Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Christmas bag tutorial using CTMH Art Philosophy

Hello, friends!

Can you believe summer is nearly over? I have to admit I am really happy about that. The heat has been unbearable this year! Unfortunately, living in Dallas means that it will remain warm until November or so. However, any kind of cooler weather would be totally welcome here.

Today's Christmas bag that I made using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, made me yearn for brisk weather! I know it seems early to be showing Christmas themed projects, but I made this to show you all a few things. First, I wanted to show you the versatility of the bags on this cartridge. Also, I wanted you all to see that the Pair - a - Phrase stamp set has something for every season. If you are interested in this stamp set, I will have information at the end of this post on how to get it for FREE!
I cut this bag using the 'fit to page' feature. This turned out to be about 6 1/2".
All products used in making this bag are from Close To My Heart except for the white pen and adhesive.
The paper I used is called 'Believe'.
This is the cut bag. It is SUPER easy to assemble.
Score the bag using the Score Pal.
I used Terrifically Tacky tape by Provo Craft as my adhesive.
I decided that my bag needed something festive for the front of the bag. The tree was cut out at 2".
The ovals were cut out at 2 1/4".
This is the my assembled motif.
I then adhered it to the bag.
My bag needed a tag, so I chose a tag that had Christmas flair. The other great thing about this tag shape it that there is coordinating chipboard. The chipboard is so great because it gives the tag some heft! I cut the paper pieces at 2 1/2".
I assembled the pieces and then stamped the center using the Pair - A - Phrase stamp set. 
It looked a little plan, so I added this gift stamp from the Pair a Phrase stamp set.
It really needed some stitching. I did this use my white Signo Uniball.
Voila! I just added some Cranberry Grograin ribbon and pen work.
Now if you are interested in this fantastic cartridge and/or the current Close To My Heart promotions you have come to the right place!








Not only will you get the stamp set shown above, but you will also get a Typeset stamp set for free if you purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5.





To break it all down...

Between August 15-31, get your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for $99.00. The Cricut Art Philosophy bundle includes:

    * Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Three Stamp Sets (retail value of $17.95 each), & Three               Dimensional Element chipboard sets (retail value of $4.95 each)

- Because you spent over $50, you can now purchase the August Stamp of the Month for $5.00 a value of $17.95!

-  Now you also qualify for the Typeface mini alphabet set a $6.95 value for FREE!

- Since you spent over $75, you’ll also get the Pair-a-Phrase double D-size stamp set a $35.90 value for FREE!

YOU SAVE ==> $55.80

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


Thanks so much for dropping in! I will be back here tomorrow with another great bag/box tutorial. I think you guys are going to love it!

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

PEACE, LOVE, AND CRAFTS!

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54 comments:

Ann said...

Two days in a row ~ I'm first. So you know how I start my day LOL. Really adorable bag ~ sure wish I had more time to make all I see.
Mstgane
Ann

SallyP said...

I also start my day by looking at your blog! You have great project ideas and I love today's bag!

Joan Smith said...

Cute Christmas Bag...and good tutorial your colors are great too!
I'm enjoying it all...and thank goodness I can apply all of your ideas with cartridges and stamps I own because as much as I love everything your showcasing it's just out of my crafting budget sorry to say.

Anonymous said...

It is a cute bag. Enjoy the colors. But I like Joan just have to admit it is out of my budget also.

Crafting Katie said...

Another adorable bag! I love how you layered the two stamps - so pretty!

Amy said...

Beautiful bag! I love that paper--it's gorgeous. TFS!

scrapdiva said...

Love the box great idea for small gift, thank you

Susan said...

Adorable paper!! Love it!
SusanJ in Atlanta

angie ashuk said...

I love this little bag...I have ordered the cart with all the stamps, but my question is can I make this bag using the Cricut personal cutter? or does it have to be the big one?

Nanette said...

Another cute bag! I can't wait to get my cartridge and start playing. Thanks for your help yesterday in placing my order!

Brenda66 said...

Such a cute Christmas bag Melanie, you inspire me with your creativity and I enjoy looking at your blog every morning! Thanks for sharing!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

what a cute little bag! After seeing all of your bugs and boxes you have me very inspired to start on mine for Christmas!

Linda said...

Wow these are some wonderful project this week and some good deals. I love CTMH stamps.

melanie said...

angie, yes you can cut this using the baby bug. However, it will have to cut smaller than the size I am showing here.

Deneen said...

Great bag! Pretty paper too! I am loving all the projects with this cartridge.

Karen said...

Great bag. Love your picture tutorial. It makes it very easy to follow. CTMH certainly has fantastic deals this month!

motherloves3 said...

I love the bag, beautiful job. I would love this cartridge but it is a little steep for my budget.
motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

Love the bag. I need to give it a try. Maybe a Halloween treat bag for the grandsons.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

mimikat33 said...

Love your ideas, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

Kat
cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com
ayers12887@gmail.com

Northwoodszoo said...

Cute, cute bag. This would be the first present I'd open!!

Marissa said...

Your bag is adorable! I really want this cartridge!!!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Scrapper69 said...

What a pretty bag Melanie! I can't wait for my cartridge to arrive! I noticed that it shipped already! All your inspiration should help me get started using the new die cuts and stamps! :o)
Theresa

Larmabee said...

I love the "stitching". I really need to remember to use it on my own projects

Amber said...

I love making these little bags. I make them every Christmas for Jewelry and any little trinket that may fit in the bag. They are so easy to make. Your Christmas bag has put me in the mood to start making mine early this year.

surfnfroggie said...

I love your blog and you always have such great posts!

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Kathy Salido said...

Hi Melanie,
I love your blog and getting your daily posts. I have really enjoyed the posts over the last 2 weeks on this Fabulous Art Philosophy cartridge. And yes the price is steep, but for all you get, it is really worth the price, especially if you order it no with the extras being offered until 08/31. I was lucky enough to get a bonus at work, and this is the one thing I had to have!! So mine is on the way and I cannot wait to start playing. Thank you for all the great projects and tutorials.
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Luria said...

This is a cute Christmas bah yes It is time for us to get to work o Christmas stuff it will be here before we know it.

Luria

rosie zickefoose said...

very nice bag

rosie zickefoose said...

very nice bag

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

This bag is D'vine. I love it. I'm saving up for that CTMH deal. I hope it's still there when I do. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Emily said...

What a beautiful little bag :)

Christine Schmidt said...

FABULOUS tutorial!! Love all the details you added. Thank you very much for sharing your fantastic ideas!!!

puffinliz said...

Your bags is awesome! You used the reverse side, but that santa paper is too too cute!

puffinliz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Your bags are getting cuter everyday!

Michelle
mslaviero@hotmail.com

Crhiga said...

Loving all the bag tutorials!! Can't wait to see more!!

Carol

Luv 2 Create said...

Very cute Melanie
Marcie

mom2maddie06 (Misty) said...

What a cute bag!! I love it!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great project! Love all those stamp sets too.

jacgonz said...

Drooling I tell ya, just drooling. All your projects have been fantabulous w/the Art Phil cart! Teasing us I know - so I have to go buy it somehow. I hope somehow one comes my way.

pfry said...

So many great ideas..love the stamps..Wish I had more time..
Peggy
pfry@highland.net

Noreen Curry said...

Seeing this bag I can hardy wait for Christmas!! Thanks

Marta said...

I am so loving this cartridge. You have made some amazing projects with it. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. This cartridge is great for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, it is definitely a MUST HAVE...thank you for sharing.

Debbie said...

thanks for showing us the Christmas bag, it is hard to believe that it will be just around the corner
upnurse at aol dot com

Cassandra said...

Such a cute little bag..nice job!

cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom
www.ctimz3.blogspot.com

Short Scrapper said...

Love it! Once again, thanks for showing all this great stuff! I broke down and ordered this from my local CTMH rep. :)))

jamme said...

Very cute. I am a bit tired of only seeing this cartridge on so many blogs. Everyone must have gotten them free to showcase their very expensive product. I would love to have it but it is way over my budget.

Peg said...

Melanie, I am loving all these projects you are sharing. It looks to me like this cartridge is a must have!!!

Diane said...

This is so cute! I never thought of over stamping a shape if the sentiment isn't quite enough. That really looked so cool!

Diane

Kalucy0627 said...

I don't have any of the "Best Of" cartridges. Looks adorable.

Ellen R said...

I purchased this cartridge at CK Scrapbook Conv. In King of Prussia but haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the great ideas!!

LaurieD said...

I am so glad you're doing these tutorials! This cartridge and all the extras is fantastic! Love your ideas!

Kelly mcdonald said...

Can't decide what I like more - the bag or papers! Great post!

nancy said...

I just have to say a big thanks to you for the envelope tutorial! I am pretty new to cricut & couldn't figure it out! You are awesome! I'm going to make some Halloween bags for the grands!

 
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