Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heart bag tutorial using the CTMH Art Philosophy bag.

Hello, friends!

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
Blush ink.
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!




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


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:

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Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!

PEACE, LOVE, AND CRAFTS!

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52 comments:

scrapdiva said...

Love it, love it, what a beautiful bag, perfect for any occasion, i am sure your sons teacher will love it as well.

Joan Smith said...

wow beautiful bag...this actually is a keepsake....you come up with the neatest ideas....wow....you ROCK!!!

Amy said...

That little heart bag is just too cute! I love all the coordinating accessories.

Debby said...

What wonderful work you do. The bag is perfect.

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OCCricut said...

THAT is ADORABLE!!! LOVE the rose ribbon!

Erin said...

This is so cute. Reminds me of something Martha Stewart would create. It seems that you could write your blog just about Art Philosophy forever. SO MANY adorable projects!

Linda said...

Such a cute bag!!! Love it!

Kristi said...

I think I am gonna need this cart. It comes with a lot of features that I think are awesome.

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

What a pretty bag- I love the rose handle! I can't believe how many great projects come from this cartridge- amazing!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the bag--so pretty! so wish i could get the deal but can't boo hoo..

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

That is so adorable!! I love the paper and especially the ribbon you used for the handle! Such a sweet bag.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Jingle said...

This is really cute!

Marissa said...

Your bag is beautiful! I love this cartridge! I also want to thank you for giving teacher kudos...there is so much teacher bashing (generalizing) at times, it makes us feel good when positive comments are made!

Marty said...

The Heart bag is just beautiful. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing. I got the Art Philosophy bundle and love it.

Marty

TanyaT said...

Love it! Cute heart bag...Love your ideas...my "bundle" comes tomorrow...I am so excited! Can't wait to play with Art Philosophy and all the goodies! Thanks for inspiring me!

Stephanie A said...

Love the bag! Thanks for the tutorial.

DEBBIE ORR said...

Very very cute little gift bag

debbie said...

Blessings to you as you raise your son. As a teacher I am well aware of the difficulties involved. Listen to the teacher an experts along with a huge dose of mother's intuition and love. You can do it!

jordanbev5 said...

Love how beautiful it came out. Love that ribbon!!

Alma said...

super cute!!

Betsy said...

Melanie, very cute heart bag. I hope the year goes really smoothly for your son and his teacher.

surfnfroggie said...

The more you show the more I want this cartridge! I love this heart bag it awesome!
surfnfroggie

Kimberli said...

Fantastic bag, I saw this on the cart and was anxious to make it - I'm thinking maybe to fill it with Valentine's day treats for my boys!

Danka Doo said...

Love the bag. I, too, have a son with ADHD (7 yrs old) and appreciate his wonderful teachers. I know what you mean about being hyper. When I see projects like these I immediately think "teacher gift!!". I love being able to something for the teachers who are under paid, often under appreciated and super special to me!

Nanette said...

Very cute girlie bag! I just got my email that my Art Philosophy cartridge package is on its way...yeah!!!

Crhiga said...

Awesome project!! Love those gorgeous papers!!

Carol

Laura said...

So Adorable! thanks for the inspiration :)

Betty Shows said...

Would love to win the best of 2007 cartridge, love your blog

Got2BCrafting said...

Love this bag! Looks like a great teacher's gift for Valentine's Day!
Lori

jacgonz said...

That is a sweet heart bag, great idea for Valentine's Day gifts.

Deneen said...

Oh yes....Such wonderful things could be put into a bag like this. Mmmmm....Maybe some diamond earings, a beautiful ring or perhaps a lovely bracelet. Oh heck! I'll take any of the above in this adorable bag!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute heart bag! Thanks for sharing.

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lindagk23 said...

Love this cute heart shaped bag! So adorable! You did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

it is a beauty! I would love to have that bag and that cartridge!

meredemaison said...

Your bag is so lovely!!!
I am very thankful for teachers also. I have a son with a form of autism and I make sure that all the support staff at school as well as every specials teacher he has gets a little something at Christmas and the end of the year so they know I appreciate all they do for him. We also, of course, do something for his main teacher. Bags like this one would be a nice gift, but maybe not for the 20-some people I thank...

Luv 2 Create said...

Melanie,
Cute project. I am so impressed with CTMH papers. Just fabulous designs and colors. May have to order some.
Marcie

jamme said...

What a cute heart. You could use this for so many gift ideas. So cute

Deanna said...

Thanks for another great tutorial. I would love to have this cartridge but just can't afford it right now.

Glori said...

Beautiful bag!!! Love the colors!!

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Short Scrapper said...

Thanks for your kind words about teachers. It gets hard sometimes knowing the extent of the demands (and it's growing) on us. Anyway . . . love the bag. I could use this one for Valentines Day for my students. :)

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dianne said...

Gorgeous bag, & paper. I think this bag would be great with boy paper, & ribbon too. TFS

Most Teachers are awesome, underpaid, have 30 or more students(angels/brats), & need the support of parents!!!

Kim. said...

I am really glad your son likes his new teacher, that is sometimes half the battle when dealing with children like your son. If teacher and child make a bond they can generally work together to find that common ground which they both understand and respect. That way he will not feel threatened when ask to do something or otherwise reprimanded. Good luck for this school year. Oh and by the way I was a Special Needs Teacher before my accident lol.
Love the bag, it is beautiful and that ribbon/lace you used for the handle is gorgeous.
Kim xXx

Lindy said...

What beautiful work you do!! Came to you via Ruby's and so glad I did. Learn so much from all you talented people!!

gayle said...

U have made some delightful, delicious, delovely designs from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I absolutely love mine. Gayle

TheLastOfNine said...

How adorable!
GloriaH

Connie Gage said...

Love the flowers.

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

I love this heart bag -- thanks for sharing all the tutorials using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

Nanci said...

Love this heart. So perfect for teachers gifts etc for valentines day. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Such great ideas! And I love give aways. I would love to win the Above Rubies Studio DVD! Count me in!

Kathy
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Annamieke said...

I just love your blog. It is so helpful for paper crafting.

Kathy T- OR said...

I'm late but I just had to post and say I'm so surprised at everything that these cart. stamps do. I love your projects and learning so much from you. I just got a Cricut a couple of weeks ago and finding that I can do so much more than I had every hoped for. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

kelly said...

WOW what a fab tutorial.Love it.I so need the whole package you have on offer!Do you send out to people in the uk,cause i can`t get it here!!!!Just become a follower as you blog is fantastic.
Kelly.

 
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