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Monday, September 12, 2011

Elemental Gift Bag

One of the things I ADORE about our new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, is the boxes, bags, and packages we can create!! Here is a gift bag created using two 12x12 papers on a 12x24 mat. This is the biggest size I can create using this mat, but trust me, it's quite large enough. Once assembled, the bag itself (not including the handles) measures 6" wide, 3.75" deep, and 6" tall. Plenty of room to fill with all kinds of goodies and gifts!

I used our new Love Life stamp set on this bag along with the Hooray Bouquet (for the flowers). Two of my faves! I also added some 3-D flowers for variety! (I'm lovin' those flowers!) In the center of the flowers I used both clear sparkles and our glitzy new Rhinestone Designer Brads.

Behind the sentiment on the bag, I added some Grey Flannel cardstock with a little Prisma Glitter for pizzazz! I also inked everything with Grey Flannel to amplify the silver/sparkle effect.

Also, on the front and back of the bag I used our coordinating Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements border.

Finally, here is a picture of the bag with a tag made from the AP cartridge and a coordinating tag stamp set that is included in the collection.

Have you made this large gift tote with YOUR cartridge yet? Just a couple of tips - lay your paper side-by-side (not overlapping) but tight together. Then after cutting, add some double-sided tape to the inside seam before lifting from the mat - so it will remove as one piece. If you want, you can hide the tape by removing the protective strip and adding a strip of the same color cardstock over the tape/seam.

Check back for more artwork!

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