Friday, May 3, 2013

Let's celebrate gift bag made using the Artiste cartridge and the stamp of the month.

Hello, friends!

There are some really great promotions going on this month with Close To My Heart. However, as I reach my 1000th post I thought I would sweeten the deal for those of you who order from me this month. I am giving away a Pink Cricut to one lucky customer. All you have to do is place an order no matter the size. Then on June 1st I will draw a name at random and announce the winner on this blog. Get your hands on some beautiful Dream Pop paper and you just might win a dreamy pink Cricut!

For today's project I used the Artiste cartridge and the stamp of the month to make a quick little gift bag for a birthday party. I have been asked before why I make these bags. To that I say why not? I love personalizing and decorating gift bags for that personal touch! People (not my three brothers) really like getting them. You should give this a whirl! It is lots of fun!

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/j265by3sjudnsn8l0usn
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/8w1mcq1r6nhcvgtko7us

All cardstock is from Close To My Heart. I then stamped stars for a monochromatic look.
Crafty tip: Separate the different elements of your stamp by cutting them very carefully with micro tipped scissors! That is how I was able to get the yellow and the navy colors with the sentiment above.


  Don't forget this week's giveaway is the Damask Decor 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.
May Specials



Get the exclusive paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35!
In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the yummy Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail)! This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing! Also, consider hosting this month: Hostesses receive one paper packet free with qualifying May Gathering sales totals of $400 or more.
*Shipping/handling and tax apply. Not available for purchase at full retail. Offer valid May 1–31, 2013, while supplies last. Qualifying purchases must be current, retail-priced product.
Dates: Offer valid May 1–31, 2013.


Also, the May stamp of the month called Pinwheel  and is REALLY fun. It is another stamp set that coordinates with the Artiste cartridge which makes it super easy to use. Pinwheels are so popular at the moment and with these cuties you can add that little bit extra to your cards, scrapbook pages, and more!

This stamp set, regularly priced at $17.95, is available for only $5 with a qualifying $50 order this month only. If papercrafting makes your world go ’round, hurry and get the Pinwheel stamp set during the month of May to make your artwork sparkle and spin!


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





Have a WONDERFUL weekend!


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46 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The star stamping on the background complements the overall wonderful star theme.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Joan Smith said...

Great bag love your colors and cuts and 4 sure the stamps what a great idea. Your story is so funny!! Love the stars you did another amazing crafty job!! So much talent so many great ideas!!

Anonymous said...

Love all of your gift bag ideas, but this one really rocks!!! I enjoy making gift bags for the special people in my life, and this one or a version of it will surely show up on a bag. thanks fir sharing all of your wonderful ideas, your a real inspiration.

LST in Colorado

Julie Mcvay said...

Love the gift bag. Can't wait to get my hands on the Dream Pop paper and make some projects. Would love to add this cartridge to my list

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful...love your gift bag!!

Lin M. said...

I like your Celebrate gift bag! The yellow stars are so festive with the dotted lines in them.
Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway cartridge!

Cheryl W said...

This bag is wonderful - it would work for any gender, any age. Love it!

Crystal said...

Such a cute bag! Let's hope the recipient doesn't just toss it in the trash! Love the tone on tone stamping--it's one of my favorite tricks. Thanks for another great giveaway.

Crystal said...

Such a cute bag! Let's hope the recipient doesn't just toss it in the trash! Love the tone on tone stamping--it's one of my favorite tricks. Thanks for another great giveaway.

Kathy:) said...

This card would be wonderful for a graduate! Thanks for sharing this.
Kathy U:)

Jill Rugg said...

What a great gift bag-I need to make a couple of those!

Amy Pjura said...

Decorating bags IS a wonderful idea - I have done a couple myself - but I stamped right on the bag. I love the idea of attaching the cardstock - pretty!

Karen Wedding said...

Great gift bag. Whoever is receiving it will love it.

hopefulcrafter said...

What a cute bag, love the colors.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

I love the star stamping and the sentiment! Great combo colors too!

Miranda said...

Great bag! Love the stamping!
Miranda :)

CathyinMN said...

You did a great job decorating this bag!

Debbie Z said...

Cute. Want to get the artiste cartridge.

Kim B. said...

I love the colors and just the way it all POPS together!!!

Amber Holder said...

This is so cute! I just love seeing fun ways to decorate gifts :) The star pattern is S) fun and festive.

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Megan H. said...

Thanks for sharing. I always love the gift bags you do.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so adorable! I love all of the stars!

Vanessa said...

Love this bag! I'm always inspired when you make these. And thanks for the tip about cutting stamps apart--great idea!

Patty said...

Very cute bag!!

Karee Sue said...

what a pretty bag, love the stars.

tndj said...

Really cute bag. Love the stars and the colors.

Peggy Whisenhunt said...

What beautiful cards I could make the the Damask Decor cartrige. Thanks for the chance to win it. Love the Celebrate bag.

maribella said...

Beautiful simple bag! Thanks for sharing!!

Sue D said...

Very cute--love the colors and the stars.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous.
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Debbie said...

love the star theme
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Crhiga said...

Very nice gift bag!! TFS!

Carol

anngee said...

How cool is that?! Love it!

lmkindell1 said...

Brothers don't know what is good. Love your bag and would be more than happy to receive it.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Jeanette Rule said...

Super cute gift bag - thanks for sharing with us!

Lara said...

This is darling! I love the complimenting stamps to the Cricut cuts! Nice work!
Lara

Bridget said...

Neat way to dress up a plain brown paper bag!

Bridget said...

Neat way to dress up a plain brown paper bag!

Anonymous said...

Great bag idea. I love the colors. Great for all the graduations I have this year.

Natalie W

flscraplady said...

Wow! Great idea1 love the bag!

AJoy said...

Great star theme. Thanks for sharing.

April

JoAnn P said...

I love decorating my own bags also. The star theme is good, I don't usually think of them.

Crafty Zoo said...

Love the bag! Refreshing as I usually end up seeing Christmas bags!

D- said...

What a cute gift bag. TFS.
D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
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JustJules said...

Great bag!! TFS!!
Julie

Anonymous said...

Very cute bag, I love decorating them. Thanks for the great giveaway.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

 
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