Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Joy bag made using the Lacy Labels cartridge.

Hello, friends!

Today I have a handmade gift that I made Joy for her birthday. Recently I have discovered how well the Cricut cuts fabric and been just cutting away. Who knew it would cut fabric so well! I feel as if I am late to the party.

When designing the bag I knew it needed to say Joy. I looked through all of the Joy cuts and found this one on Lacy Labels.
The black canvas was purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I cut the shape out at 10 1/2". I then added the extra doily by using a Papertrey Ink die and my cuttle bug.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget that we are doing Hello Thursday this Thursday! I have some wonderful things to show you!!

PEACE, LOVE, AND CRAFTS!


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133 comments:

Nadia's World said...

This is beautiful!! What an awesome gift...she will Love it! I love the colors...

Thanks for sharing !

Nicole T.

Joan Smith said...

This is really cute!! Geeze OH Pete I sound like a broken record ( yiikes what is a record?) How do you keep commin' up with such stinkin' cute ideas?

Parcha said...

This bag looks great. I'll have to try cutting fabric.
TFS

Marilyn said...

Very nice! Thank you!

Her Craftiness said...

I love the bag --- Funtastick!!!

The Scrapping Seahorse said...

Very pretty,sure she will love it. Haven't tried fabric yet. I will now.

Hope said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful gift and useful! I need to get some fabric and start a cutting! Thanks for inspiration!

Pat N. said...

So adorable. I love that cart. So many uses!--Pat N.

Show Love-Make Cards said...

I love this! Did you sew this or use a fusible webbing? I didn't understand your step with the cuttlebug and dye...if you get a chance, maybe a video in the future? Thanks!!!!

Peg said...

What a cute bag, bet Joy loved the gift!

SallyP said...

What a cute idea for a gift! I keep forgetting that the Cricut can be used for so much more than just paper crafts!

Short Scrapper said...

Neat gift! I know that you don't like doing videos, but would you mind working on one for fabric? I'm sure that I'm not the only one who could use the info. Thanks -

TyTynNiyasmom said...

This is too cute. I know she's gonna love it. I don't cut much fabric on my cricut either, but I may try some.

Candace
Mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

TyTynNiyasmom said...

This is too cute. I know she's gonna love it. I don't cut much fabric on my cricut either, but I may try some.

Candace
Mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

JoAnne said...

This is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

surfnfroggie said...

Melanie,Joy is so lucky to have you as a friend! The bag is so beautiful, great job, makes me wanna try fabric too!
surfnfroggie

Ann said...

Joy is so lucky to have such a clever and crafty friend as you, Mel. Absolutely clever job - work well with short names. I have several of these type of bags which work great for taking to crop night.
Mstgane
ANN

theduchess&thediva said...

Cute bag! I agree with everyone else we need a "how to" for the fabric. I would love to make these for the little flowers (daisy level) in my girl scout troop. Thanks for sharing!

Faye said...

Love the bag! I have cut fabric and love it! I do suggest a new blade and a new mat to use just for fabric. Thanks for sharing!
foreverfancybyfaye at gmail dot com

TheLastOfNine said...

It came out very cute!! I'm glad I have that cartridge!
Gloria H

meredemaison said...

I love the name Joy, because you can easily make so many fun personalized things! The polka dotted paper that you used is so pretty and the Papertrey Ink die is awesome (didn't know they had them - better check that out!!!)

meredemaison said...

Duh! It's all fabric? Wow!! More amazing!!!!

Rebecca said...

Nope, you aren't late to the party. I am late too. I tried it a long time ago and it never worked but I tried again very recently and had GREAT success! Welcome to the party!!!!

Haven_mom4 said...

Amazing gift, makes me want one too

Jennifer H said...

Beatiful bag! You are so creative and inspiring!! Thanks for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

that is so neat, do you have to use a stabilizer on the fabric, or do you just lay the fabric straight onto the cutting mat?
I have the cricut create

Peg Toth said...

such a nice bag! Thanks for the inspiration. I just love your blog!

Nanette said...

What a beautiful bag...she'll love it! I know I would. TFS!

Amy said...

This is so beautiful! Joy is so lucky to have such a talented and generous friend.

Evette K. said...

Wow is this ever a great gift to give. Love how us did it!!! My granddaughter would really like to receive this. Just way too "stinkin cute". TY. ekc

Michele said...

Very pretty and lovely bright fun colors.

lindagk23 said...

Oh this is really cute! She will loe this awesome bag! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome bag and what a GREAT idea! Sewing is not one of my fav's to do but this is something I will have to giv a shot at:) Thanks for the inspiration!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

love this bag! I haven't cut fabric yet.....but I will soon! thanks for sharing!

CathyinMN said...

You really dressed up the bag -- it's so cute! Joy will love it!

Deneen said...

What a wonderful gift. I don't how to cut fabric on my Cricut either. Would love some more info. Thanks.

Lorraine said...

this is a fab idea i love it xx

TeresaK said...

A lovely gift for Joy! I bet she loved it! I have not attempted to cut fabric yet!

Carol said...

Super super cute bag! Love the look. TFS

scrappingnana said...

Great project. Love the design and the colors on the black. TFS

Sandra said...

Very Nice, what a special gift. Handmade ones are the best because they are truly made with love. Maybe I will try something like this for Christmas. Thanks

snappy scrappy said...

Wow...love it! I still haven't tried cutting fabric. Lee-Ann :)

Mandee said...

Cute bag! Question though... what settings did you use on the Cricut? I have attempted to cut fabric several times, but always end up frustrated b/c the fabric doesn't ever seem to cut very well. I haven't found the right settings yet! :-(

Bill said...

I always look forward to opening my mail and seeing Everyday Cricut and then going to your blog from there. What neat ideas you come up with. I make cards (no scrapping) and so I keep those ideas tucked away in one place. Thanks alot!

4Ucards said...

What a bright and happy gift. This bag is going to get many postive comments.

Nanci said...

I love this bag. I have bought material to cut but haven't done it yet. Thanks for the idea.

Daynene said...

The bag is great. Love the colors they work beautiful together. TFS nenerscreatsion.blogspot.com

JenE said...

Sweet! Great cuts and colors!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness gracious! I love it!!

Miranda said...

Super Cute!

Anonymous said...

How cool! I am trying to keep up with scrappin and card making not another cute idea:)
Thanks

Lynda
flockerbie@indy.rr.com

Anonymous said...

What a cute bag. I know that Joy will love this. I love getting your emails with all of your great projects.
Caroline
tasimdy@sbcglobal.net

pkbryant said...

Very cute bag. That's amazing that you can do that on the Cricut!

Crystal Nichols said...

That is a great gift. I have not tried cutting fabric yet.

Grandma Nancy said...

Nice job, Melanie. I'm sure Joy loves it.

Heather DG said...

Oh that turned out so pretty! Great gift - always nice to receive something handmade. Bet Joy loves it!! I know what you mean about cutting fab - that was part of the reason I bought my Exp. Love it!!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Katherine said...

Oh Melanie, what a great bag. Joy is going to love it.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful bag! Aren't scrapping buddies the best!

MeGlo said...

SUCH a cute bag! I've tried cutting w/fabric... I was scared to ruin my cricut. I think I needed better backing on my fabric. What did you use?

scrapdiva said...

Beautiful, I never thought using fabric to make cuts, thank you

dm.brinker said...

Really great idea. We all need an extra carry all and this is perfect.

Amanda said...

This is super cute!!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very nice project! I tried to use material once, but it didn't work. Haven't tried again, yet! TFS

circlebenterprises.com

Linda said...

Pretty bag.. I have not tried cutting fabric. I want to make two cowboy pillow for grandson's room at my house. The Old West cart is one I have. I will try it.
Thank you.
Linda in Stanwood

Betsy said...

I haven't tried cutting fabric although I've had Cricuts for years. Think you've inspired me!

Nette R said...

This is so cute! Love it...

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Joy will love this adorable bag! PS I haven't cut fabric, either!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

tina said...

What a great idea.

DEBBIE ORR said...

Great bag and Great gift too!

Karen said...

What a great gift. I've never cut fabric before. Do you have to put a backing on it first?

Crystal said...

very cute

mimikat33 said...

Thats the original reason I bought my Cricut, to cut fabrics.

Great job

Kat
cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com

bettie said...

this is so cute...I have got to start using my cricut with fabric!

loving3boys1girl said...

So cute!! I'm sure she'll love it!

~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Joni said...

awesome job. Who knew it would cut fabric? Oh the possibilities.

MizMaryAnn said...

I'm sure Joy will enjoy her beautiful bag and it will be a keepsake. It sure turned out gorgeous.

Linda Harris said...

Very cute Joy!!! I love all bags!!!

Betsy said...

Cute tote bag!
Can't wait for Hello Thursday!

Sue Novick said...

Love using fabric with the Cricut, but do one project and then none for a long time....same with freezer paper tee's. Have you tried freezer paper projects yet? I enjoy seeing what else can be done with a cricut....tfs!

Look around the corner said...

This is so cool, i realy love it. I always wonder, how or where come the idea's from?

Have a blessed day,

Eveline

Neva said...

Very cute bag! Your ideas go on and on ... like the well never runs dry. How awesome!

Marissa said...

How beautiful! Joy will love it!

rissaflor at yahoo dot com

Carolijn said...

Really beautiful!

Julia said...

This is lovely! TFS!

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is just Beautiful. I know Joy is going to be so elated. Smooches... Felicia

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

This is a beautiful tote. She is sure to love it! I haven't been brave to cut fabric yet.

Susan said...

How cute is that!! Such a good friend ~ and what a terrific crafter!
SusanJ in Atlanta

Marcia said...

THat is a beautiful bag. Give me tips for cutting fabric. Did it cut really easy. thanks

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

Joy will love it! I didn't know the Cricut would cut fabric so beautifully!
Linda Marino

Crhiga said...

Great gift and you can tell it was made with love.

Carol

MaryAnn said...

this is so pretty. I'm sure she loved it! thanks for the
inspiration.

Connie said...

That is the cutest bag...I hope to get up the courage to try cutting fabric soon for quuilting purposes. Would love to know the best wat to cut it...Do you use wonder under or stiffener? I also love the beautiful card you made her. What a good friend you are. Have a Happy day

ellen_mangione said...

I love your ideas! You are so talented.

Crooked Scrapper said...

Melaine- Joy will love this beautiful bag. She is so lucky to have you for a friend.
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Patrona said...

that is cute!! i'm gonna have to try cutting fabric! thanks for the heads up!!!! ~*Pd :)

Carolyn K. said...

The bag is beautiful, what a special gift!!

image queen said...

Wow the bag is amazing. I did not know that the machine could cut fabric so well. Happy birthday Joy.

Liliana said...

Love the colors! What a wonderful project! TFS!

Windy said...

This is a really cute bag and I'm sure she'll use it alot. I haven't gotten brave enough to try cutting fabric but I think you may have spurred me on to try it. Thanks.

By Yvette said...

The bag is so so cute. I really love it. You guys do such awesome work.

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cool bag! I want to cut fabric with my Cricut but I'm afraid. I need to conquer this fear, because there are so many projects I could do with the fabric. Thanks for the inspiration.

ginnye said...

Such a super cute bag! I am inspired to try cutting fabric. It's just so sweet looking.

Cynthia B. said...

Very pretty! Love the bright colors too!

flscraplady said...

I am very interested in cutting felt with my Cricut (either an E2 or Expression). Do you have any tips? Thank you. I love your bag. I know Joy will too.
diane at weismanfamily dot net

sir2m3 said...

Wow!!! That bag is fab she will Love it!!! I tried to cut fabric and it was not good glad to see it can be done I`ll try agian.
As always thanks for sharing.

Momof4inArlington said...

I'm sure Joy will LOVE this bag! It's an honor to witness such a sweet and fulfilling friendship! Thank you for sharing with us. I have got to try cutting fabric!

Pam said...

OMG That bag is fantastic! I would love to know how you did this. Is there a tutorial video??
I so want to learn how to cut fabric. TFS

Angie P. said...

Wow Melanie! What a great idea! TFS!

Got2BCrafting said...

What a fun gift Mel... I know Joy will LOVE it!! I have yet to cut fabric, but it is definately on my things-to-try list. :)
Lori

Cassandra said...

Very nice! I've never tried fabric either...Hmmmm...thanks for the inspiration!

cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom
www.Ctimz3.blogspot.com

mamaj said...

This is a great bag. I have never cut fabric either. I think I need to try this. I have a new granddaughter and I think she needs a bag with her name on it!!

Anonymous said...

Joy is going to love this bag! Thanks for sharing.
ottersl@pacbell.net

Lady Fair said...

Love the tote bag. I'll have to try cutting fabric...when I'm braver. Thanks for the chance to win.

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Emily said...

Really cool bag!

JANLYNN said...

What a great bag. Joy is going to love it. I really must try cutting fabric.

SHELLEE said...

I have been itching to try cutting fabric. You have just given me more incentive to give it a try!
Shellee

Luv 2 Create said...

Wonderful gift for Joy. She will love it.
Marcie

Lucy said...

I never thought of cutting fabric on my cricut. Thanks for the idea!

Doris P. said...

very pretty! I just got this cartridge so... I love making and receiving home made gifts!
parkernana5@cox.net

Wendy Raffin said...

Aren't you sweet?!! This is so cute. What a great idea. I havent ventured into fabric yet, but I am willing to try anything (within reason...lol)

SueNJ said...

That is so pretty. I have not been brave enough to cut anything else but paper with my Cricut :D TFS it!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Kaycee said...

Awesome job!!! I love it!!!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous bag you made Melanie! I'm sure Joy is rocking it!

Kim. said...

This is lovely, I really must try to cut material my god daughter would a t-shirt with her name on it.
Kim xXx

Carole said...

Great job for your first time...I liked your project alot.

Anonymous said...

I love this bag. Thanks for the super clear, concise directions on what to do with fabric. I've been wanting to cut fabric with my cricut. I will be more successful now.

Deana L.

Monica said...

That's a super bag! Hmmm.. cutting fabric.. hmmmm.. Thank you for the inspiration.

Elizabeth Alvarez said...

How do you use the cuttlebug (emboss) on fabric?

cardchick's world said...

toooo cute....I'm going to give this a try...thanks for all the info

Maureen Reiss said...

Sooooo super cute!!!

UnikeByYes said...

I am a fan of this canvas bags from HL I have embellished them w/ ribbon, print yourself transfers, iron on transfers, paint, markers, but never thought of a doily, you are very creative. TFS. Lovely bag.
Have a wonderful day.
Liz

sewnsew1943 said...

Love that bag! At first glance I thought it was cross stitched. Really neat. TFS

shrtnsassy said...

Cute! Cute! Love this one!

SherriU

 
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