Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gift "Bags" I haven't posted since Thanksgiving but that doesn't mean I have given up on crafting. Actually quite opposite. I was helping/loaning/giving supplies to my sister so she could do a scrapbook to send to her inlaws in Michigan for Christmas. I think there were about 25 pages by the time we were done. We ran out of time so I ended up giving her pages of her family that I had complete in my book so I will need to redo those eventually.

After watching Christmas with the Cricut Ustream event on 12/20/09 I decided I needed a 12x24 cricut mat to make larger purses & gift bags. (Check out their blog... I went to Michaels and Joann's seeking 12X24 mats and paper. Well I found the mats with no problem but no luck on paper. That didn't stop me...I just used two 12x12 pieces and taped the seam from the inside and viola bigger purses. I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge and my Design Studio to make them just a little to page was good for some but others needed to be just a bit taller. **If you do edit the size of a box or bag in design studio in just one direction (like me--height) it will not line up perfectly when you go to fold and glue but it is do-able.

I can't tell you what is in the bags yet since it is before Christmas but I just had to share. Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!! Now I have to go work with the bigger gifts and actual wrapping paper :(

I am entering these in the following challenge:

Practical Scrappers: Anything Christmas


  1. EEEK! These are great!!! ( I had the opposite problem- found the paper at Walmart but no mats :( )
    Really really sweet bags though- everyone should be thrilled with the packaging alone!

  2. These look great
    Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers & have a Merry Christmas

  3. LOVE the giftbags with the names! How SPECIAL they are and how thoughtful you are to make them! GREAT project!