Week of October 28th, 2012

We are giving away a Space Party cartridge.

Drawing will be held on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 and announced here.

How to win?

1) Follow this blog or subscribe via email. See upper right hand corner of blog to do so.
2) Leave a comment under one or all posts this week for maximum chances. See HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Art Nouveau Tulip Gift Bag

Photobucket

This quick, easy and pretty gift bag was made using the new Cricut Art Nouveau cartridge.  I love decorating gift bags!  It's really easy and fun and then you can personalize it to the person's taste!  This one is for my mom's birthday, which is coming up in a few weeks.

Check out the beautiful images below available on this cartridge.



I loved these beautiful tulips and thought it would make a good center focal point to my gift bag.  There are such gorgeous flowers on this cartridge and they are so easy to cut!  I cut the tulips at 7".  The white background is actually the shadow layer for the cut.  Then, I added a black border to it to make it pop.

Photobucket

Now, for the kicker....the bag is actually more like the purple shown below.  I had to lighten the photo considerably to get it to the actual color.  Don't know what it is about photographing purple but it can be tricky.
Photobucket



Don't forget that we are giving away the Cricut Formal Occasion cartridge this week!

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below and on every post this week to maximize your chances.
2) Subscribe or follow the blog.

That's it!

Make sure you pop on over to Melanie's blog this week because she is doing tutorials all week long using the Art Philosophy cartridge. If you wanted to know how to make those great 3D flowers you are going to want to check it out! Also, if you want to buy the Art Philosophy cartridge you can do so by clicking HERE!

Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs!

 Have a great day!
PhotobucketSubscribe to Everyday Cricut to learn more about ways to use the Cricut in your cardmaking and scrapbooking! Share/Save/BookmarkAdd to Technorati Favorites

390 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   1 – 200 of 390   Newer›   Newest»
Parcha said...

Lovely bag. Would love receiving it.
When I first saw this cart, nothing appealed to me. Now I might have to reconsider.
Thanks

Brigitte said...

This is an awesome idea!!! I never decorated a gift bag, might have to lift it, lol!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Yelowflower said...

oh my how fun! I just got my cricut last week and am dieing to get more cartridges so I can do more so this would be AWESOME!!!

I love the ideas I see on your site, so much creativity!!!

Crhiga said...

Lovely gift bag. The Art Nouveau cart is awesome!!

Carol

Joan Smith said...

What a beautiful embellishment love what you did with it.

Saskia said...

Wonderful gift bag! That is an awesome cartridge. TFS.

joycejoplin said...

Formal Occasions? I have been back and forth on getting that cart! Love the bag. Never thought to do that. :)

Mumsie said...

I love seeing what you do with the different new cartridges. It makes me want them all!

Kelly said...

Love this and on a bag to top it off. Great idea!

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty thanks for sharing

sweetlilscrapper said...

wow very pretty!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

craftymom205 said...

Love the bag.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lucy said...

That bag came out so cute! I so much like seeing your ideas. Thanks :)

alwayscharlie said...

This is so pretty! it is surprising what you have created with this cartridge. Maybe I do need it! LOL

Show Love-Make Cards said...

This was my favorite of the new cartridges...I love it! Thanks for the idea, I'm looking forward to getting my mitts on this one!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very pretty bag!! Love the intricate cut!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Scott & Ann said...

The bag is so pretty. I love the images on the Art Nouveau cart. It is on my "wish list".
anndiehl@centurytel.net

Jaimie Edmunds said...

Beautiful bag! I need to start doing things like this. Great idea!
jaimie dot edmunds at comcast dot net

woodenstamp said...

Love the decorated bag. Gives me lots of ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Laney's Legacy's said...

What a cute bag, very festive TFS.

later Tater,
Laney

Crystal said...

I love to do thia too, I also decorate envies if I'm just giving a gift card for the present.

Rachel said...

I love this bag! The flower cut is perfect for it!! This cartridge is going on my wish list for sure! :)

SallyP said...

The gift bag is so pretty - it's a gift in itself!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors - and what a great idea to decorate a gift bag!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Christy said...

Great idea to decorate a gift bag...why I never thought of it before now :)

Christy
triathletecece@yahoo.com

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Beautiful project - as usual... thanks for sharing with us!

JaniceA said...

You gift bag is really pretty! I love seeing what you two create and the inspiration you share with us all. Thank you for the give away!

Megan H. said...

What a great bag. That cartridge is going on my want list. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Amy said...

What a beautiful bag! Just as much fun to receive as the gift itself. TFS!

Loster said...

Frilly, fancy, fabulous! Like others, this cartridge wasn't at the top of my list - but after seeing some examples... it certainly has moved higher!

JulieVillaueva said...

that is just gorgeous! thanks always for the ideas that you put up! love ya

Linda said...

Those tulips are gorgeous!

rhoffer said...

Thanks for yet another great project idea! I'm budgeting for the new cartridge from CTMH so it would be awesome to win this one! Thanks for the chance :)

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous bag. The cartridge looks really cool!

Crafting Katie said...

What a beautiful gift bag! Those tulips are just gorgeous! I'm going to have to pick up some gift bags for decorating!

Ami said...

Beautiful bag! What a great way to receive a gift.

dm.brinker said...

Love the bag. I am always looking for new ideas for gift wrapping.Thanks

DebJoAl said...

cute giftbag! Love the pink tulips on the purple bag!

smlbugg said...

I love that bag it is very elegant nice job!!!

Rachel said...

Very pretty! Tulips are the prettiest flowers EVER. I always imagined carrying a tulip bouquet on my wedding day, but now knowing how much flowers cost, I'll go for the least expensive and then just cut tulips out with my Cricut, hehe.

Holly Hudspeth said...

I love the bag. This cartridge has some really cool designs on it. I decorate all of my gift bags. Thanks for the idea.

littlen said...

very cute. love using these bags for gifts instead of wrapping paper since the bags can be "recycled". tfs.

Glenda said...

Lovely bag and great idea. I can see the cartridge has many uses.

TeresaK said...

What a beautiful bag! I wasn't too sure if I really liked the Art Nouveau cartridge but I keep seeing more and more cute cuts from it! Thanks for the chance to win!

snappy scrappy said...

Great gift bag...love it! Lee-Ann :)

gshrader said...

beautiful bag!!! Thanks for sharing
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely bag! Not sure how I'd use some of the cuts on this cart, but the tulips are definitely a nice and versatile cut. TFS!

Sara said...

Love the idea of decorating a gift bag, I have yet to do that!!

cshowe07 at gmail dot com

Lorraine said...

what a stunning card and very beautiful cart too xx

Paper Memories4u said...

Such a cute bag. Always find great inspiration here.
papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Carol said...

Beautiful gift bag! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers! TFS

AShu93 said...

This is really a pretty bag. I especially like the pansy on this cart...those are my fav flower.

And I agree, purple is hard to take pics of. I always thought it was the lights at J's when I tried to take pics of cakes in class, but it must've been the purple.

Daynene said...

Love the bag, been wanting to do more DYI bags. Great giveaway this is on cartridge I dont have would love to add to my collection.

Larmabee said...

mm, that bag got my mind turning. Will have to remember it for an upcoming project when I get my cricut back. It is at the doctor's right now.

motherloves3 said...

love the gift bag. I haven't made gift bags yet. Thanks for the great giveaway.

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

I love this cartridge! I had an art nouveau book in high school and this makes me remember how gorgeous that style is! TFS!

SaraBug said...

What a pretty bag. Great cut.

IslandV said...

This is a great way to save money on gift bags! LOVE IT!

Carrie said...

Very cool! I love the font on this cart! Can't wait to see more of your creations this week!

Carrie

Jennifer said...

Great idea, decorating gift bags. This has definitely inspired me to try! :) Thanks for another chance to win!

Becky Elfert said...

How beautiful. I don't think I would normally give this cartridge a second look, but now maybe I will.

AprilsL8 said...

I love this cart!!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Gorgeous project I just love tulips! and thank you for a chance to when another cartridge I don't have. You ladies are quite generous!!

Miranda said...

Great Bag! TFS
Miranda :)
http://www.nanasscrapspot.com
miranda at nanas scrap spot dot com

Fran said...

You are so inspiring and creative. Thanks for sharing another great project.

Ella said...

I love the Tulip gift bag!

Crystal said...

that is a pretty bag.the art noveou looks like fun.tfs

Joyce Evans Erb said...

What a great idea. Nice looking bag, love the purple.

Liz said...

Love this bag. Would love to have the cart.

kkay214 said...

Love the gift bag.It looks wonderful. I love the idea of getting plain bags and designing them yourself.One never has to worry if they will find the perfect bag for that special occasion.Thank you for the chance to win the cart.

Corina Daily said...

Beautiful bag!

DEBBIE ORR said...

Very Beautiful gift bag who would not want to receive it and I love this cartridge

MeGlo said...

Is it crazy that I want this cartridge!

Kaycee said...

Tulips are so pretty! My Granny use to love them!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!

RBugcreations said...

What a nice way to customize a gift bag. I'm inspired to give it a try. Also, I've been asked to make a wedding album for my sister in law, the Formal Occassions cart would be the icing on the cake.

Thank you for all of you wonderful ideas and giveaways.

Marissa said...

Your bag is beautiful! What a great way to dress up a present!

Cyndi S said...

Pretty bag, I am really liking this cartridge.
cstephenson at q dot com

moknowsall said...

I always faithfully read your blogs (all 3) every day.... just wonderful. The Art Nouveau is at the top of my list - I just love it... great project today.

Maureen

BethAnne said...

Never thought about "Cricuting" a gift bag. I've stamped on a bunch of them, but this idea never occurred to me. Love the inspiration!!!

bhadder at mei dot net

rhonda said...

I love the bag! Thanks for showing this cartridge. It was one I did not think I would ever use. Now I see different possibilities!

Cindy said...

What a great idea. I love the bag decor.

crdhins@ymail.com

Stephanie A said...

What a nice bag. Im going to have to start using my Cricut to decorate gift bags!

OCCricut said...

perfect timing for this decorated bag!! I have 2 I need to decorate! :-)
i love GETTING your e-mail every morning and looking at what you have in store for us!!
THANK YOU
saetterman at aol dot com

mimiof2 said...

It is amazing how such a plain bag can be turned into a beautiful one with just a few cuts from our beloved Bug. I didn't think I would buy this cart but have changed my mind after seeing this. I have subscribed to this blog since its first entry. Keep up the good work. I get so much inspiration from it. Also from your and Melanie's personal blogs.
Thanks, Karen

bonnie said...

Sp pretty..what an awesome cart...love this! :) Hugs x

Newbie2crafting said...

Beautiful Gift bag!!! I never decorated a bag before but now I believe I will. What a difference it makes. TFS.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Mandy said...

What a cute bag! Great idea!!!

Beverly said...

Wow! Beautiful gift bag! I might have to get this Art Nouveau cart!

Evette K. said...

So totally cute. Love what u did to that little bad...WOW!! Thanks for the heads up with a rich Cricut cartridge. Would love to try some of those designs for sure. Thanks for the chance. ekc

Ellen Lord said...

what a pretty bag!! this looks like a wonderful cartridge!!

tblue said...

I have to agree with your first poster...when i first saw it didn't appeal. Wondered what use I could find for it. Love your bag. Keep up the samples for this cartridge...I might reconsider as well.

Granny Anne said...

I love this cartridge. I saw the cut book at the Ohio meet up and have been in love with it since

scrapdiva said...

Beautiful, such a great cart

Carrie K said...

Very pretty bag!!

Anonymous said...

cute bag idea.

craftaholic said...

Love the Bag..Purple is my favorite color!!..Think I need the cartridge!! TFS!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Debbie J said...

Love the bag!! It is the first project I have seen using Art Nouveau cartridge and now I want it more than ever!!!

Wendy said...

Very pretty! There is something about that cut that reminds me of a woman raising her arms over her head.....

Wendy T.

Rachelle said...

I love this!
I have never decorated a gift bag, thank you for the great ideas.
Rachelle

joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Deb M :) said...

Neat idea with the new Art cart! I won't look at plain gift bags the same again. Thanks for the inspiration! Deb :)

Jeannene said...

Very cute gift bag and I love that cartridge!!

KAT said...

would love to win formal occasions.

Bridget said...

Cute bag! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas ;)

Jeanie said...

Great bag, I love the Art Nouveau cartridge! The Formal Occasions cartridge would be nice to have also. Have a great day.dolo

Vanessa said...

What a pretty bag! The colors are gorgeous! TFS

Pamela said...

So glad you are sharing ideas for this cartridge with us. I love the images but have a mental block about what to do with them so your great bag idea is just what I need!

Bonita said...

Very pretty bag. Tulips are great. Thanks

Nette R said...

Great bag! I love tulips...

netter at q dot com

Sue D said...

Very cool tulip design on the gift bag.

Carol's Creations said...

I love decorating bags too and this one is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

ooo I love that cart! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful works of art.

Melissa Pearson said...

Beautiful!! I love decorating gift bags as well, so much fun!!

Janet said...

I love this. You know I am tired if buying expensive gift bags. I will make them from now on. Thanks for all your inspirations and ideas. Would love to win this. Thanks Janet from Tennessee

Molly Joly said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Sandra said...

This is stunning:) Sandra H

loving3boys1girl said...

Cute bag! Never thought about decorating my own before!

~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Dinah said...

What a neat idea. I would have never thought of embellishing gift bags with my cricut!

Lorie H said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea. I need to have this cartridge!!!!! Look forward to more ideas.

Kay said...

Love the bag!!

Kay
goebel75 at gmail dot com

Grandma in Maui said...

Such a cute idea!!! Get the bags at "Dollar Tree" decorate super fun! Great to do with the grandkids! Both girls and boys love to do it! Create memories!!!

Luckey One said...

What a great idea for the bags! I would love to win the Formal Occasion, I knew if I waiting long enough to do my Weeding Album (20 years) I'd get inspired by just the right scrapping tool!!!!

Peggy

StefanieH said...

I love this cart, your bag is awesome. TFS :)

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Pretty flowers - love how you decorated the gift bag.

Gale said...

What a beautiful bag !..I just love this cartridge ..it has already been added to my wish list ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects ...such inspiration!

Joy said...

What a beautiful gift bag.

Jingle said...

Very pretty gift bag!

Michelle and Jarrett said...

I never thought of decorating a gift bag like that...this would make awesome favors for a baby shower I'm planning!!

Queena said...

This is a great idea! I never thought to buy just a simple bag and decorate it. That is genius. Thanks for the inspiration. I love it!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful gift bag! This cartridge has so many beautiful images. TFS your great ideas!

Coelle said...

Gorgeous gift bag!! Would love to win the Formal Occasion cartridge as my son is getting married in Oct! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Jeri said...

You're great gift bag certainly made me take a second look at this cartridge. I didn't think it would be one that interested me when I first looked at the images. But now I see it in a whole new light.

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

The bag is beautiful! Thanks for the tips!

julie said...

OMGaga that art nouveau cart. is beautiful. and the bag is a gift in itself really would love the wedding cartridge to. tfs. 1205love@gmail.com

Brenda66 said...

What a pretty bag! The Art Nouveau is a really nice cartridge to have. Thanks for sharing.

cgreer said...

wow! another "have-to-get" cartridge!!love the gift bag.

puffinliz said...

Art Nouveau is on my 'must buy' list for sure!Love the tulip bag and would love to win Formal Occasion for my daughter who just got married

Darlene said...

I didn't see anything appealing about this cartridge at first glance - this project leads me to the conclusion that I may have judged too quickly!

bettie said...

The bag is really pretty. I would love to won the formal occasions cartridge. Lots of way to use it in layouts, gifts, and cards!

Kris -n- Bailey said...

I would love to win this cart as it is on my list of must haves.

surfnfroggie said...

Great bag! Luv Luv this cartridge!
surfnfroggie

JenBenLola said...

What a pretty bag! :)

Ruby said...

Love the project. The bag is very pretty. This would be a lovely cartridge to add to my collection.

colleennal said...

I really didn't like this cartridge at first. Nice project to change my mind.
Thanks for the idea.
God Bless.

Sue S. said...

Love your gift bag! So pretty! AN looks like a great cart!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Patti said...

Very nice bag! This looks like a really cool cartridge. Thanks for all your inspiration. I would love to win Formal Occ. cartridge. Thanks for all your great ideas!!!

PattiM said...

Such a great idea and with the cost of bags or the fact that you just can't get to a store, it makes perfect sense to pretty up a plain bag that you have sitting around. Have to remember to keep some plain bags on hand, maybe from the dollar store.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments ARe Remembered!

BarbaraR said...

This cartridge really inspires me. I love all of the images. Your bag design is so sweet.

jesusislord said...

I LOVE to make my own gift bags and my husband loves the money that saves. Thanks for the wonderful blogs and the chance to win!

Queenie said...

I love tulips and I never thought about doing gift bags. Thank you for the wonderful idea.

L.B. said...

pretty bag..not sure on this cart so I look forward to ore projects with it

Luv 2 Create said...

This cart has so many wonderful cuts on it. It's on my wish list.
Marcie

Jessica said...

What a fun way to dress up a gift bag...thanks for sharing :)
tinksgym@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Another great project with a neat cartridge. Thanks!
Jan B.

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! This cartridge is so unique!

Barbara Adcock said...

Great bag idea! Super for mothers day.

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so pretty! I love this cartridge!

Sharon from FL said...

Nice bag and I like the cartridge.

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a lovely gift bag. I've had my eye on this cart for a while now. Would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity. ...Felicia

Anonymous said...

Pretty bag. Love the colors

Diana said...

What a pretty bag! Love the colors you used. I wasn't to sure of the cartridge but now am leaning more towards putting it on my list to buy!

Victoria said...

Very pretty. She will love it.

Dianne said...

Wow, love the tulips. Great gift bag.

Mandee said...

Cute bag! I would love to receive it with a gift, so I will have to make something similar for friends. Thanks for sharing!

JenE said...

Love those tulips! Quite a pretty bag! Thanks for the chance to win a great cart!
JenE, blossom93 at yahoo dot com

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful bag! I really like this new cart -- it's on my wish list.

Lana said...

I love how you turned an ordinary bag into a spectacular bag! This is too cute!

4Ucards said...

I wrap everything in gift bags. I love covering the bags with my paper goodies and adding a matching tag or card.

Nana's Paper Things said...

I love this cart and your gift bag is so lovely! Great idea!
LizW in TX

Nana's Paper Things said...

Forgot to say that I love, love, love your blog!! Have been a follower for quite awhile and love your creativeness!
LizW in TX

Peggy T. said...

I love Art Nouveau cart. Your bag is beautiful. I used that same cut on a Diamond Fold Card. Check it out on my blog. http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/art-nouveau-diamond-fold-card.html

Peggy T.
http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

Treva said...

How beautiful, purple is one of my favorite colors!

flscraplady said...

I love the gift bag. I love the cartridge. I really really want it. That is my problem. I love them all.
diane at weismanfamily dot net

Sahily said...

My daughter loves tulips. This will make a great gift bag for her :-)!

roserose said...

The bag absolutly cute I love the colors! I didn't even know there was such a catridge now I have to save for it lol

Weezie said...

Your bag is gorgeous!! Love the colors.

Donna said...

Love all your projects. You are great inspiration for all of us. Would love to have this cartridge - and the price is right - FREE. Thanks,

Grandma Nancy said...

I love the looks of that cartridge!

Lara said...

I love the new Art Nouveau cart- such unique art. Way to go PC for finding new styles and making it achievable. Thanks for the chance to win Special Occasions! lclass003atgmaildotcom

LisaAnn said...

Love this cart!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Your bag is so pretty....and I'm sure your mother will love it....love this cartridge...it's on my want list....

mamawcindy said...

Love how you can take a plain and ordinary Gift Bag and make it look so Pretty!!! Love this! Thanks for Sharing!!! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

waidc said...

Your decorated gift bag looks great in both shades of purple!!

CREATIVE M said...

What a beautiful gift bag.Love this cart.
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

snoopygirl said...

a truly lovely idea thank you for sharing

Jolanda said...

I adore Art Nouveau!! your bag is gorgeous :)

yolanda.bravery at hotmail dot co dot uk

jjocarlson said...

What a cute bag, I luv Tulips they are my fav.


Joyce
jjocarlson@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I would never thought of doing what you did with the gift bag. What a great idea.

hzeebee said...

The bag is great. I never thought of decorating a bag.

Aurora said...

What a great way to 'upgrade' those bargain gift bags from the dollar store! love it!

Melinda said...

Great bag. I really like this idea. The Art Nouveau cartridge looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

CyndiU said...

You are such an enabler. I wasn't that interested in this cartridge, but now I've taken a really good look at what there is on it. Sure wish I could of had this last school year, my grandson had to do a project on the yellow-headed black bird and there is a cut on this cart with cat-tails that would of been perfect.

Thanks for a chance of wining yet an other wonderful cartridge.

Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com.

Heather said...

Sooo pretty!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

mary mac said...

Love the gift bag, Joy! Perfect for my daughter's wedding to leave at the hotel for the traveling guests!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Lyn said...

Love all the give aways

E said...

I have so many formal occasion and this is perfect

Deanna said...

What a beautiful bag. I would love to see more of the images from this cartridge. TFS.

Cheryl Winget said...

This image really dresses up your gift bag. Love that cartridge!

Char J said...

the bag is great. will need to put the cart on my wishlist. tx for sharing.

SherriC. said...

oh this is sooo pretty....TFS!!!

Elle The Heiress said...

Oh, I love tulips!

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 390   Newer› Newest»

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
 
Blog Design By: Sherbet Blossom Designs