Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas tags and bags made using the Winter Woodland cartridge.

  Hello, friends!


Ok, today I have some tags and a gift bag for you. I used the Winter Woodland cartridge on all the tags. The gift bag was cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, but decorated using cuts from Winter Woodland.

All patterned paper used is from the  Close to My Heart 'Jingle' line that is unfortunately retired.

Lets start off with the bag.....




I cut the 12x24 Provo Craft paper, with my 12 x 24 mat using the fit to page feature. That way I could make it as big as possible. I scored it with my score pal. This was really easy to do because the machine cuts little tick marks to show me where the bag needs to be scored.

I then measured the sides with a ruler and cut the striped paper a 1/4" smaller length and width wise. I then adhered that with my atg gun. Then, I put the bag on it's side and traced the handles on some patterned paper. I hand cut and then adhered the paper to the handle.

I cut the layered pieces for the front at 4", 5", and 5 3/4" using the tag/shift feature key. The snowman was cut at 4 1/2".


The tag with the mittens was cut out using the 'winter wonderland' tag feature. It was cut at 4". Then with a white piece of card stock I cut out the solid tag using the tag/shift at 4".


I then cut out the lettering in the middle with a craft knife.




Next, I adhered the 2 pieces together. I cut the gloves at 4". The tag was stamped with the Close to My Heart stamps sets 'Small Chocolate Alphabet' and 'Holiday Jingle'(holiday jingle will be available September 1st). Ribbons used were also from Close to My Heart.

The poinsettia tag.....



was cut using the 'bird2' tag feature at 4'. The assembly of this tag is exactly the same as the same as the first tag. The poinsettia was cut at 3".



The final tag......





This week I am giving away a Team Spirit cartridge!




To win:
1) Follow this blog or subscribe via email.
2) Leave a comment under one or all posts this week for maximum chances. See HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment.


December Specials


I am giving one Pink Cricut machine away to one lucky customer. To be eligible to win all you have to do is purchase something in the month of December! I will draw the winner January 2nd!



Second, celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/ Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch! Quantities are limited!

 



The Kit includes:


  • 12—Die-CutBoxes(3eachof4colors:Blush,Hollyhock,Ruby,WhiteDaisy)
  • 3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
  • 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 1—My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Next, the December stamp of the month is a good one. It covers everything and it is a must have it you are new at stamping.  It is called Year Around Cheer and that pretty much sums it up!

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1211A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products! 



 Lastly, don't forget that you can still buy the fabulous Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, so if you have not taken the plunge yet, come on in the water is great! Also, if you want one of these cartridges for Christmas send your husbands or family members my way. I will help them get what you want under the tree ordered. However, you can always order these things as a gift to yourself. That way you for sure get what you want for Christmas. You have been good this year, right?



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


Have a FABULOUS Friday!



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49 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Your gift bags are gorgeous you did a spectacular job creating them and your color choices are awesome as well as the paper I love starting my day with a "Marvelous Melanie" crafted creation D

Anonymous said...

The bag and tags are gorgeous! I intended on making my tags this year, but Christmas just snuck up on me ;o( There's always next year. Your choice of colors is very holidayish. Like Joan above, I love starting my day with you.

LST in Colorado

snappy scrappy said...

Totally gorgeous tags and bag!! You always inspire! Lee-Ann :)

Jill Rugg said...

Beautiful tags and gift bags-someone is going to be very lucky to receive them!

Kathy:) said...

Oh how cute. I love the snowman. Sownmen are my favorite. I love the colors.
Merry Christmas!
Kathy:)

lmkindell1 said...

Beautiful bags and tags.I love them and so will the receipiants.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Debbie said...

Beautiful gift tags! I'm amazed at all you can do with cartridges. If I had more time to play maybe I could figure out some wonderful things that each one I have can do. Thanks for all your great ideas!!!

Brenda said...

Lovely gift bag and tags, Melanie! I always wondered about cutting a bag from the 12 X 24 paper but never tried it. I have to do that!!

Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Brenda W.

Elizabeth Crouch said...

Those are so Cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

CathyinMN said...

Cute projects. The paper is perfect for them; too bad it's retired. TFS!

jkstiles77 said...

Winter Woodland is one of my favorite cartridges! And your projects today demonstrate why I love it so much! Your gift bag and tags are so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Cute bag & tags. Would never of thought to use 24" mat to make bags. How big did it turn out?
Donna K U

Sue D said...

Very cute and festive--love the paper.

Megan H. said...

Love this bag and the tags. I like that you use older cartridges sometimes. It helps me to remember what I have and think about using it again. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Marianne said...

i only have the French Manor and Artiste cartridges, but on those it's funny how i can't find a plain oval. Have done that too, cutting the middle out to get what i want. Love your bag. Thanks for sharing your inspiration

tndj said...

Love the tags. Where were you when I was thinking on what to do for tags for my Christmas presents. I am finished now. Sure could have used you and your tags about the 6th of Dec. Love them

Brenda said...

Beautiful gift bags! I love the papers you used and the colors. Perfect for those last minute gifts or treats!
bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

Crhiga said...

Great Christmas bag and love those tags!!

Carol

hopefulcrafter said...

Love the bag and tags. I love your paper color choice. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Vanessa said...

The bag and tags are all so pretty! Thanks for sharing the details!

Anonymous said...

Lovely. Cute colors.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
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Momof4inArlington said...

Beautiful bags and tags! I wish I had a 12x24 mat!

momma mo said...

Gorgeous tags!!!

Merry Christmas!!

moknowsall said...

merry christmas to you and the family. thanks for all the inspiration you provide all year long.

maureen

Karee Sue said...

Great job on the tags. love them,

sewnsew1943 said...

The gift bag is awesome. Your ideas are so inspiring thank you for sharing them. I have learned so much from your site. Keep up the good work I appreciate all you do for us.

Thank you for the chance to win the Sports cartridge.

Marie

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a fabulous set! The papers are super! I especially like the sweet little framed snowman on the bag.

Lisa said...

These are all so pretty! We have a tag challenge going on right now over at Pink by Design, and we'd love it if you'd link up with us. :)

http://pinkbydesignstamps.com/2012/12/17/tag-youre-it-challange-monday/#.UNS1Rm8UW88

Patty said...

Adorable bag & tags! Love the papers you used!!

Linda T said...

You make great tags. Thanks for sharing.

Edwina said...

I love your tags and little bag. They are gorgeous! I love the papers you used. So pretty. i love all the images you used too. Great job on your tags and bag. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Kim B. said...

Wow, do did an amazing job, they are beautiful!

Creative M said...

Gorgeous set!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Migdalia

Kim said...

Love your bags and tags. I love the paper used.

Karen said...

You make the BEST gift bags. I never tire of them.
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Kathie said...

Such beautiful paper. It's a shame it's retired. You always make such beautiful projects.

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
You did a awesome job! I love this cartridge WW . Out of all my carts I use this cart.the most! I LOVE how you made your tags by cutting out the center... You can make all of your Christmas tags with this cart!TFS,
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Rosebud222222222

Jan Lynn said...

Your tags and bag will make your gifts even more special. Thanks for reminding me about the bags on TBBM. I am in need of one right now. jlsateplusdotnet

Annette snyder said...

Love the projects! I still have a few last minute tags to make. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

The gift bag and tags are beautiful. I love the paper. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie W.

mimi2six said...

Fabulous job, love your color choices. This is such a great time of year!!

sam l said...

I get so Jazzed everytime I look at what your doing!
Love love Love my Cricut expression 2!!

lmkindell1 said...

Cute bag and tags, love the colors.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Devonne said...

Loved it all! I hope I have that paper in my stash :) love the chance to win. I have 2 soccer stars and one volleyball star. Have a Very Merry Christmas!!

Amy~our2peasinapod said...

Love your bags and tags!! Every year I think I am going to make my own and then I dont. You have inspired me to work on some. (maybe for next year :)

the purple muse said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I've been agonizing over how I was going to make gift tags. Yours came out so lovely I'm going to give it a try! Happy Holidays:-)

~Tammy S

D- said...


love these. TFS.
dmcardmaker (AOL)

Julie Myrick said...

I LOVE the bags. They are awesome. I think I will try to make some. I started with just making scrapbook pages. Then I moved to card making. I am ready to try more new things now.

Stephanie said...

I am so, so excited to make my valentine's with the Who's your Valentine set! Thank you for inspiring me!! Stephanie Cox

 
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