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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cricut Sophie Gift Bag

 Today's fun and elegant gift bag was made using the Cricut Sophie cartridge (Circle exclusive).  I loved this damask type shape and thought it would be gorgeous on the front of a gift bag.  I tried it initially with black as the center part and white as the shadow, but it didn't look as good as this.

If you don't have the Sophie Cricut cartridge, similar shapes can be found on Elegant Cakes, Damask Decor (a gorgeous cartridge!), Creative Memories Reminisce Accents, Sophisticated, etc.  I cut this shape at 6".


There is a card feature on Sophie - I cut this card at 3" and backed it with pink as an accent color.  Again, I tried black initially but it was too harsh.  Green would have worked also, though.
I added adhesive metal gems to the center outline.   They come in lines of adhesive so the straight parts were easy to do.
I finally added a strip of adhesive and then bunched up satin ribbon along it for a final touch.

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

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Dinah said...

gorgeous! Love it!

Amy E said...

Beautiful gift bag!! I can't wait to get the Sophie cartridge!

amyis300 AT hotmail Dot com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

This is truely gorgeous great image ued on it too! :) Sandra H

Short Scrapper said...

Beautiful! I'm having flashes of iced tea glasses etched with this design, placemats with this in the corner, canvas bags with this on the front . . . my mind's racing!

Parcha said...

I love this bag. The colors are great. My Sophie is not here yet but I know what my first project will be ;)
TFS

Kimberli said...

Beautiful bag and card, I love the gem accents!

Jan Foselli said...

I love, love those colors on this gift bag! It's very elegant!

Brigitte said...

WOW, this bag is awesome!!! Love the colors!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Crhiga said...

Lovely bag!! Love those bright colors!!

Carol

Joan Smith said...

Oh WOW!! How beautiful Joy I love all the extra touches..embossing and the pearls I love using pearls too they just make things look gorgeous. I love how you made reference to find similar cuts on other cartridges this helps sooo much. Just another thoughtful thing you do!

Martha said...

How elegant but so simple! Love it!

Lucy said...

Whoever gets this bag better not through it out!

The Scrapping Seahorse said...

Great gift bag, love the tag. Thanks for sharing.

sweetlilscrapper said...

gorgeous!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Judi said...

Beautiful, beautiful bag! I love the color choices. So elegant! :D Thanks for all the great ideas. There are ALOT of Cricut cartridges that I need to get!

scrapdiva said...

beautiful and elegant card, love that cartridge but i am not a circle member

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

very cool, love the colours and how eveything flows!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

SallyP said...

Love the gift bag, it's a gift in itself!

TheLastOfNine said...

They both came out beautiful.
GloriaH

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Who needs a gift with a bag like this? I just got notice that Sophie is on it's way...Yea!

Lindsay said...

Great bag! Love the accents!

Cathy said...

This is a great image. No matter what you use it on, it will look so elegant!

MCF's Mimi

Chocolate Mousie said...

Being that my craft area's only lighting is one small swivel lamp, an OTT light would be fantastic! Thank you for the chance to win.

Brenda Moore said...

beautiful colors, love the bling! I really would love an ott light :)

Granny Anne said...

Love the bag and matching card. Sophie arrived yesterday and I'm playing with her this weekend. TFS

Ryansmaama said...

Love the bags you have been doing. This one is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love the color combo - so pretty!!!

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

Sue S. said...

Love your gift bag and card! So pretty and elegant! I love black and white projects with a pop of color! TFS!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Katherine said...

Gorgeous gift bag Joy!

spelsue said...

Love the colors and the design just grabs your eye.

LaLa said...

GORGEOUS! Love the colors!

~Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com

bskt4holly said...

Love the green!!! The crinkled ribbon is my fav feature:)

Megan H. said...

Cute project. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Pamela said...

What a great little gift bag. I am a black and white fan so this was right up my alley. Thank you for thinking of people that don't have access to the Sophie "exclusive" cartridge and offering a list of other cartridges with a similar cut.

Anonymous said...

Lovely bag -- looks like a great cartridge to own!
Jan B.

JenBenLola said...

Love the ribbon on the bag. What a neat idea!! :) Adorable bag and design. JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

chignon said...

The sophie cart is going to be so much fun. I love how you jazzed up the gift bag - great colors :)

Holly Sonney said...

Well it is official this is another cartridge added to the list of ones I need. I love the colors and the design on this bag!

Kay said...

Love the colors on this bag :)

Kay
goebel75 at gmail dot com

gshrader said...

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

Erin said...

Love this bag! Thanks for giving alternate cartridge ideas to use for making it. I'm always disappointed when I'd like to use an idea but I don't have the right cartridge.

The Zoo Keeper said...

This is super cute!!! I never know what to do with these types of designs!!! Thanks for sharing!

Barb A. said...

Gorgeous gift bag! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents with us.

scrapbooknut6711 at gmail dot com

Nancy A said...

Cute! Cute!

Isabel Z said...

This bag is divine. I love it.

Donna said...

Sophie arrives at my home today. Yeah. Love the bag, awesome cut. Thanks so much.

Donna C.
goCricutgo (CC)

Beverly said...

Very elegant gift bag!

Ruth said...

I just got this cart delivered yesterday and haven't had a chance to look at it yet. Your gift bag is beautiful.

TFS, Ruth

angie ashuk said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colour combo's. Great mix!!

Kristy5670 said...

Pink and green are my favorites! Love the fancy!

Kaye said...

My Sophie came in the mail yesterday...how nice of you to so wonderfully demo it for me!

Bonita said...

Beautiful. The metal gems really set the cut off nicely. Thanks

Carol said...

Gorgeous giftbag - love the ribbon and what a great cut - still waiting for this cartridge to come TFS

Carol
GIVEAWAY - in progress here: http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Soo much detail! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!
SusanJ in Atlanta

Brenda said...

love it! I love the colors you used and the accent jewels!

Nanci said...

Love the bag. Such a neat way to jazz up an ordinary bag.

Carrie K said...

Gorgeous bag!!

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful bag and card set!

Larmabee said...

The embellishments really dressed the bag up, a little detail, can make a huge difference

Paper Memories4u said...

Love the bag and card. You just can't go wrong with green and black. Always a hit and brings a smile. papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Amy said...

This is just so stunning! I love the black and white with that pop of lime, and the pink and white tag is the perfect accent! Love all the pearls and rhinestones too. This is very boutique-y.

Connie F. said...

I love this gift bag. The green, black and white look super sharp.

Terri said...

So fun! Just found your blog and subscribed!! Blessings!

Sahily said...

I love your color combinations... Gem accents are great!

TanyaT said...

Simply beautiful! I can't wait for my Sophie to get here! Seems like such a fantastic cartridge. Your artwork is so inspiring! Thank you.

Amanda said...

The black and white look really sharp against the green bag. Fun!

littlen said...

very nice. tfs.

Deanne said...

Thanks so much, I just got my Sophie cartridge, check out my treasure box!
hugs
Deanne
http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-secret-treasure-box.html

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

This bag is so nice - guess we don't need to buy pretty bags any more - just make your own. Thanks for sharing this idea.

hopefulcrafter said...

Great gift bag! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Jingle said...

Very pretty design!

Carol said...

Lovely and elegant gift bag! Tha colors are fab!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

Love it! I love the colors and the image is great.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great project ideas!
Karin
flyinflip@aol.com

DEBBIE ORR said...

Really pretty gift bag and card

Marissa said...

beautiful!! once again, great job!

Marlene said...

Lovely gift bag! Love how the tag matches the bag! The pearls are a great accent.

scrappingnana said...

Great gift bag. Love how you can use the Cricut to decorate plain gift bags and other things. TFS

Sandy S. said...

Very elegant! Love it!

Stephanie said...

This bag is gorgeous. You're right about not using so much black. Stunning.

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Your gift bags are the BEST! Love it. I am impatiently waiting for my cartridge.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Nancy said...

SOOOOO cute ,,, love the little gem accents and really like the pionk best,,,,,, thanks
Nancy
nkmedar56@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Lovely bag and Card! And I like how you blinged it up!

Wendy T.

OCCricut said...

SUCH a BEAUTIFUL bag!!!

Nanette said...

Very pretty...unfortunately I probably won't be getting this cartridge unless I can find it on ebay. TFS!

Corina Daily said...

Beautiful bag and card!

Carolee said...

Beautiful! What a great way to dress up a plain gift bag. TFS and for so many chances to win.

Ami said...

Beautiful bag!

mimikat33 said...

Love your colors and the Sophie cartridge. What an amazing amount of projects you can and have created.

Thanks for sharing,

Kat
cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com
mimikat33.hubpages.com/

Laney's Legacy's said...

How pretty, I am so excited to get my Sophie cartridge and start using it TFS.

later tater,
laney

Amy's Designs said...

Beautful bag. Love the colors.

Lisa R. said...

OOOOOOH! Gorgeous. What great attention to detail. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

- the Happy Crafters said...

absolutely fab!
-rebecca

http://thehappycrafters.blogspot.com/

Newbie2crafting said...

Beautiful gift bag! I love how
you added the pearls to give it an elegant look. tfs

Dana

catnap said...

Love this design and the way it coordinates with the tissue paper.

jacgonz said...

Love that color mix! great bag.

Karen said...

Very cute gift bag!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

divinecrone said...

Beautiful bag... love the green! Now I have to decide if I want to make this with Sophie or Damask Decor...

Deanna said...

Your gift bag is beautiful! I love it. I am anxious to get this cartridge.

Queena said...

I love the bold green and then the beautiful classic touches with the pearls! The card is darling! Thanks for thr inspiration.

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Absolutely Beautiful. The Pearls add the perfect touch. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Linda said...

Beautiful bag and card. I must check into the Sophie cart.
Thank you for sharing
Linda in Stanwood

Anonymous said...

Lovely bag.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
follower

SherriC. said...

this is so pretty ...LOVE it JOY!!!!!!
TFS!!!!

woodenstamp said...

Another beautiful bag! Lovin' these.

kim.mom said...

Love that damask!!!!

Susan said...

So pretty! Thanks for letting us know about similar shapes in other cartridges. I'll be using my Damask Decor for this project very soon!

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful bag and card! Love it! Love the colors too! This cartridge looks like a really cute one! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! lindagk23

Lady Fair said...

Beautiful bag and card. I just received the Sophie cart, thanks for the idea!

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

TeresaK said...

I just got Sophie yesterday but have not played with it yet! Love the elegant gift bag!

Holly Hudspeth said...

I hope to get my Sophie soon. Great things on that one. Your bag is awesome. Wonder where you found that tissue paper? Was that printed on the imagine?

Linda said...

This is a beautiful transformations. I love how it turned out. That Sophie cartridge is looking pretty interesting

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

Beautiful gift bag...The colors are great...I love the gem accents
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

HeatherM said...

Love it! So great! Love this cartridge

meredemaison said...

Beautiful bag! The colors you ended up choosing with worked so well and you picked the perfect tissue! It does look like the bling took some time - you're so good to those who receive these creations!!!

xxsquigglesxx said...

So cute! Love the colors!

pcrusberg said...

Gorgeous gift bag. Thanks!

Mary Ellen said...

I really like the embellishments you put on these bags. Very nice.

surfnfroggie said...

Your gift bag is gorgeous! Great job this week!
surfnfroggie

Debbie said...

love this, wish others could get the sophie cart, i understand even the ones that joined when these was released are not getting this cart
upnurse at aol dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

super cute bag!! love the pearls!!

Kim. said...

This is really pretty, love those colours together.
Kim xXx

Bast said...

Gorgeous gift bag. Loving the colors. That lime green is just perfect! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

motherloves3 said...

Beautiful gift bag.

carolyn's creations said...

I love the color combos!!

rhonda said...

I love the color comibination on this bag! Awesome!

julie said...

what a gorgeous bag and the tag is pretty to. these are allot of great cartridges out there. tfs. 1205love@gmail.com

DebJoAl said...

Makes me wish I had a creative friend or family member to give me a beautiful gift bag !

Danka Doo said...

So nice! Love making a card to coordinate with the gift bag.

blueskygirl said...

Beautiful bag and embossed card!

kelsey said...

this is super cute!!! love the colors too!

Luv 2 Create said...

Super gift bag and card. Love the tissue paper you used as well. Looking forward to Sophie which is in the mail but not received yet. It is such a fabulous cart.
Marcie

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Nice gift bag!

KAT said...

very pretty bag. forget the gift!

MaryBeth said...

Gorgeous projects, I'd love to be the recipient of that gift bag! Love the colors too!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Beautiful bag, great color combination and i love the pearls on it!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Kristie Maynard said...

Really lovely!

JANLYNN said...

I love to have bags and cards that match. I do like the pink on the card with the green bag.

CREATIVE M said...

Love it!! Must buy this cart!

Jeanie said...

A beautiful gift bag. I love lime green with black and white. And I love the cut.

turbopuppy said...

The green is wonderful!! I just may have to acquire this cartridge:)

Annamieke said...

I just love the pink and white card. It is so beautiful.

AprilsL8 said...

That is gorgeous!

Luria said...

Simply beautiful.

Luria

Vicky said...

I just found your blog today and I love it!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the ruffled ribbon.

dgroovy said...

Very sharp, I like the glitz.

Lyn said...

Beautiful bag, beautiful card, beautiful Ott light. Lyn

Cynthia B. said...

Very cute! Love the colors you chose, plus the scrunched satin ribbon is a cool touch too!

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

I love the colors!

ocm said...

That is an amazing cut! Not sure I'd pay the price for Circle membership…but it is tempting at times!!!

love the tissue accent with the bag!

: )

Jean said...

Gorgeous!

Josie0602 said...

What an elegant bag! I love Sophie!!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Karen V. said...

Love it!

Karen V.

Cindy said...

very pretty!

cardchick's world said...

beautiful project!!!!! and I luv the color combo you used.....OH BOY!!!!! need to rethink that cart
cardchick50atgmaildotcom

Poots said...

Loved the pink & white combination card..very pretty!!!

peifert88@gmail.com

jamme said...

One of the most beautiful bags I have seen. Who cares what's in the bag cause the bag, itself could be the gift.

Kristen Ann said...

A simple yet elegant gift bag-very nice! Keep those fun ideas coming.

Glori said...

I just love all the cute gift bags your making!!!

chilindra at att dot net

HarleyScrapper said...

Beautiful...I have the Creative Memories Cartridges...I love their cartridges.

smgerman said...

Lovely gift bag. Great idea.

silverlark said...

What a great project! Makes my head swirl with ideas!

Shellee said...

What a pretty, fun bag! The cut really added elegance to the bright green color. Very nice work!
Shellee

cricutharper said...

Very elegant! Love your project idea.

Carol O said...

Another nice gift bag, thanks for sharing!

Kris said...

Elegant bag! Love the pearls!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Karen S. said...

Love the card and bag!

C.Good said...

Your layouts are fantastic....just love them. The bag is beautiful also. Thanks for sharing.

Connie Gage said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Rachel said...

Another beautiful gift bag, Joy! Just love the damask cut out on the front...gorgeous!! :)

cropmom66 said...

Love this!!

cropmom66@gmail dot com

Cheryl Winget said...

Really cute bag and a great idea - love the white with a black shadow.

debpaint16 said...

I Love the Damask theme!! Very Beautiful, & such lovely details!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Elaine said...

Fun, fun, fun! I just got my Sophie cart yesterday and am so eager to use it! I am definitely using that cut, so elegant!

SapphireGyrl said...

I love the green and the pearls!

Anonymous said...

WOW what an elegant gift bag, beautiful.

Lisa said...

WOW what an elegant gift back, beautiful.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

so cute!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

candyscorner said...

What a cute bag! I hope I get my cart soon!
Candy

Cheryl said...

Very chic.....nice colors, love the Green!! ;+}

millie said...

Yea I need a good lamp and this one would be perfect.Thank you good luck to all.

Linda Harris said...

Beautiful set!!! I have yet to play with my Sophie!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl said...

That's beautiful. I love it!

Cheryl
www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love this chic idea!

lindacarson334 said...

Great job! Very Chic! Can't wait to get my Sophie cartridge

Sahily said...

Thanks for the chance to win a lamp. I really need one :-)

Gwen said...

So cute!

Suzanne said...

WOW! your Sophie Gift bag is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

Suzanne Watanabe 
suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

Heather P said...

This bag is so cute! I love the rhinestone detail on the shapes and the gathered ribbon- so pretty!

Diane said...

Cute LO banners are so popular right now.

Diane France
france_diane@hotmail.com
Dorris CA

What Can I Do Today? said...

I like the colors you selected and the metal gems really make it POP! TFS. :)

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the damask pattern.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!

lisa@theporch3.com

StefanieH said...

YOur bag is awesome, i can't wait to get this cart. TFS :)

Peg said...

Wow, this makes for a very pretty gift bag!

snoopygirl said...

wish I was Sophie and receiving this, it is super gorgeous.

Jilleen said...

Yeah - just got my cartridge in the mail. Thanks for the great idea!

Jilleenhays AT yahoo DOT com

Nancy said...

love it!

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