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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gingerbread Gift Bag

Hi everyone! This is a gift bag that I made for the monthly Cricut Circle Magazine challenge. We were asked to create and decorate a gift bag using at least 4 Cricut cuts and incorporate something from one of the magazine cartridges.

The bag was cut from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge at 11.5" using a 12X24" mat. I used the gypsy and moved the bag down on the screen to cut out the red patterned border at the top of the bag.

The aprons are from Everyday Paper Dolls. I used my Gypsy to hide the pocket so I could make my own.

The heart on the apron is from Create a Critter. I applied adhesive only along the bottom edges to form a pocket for the gingerbread couple. I used the I-Rock by Imaginisce to attached the I-Rock metal bling accents around the hearts.

The gingerbread girl and boy are from Paper Doll Dress Up. I cut one set in brown, then hid all of the features on the Gypsy and cut one set from red for the hearts to show through, then one set in magnetic material so they can be used for fridge magnets! After cutting out the brown pieces, I traced over all of the detail lines with Liquid Applique. That stuff is really neat. You put it on, then let it dry for a while then use your heat gun on it. It puffs up! So it really looks a lot like icing! The magnetic material was cut with my deep-cut blade with the settings at - Blade:6 Depth:5 Multi-Cut:3

I printed a sheet of candy cane patterned paper with my Imagine using the Mr. Frosty cartridge. I cut out 8 of the candy cane hearts and glued them to the sides of the bags, then added some I-Rock jewels with my I-Rock.

I used the I-Top Brad Maker to make four patterned paper brads for the front and back of the bag.
I scanned the same patterned paper and printed it onto white tissue paper for the inside of the bag.
I braided red, white and green ribbons for the bag handles.
I put my gingerbread magnets in their apron pockets.
Both patterned papers are from the DCWV "'Tis the Season" Stack.
And that's all! Hope you like my creation!


  1. Adorable bag! Good luck in the challenge from a fellow Circlet

  2. So cute! I love the little apron. TFS

  3. Very cute! Made by momo is also having a Treat bag or box challenge, you shoudl check it out.

  4. Super cute bag and I love the gingerbread ornaments! Cute

  5. Adorable! Very creative - the bag could be the gift.

  6. This is cute. William and I are making Gingerbreadman cookies this year and I should make up a smaller version of these bags to put them in.

  7. Very innovative - the bag could be the present. Extremely adorable bag & I really like the little kitchen apron.


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  9. creation is best thing it shows how can a person think and how desperate he is for that....Lovely work

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