Friday, November 7, 2014

[Video]Artbooking Cricut Christmas Gift Bag - Close to My Heart

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 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):

New November Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month:
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  1. Oh Joy Your Gift Bag is gorgeous OMG & you only used the Artbooking cartrige A M A Z I N G!!!
    I love it. Well I at this point can't believe how anyone can resist this awesome Cartridge kit You keep sharing all the creative goodness it hold on that itty bitty cartridge to create a whole lot of fabulous things

    Thanks girl for all you do and the way you do it!! Yep you always fill my life with a whole lot of JOY!!!!!!

  2. I love this gift bag Joy. VERY Elegant.

    Thanks for sharing,


  3. Beautiful gift bag. Who wouldn't want to get a gift in that bag? Thanks for the ideas and the "how to". You are amazingly talented.

  4. I love your bag! What a great job!

  5. Like the altered/decorated gift bag. How big is the bag?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a great gift bag! You have so many good ideas using the Artbooking cartridge.

  8. I bet that beautiful bag will be passed around to friends and family for years to come. Great job. I'd have put the bow on the large center ornament or, alternatively, used the same ribbon as the "hanging" ribbons and attached small bows made from it on each ornament. Does that make sense? I'm tired. TFS, Joy, another great easy project.

  9. I love it! Such a gorgeous bag. It looks perfect with the bow at the top.


  10. Lovely bag! How nice to get a bag that sparkles and the background is a nice touch. I think the single bow is elegant.

  11. LOVE your CUTE gift bag. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  12. Love your gift bag! Always appreciate your videos!

  13. Joy I would have liked the bow on the center ornament...where one would put a bow on the top of the ornament.
    Loved the card but that's where I'd put the red bow.

  14. Love all your videos and ideas. Have not yet started to shop.

  15. Joy, this gift bag is so beautiful! If I gave someone something in it, I would probably want the bag back. Haha! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. I also loved the ribbons at the top of each ornament, but I applaud your judgement to make it less busy and let the present inside be the star.

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