Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Decorative bag made using the Sweater Weater cartridge.

Hello, friends!

 Now we need to have a talk. For sometime I have noticed that people will comment on my projects on both here and Everyday Cricut. Nearly every time I post a non-card project I will get at least one comment saying nice card. It happened SEVERAL times yesterday with the wall decor project I posted on this blog and the scrapbook layout I posted on Everyday Cricut. I am perplexed as to how something that is framed looks like a card. It had glass on it people. Now I realize that it must be my fault for not being clear enough when I post layouts. I always figured that the size would give it away, but since this is a blog and you guys cannot see actual size I can see where I went wrong with this rationalization. However, the glass, framed, wall hanging really confuses me. I have to tell you if I was a drinking woman, I could make a drinking game out of the comments that call my non-card projects cards. It really makes me chuckle.  One of the best things about being a blogger are the followers and I have to tell you, mine are the best out there!! xoxo

Today's project is made using the NEW Sweater Weather cartridge. I know I said I would not make any bags for a while, but I had made nearly everyone else a bag but myself. Not only that I bought some Anna Griffin fabric that I was itching to use. Now I know that you thought Sweater Weather was a Christmas cartridge. However, there are several great cuts that are perfect for non-Christmas or Winter themed projects.

If you are new to cutting fabric with your cricut I have a great tutorial for you! Click here ==> Melanie's FABULOUS cutting fabric with your Cricut tutorial.

Like I said the fabric is from Anna Griffin. Love her stuff!
I cut the border out at 4 3/4". Then I added some buttons and ric rack.
I cut the 'M' out at 1 3/4".
 Thanks so much for stopping by. I will see you all back here tomorrow with another project and I will post the winners of my giveaway in the afternoon! Click here to check out the giveaway ==> Simply Scarecrow Giveaway

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Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!





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56 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Cute bag.

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SallyP said...

Cute card, er bag! JK I had to say it after your opening to today's post! Really though, the bag is cute!

Amy said...

I didn't leave a comment yesterday, but know what? It did look like a card! You can't really see the glass in the pic. Sometimes I just look at pics; too many blogs to read. I totally see how you could think it was a card!!

Now today's project is definitely a bag and super cute!!

Joan Smith said...

What a great bag...I love the look of quilted....you really outdid yourself on this one...I think it is my fav..of all the bags.. I would've never thought of the Sweater Weather cart. in the terms of a quilt looking cart.....wow...thanks for the neato idea...how do you keep doin' this...one great idea after another!!

Eva said...

oh my goodness, that is such a cute bag. Great project!
Eva :0)
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Ann said...

What a great gift idea ~ could be a great for any crafter to take their "stuff."
Mstgane
Ann

Marilyn said...

Very cute BAG! LOL! You have an amazing way of providing a daily dose of motivation! Thank you!

Diana said...

Your bag is just way too cute!

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Crafting Katie said...

Hey, nice wall hanging! LOL! Seriously, your bag is adorable. You're not supposed to make me want Sweater Weather! My list is growing!!!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Another cute bag that definitely does not look like a card. You are generous to excuse you followers who are looking to get a give-away!
You are the best Melanie. I Love all of your projects!
Susan

Kate said...

Nice card... Sorry, I just could not resist. I, too, sometimes get that comment with non-cards. I think there are some that want to leave a positive comment but are too rushed to read an entire post. Just know that these comments are meant with the best of intentions.
Your bag is fantastic! I really like the coordinating pink bow. It's such a great way to complement the wonderful details of the centre panel.

Mandy said...

That is the cutest sweater I have ever seen!! What size is it??
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Just kidding you know I love ya!!!

Lara said...

Hilarious! Well, maybe people just get confused, I know I see a lot of projects every day, but I always try to compliment what it is I liked about the project. Anyway, what I like today is the gorgeous colors- that ric rack ties everything together. Nice job!

Mary said...

Lol! I LOVE this mornings post (and yes, I read every word). Great post to start the day! I really love this BAG. It looks so great in the blue.Hugs, Mary

Rachel said...

I noticed that yesterday, too...I kept seeing all these "card" comments, and I was like c'mon people - it's not a card! LOL! Anyhoo, very cute bag! Love the fabric (of course, thank you Anna), beautiful colors. :)

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

That is too funny- wonder how much people really look at things sometimes! Well your cards, bag, tshirts and wall art (to name a few) are always wonderful! See I pay attention ;)-lol

Grandma Nancy said...

I'm a grandma! Do I get any slack for being easily confused??? Haha Maybe we should just say love your project. Have fun reading your posts. Keep a running tally of all the mixed up comments. Let us know how it goes.

Nancy said...

Cute bag. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

dianne said...

Cute bag, or LO? No, I haven't been drinking:). Your designs/projects are so VERSATILE that in my mind its already a LO, card, etc... so I'm interested in cart, how, & what colors you used:):):)
Sooo... you see Mel, it's all your fault(hehee);) TFS

TanyaT said...

Wow! Such a nice card! LOL!!!! Seriously, I think you are so creative and I really love your bag! I need to make a few of those this year as Christmas gifts for my daughters! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

Dawn, RI said...

Love the bag, I didnt realize that this cart had a font on it. Will have to look at this cart, more closely. I love how the bow, rick rack and buttons are a perfect match.
Dawn RI

1Happy Mimi said...

Very cute bag, personally I don't think you can have too many! I didn't know Anna Griffin had fabric! Where can you buy it?

Dawn, RI said...

I went back to recheck this cart, I actually like the font. There are a few cut images,but Id wait to see if I could get it CHEAPER before Id add it to my wish list
Dawn RI

hopefulcrafter said...

Great bag. I know what you mean about people saying "card" when it is not a card, because when I saw the comments yesterday that is when I noticed it and I just laughed. Thanks for the great ideas, both cards and other things.

JenE said...

Cute bag! Love the colors and pattern!

Scrapper69 said...

I had to go back and look at what I posted to make sure I didn't say card! And I didn't thank goodness! LOL I do READ your posts first before I comment anyway.... But it's early and had to double check!
Great CARD! Oops! LOL Great Bag Melanie! Or should I call ya Courtney? Tehehehe The bag is wonderful.... not a fan of this cartridge yet.... maybe you could change my mind! :o)
Theresa

SueNJ said...

The colors on this bag are just beautiful. I keep saying that I want to cut fabric with the Cricut. One day : D

Sorry that yesterday was frustrating :(

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

snappy scrappy said...

So gorgeous...I really love this cart...can't wait to buy it!
Lee-Ann :)

Elaine S. said...

Thank you for the instructions for cutting fabric. I have not tried that yet on my Cricut. Pretty BAG

Judi said...

I REALLY love the cute card you made with the sweater cart. You are SO talented! OOOPS! Did I say card??? I meant BAG!! It really is cute! :D (had to do it!) Have a great day!

christhedolllady said...

Cute card. Oh wait, it's a bag! LOL! (Now all your followers are going to beat this joke to death).

Very pretty bag. I hope you keep one for yourself this time.

Deneen said...

Love your bag! Love this cartridge too!

Laurie said...

One of these days I have to cut fabric, only been 10 months since I said I was going to do it! :)
Super cute bag!

Deanna said...

I think that is a really cute bag. I think sometimes we get so used to seeing cards that it is more a habit to say cute card, or great card rather than the fact that we didn't actually read your post. I have caught myself doing that and then think, wait a minute that wasn't a card.

Renee D. said...

Wow! You really rocked this cart using it to make the bag. It's the one new cart that I was like ummm no don;t need it. Don't the the jagged edges, but it looks fabulous cut from fabric! UGH!!! Why did you have to post this. Now I'm back to wanting it. Thanks! I think?!

tndj said...

cute bag. You can make me one when you have time.

grambojoan said...

like the bag, i know a lot of people i could give it too. havent tried fabric yet but planning on it for gifts

surfnfroggie said...

Melanie what a great piece of luggage!(lol)I will admit to being one of the ones who called your project yesterday a card, but in my defense I had been drinking!(not!)I didn't realize I had call it a card until it was too late, but I knew it was a wall hanging.

Kelley-Lou-Who said...

Hahaha love the card! Jk Your bag is adorable!!! I really like the fabric choice and the ric rac.

scrapdiva said...

very cute bag

Crabtree-Creations said...

I think people see WIN and just stick a comment in so they can win a cartridge. I love your creativity, and how you show that the Cricut can be used for more than just cutting paper, for example, the cute tote bag you featured today! Don't lose heart, most of us read every word!

Cynthia B. said...

Cute bag - to be honest, I wasn't that impressed w/ the cart's images, but you pulled one out that really looks good on this project. :)

Karen said...

I didn't care for this cart, but you (once again) thought outside the box - or should I say card - and came up with something lovely.

Dawn said...

Nice card! Just kidding. ;) The bag is super cute! Love all your projects - you are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

RAP said...

enjoy your new bag. I'm glad you made something for yourself!

MyCjs said...

Love the bag. It looks great and its great for you to make something for yourself. I have so many fabric projects with my cricut lined up but I've been really scared about doing it. I guess i just have to give it a try and see how it turns out. Your projects make it look so worth it to just go for it thanks for sharing them.

Cassandra said...

LOL...someone did that on my blog today and it is clearly hanging on the wall in the picture..LOL...whatta u gonna do???

Karen said...

lol...sometimes I think people have too many blogs to follow and just rattle off a standard answer! Love this bag. I really must try using fabric sometime. I just haven't gotten brave enough...lol

tina said...

Cute bag!

Tina

Nanci said...

Love the bag. I like the idea of using the material like a quilt. Love the colors.

julie said...

very cute bag, it will make a great gift. i think your clean when you post your proj. you tell us right in the header what it is. like when you put up that frame art(mother and son). i knew what you were talking about lol. well thanks for all you do and share. 1205love@gmail.com

Nanette said...

Cute bag! I'm probably one on those that called a picture a card. I realized that I did that just as I hit the post button. Then it was to late to correct it. Now we know you really do read all our comments! :)

wilonestar said...

I for one can tell the difference between a card and a bag and it is CUTE!!

Marissa said...

Your bag turned out so cute!

wahixane77 said...

The tutorial for the fabric is great. I have to say I am a bit intimidated by doing it but love the clear directions.

Northwoodszoo said...

Nice bag, or is that a card? JUST TEASING!!

 
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