Thursday, May 29, 2008

Breathe Life Into Your Cricut

I have had my Cricut for almost a year now. As much as I love it to scrap with, I was getting bored with just cutting out letters & diecuts. Cricut has several cartridges that takes your machine to a whole new level. I decided to give the cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More a try.



This was my first attempt at making a bag & I set this to 4 for the size of the bag. I have the original Cricut, but I bet with the Expressions this cartridge could also do wonders.

After I ran my paper through the machine, I ran my 5" Paper Creaser by Ranger over the pre-scored lines made from my Cricut. I found this to be helpful in getting the paper to bend easier into the shape of the bag.

Next, I used Terrifically Tacky Tape to keep the sides of the bag together. I highly recommend this tape for these kinds of projects. I initially attempted to secure the card with my regular taperunner adhesive to see if it were really necessary to spend extra money on the tape. I am sure it is possible, but my bag kept coming undone when I did not use the Terrifically Tacky Tape. I found that this tape works wonders & I really enjoyed the ease of working with it.

The bag & matching card are made with Bazzill paper & Basic Grey designer paper. I added some bling to my card that I had leftover to just give it a little extra touch. I inked the edges of my paper with ColorBox Queue Pigment Ink Tulip Field
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This was a very simple & quick project. I think the bag would look great filled with small candy or a gift card. I hope you enjoyed my little project =)

Thanks for Visiting,

4 comments:

Susan said...

So stinkin cute! This is one of my favorite Basic Grey papers! Love the purse. Great job!

deb said...

WOW do I love those!! I might have to get that cart after the paper dolls!! Great job and love the paper!!
hugz

Berry said...

LOVEEE IT MMMM CRICUT SOUNDS GOOD BUT NOOOO I NEED THE EMBOSSING HEAT GUN, EMBOSSING POWDERS, NESTABILITIES, ADN THE CAT'S PAJAMAS ORDER AND THE STAMPENDOUS ORDER FROM YOUUUU LOREEN NEED THE PRICE PLEASE LET ME KNOW THANKS LOVE THE CARD

Kim said...

LOVEY it! That cart is on my wish list now!!!!!!

Hugs~
Kim