Friday, July 22, 2011

Monogrammed Bag

Good Morning Crafters! First off, I am the winner for challenge #83 on Cricut Cardz Challenge! I am entered into the drawing for July, YAY!!! I am super excited for my first blog win and so thankful to CCC for their great challenges.

Now on to today's business which is challenge #84. This week's task is to make a monogrammed card using any color and any cartridges you prefer. Now, I did not make a card but a gift bag to hold a gift card. I recently saw a tutorial on More Than Favors of Sarah, from My Pink Cricut on youtube, who made a treat box. You use one 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of cardstock to make it - with no cutting! Folding was a little tricky so I played the video while making it, lol. I recently went to Michael's, which is rare because there are not many in NYC, and Recollections now makes printed cardstock packs. When I saw the turquoise zebra striped print, I knew I had to make a treat box out of it.

Isn't that print fabulous? I also used a black polka dot from another patterned set from Recollections, a black and white, vintage looking set. I cut the print scallop at 3.25" and the white at 3.75" using Mini Monograms. I cut the L from Storybook at 2.5". I used Martha Stewart glitter and my Xyron to bling it out, lol. I colored a white flower with a Bic Mark It marker and used a pearl brad. The other two I used clear rhinestones from Recollections, I believe. I used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes and black ribbon from my stash to secure it.

I chose L because a friend of mine, named Lee, will be celebrating her birthday soon and I can put her gift in this bag. She loves bling and pretty so I immediately thought of her when I decided to make this project. I love how the glitter looks in real life! It is so pretty! So I hope you enjoy and forgive me for bending the rules, lol. The challenge ends Tuesday at Midnight, so you have time to enter. Take care and have a great weekend!


  1. What a sweet project! I love the zebra print along with the polka dots. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cricut Cardz.

  2. Congratulation on your win that is so exciting!

  3. I'm sure Lee will love her birthday gift. It is a very fab bag!

  4. Congratulations to you on winning! Your little bag is really Cute!! I also made one of those little bags that Sarah made. They are so Cute and easy to make. Just became a follower of yours. I just made a blog. Would Love for you to come visit me sometime.:0)
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot dot com

  5. Great Bag! Love the initial! I am partial because it's my first and last initial! Thanks for playing with us at CCC!