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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

week 8: Tags and Packaging Wednesday using Sweethearts and Christmas Noel

Hello, everyone! This is Melanie, and I have some tags and a cute Christmas Tree box for you today using the Sweethearts, Christmas Noel, and Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cartridges. The patterned paper is from this week's sponsor, Cosmo Cricket (Golly Be Jolly Christmas Line).



The tags were cut using the Sweethearts cartridge (page 79) at 3 1/2". I also used the shift key and cut the bit that goes around the hole on the tag. It just adds that little bit more to your tag. It is one of the really nice things about this cartridge.




The dove (page 56) was cut at 2" out of one side of the Cosmo Cricket 'Breezy Freezy' paper. The paper ribbon below the dove was cut at 1" then cut down to fit the width of the tag.

Next, I decorated the tag using the other side of my Cosmo Cricket 'Breezy Freezy' Paper and some buttons.



The snowflake was cut using the Christmas Noel cartridge at 1 3/4" using the shadow feature, base cut, shift cut and layered.



The tree (page 127 in your Tags, Bags and More cartridge handbook) was cut using my 12" x 24" mat with the window feature. I used the fit to page key and cut the green pastel Provocraft paper (which goes with the Cosmo Cricket 'Silly Chilly' paper perfectly!).




Then to spruce (aren't I funny!?! hehehe) up the box I added the beautiful Golly Be Jolly 'Playday' paper, ribbon, and chipboard from Cosmo Cricket.

I used the Cricut Cuttables Stencil Material as the window in my tree. I simply cut that out and stuck it to the inside of my tree with my ATG gun. Doesn't it work perfectly!?!





The star was cut (using glittered DCWV paper) from Christmas Noel at 3" and then layered with the shadow and shift cuts. Then I layered another piece of Cosmo Cricket chipboard on top.



Here is the latest Product Review video for our latest sponsor Cosmo Cricket:




Thanks again for tuning in with us here at Christmas with the Cricut blog. We really appreciate all of you!!

Make sure you check back in with us tomorrow for an AMAZING layout from Tammy!

Have a great day!

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Marilyn said...

That Christmas tree box is so cute,and the paper,love all the borders,thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

This is adorable....love the box and the buttons just make it that much more adorable....love the tags...thanks for sharing all the talent....

Paula said...

great blog with great ideas - thanks for the chance to win!!

Suzanne said...

Fantastic. The colors and ideas you come up with are such inspirations. I love the way you take bits and pieces from different carts to make a beautiful creation. Love that "spruced" up tree box.

Susie said...

Love the buttons!!!

Tracy said...

great tags. the tree is my favorite.

sue said...

Cute box & tags, you are too talented but I'm glad of all the inspiration!!

se@kajs.demon.co.uk

kim.mom said...

Beautiful again!!!! You ladies rock!

Di&Co said...

Very pretty and easy tags to make. Gonna have to fire up the bug!

charian69 said...

Love the x-mas tree box. Thanks so much for the amazing ideas. The CC paper is soo cute!

amy and kids said...

Adorable tree and tags!

Jenn in MO said...

Thhose buttons are so cute - the colors are just delish! Thans for sharing!
Jenn Lynn

CarrieWA said...

Thanks for all the great ideas and that Christmas tree box is soooo adorable!

Wendy said...

I am so inspired to make my own gift tags this year! Thanks for these ideas!

DeeDee said...

Oops! you did it again..amazed me withsome wonderful creations.thanks for sharing them

Stacey said...

I love it all! Thanks for all the work to give us all these wonderful ideas!
Stacey
sunezgirl@clearwire.net

luvnhevani said...

I adore the little buttons on the Christmas tree!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the ideas! I know I'm making the box!

Deidra
dede670@aol.com

jennberg79 said...

Great use of carts. Love the tags. TFS!

Rhonda Joy Closson said...

I have the tags cart and never paid attention to that tree box! Thanks for opening my eyes to this overlooked treasure. Great tags also!

Mary S said...

You make me want to try all these Cricut shapes on my cartridges. It is nice to see what all those little pictures turn out to be when you cut them out. Thanks

Julie said...

I love love love the tag in pink with the snowflake. So cool. The Christmas tree box is a great idea, I'm gonna have to make one of those.
~Julie

Little Moos and Mommy Too......... said...

Very cute, you all have amazing talent..

Lori in SC said...

Adorable! I have TBBM, I've have to get it out this weekend and make some cute tree boxes.

Scrap Happy Mommy said...

Love, love, love the colors you used. I get so tired of the red/green color combo for X-Mas. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love the cosmo cricket line you used for this!
Rebecca G

jlzmom said...

Very cute! ~JJ
jjtileston@sbcglobal.net

Michelle (mla1111) said...

adorable tags.... and love that cosmo paper!! thanks for the inspiration!

Denise DuFrene said...

Love it, I can't thank you ladies enough for all you time and efort you put in to these projects. Its makes it so simple for the rest of us.

Amanda said...

I love the tags and the tree. I think I might have to pick up the paper line :0)
Amanda
amanda.barger@us.army.mil

Angiegypsy said...

The little tree box is adorable. Love the combination of papers too.

rita.alexander said...

I really liked the Christmas Tree box! I loved the idea of using the stencil material for the window...gives it a bit of a different look than using clear acetate! Again you have done a great job!
Rita

Anonymous said...

Love the tags and tree box, thanks so much. Can't wait for the next UpSteam, that was so full of info and I loved seeing you gals and all the giggling.

gocricutgo

Amber H. said...

What awesome tags and a gorgeous tree! I love the idea of using the stenciling material for something besides stenciling, and I love the papers and colors and everything in general!

Kate Smith said...

Thanks for the tags & the video. I love the paper! I agree, it is a must!

Deena said...

Ooh, what pretty paper! I love the box and button accents. You have inspired me to explore my carts.
Thanks

M said...

Great Project. Thanks for all the detail.

Anonymous said...

Cant ever have too many tags. Always have to say thanks and looking forward to tomorrow!! Cindy cricutlover20@yahoo.com

jd said...

I love the box the most. Very Cute

KSinMT said...

I love the tags! Kathy
kschenckATbresnanDOTnet

KLW520 said...

How cute!!! I totally love the buttons! and the stencil material as the window?? Genius!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

There is soooo much creativity happening here at this blog! I am sooo inspired to get creating with my Cricut! Thrilled to have found your blog!!!! :) TFS

cindyh said...

Great job, Melanie! I love that box!

jenlwright said...

I think the tags are so cute. That paper is way fun!

DogLover said...

Nice work. I'm getting in the Christmas spirit.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable. Thanks for inspiring us each week.
Teresa B (Nashvile, TN)
tbcrops@yahoo.com

di said...

Loving the product reviews as well as all the other posts ..

Anonymous said...

They are gorgeous. I have tons of buttons that now I'm going to use them. TFS

Margi
mlunn95@hotmail.com

Angela C. said...

Love these tags. You girls always have fun ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Gia's Grandma said...

I just love all of your great ideas! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with all of us!

Anonymous said...

I love the tags. Can't wait to make some! Thanks for all the great ideas.

dblum60433@sbcglobal.net

PreciousGem said...

Love the tags...

kkkogel said...

Love the paper you used.

prncess05 said...

I love how you guys accented it with the buttons!! You guys are all very talented!! Awesome job!!
prncess05@gmail.com

Craftyanny said...

Love the cutie box, I made a couple of these last year but yours is sooooooooo much better lol
Anne x

janst said...

I'm going to be so so busy..... Mum ordered one as soon as she saw the picture. I looks good enough to eat

Brens Designs said...

Oh My Goodness! Everything is soooo cute. Love the tags and the box is adorable. TFS

Peaches23 said...

The xmas tree box is simpley adorable. The tags are also adorable.

KimJ said...

These are just gorgeous! I love the tags and the colors you chose! Thanx so much for sharing!

jan farnworth said...

love all those adorable tags.

Missy said...

I love these great ideas!! The paper used is soo pretty. TFS

Kimba28s said...

All very cute the pink tag is so my favorite I love pink christmas! Keep up the great work! Any idea what we need to work on for those gypsys? :)

Sue S. said...

I love the box and tags and use of buttons for embellishments. Thanks.

sueot33@yahoo.com

Ann said...

i really like the paper. It will be great to use for my grandson's Christmas pages in his album. Thank you for doing such great work for us.

Ann said...

i really like the paper. It will be great to use for my grandson's Christmas pages in his album. Thank you for doing such great work for us.

{ Kelli<3 } said...

this is adorable! :)

Allison said...

This makes me so happy that Christmas is just around the corner!!! I can't wait to try out these new ideas. You are so inspiring!!!!

scoutmom said...

Love the Chrismas tree box! I ordered that cartridge today & can't wait for it to come, so I can play with it.

blueskygirl said...

I love those tags and the cutout that goes around the tag hole-too! The box is super cute. Thanks for showing all those pretty papers- lots of variety!

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love that paper. It is too cute. My big problem would be deciding which side to use. I couldn't choose. Thanks. Sandy

Katherine said...

I love these tags and thanks for showing the paper.

Shelly said...

That is so cute! Great job!

Sandy said...

Wow, this is so cute.
Thanks for sharing.

zep4 said...

I love the Christmas tree box its beautiful !

Dena said...

That paper is totally cute. I wish they made fabric to add to my quilting collection.

Anonymous said...

Your tag and packaging are so adorable love your blog

Tanya C

Noreen (greytscrapper) said...

Another great project. Keep them coming- Noreen

Krystal said...

It is completely amazing how many great ideas you have! I love it!

Donna said...

Love the tags. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

LOVE that paper! Wow! I also LOVE those tags! And you can cut out the reinforcer tab. Amazing! I am telling you that sweetheart cartridge is looking "sweeter" and Sweeter each day you use it!

Nate's Mimi said...

Those tags are awesome! Thank you so much for all your creative ideas!

Cathie in UT said...

I need to use my BBT cart more. The tree is darling and I appreciate the hint about the stencil material for the window
Thanks

Brenda said...

Nice project. I love the colors.

Julie said...

Love the tree!

Vicki said...

Melanie, love the tags and the tree box is awesome!

Vicki

Karla Montgomery said...

What cute designs. I am always eagerly awaiting your next fantastic design.

lauracharko said...

Wonderful idea! Can't wait to try it out!!

Cassandra said...

I learn so much from your videos! I have Tags, Bags and Boxes and did not know I could add a window to my Tree Box...Thank you so much for letting me know that! Love the Smitten Mittens Paper!
Cassandra

Christina B said...

Incredible ideas as usual...love coming back each day to see what is in store for us next :)

Anonymous said...

Melanie,
I want to thank you for the creative idea for a Cricut Christmas.
Angie Person

Anonymous said...

I love this and the tags are really cute!


Debbied500@yahoo.com

Glenda said...

This is super cute...so need the big one

Glenda said...

this is super cute

Anonymous said...

Love the use of those buttons. Keep those projects coming we can't get enough!!

Joelle B.
joelle405@yahoo.ca

beadz said...

Love the tree box! Very cute!

tinkerfeet said...

I just love the papers.

Anonymous said...

I love your videos, the paper is so cute. Thanks
cmclaurenbowser@yahoo.com

chignon said...

Oooo-I have the perfect stuff for the clear inset, excess laminating film (I work in a school library) I can't wait to try this for small candy gifts to coworkers! Thanks for the idea.

Linda said...

Love the paper with matching ribbons!! Can't wait to see all you make with it!
Linda
clcmP@msn.com

tmichale said...

Adorable!!!! :0) And thanks soooo much for the Cosmo Cricket Christmas paper review! I enjoy your product reviews almost as much as the projects! Much appreciated!

:0) Terri from Texas

yonascraps said...

that is really cute. Love the bows and buttons

windchase said...

Beautiful tags! Thanks for the wonderful project ideas.

auntdooz said...

I had never looked at tags & bags but now I am (cricut) green with envy I want that cart. Beuuuutiful tree!

Shelly said...

I love the tags.. but that tree is AWESOME!! Good Idea!

Mandi said...

Super adorable box and tags!

justdelms said...

cute, cute, cute...love the tags, I'll never buy storebought again!!!!Thanks

Duan Marie Byrd said...

What a cut tree box and tags. Thank you so much for sharing how you do them. And a chance to win the cartridges.

jennydecuir said...

These tags are really cute. The entire Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" line is just too stinking cute. Thank you for showing us the papers.

jennydecuir@hotmail.com

missy said...

WOW my head is spinning so many ideas i love love the buttons!
Missy aka new2bug
raggedyanna6@aol.com

Sandy said...

Cute idea and love the paper. The buttons are great on this project.

scrappin-squirrely@hotmail.com

Shirley said...

Love the tags...great idea with Christmas Tree Box. Really enjoy poduct reviews....keep it up please

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Love that paper pack! Gotta have it!!!
Carrie K
carriedan1@msn.com

Irene said...

Fab job as always, love the tags!
Thanks for all the ideas...

TwoAggies said...

Wow, those tags are just beautiful! Definitely making some of those.

Amy said...

These are all FABULOUS!! I love the tree box and all the buttons and the tags are AWESOME!! I am really wanting that Sweethearts cart now....

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plumeriastix said...

Those are so cute! You ladies are so talented!!!

Rebecca said...

What a great way to view all the christmas ideas, thank you!

Vicky said...

I love your tags and Xmas Tree box. I am really loven the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly....it is a must have. I love the non traditional colors!

Kris said...

How creative!!! You girls are great

dianne said...

Great creative talent, Beautiful Cosmo cricket paper. Thanks Dianne

all4sydney said...

WOW! I love the tree box!! TOOO CUTE!!

Cricut Critter said...

lovely, lovely, lovely, thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Love, love, love the tree box. Love the papers as well. Gotta go out and get me some of these!! Thanks again for all your super ideas. You inspire me!!!!

Barbra said...

I LOVE the tags - especially the snowflake! I own the TBBM cart but don't recall the Christmas tree box. Hmmm, gonna have to go to my room and look at that cart again! :)
Thanks Melanie for more great ideas!
Barbra
bsauer@havenschools.com

verymona said...

Very cute, love the box!

Jamie said...

Sooooooo cute!!! Great ideas. Thanks for the chance!!

mays331@embarqmail.com

Tanya said...

Thanks for such great inspiration!!! You ladies are wonderful!!! Thanks for taking your time to "inspire".

freddylswillima@windstream.net

Liz H said...

These are really great ideas. The tags are especially cute!

kris said...

love this project! TFS

Carol said...

I love the cosmo cricket paper, it is so cute. Thanks for showing us.

Sheshas Momma said...

Love the the Tree box, Might have to go make one right now.

urbuddybernice said...

very cutetags and box. i'd love to get a gift of just the tags and boxes themselves.

Ann said...

Good idea.

scrappinw/lupus said...

Cute tags and really neat Christmas box!!!

Lena said...

Love the treebox! Now I'm off to go buy some Cosmo Cricket.

Ann said...

Great idea!

Zenita Smith said...

Great tutorials. You all are amazing!!

Anonymous said...

I just love the Christmas tree box it is darling and eas to make

thanks for all

WVCathy

Kristina said...

I am very grateful for your time and sharing your creative ideas. I love cosmo cricut paper and the x-mad tree box.

Shelly said...

Wow, this is an awesome project! Love it.

Shelly
Manitoba, Canada

momto5boys said...

I am so not a pink person, but love your pink tag!

Debra said...

Once again you've come up with a fantastic packing idea! Love it!

guch said...

You always have the best ideas.
Thanks

guch said...

You always have the best ideas.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous set of projects! You are soo talented.

Karen
kespcs@tx.rr.com

ChelleM said...

I really like the tags, they are pretty.

silly_girl_823 said...

super cute idea!! A good use of all those buttons I have sitting around!!

Thanks.

Amy V

Amy said...

So pretty!

~Me~ said...

You ladies always find something simple and make it special! Very nice tree! I just got a ton of buttons and now I know what to do with them :)SuzySunshine

~Me~ said...

Love the "ribbon" on the bottom of the tags. A nice option to keep something less bulky, a little more subtle too.

KimR said...

OH--what wonderful projects! I LOVE that paper ribbon you cut!!The tree box is awesome! love all your buttons on the projects!
Oh--and the CC papers are to die for!;)

Tabatha Mccaffrey said...

I love the colors. I will definitely be using this idea. Love it!

T. Mccaffrey
Tabs_29@hotmail.com

SueAnn said...

Such great ideas and paper too!!!
Thanks

Barb said...

Love the tags!

boliver said...

I love the tree. I have that cart and totally forgot about this one. Thanks for the reminder

kim said...

Ladies you blow me away. How you keep comeing up with such great ideas day after day is amazing. Thank You for giving us the chance to be creative with you.

Kim

simplyme24 said...

These are so cute...love the papers from cosmo cricket, thanks for all the great ideas.

Rose said...

Love,Love the cosmo cricket paper. Love,Love the tags and the
Christmas tree packaging box
But I Love,Love,Love the Christmas Noel cart. That is my number one to get on my wish list.(Christmas Noel cart.)
Rosebud222222222@aol.com

AndreaA said...

I love that pink tag. Being pink is my very most favorite color.
That for all the info.
Cute paper too.

Doodlebugs said...

OMG I almost went to sleep without even going to the site today. Boy am I glad I didn't I would have missed one of the cutest design days. TFS

Blue6366 said...

I love the tags - especially the one with the dove.....just yet another project that I am going to have to add to my ever growing list since finding this blog.

The6ofusinca said...

wow! I am just in love with all that you guys create!!!!! kepp up the great work

sculptureca said...

What pretty paper! I love the project and cards you made with it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again Ladies for the precious tags and bags. You have certainly given me inspiration. Love the Cosmo Cricket papers! I used their line last year. Keep the great ideas coming!!
elainenoble@bellsouth.net

Peg said...

So many ideas, so little time, what's a girl to do? Thanks for reminding us of what fun things are on our cartridges!

felkatz said...

Love the Product Review Video!
Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

What great ideas!! Keep them coming. Great paper too!!
dee
deelepage@hotmail.com

angela said...

Thanks for showing those beautiful tags! Now I need some of that paper:)

angelamay2 said...

I just moved and have all my stuff still packed but you are inspiring me to get it all out and get going for Christmas.

Jacqui said...

I love that Christmas tree box and those papers are beautiful.
Keep the ideas coming.

Kathy said...

I don't know what I did before I found your blog. You are all very talented. I love looking every morning. TFS

Brenda Bonkowski said...

What a great project. The tree box is much cuter "in person" than I thought it would be.

Kim said...

Love the tags and box......and the xmas paper from Cosmo Cricket!!!

kimfletcher@shaw.ca

Jessica(JMS) said...

The tags are beautiful! Thank you for giving us such wonderful ideas!!

Robbie said...

Love the way you used buttons on these projects!

Ladybug said...

Very cute! I especially love how the dove turned out, using the Breezy Freezy paper. TFS! ;-)

Scrappymax said...

Gosh, what you girls come up with blows me away, well done.
MAX x

Juliet said...

I love it. You guys did such a great job.

MC said...

I never made the X-mas tree box from the TBBM cartridge . . . didn't know how cute it could be with all the cute embellishments. I especially like the bows from the Sweetheart cartridge! I don't have that cartridge, yet!

The Hobo Crafter said...

Awesome!! I hope I get a chance to win the paper so I can try out some of these great projects!

lynn zurcher said...

I love the tags and the Christmas tree bix, Keep the great ideas coming-they are a true inspiration.

bigzburg said...

Great projects. You are a true inspiration.

Diane M said...

Very very cute. Love the paper and the buttons really give the tags and xmas tree box pizazz.
Thanks.

Cindi said...

I just found your site and LOVE it! The ideas are unbelievable and I have a lot of catching up to do! LOL

Thank you,
Cindi

Brandy said...

I love that little tree box. I hadn't realized it was on TBBM until I saw a project using it published in some magazine last year. I was so thrilled to find it was on a cart I already had!! I love what you did with the buttons!!

sunnieday said...

Love all the use of the buttons. Thank you so much for sharing all your time and talent. It is truly appreciated.


misunset1041@att.net

ddair said...

Fantastic work.Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
Diania

Jill W. said...

what a wonderful use for those buttons that are overtaking my scrap room
~Jill

tbeard said...

Very Pretty, thank you.

Dana said...

I love the tree! Iused it last year for gifts but never thought to decorate it with Buttons! Too Cute!

IRW Dana said...

The tags are to die for and the tree is just so very cute. What a creative way to use up old buttons. I just love the way you help me think of new ways to use the cricut.

LynneF said...

love them and the cosmo paper

Regan said...

I love those tags, buttons are a favorite of mine! Thank you so much ladies for your great ideas!
Regan
Imscrafty@verizon.net

The Mrs. said...

I am in love with the dove tag! :-)
Thank you!
Monique

lovinyahweh@yahoo.com

Britten said...

Amazing...you girls are just amazing!

beadiful.dreamer said...

Cute goodie box and lovely tags! Such great designs!

The Bug said...

Love the large tree box - and the tags are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!!!

Lori said...

These are the cutest I can't pick one that I like better then the other. Thanks so much for the cool idea.

Vickie Lee said...

Love this paper and the names are so cute! The projects you are making with this paper are incredible! Thanks for all you do!
w.masters100@comcast.net

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