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Sunday, 3 July 2011

I WON!! ... And, time for CCCC#22!

Hello everyone! Ok, up until a few days ago, I was one of those people who always entered contests and raffles wishing I would win but "knowing" more that I most likely would not... Well, I stumbled on a Summer SVG Shindig blog hop from a blog that I visit often called Under A Cherry Tree. AMAZING Projects from such talented Crafters! Not only did I win one prize, but I won TWO!!! Thank you Bee from Dare to Bee Creative and Jessica from Jessica's Crop Corner for my awesome blog hop candy, GC for one of my new favorite sites Lettering Delights and a fabulous Luau SVG Collection!!

If you haven't already, please visit these super talented ladies' blogs and leave some love. Thank you again for my AWESOME Blog Hop Candy!!! =)

Next up, I made a quick gift card bag for a friend's baby shower. She does not (and does not want to) know the sex of her baby, so instead of being able to shop for cute baby stuff, I got her a gift card. I got this idea from Macy's actually. Last Christmas, while purchasing a gift card for my Gift Card Exchange person, the sales rep from Macy's rang up my purchase and placed it in a cute little Macy's Shopping Bag. I thought, I could make those to hold my GC's from other places!

The bag was cut using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge at 6 inches. I cut the circle tag from the same cartridge at 1.5 inches.

I really wanted to use a fun pattern with lots of bright and cheery colors. Like many of us paper addicts, I have TONS of (non-cardstock) patterned paper... so, what I did was cut two bags - one with the patterned paper I wanted to use and one with a solid peach cardstock. I "married" the two together with the patterned paper on the outside with my Pink ATG and some Zip two-way glue for the handles. This made for a cute and sturdy gift card bag. I didn't do much as the colors were enough for me... that, and I had about 15 minutes to make it. BTW, the patterned paper is from Martha Stewart Crafts - Playground.

I was going to enter this into Melanie and Joy's Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #22 - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. But, I think I may have missed the deadline. Although, I thought I read somewhere that this challenge was extended. Mr. Linky is still up, so I'm just going to add it. =)

I also entered this on PaperPlay's Wk 26 Anything But A Card Challenge. Play Along!!

Have a fabulous day, everyone!


  1. Fab fun gift bag - lovely DP's
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  2. Gorgeous gift bag, fab paper :)
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "anything but a card challenge"
    hugs Mandy xx

  3. great little bag and perfect for a gift card, much nicer than an envelope lol

    thanks for joining in with the fun at Allsorts this week


    Amanda xx

  4. i love love that bag. it's even cuter in person =D

  5. GOOD JOB JIM! Kinda late, but whatever. Loving your creations. <3

  6. Congrats! I am so one of those people too - always hoping to win but knowing that Lady Luck has never been a friend of mine. I love Lettering Delights too - one of my favorite sites!