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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Route 66 Birthday Bag with Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge

 I just can't quit making these gift bags!  Well, when you have four birthdays jammed together in the summer, it's easy to start making a lot of bags.  Today's bag was made using the Cricut Nifty Fifties cartridge.  I just love that cartridge - it's fun, unusual and funky.  I made this bag for my dad who turned 76 on Monday.  I thought he would like the Fifties colors and imagery.


 To start, I cut the "Route 66" die cut out at 4", including the white shadow layer and then pop dotted it on the front of the bag.  "Get Your Kicks" word art was welded to the letters "o" and "n" using the Gypsy.  The "Get Your Kicks" was sized at 2".
 I had a gift card I wanted to attach to the bag and I used this great new metal die called Embossed Gift Card Holder Die from My Creative Time.  Here's a link to pick one up for yourself:  Embossed Gift Card Holder Die.  So quick and easy.

I love the decorated edge on this die.  Also, check out the slots to put the gift card into the holder.  I just put a glue dot on the back of the card and I was set.
 What paper is this?  It's by Club Scrap and the line is called Cruisin'. I love how it's just the right colors for the era.  Ribbon is by Papertrey Ink.
Fortunately, I found some matching tissue for the inside to finish off the bag.  Dad really liked the bag (relief!) and we had a fun lunch as a family at a great bar-be-que restaurant here in Dallas called Spring Creek Bar-be-que.

Tomorrow Melanie has another fabulous project to show so don't miss out!

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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158 comments:

Dinah said...

Ooh, Love the 50's theme!

Crhiga said...

Love the awesome gift bag!!

Carol

Brigitte said...

So cute!!! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot cm

Holly Hudspeth said...

That is the cutest. Love the colors and record motif on the tag

Kimberli said...

Great colors, definitely perfect for the theme

lydiawalker said...

love love love this cartridge xxxx

Jess (aka Sparksgal) said...

How cute! Love it!

Joan Smith said...

OH..love this bag...hey I love this cartridge too. Your ideas are all great how do you keep on keepin'?

Geeze oh Pete girl....you ROCK!!
and so did the Fifties :)

Amy said...

Super cute! I have used that "get your kicks" sentiment on birthday cards before too. I love it!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Dads are so hard! This bag is really nice and looks like a million bucks! I was inspired by your bag ideas and made my first one the other day for a bridal shower. Saved me money and turned out really pretty! Thanks!

Vanessa said...

Very nice! TFS!

Laney's Legacy's said...

Such a cute bag, I just love this cartridge, TFS.

Ruth said...

Very cool - we have a couple visiting from Germany next month. They are landing in Chicago, renting a car & driving the old route 66 from there. They will stop in and stay a few days with us. We are only about 10 minutes of old route 66 in Pacific, MO. This encourages me to make some things for their visit.

NurseShelley said...

Love the 50's theme Great!!!

rhonda said...

Wow, how did I miss this cart? I love the 50's theme! Love the card.

AimeeC said...

This is such a fun idea! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

Linda said...

That is a darling bag! I keep forgetting about that cart and it my era too! Need to get it out and play some more.

JenBenLola said...

Adorable! :) JenBrierley2 @ gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

Very cute bag. Looks like a pretty cool cartridge.

Brenda Moore said...

I wanna get a gift from you!

Gabberdoodle said...

I love the gift card holder!! Wonderful!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! This is INCREDIBLE!!! I totally LOVE the colors you picked...they are PERFECT!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Deneen said...

I would love to receive a gift in this bag. It is Fabulous.

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Love this bag!!! I need to make one like it for my mom!!

Paula said...

This is adorable, LOVE the colors!!

Barb A. said...

Cute bag! Thanks for sharing your idea and talents.

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Lara said...

I love this bag! The die is amazing, I must have it. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

such a cute bag! I think it could make a cute walling hanging too with a couple of changes.

hzeebee said...

I love the gift card holder.

Brenda said...

this is amazing!! I love the bag and the card! I just ordered this die and I can't wait to get it on Friday! love the papers and colors you used on both. I think I may want this cartridge too!! thanks for sharing!

Jeannene said...

Love the theme!! Great bag!

Carissa said...

Super cute bag. I'm happy you are addicted to making these - they are super inspirational.

TeresaK said...

I am going to have to "lift" this idea! I have a crafting friend who LOVES Route 66!! I made her a card with it before, but she will LOVE this bag! Thanks for the idea!

Rebecca Geile said...

Your paper is perfect for the cuts!

Crafting Katie said...

This is an adorable bag, and how cute to hang the gift card holder from the handle! Love it!

angie ashuk said...

Great gift bag. When my MIL bought that cart, I thought, its not good for much, but it truely is. Thanks for waking me up to such a great cart :)

wahixane77 said...

Love the bag! The gift card holder is great too! Got to get my hands on that.

wahixane77 said...

Love the bag! The gift card cut is great too. Got to get my hands on that one.

Connie said...

Sooo very cute...I live along Route 66 and this would be perfect for some of the travel pages I am doing. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kristi said...

Cute bag, lovely colors. It looked so great put together.
kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

The Zoo Keeper said...

I LOVE this cartridge!!! Your project is adorable!!! I can't seem to find this one locally! :(

Sandra said...

Oh Wow this is great:) Sandra H

Tonya said...

LOVE the gift card holder. What a great way to not have the card get lost in the bag. Great job.

motherloves3 said...

Very cute. Ilove this cartridge.

Stacey said...

I love. love. LOVE this bag! I have this cart and rarely use it... but now I am going to use it more! Thanks for the inspiration:) We have eaten at the same BBQ joint and it is YUMMO!!!

scrapdiva said...

great gift back love the color coordination

Anonymous said...

I love the gift bag - thanks for the great idea! Gail n MI

Peg said...

Great bag, this is a fun cartridge to own.

What Can I Do Today? said...

This is sooo up my alley! Love your interpretation of '50's art!

hopefulcrafter said...

I just ordered this cartridge, now I have one more thing to make with it. Thanks!

StefanieH said...

This carts is so awesome, i love it. your projects are great. TFS :)

gshrader said...

Such a cute bag! thanks for sharing

TanyaT said...

The Nifty Fifties cartridge is so cool....I love your sweet gift bag!Thanks for the inspiration

Em'smom said...

what fun!
Lori

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice job tfs

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wow! Wonderful gift bag and love this cartridge!

Bonita said...

The "nifty fifties" are my high school era so I should get this cart. Great project. Thanks

Kim L. said...

Love the fifties theme!

Mandy said...

That is such a cute card!

Nanci said...

Love the colors. Perfect cartridge for those cross country RV trips

Ann said...

I grew up in the 50's & 60's so I had to have this. I made my nephew a birthday card with a "57 Chevy with the Route 66 emblem. His refrain was:
"Aunt Ann this is an awesome card!!!!"
Mstgane
Ann

JenE said...

LOVE the colors!!! The cuts are great. So glad that your Dad like the bag!!

Anonymous said...

Great bag.
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dianne said...

How cool that is!!! TFS

Gaby S. said...

Love the colors and the theme. Glad Dad liked it!

belinda said...

Too cool dude. Now if I can only win the cartridge. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the route 66 sign. That would look great in my husband's garage.

Cathy said...

LOVE THE GIFT BAG, ESPECIALLY THE COLORS YOU CHOSE. I am crossing my fingers for the Campin Critters, I have wanted it since it came out!!
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xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so cute! I love this cartridge!

jacgonz said...

Love it - I bought the cart for a reason (the sewing machine! Now, I have more possibilities with it. thanks, I get stuck sometimes - I'm visual - and need a little push!

Carol said...

Love it! I just took a day trip down Route 66 here in Missouri, what a step back in time!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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

This is a beautiful bag. I may have to get this cart. TFS, Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

- the Happy Crafters said...

very cool....great colors!

Rebecca
http://thehappycrafters.blogspot.com/

Queena said...

How adorable is that! I think the best part is the gift card holder. How snazzy! Love it!

Glora said...

This turned out AWESOME!!!!! I love that you attached the gift card/holder to the front like a tag. Awesome idea! Hugs- Glora

snoopygirl said...

perfect! thanks for sharing

Amanda said...

LOVE the retro theme! I am crazy about the atom graphic!

Becca said...

Love the gift bag! I might have to start decorating my own now!

smlbugg said...

Cute bag, perfect for a dad

Beverly said...

Wow! I am loving your gift bags! I thought I was doing well to get a card made - now you are putting pressure on me to make a gift bag too! Wish I had more time for crafting.

Tinalala said...

How very cute! The colors were great for a very 'manly' look and a great theme that I'm sure he loved! What a great idea for handing out Halloween treats in school! HMMMM!

carmen said...

This is a really fun gift bag! And I own this cart :) I am putting this project on my to do list! TFS

UnikeByYes said...

Congrats to your dad! Thieves an awesome bag! TFS. HAve a great day! Liz

Angelica said...

Love all the ideas! Super cute!

Heather said...

Awesome gift bag!!

Appleblsom13 said...

The more I see the Nifty Fifties cart used the more I think I'm going to need to get it. Great bag!

mamawcindy said...

Love your Gift Bag! That looks like a Great Cartridge. TFS :0)

Nanette said...

How cute! How could he NOT like that bag???

Lisa P said...

Super, super cute. I love the idea for the gift card.

Bunnyfreak said...

perfect colors for the cuts.

Kris said...

Love it!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Mary Ellen said...

The 50's theme is really cute.

Pauline said...

Oh, I love this cart:)
Pauline

Karen W. said...

You could have a great 50's themed party with this cartridge.

Sue S. said...

So cute! Love the fifties images! TFS!!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Tami B. said...

Nifty 50's is a really fun cart. and has some really cute cuts on it.

Debbie said...

i have always loved this cart, your bag is fantastic
upnurse at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

this is so cute love bags, this would be perfect for a birthday gift for someone that was born in the 50s
ndgrand at aol dot com

Jean said...

How cute!!

Linda said...
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Linda said...

What a great idea!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

love the card and bag...nice color choice

sweetlilscrapper said...

super cute!!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

coolnana72 said...

Cute gift bag--This cart was one that really didn't appeal to me at first, but it is really growning on me now.

Sabrina said...

Very cute! I've been thinking about starting to make my own bags. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristie Maynard said...

Very cute project!

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

Great gift bag, I can see why your dad loved it!

Angie P. said...

This is such a cute card! Love this 50's cart. So cute!

julie said...

That is such a cute bag. hopeing your dad enjoy lunch and the gift that came in that great bag. thanks for all you do. 1205love@gmail.com

chignon said...

oohh I like the idea of making gift bags!

JANLYNN said...

Great bag. You have given me inspiration for one I need to do for my FIL. We are haveing his 86th birthday/family reunion on the 17th. there are family coming we haven't seen in many years. We are trying to make this be such a good day, his first birthday since we lost his wife, our MIL in May.

Shawnee said...

Love this gift bag. Very cute.

Ryansmaama said...

Love this cartridge and your project. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

DesignsbyPLC said...

Really like the gift bag. I never thought of making one. Great idea.

Poots said...

Very cute gift bag!! You can never have enought gift bags & gift card holders!!!

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Marissa said...

Too, too, cute! I'm sure he will love it!

Cynthia B. said...

Cute bag with a great theme and great colors!

Susan said...

How cut is that bag! Terrific look! I love that cartridge!
SusanJ in Atlanta

SherriC. said...

this is adorable.......

Sue D said...

Great theme for a gift bag.

pcrusberg said...

Cool! Love that cartridge too.

lindagk23 said...

I love this 50's Themed Gift Bag! Super cute! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23

Carrie K said...

Great bag!! I love the colors!

cricutharper said...

I like this card. I, too, love Emma's new gift card holder die. It's going to be one of my go to cardmaking tools.

DEBBIE ORR said...

Really cute gift bag idea!

rache said...

That is such a cute cartridge! I did not know what I was missing. Need to get it now.
thanks for sharing

The Gov. said...

Now this is a CUTE gift bag!

Crystal said...

Super cute bag. I really like the fifties feel. Thanks

Crystal Little
clittle2916@yahoo.com

www.littlecreationsblog.blogspot.com

Karen Wilson said...

What a great idea! I love that theme and what a fun cart too!! TFS!!

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sonia said...

That is the cutest and the colors a great.

Tonia said...

the Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge would be a great addition the wildlife lite cartridge I already own and love

Patrona said...

Love this cart! And a totally cute bag u made! I can see why he liked it! ~*PD :)

NurseShelley said...

I love this stuff!!

scrapdiva said...

love the gift bag

Luria said...

I don't have this cartridge but it has some cool images on it . Thanks for sharing.

Luria

ehbost said...

This cartridge is on my wish list. Thanks for more incentive to move it to my shopping cart.

mary mac said...

Gotta get that cartridge!!
The bag is very cool.

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous Gift Bag!!! You even broke out the Reeeaaaaaalllly good paper (Cruisin') lol. And fabulous tissue paper. Glad your dad liked it (but how could he not lol).

Amy E said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute! I've been eyeing the nifty 50's cartridge for a while. That may just have to be the next one on my list!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

RockinRenee said...

Super cute bag! I have yet to use this cart.

Karenduch said...

Wow! Looks like a ton of work! But love the Rt 66 theme! ladydevine73@hotmail.com

Carrie said...

How fun! Really great idea!

Carrie

littlen said...

very cute. tfs.

mom2five said...

super cute!!

Anonymous said...

Soooo very cute! I haven't looked at this cartridge much, but I have to reconsider now! Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen (jbaugh1481@aol.com)

Rhonda Tenderholt said...

Love the sign and the Jetson's type image behind it.

Jamie said...

cute card!! I LOVE the colors they look so perfect together thanks for sharing :)
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@Yahoo.com

Kim. said...

Oh this gift bag looks so much better than it did! Love the cuts used and paired with Emma's gift tag holder makes the perfect finish.
Kim xXx

Kelly Braund said...

Love this bag, it's so cute!

Anonymous said...

I have not tried doing a bag yet - what a great idea! I have the Nifty Fifty cartridge - Gail in MI

Doodlebugs said...

Very cute I have this cart, I wonder if it is out of the plastic yet, LOL

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Corina Daily said...

Such a cute bag I love it!

Tracy said...

Cute gift bag!

SallyP said...

The bag is fabulous! and I really like the gift card die, that can be used over and over and still look different each time by the way you decorate it!

Cheryl said...

Love the cute gift bag what a great idea

Just A Pac Rat said...

50's theme is wonderful. Such cute bags! TFS

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Vanessa Bamback said...

Super Cute!

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