Thursday, June 27, 2013

Moroccan themed gift bag made using the Paper Lace cartridge.

Hello, friends!

Today is the day I find out if Close To My Heart is releasing a new Cricut cartridge. If they do, it would go on sale August 1st. I am going to have a really great special, IF a new cartridge is released, not to mention special benefits for those of you who have bought from me before. Fingers crossed we get good news today! I will keep you all posted!

I have a really simple, but pretty gift bag that I made using the Paper Lace cartridge. I am obsessed with this Moroccan patterned, so I searched high and low for it with in my cricut library. I pretty much did a little jig when I came across these cuts. I am fairly certain you will see this cut again in some capacity. Don't you think it would make a great stencil?

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/iu1fe3r34s2so1al3iqt
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/6o0hwid60jaqiz63bpf6
I used White Daisy, Hollyhock, and Lagoon cardstock from Close To My Heart.



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The June stamp of the Month is called A Flowering Bunch (s1306A) and coordinates with the Artiste cartridge. You can get this stamp set (valued at $17.95) for only $5 if you place an order of $50 or more. Once it's gone...it's gone!
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60 comments:

Star said...

Love the colors you selected!

Kathy:) said...

I love the gift bag. So pretty. What a great Cartridge to give away. I really have been wanting it. Thanks so much.
Kathy:)

K and P's Mom said...

I've noticed the Cricut carts have quite a few hidden treasures.
Love the gift bag and the colors.
Would love to win the give away.
Thanks for a chance to win.
Mary

Deneen said...

Pretty gift bag! Love the style and colors! Can't wait to hear if there will be a new cartridge. If there is, I am sure it will be a must have.

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous gift bag...love the colours!

L.B. said...

The colors are so great. Really pops out.

ddruga said...

cute, vibrant color choices. It's so much nicer to receive a gift in a personalized bag.

Kellee313 said...

This cut would go well with a new Heidi Swapp stencil I picked up recently. She should be the next designer Cricut teams up with!

Donetta said...

Love the bag and the colors you chose. I am so excited by the Chalkboard Fonts Cartridge. Amazing what is coming on the cartridges now.

Lori B in WI said...

What a beautiful bag. My sister is a teacher and she would love the letters on that cartridge!Thank you for all the great give aways!

LaurieD said...

Paper Lace is one of my fave carts!!! Love how you turned the little embellie into a tag!!

Kirk and Melanie said...

You have made the Paper Lace cartridge so very tempting! Thanks for the great project idea!

Patty said...

Very pretty...love the colors!

Marianne Barkman said...

Melanie, you inspire me to have some Cricut made gift bags on hand. Yours are lovely. Thanks for all you do

cheryle said...

What a cute way to dress up an ordinary bag. Thank you for the idea and looking forward to see if Close to my Heart releases another cartridge.

Barbara Hart said...

I love that quatrefoil design, too! You really rocked it with the colors! Thanks for always having something great to share...and to give away! We love you!!!

Amy Pjura said...

i am also obsessed with the Moroccan theme - love love LOVE it. i love that you used this on a gift bag!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I love the quatrefoil pattern!

Tanya said...

OMG! I have that cart and have only used it a few times...Time to get it out and examine it a little more closely! I absolutely love the colors you chose...smashing! Thank you for such a neat cartridge in your giveaway! It would be a fabulous one to add to my "collection"...
Tanya T.

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Very cute bag. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

I have Paper Lace but have not used it very much. Now I have to find that cut!
Donna K U

Crystal said...

Can't wait to hear if there's going to be a new cartridge! And I am pretty sure this cut is going on s get well card today! TFS. And for the giveaway!

Lara said...

Gorgeous bag!

Patricia Vickers said...

Love the bag and would love to win the chalkboard cartridge. Thanks for a chance

caj said...

Your gift bag is great...love the fun colors. Thanks for the chance to win the Chalkboard Fonts cartridge!!

UnikByYes said...

Gorgeous bag Melanie! The colors are fabulous TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O.

debbyj said...

Love the bag! Thanks for a chance to win the cartridge.

hopefulcrafter said...

Your bag is just beautiful, love everything about it!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is so festive and fun! Great colour choice too!

Kim B. said...

I love the bag. The colors are awesome!!! Keep up the inspiration!!!

littlen said...

cute bag. nice colors. tfs.

Sue D said...

Very pretty and colorful.

Fran said...

It would definitely make a great stencil. I love this Morrocan cut. Awesome.

Fran

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Beautiful bag and great pattern !!!!! I will be taking another look at my paper lace cartridge that for sure ! Thank you !

Mayra
MayrasDesigns.blogspot.com/

Maria B. said...

Love your Moroccan bag. Saw this cartridge in CCR but wasn't able to cut it. Thanks for the give-away. Can't wait for the new CTMH Cricut Cartridge. Thanks for updating us.

Peggy Whisenhunt said...

that is the best decorated bag I have seen. love the latice for the background and you could cut out any theme to put on top for a great gift. thanks.

~ Jo ~ said...

What a beautiful gift bag and matching tag! Love the colors! TFS!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Jennifer Earley said...

Fabulous bag!! Love the die cut and the colors...perfect!
~Jennifer
ScrappyJenE@gmail.com
JensCreativeSide.blogspot.com

Jody Smith said...

Beautiful bag!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

LIke the gift bag. Morocaan pattern is becoming as popular as chevron pattern. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Vanessa said...

What a gorgeous bag! I love that cut! Thanks for sharing!

marg0006 said...

would love to win this cart.

Jenna streff said...

I would LOVE to win this baby!!!! Thanks for the super awesome giveaways!!!!

Jen Rolfes said...

Can't wait to see the new catalog! I look forward to hearing about all of the new items.

Marie said...

Cute bag!! Great use of the pattern on the cartridge!

Anonymous said...

Oh that is awesome! I'll have to get that cartridge out and find that cut! Beautiful!
Teresa in OK
rdrepublican@windstream.net

Cheryl W said...

Your bag is gorgeous! Who knew you'd find this gem of a pattern on Paper Lace!

Sandy said...

I like those colors and what a nice bag.

Rene Stansell said...

A lovely little bag and a new cartridge that sounds great.
Rene from OZ xo

Diane An said...

Cute, cute bag! How do you make your cuts look so clean (even up close). Love that cartridge, too.

tianna said...

Beautiful and awesome!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice!!!

carolyn's creations said...

Very pretty!! I love the colors and, as always, love your bow!!!

Katie Brummett said...

That is perfect for an upcoming birthday celebration of a friend.

Susan said...

Pretty. Good color too :-)

D- said...

This is a terrific gift bag. Great colors and use of the cart. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Monica said...

What a fun and cheerful gift bag.

flscraplady said...

I do hope to see this design again. I think it is great!

Debbie Z said...

Great gift bag!

Gift Bags said...

Love the gift bag and great idea as always.

 
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