Week of October 28th, 2012

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Believe gift bag made using the Sophie cartridge and American Alphabet cartridges

Hello, everyone!

Today I have an easy project that I made using the Sophie cartridge (this cartridge is a Cricut Circle Exclusive). This is a little trick I learned from Joy. She makes a lot of her own gift bags, so I thought it would be great to try a Christmas one. Let's face it we all need more ideas on wrapping Christmas gifts!

Now if you are not int he Cricut circle and you want to do something similar, you can find GREAT Christmas trees on Martha Stewart Seasonal cartridge, Designer's Calendar, and Hello Kitty Grettings!

The paper is from SU! and the bag is from Joann's.
I cut out the tree out at 7 1/2".
I cut out 'believe; using the All American alphabet at 1".
I hope you have all had a great week, so far! I have been a busy little bee doing tutorials over on my other blog. It is lots of fun, but also very time consuming. I hope they have been helpful.


If you have not seen them make sure you head over to my blog to check them out by clicking ==> Courtney Lane Designs

Also, if you want to buy the Art Philosophy cartridge you can do so by clicking HERE!


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

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 Have a TERRIFIC Thursday!

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JustMeJustina said...

Love the bag!! I want that cart!! But formal occasions will be perfect for my DD now that she is in middle school.
justina1218 at aim dot com

Chrissy's Creations said...

That's a great cart! Cute bag.
Hugs~Christine

Crhiga said...

It's a keeper!! TFS!!!

Carol

Joan Smith said...

Cute gift bag....Kinda forget myself about decorating those plain bags. TFS

Mumsie said...

Adorable gift bag. Would love to win the cartridge!

Brigitte said...

So very cute!!! I love this tree, but far my favorite!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Peg said...

What a pretty bag. Such fun to decorate a plain bag. Love the cuts!

Crystal said...

Love the gift bag..... ahhhh too bad I'm not in the circle. I'm standing on the outside waving at all of you....

Holly Hudspeth said...

I cannot wait to get this cartridge. I just love the flourish in the tree. I too decorate my bags. This went in my Christmas to do file. Cute!

craftymom205 said...

Love the bag.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lucy said...

A plain bag sure can look great after you get your hands on it! Thanks for the chance :)

Melinda said...

Love the idea of making my own gift bags for the family! Tell me again where I can get the Sophie Cartridge. Melinda Strange

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

so cute!! i have yet to make my own gift bag, but think i will try in the near future!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

beautiful!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

T said...

I love doing my own bags..great work!

Scott & Ann said...

That is a beautiful bag & the tree is soooo pretty! Would love to win the Formal Occasions cartridge.
anndiehl@centurytel.net

Ami said...

Beautiful bag! TFS!

littlen said...

this bag is adorable. tfs.

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Very pretty bag...I hope the Sophie cartridge ships soon, you guys have inspired me!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! It's sooooo cute!

Laney's Legacy's said...

A very cute bag TFS.

later tater,
laney

snappy scrappy said...

I LOVE the bag...really pretty! Lee-Ann :)

RBugcreations said...

Too cute!

Jean said...

So cute!

Daisylove Creations said...

Great gift bag!! Really love your choice of papers and that cart is awesome! I love to alter gift bags, it's so much fun :0)
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com
daisylove1020@gmail.com

Tami B. said...

I bought plain bags last year to decorate but it just didn't happen. Maybe this year...

Rachel said...

I love this gift bag! Decorating them uniquely is so much fun, and you could make a perfectly coordinated card!! :) Love it.

Rebecca Geile said...

You are clever with the gift bags!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

cute bag! I really like that tree cut.

KAT said...

what a great gift bad idea. i'll have to check out my joannes and get me some of them bags.

wahixane77 said...

Such a cute bag. TFS. So far really interested in that Sophie cartridge but has the others to play around with this for now.

Eileen said...

What a cute bag! It makes want to get started amking some. It is hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner.

Jill Angel said...

Love that bag! Big fan of the SU Jolly Holiday paper. TFS!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Hattie said...

Love the bag! I have some plain bags that could use a little sprucing up.

ocean-dreamer said...

Cute bag! Maybe if I get started now, I will get more Christmas things made!

Lara said...

I think it is genius to make bags right now. As soon as I am done moving I will start on my Christmas cards this year. My goal is to put them in the mail on Dec. 1!

Dianne said...

Cute bag for the holidays.

lmkindell1 said...

Love the bag. may have to copy this one.

Linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

TracyS said...

Cute bag! Love the tree!

Jaimie Edmunds said...

Beautiful bag! I always say I'm going to make my own gift bags but never do. Good idea to make some ahead of time for different occasions. I need to get myself more organized...in my next life. :)
jaimie dot edmunds at comcast dot net

Yvonne said...

I used to make my bags with stamps. Time to give the cricut a try on them.

Great cartridges.

Yvonne

craftaholic said...

I love doing this with gift bags and the lunch sacks as well..And I am a circle member and am so anixiously awaiting my Sophie, Can not wait to play with it!!TFS!!

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

ctibbmn said...

Cute bag and cute papers! It looks like a really fun project!

Rhonda said...

Cute bag!

scrappingnana said...

So adorable. Love how you can decorate a plain gift bag to make it special.

JenBenLola said...

Love when plain bags because something beautiful. Great job! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

gshrader said...

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

Isabel Z said...

This is too cute; I love it!

Crafting Katie said...

So cute!!! I keep forgetting that the awesome Sophie cartridge will be coming in the mail soon. I can't wait! Thanks to you and Joy for the inspiration on the gift bags. I'm going to stock up on some kraft bags at Joann's this weekend when I have an extra teacher discount. :-)

Ryansmaama said...

I have never been a gift bag person (just love wrapping a box), but I am loving the bag projects that ya'll do. May have to rethink my gift wrapping options.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Debbie said...

love the bag
would love to win the cartridge
bdtktr at gmail dot com
craftiwithmypups dot blogspot dot com

bskt4holly said...

Cutest bag ever!!! Thanks for the giveaway:)

scrappinkaren said...

I love the way you decorated your tree on the bag. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing.

CathyinMN said...

Very cute bag! You're so good at picking out just the perfect paper and cuts for a project. TFS!

Dawn, RI said...

CUTE BAG, i NEED TO COME UP WITH IDEAS FOR GIFT BAGS, I bought the bags now I just have to motivate myself,
DawnRI
abosoffit@hotmail

Michelle said...

What a cute gift bag. I love decorating bags..so easy and they look fabulous!

Alicia S said...

What a cute bag!! I love using gift bags instead of wrapping paper. The bag is almost a gift itself and can be reused so many times. I would love to win the cartridge...thanks for the opportunity to win!
eeshie_19 at hotmail dot com

JulieVillaueva said...

Amazing! you guys are great! love it and keep it up!

Erin said...

You have just given me a great idea! I think I might make an assortment of gift bags and coordinating cards/tags and give that as a gift to some of those hard to buy for people along with a gift card or money. A practical and fun to make gift that everyone can use! Thanks!

Granny Anne said...

Love this idea. Sure would use up the stash and save some wrapping paper.

Kay said...

Love this bag!!

Kay
goebel75 at gmail dot com

Gale said...

Sooo cute ...I just love the tree and the fun colors .

Megan H. said...

Another great bag. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

What Can I Do Today? said...

Super cute bag! I love the layering on the tree.

Kat's Blog said...

Love the bag and such a great idea. Great giveaway as well, would love to have this one, would be perfect for all those special occasions coming up in the family.

Kat
kat(dot)raymond(at)gmail(dot)com
http://katskreativegreetings.blogspot.com/

mary mac said...

Darling bag, Melanie!

Stephanie said...

The bag is so pretty. I decorate my giftbags, too. Would love to win this cart.

Christy said...

Super cute bag!!

Christy
triathletecece@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

What a cute bag! I am gifts of cards for Christmas and this is a wonderful addition idea! Thanks!http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

surfnfroggie said...

I love you Christmas gift bag! I can't wait to make some of these too! I dearly love Christmas and have already been working away on gifts!
Thanks for sharing and giving cartridge substitues!
surfnfroggie

Queena said...

Cute classy adorable Christmas bag! I love that it looks a million bucks but at the same time super easy to put together. We just need great creative minds like yours to give us the inspiration! Thanks so much! I guess I have more than just christmas cards and tags to go this year! Gotta start working on my gift bags! It is a great stress reliever after work. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Margie said...

With a gift bag that pretty, who needs a gift? Great job!!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool design on the tree!

Miranda said...

Adorable! I love the paper! TFS

looneytuke said...

Simple but so much impact , Thanks for the cute idea!

Ellen Lord said...

thats a very pretty bag. the design would make a nice card, too!!

magskn said...

Love it! What a great way to make your own bags. I have only done simply stuff but this is motivating!

angie ashuk said...

Bag is VERY cute.

Elizabeth said...

What a cute bag! I am gifts of cards for Christmas and this is a wonderful addition idea! Thanks!http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Such a terrific idea! Love the thought of starting now for the holidays!
SusanJ in Atlanta

wilonestar said...

With the back to school, so comes the need to get with the Christmas rush so December is a rush. Love the bag.

Cheryl said...

Very nice! Great idea to start on those kinda projects now!

Deanna said...

I love the bag. I haven't tried making a bag yet, something to add to my list of things to try.

PJK said...

Adorable bag! I love christmas!

Sally Gasparri said...

Adorable Christmas bag. You make such cute projects. Thanks for the chance to win a great cart!!

Sally Gasparri

scrapdiva said...

great idea, love the bag, love the Sophie cart, too bad i am not a circle member, too expensive to join.

scrapdiva said...

great idea, love the bag, love the Sophie cart, too bad i am not a circle member, too expensive to join.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful bag, I love making them so I can also make a matching card. TFS

circlebenterprises.com

Susie said...

Love, love, love, love the bag.

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE it!

Katherine said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Bridget said...

I love this bag and homemade gift bags! They always turn out so cute! :) thanks for another great design and idea!

Laura said...

So Very Cute!!! You make it look so easy so I will have to try making my own decorated gift bag in the near future. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Campbell said...

Great idea! Now why didn't I think of that for Christmas giving. That's why I come to you girls for inspiration! I'm gonna have to do this for this Christmas season just to making giving a bit extra special. TFS
Tina from PA

Debbie J said...

Love the gift bag-I may just have to make some this year!!!

MaryAnn said...

Great cart..and I love decorating gift bags...your bag is wonderful.

TeresaK said...

Another cute gift bag and another super cute cut from Sophie! Thanks for the ideas!

Patty said...

I made gift boxes one year. Just took plain old white boxes and made them beautiful with my cricut. I love the bag!

Na-na's mama said...

cute bag!! LOVE all the creative things you guys do here!!

Michelle

LaurieD said...

Love that bag!!! Love the Christmas tree!

Bonita said...

Definitely cute bag. Tree is great. Thanks

Brenda66 said...

Just love the idea of making a plain bag into something cute! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us!

TanyaT said...

The bag is so cute! Will definitely be "lifting" this idea for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy said...

May use this for a Christmas layout!

Nancy said...

I never think of decorating a bag. I am making a mental not to self!1 decorate your own bags!!!
Great bag!!!

Paper Memories4u said...

Such a cute bag. I may have to get this cart. after all. :))) papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

ehbost said...

Great bag!Your tuts are always helpful.

LisaMH said...

Cute bag.. Most of the time bags are much easier for gifts.. LisaMH

BethAnne said...

Christmas wrapping - yikes! Guess I'm already behind on all those big plans I had in January. . . Cute idea and great prize. Thanks!

bhadder at mei dot net

puffinliz said...

Great gift bag, thanks for sharing...

judimac said...

Always love the chance to win a new cart...I'm quite addicted!

Rachel said...

Such a clever idea! I hate wrapping gifts, and I tend to always use gift bags. This way, it'll be more personalized!

Geri said...

Beautiful!!!!! Love the Cartride, I have been wanting that one.

Susan said...

OOOOh Melanie, LOVE that tree! This is an adorable gift bag. You rock, girlie!!

xx Susan

valerie said...

What a great gift bag idea. I better get started on these now. TFS!!

vharrison 902 at gmail dot com

Newbie2crafting said...

Love the bag and that christmas tree is super cute. tfs.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

JenE said...

Cute bag! Love the pp and the cuts!

Northwoodszoo said...

What a sweet gift bag (who would need anything in it?!!).

Heather said...

This is such a cute bag!! I love it!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Cathy said...

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! I'm loving them. Formal Cartridge is awesome. I have four teenagers at one time-lots of opportunity to use that one. :D

stpatschappy said...

Such a cute bag. I love this idea. I hadn't thought about decorating plain ole bags. TFS!

stampinglady said...

I've always disliked wrapping gifts so have used gift bags for years. It would be fun to make my own. All my friends, and I'm sure yours, recycle the gift bags.

AprilsL8 said...

I love your gift bag!!

Deneen said...

Gift bags are so much fun. I love to use gift bags instead of wrapping. Easier than wrapping and we can make them so pretty and personalized. Thanks for sharing yours.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Such a festive bag - makes me want to start decorating for Christms!

Carol's Creations said...

This gift bag is lovely!!!

OCCricut said...

Such an Adorable bag!! You amaze me!

Lana said...

Great bag! I love the new Sophie cartridge. It makes me wish I could afford to be in the Cricut Circle to get this cartridge.

Wendy said...

This is a lovely gift bag!

Wendy T.

Stephanie A said...

Love this bag! So cute!

Annita said...

I love this idea. I would like to try this design using a white gift bag. Hopefully someday soon the budget won't be so tight and I can start buying cartridges! Thanks for sharing. :)

carmen said...

Love this bag, the pola dotted background paper is fabulous with this tree. Inspired to get ready for Christmas :)

Marissa said...

Beautiful bag! Thank you for letting us know what other cartridges to use if we don't have the cartridge you are showcasing! It is greatly appreciated!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Carolee said...

What a great gift bag. Love your color choices and the design. Thanks for the details.

L.B. said...

I have my own Sophie at home, and i love her...BUt this Sophie cart needs to arrive already (so i can make pretty things for my 5-year old Sophie)

Sue S. said...

So pretty! You're getting me in the Christmas spirit!

sueot33@yahoo.com

mamawcindy said...

Love It!!!! Love how you take a plain ordinary bag and make something Special. I'm going to make some special Christmas Bags this Christmas. Thanks for the Inspiration. :0)

Lindsay said...

What a great bag! So pretty!

iona said...

what a cute bag, i cant wait to make some for christmas.tfs

Kyla said...

Love the Christmas bag. Thanks for sharing

tutulalabows said...

My favorite holiday is Christmas! Thanks for the inspiring bag!!

Corina Daily said...

Very pretty bag!

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the bag. Getting in a Christmas mood. TFS.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree cut! Didn't notice that one before! How cool!

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

Em'smom said...

very nice bag! Easy for my Girl Scout troop to work on! thanks for the idea!
Lori

Kate said...

What a lovely bag! That tree looks fabulous!

motherloves3 said...

Love the bag and the cartridge looks great.

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

What a pretty gift bag. I am inspired to try and make my own.
I am looking forward to all these great new cartridges.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Anonymous said...

Usually have one or two gift bags at Christmas time and this would be perfect for them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gloria Westerman said...

I need this cart.....and make these for Christmas gift bags.....awesome....thank you for sharing...

paperfun said...

Such a cute bag!

Sue Alger said...

Like this cartridge and the gift bag you created.

NoBetz said...

Very nice bag.

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

What a charming gift bag! TFS!

Karen W. said...

Thanks for the tips on where to find great Christmad trees. I'll check out those carts.

Kathy Salido said...

Another grat project. This is a great christmas bag!
Kathy
salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

DEBBIE ORR said...

Very pretty gift bag!

Deb M :) said...

Another neat idea for making gift bags so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shawnee said...

Very cute bag.

Blessings,
Shawnee

Paula Pardue said...

Such a cute idea! Love the cartridge.

Melissa Pearson said...

Really love this!!

Melissa Pearson said...
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Nanette said...

Cute bag and it looks so easy to do...TFS!!

SaraBug said...

What a great bag, I love the tree.

Stephanie said...

Love the bag and that you suggest other carts for those of us who don't have this one.

Thanks

Stephanie
onceuponapaper.blogspot.com

debbie said...

Cute gift bag! I think I'll make these for all my Christmas gifts!

Love2Scrap said...

Great idea to decorate gift bags, what a way to save money; I never thought of that!! Love the inspiration and great ideas!

MeGlo said...

so pretty! Guess I better get to making some Christmas bags asap! So that I can enjoy my family Holiday time!

Noreen Curry said...

This would be so wonderful to make bags tricked out for special people and with the holiday seasons coming up - a winner for sure.

SherriC. said...

this bag is GREAT!!!!
TFS!!!

Cherie said...

Super cute gift bag!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Appleblsom13 said...

Too cute....I may have to join CC just for this! Thanks for the insiration!

CyndiU said...

Great bag!!!! Will this cartridge ever be available to those not in the circle? Just love all that I've seen made with it.
Again, thanks for the opportunity to win this fab cart. I just got to have it. lol
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

loving3boys1girl said...

Adorable bag!

~Tracy
blue.tacs @ yahoo dot com

smlbugg said...

Simple & Elegant love that bag!!!!!

NicholeC said...

Great ideas! Never thought of decorating a gift bag before but it seems like a great way to make it more special. Thanks.

flscraplady said...

I love the bag. Can't wait to get the cartridge.
diane at weismanfamily dot net

Pam M said...

The bag is so cute! I have to stock up on plain bags.

Larmabee said...

Love the idea of decorating the gift bags. I can buy the bags cheap when I find them and use them for what ever occassion comes up!

Nanci said...

So cute. Love the cartridge. Would love the cartridge so I can finally scrap my wedding pics. Thanks for the opportunity

Denise said...

What a cool Christmas gift bag! Love the tree.

RelayDawn said...

Love the bag idea...I better get on this while I still have time before the holidays!

Grace L said...

Super cute bag!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

momof340@yahoo.com

Lagene said...

Love this gift bag!!!

Beverly said...

Super cute gift bag, Melanie! Puts me in the Christmas spirit!

Linda said...

Very cute bag. I sure want that cart. A bit pricey right now for me.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Patrona said...

Wow! Love the bag! I want to get into doin my own gift bags as well, "someday" lol! Thanks! ~*PD :)

Jamie S said...

Really cute Christmas bag! I can use all the ideas I can get, so thank you! :-) I am a subscriber!

ErinLeigh said...

What a lovely gift bag! Thanks for sharing

Jingle said...

I love this gift bag! So adorable!

TrueCAGirl said...

I adore this bag! It totally puts me in the mood for Chrisstmas. I want to grab a cup of peppermint hot chocolate and sit by a fire!

woodenstamp said...

Love this gift bag! More ideas for the Christmas season and I am ready to get started.

CREATIVE M said...

Love the bag! Love this Cart! & Love Christmas!

Annette said...

One of my favorite things to do.. is to decorate a gift bag.. Love this Holiday bag..

Kate W said...

Way too cute!!! This give me LOTS and LOTS of ideas!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

Carolyne said...

You could use the same layout for a boxed gift as well. Nice job!

Darlene said...

Cute gift bag!! My daughter has a birthday party to attend this weekend. I think I'll try my hand at decorating a plain bag!

Jeanie said...

I love the tree, it is beautiful. TFS!

Kay said...

I love it! I am fond of anything with trees.

julieanne0709 said...

Love the bag. I can't wait for christmas.

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