but would like to.
    Elaine S.

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  29. Very lovely bag Joy. Looking forward to getting this cartridge. I usually buy a plain solid color bag and then embellish it.

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  30. I have once or twice, but usually don't plan ahead enough to to do; I'm scrambling around last minute looking for a gift bag or wrapping.

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  31. Thank you for your cute gift bag tutorial. I make and use gift bags more than I wrap gifts these days.

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  32. I haven't made gift bags before but seeing how easy you make it look, I think I'll need to start making them. Your gift bag was gorgeous, love the colors you used.

    Leslie

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  33. I've made cutesy/kids' gift bags before...nothing elegant like this. This is lovely - thanks for sharing!

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  34. I have only made a couple of bags. Need to start now for Christmas. Thank you for the video.

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  35. I love the look of this bag & it is such an easy cut!!! Thank you!!! I'll definitely add some of these to my stash for celebrations!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
    debbie_l53@yahoo.com

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  36. Lovely gift bag!
    Great choice of
    colors used.
    Carla from Utah

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  37. Such a pretty bag! Love the colors and designs! I do not make my own bags.

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  38. I do not make my own bags, I buy them at the dollar store. The one you made is so cute and easy, I might just start making my own.

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  39. I have made some gift bags, I got inspired by one of your other videos. I use my Xyron 9 inch machine. Works every time.

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  40. Pretty bag!! Usually I buy my gift bags

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  41. I've made gift boxes but not gift bags. At least not yet.

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  42. I've decorated gift bags for birthdays and holidays but definitely need to do it more. They can get expensive at the stores :)

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  43. Joy,
    Loved the tutorial. I do make gift bags, buy plain bags at the dollar store, then dress them up.

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  44. I wish I could afford these. Guess I'll have to substitute with a comparable cart.

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  45. I do make gift bags, but usuaully with rollerstamps. I want to try this- I have this cart. You have inspired me- this looked simple. It really helps to have the dimensions. Thank you!

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  46. I love to make personalised gift bags with matching tags. Easy to do & the recipient knows you put a little extra love into their gift.

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  47. I also love to make personalized gift bags. I make a card to match and like to make big flowers instead of using bows on some. Giving a personalized gift bag is part of the gift, an added something special.

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  48. I have made or embellished gift bags from time to time. I have a large stash from finding good deals on bags, so I am not always inclined to make one. I nearly always make my own cards, though. Love the bag you made.

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  49. I shall definitely try out your ideas for decorating a gift bag!
    Thank you for the great instructions!
    Jill

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