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
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 =)
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