Well the first day of school went off with out a hitch over here. My son loves his new teacher. Which is a good thing! She is very seasoned, so hopefully she can keep him in line. You see he has a pretty extreme case of ADHD and can be extremely hyperactive. Sometimes he acts as if he is on drugs...yes, it's that bad! If he was not 7 I would have probably subjected him to a drug test! Anyway, he can be a little hard to manage at times. Fingers crossed this teacher does not call in tears weekly like his kindergarten teacher did. Which reminds me, God bless those of you out there in blogger world who are teachers! What a thankless and sometimes very difficult job you do. Thank you thank you thank you!
Today I have a bag that I have not seen on any other cartridge. It is just perfect for Valentine's Day, wrapping for a birthday gift card, or packaging for jewelry. I could see even using this as party favors for a little girl's birthday party!
When I was looking at the image in the CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY handbook I was not sure how well it was going to cut out and come together. I was pleasantly surprised when I assembled it because there were no problems to be found. Easy as pie!
|All supplies that were used except for the adhesive are from Close To My Heart.|
|The paper line is called Sophia. I used the reverse side of the word art sheet. The cardstock that I used are Hollyhock, Blush, and white.|
|I cut this out using the 'fit to page' feature which came out to be about 10 1/2".|
|I scored the bag using my score pal.|
|Then I cut out this heart using the ART PHILOSOPHY cartridge at 5".|
|I felt like the heart needed a little more, so I added some pen work using my White Signo Uniball.|
|Then I adhered the heart to the bag.|
|Then added Terrifically Tacky Tape to the flap.|
|I wanted to add a handle, so I punched a hole on both sides using a small hole punch. Then I used brads to affix the ribbon to the bag.|
|I used the ribbon (Pink Designer Ribbon) on the bottom of the paddle.|
|I wanted to put a little something else on the front of the bag, so I pulled out the coordinating chipboard.|
|I cut the pieces at 1 1/2". Then assembled them.|
|I stamped the sentiment using Hollyhock and|
|The sentiment and heart shape are from the Pair a Phrase stamp set that you can earn for FREE. See below for details.|
|I felt like it needed some bling, so I added these sparkles.|
|Then I adhered it to the bag!|
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!
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!
To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website
Come back tomorrow because I will have another tutorial tomorrow! Don't forget my giveaway! I will be giving away Best of 2007 cartridge and draw the winner next Thursday. To win:
All you have to do is:
2) Leave a comment on the Hello Thursday post ( you can do so by clicking here ==> Hello Thursday Post
Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
PEACE, LOVE, AND CRAFTS!
Oh one last thing. My friend Megan from Above Rubies Studio is having a blog relaunch with some awesome giveaways! Check it out!!
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