Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gift bag and tag

For my gift packaging project for Christmas With The Cricut I decided to go with the gift bags I have been making. I have had several requests for instructions on how to do these and I thought I might annoy you guys with my nasaly man voice again! *okie cracks up laughin*

The HOLLY GIFT BAG AND TAG is so simple to make. The cut file is set to cut for 2 at a time. Of course I used Winter Woodland and Mini Monograms for the project. Part of the fun of the gift bags is knowing you can embellish as little or as much as you want. You can click on the picture for a bigger more detailed view.

Supplies needed to make your own gift bag like the one shown are -
Brown lunch bag
patterned paper
solid cardstock or paper
ribbon
embellishments
graduated punches (ex. circle, oval or square)





Here is a close up of the holly border and the tag. I used Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses for the patterned paper. The holly border is with Coredinations White Wash. I also made my own Cuttlebug folder for it, as you will be able to see in the video.










And if you are bored you can watch the video on how to make your very own gift bag!

66 comments:

  1. Cool idea. I've done this with larger shopping bags with handles. Recycle reuse!

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  2. The video said it's private "Lisa has an inner monologue, but won't sound as good as Okie's inner monologue," oh well, I can be patient ;)! Love the bag, it's so pretty!!! Your projects have been amazing Okie!!! Thanks so much for sharing

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  3. I tried to watch the video but it says it is private. I love the bag.

    Debbie
    jmeyer1@woh.rr.com

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  4. Beautiful job, as always Okie.

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  5. Okie is a genius when she gets going on her cricut.
    Love this design. It would be a dream to get winter woodland cart.
    Thank you for sharing this

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  6. Great bag...I sure wanted to watch the video...but its private !!! Never have seen that before. Great bag, anyway!!!!
    TFS....Joy

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  7. Great gift bag!!! Gonna try this one. Hugs!!!

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  8. Can't see it Okie!! It says its a private video :(!! I wanna see!!! :)

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  9. Oops. video set to private. I can't view it. No I'm not bored just curious.

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  10. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Nov. 11, 2009. Thanks again.

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  11. I can't seem to open your video and see it

    sharon
    svrenna1@columbus.rr.com

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  12. I can't watch the video for some reason.

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  13. This project is SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!! love the video too ;)
    Hugs, T

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  14. I can't view your video, it says I need to accept a friend request.

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  15. It's a cute idea even though I could not watch the video. When I click on it I kept getting a message that this is a private video.

    pjballew@gmail.com

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  16. Great give bag. TFS

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  17. darn its says it is private? can't see.
    :(
    Linda

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  18. I tried to watch your video, but it's set on private.. I can't watch it!

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  19. I wanted to watch the video, Okie, cause these bags are so cute, but it says it is a private video.

    HELP!!!

    Really cute bag, though!

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  20. Good easy idea! My grandsons will love them!

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  21. Okie -- love your li'l bag. Really cute! And....I didn't see "what??" ;-) TFS! :-)

    I couldn't use a lighter on my project --- cuz I'd prob. burn the house down! :-)

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  22. Another great video... keep them coming Okie!

    ...and, NO, I did not see that!

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  23. Now that I've been able to watch it, I LOVE this idea.. I'm gonna have to try this myself!

    And what are you talking about.. I was sneezing...

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  24. Love the bags!! They look so easy to make.Probably won't take me longer than three hours!Haha:) Great idea and video!CarolH

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  25. Awesome video, Okie. Love this idea ... I have a 'ton' of lunch bags laying around ... now I know what to do with them!! Thanks.

    Jo xx

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  26. Another Great Video!!! Love it!!! It's almost like being at a Swarm with you again!!! OKC's next one is in January. I hope u can come!!! I would love to see you again!!! Keep Crafting!!!

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  27. Okie,
    What a great project!!! I love your videos!!! You should definitely do more!!! I am a visual learner, so videos work well for me!!!

    Really cute project!

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  28. Love the bag! Thanks for the tip about leaving in the folder and sanding.

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  29. Great video...and great project! That's such a cute bag. TFS!

    ~Sharon

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  30. Such a cute little bag. Thanks for sharing,

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  31. I love lunchbags and I didn't even recognized it as one until you showed it. Great video. Thank you for sharing

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  32. I love your idea! Beautiful bag and tag. I'm going to add this to my list of things to try.

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  33. Thanks Okie for the video tutorial...great use of lunch bags!!!

    Terry

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  34. LOVED YOUR VIDEO!!

    I think you have a real knack for this - I love watching your videos! Also, all the things you were calling bloopers are things I do all the time. I can't tell you how often I've pried stuff back up!

    YOU ROCK, Okie!

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  35. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 11 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 12 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

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  36. Wonderful idea, I know this project will get completed multiply times in my home! TFS

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  37. loved your video bloppers and all. Can not wait to see more. I have added you to my favorites.

    Kim

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  38. Okie, what a great idea!! I need to pick some of these lunch bags up!! That way you will always have a gift bag on hand when you need it!! God knows we all have enough paper laying around to use on these, right?!! lol!! Thanks for another great idea!!

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  39. I need to make some of these giftbags!!! thanks, Okie!

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  40. Great idea! I might have to have my 3rd graders make these to hold parent gifts. If I precut the pieces for them, I think they could do it. Thanks!

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  41. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa!! I was able to watch your great video this morning!! Thank you!!
    I'm so sorry that your daughter had so many problems. I'm glad she's okay.

    Peggy

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  42. This is awesome Okie! Love the colors/pattern combination! Love the video!

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  43. So sorry to hear about your daughter's car being broken into. I certainly hope she's doing ok and isn't too shaken up over it. Thanks so much for posting the gift bag tutorial. That is such a cute idea and so easy to make. I'll never buy another store bought bag again!

    Jean

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  44. Okie I just love your gift bags. I have not bought many punches b/c I have my Cricut. Now you are making me need to get punches for the handles of these bagsI will be making.
    Lori

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  45. Oh man Okie, just gorgeous!! I love these bags, so easy to do, but so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    Lisa Sturgill

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  46. I love all these gift bags you've made!! I watched the video last night but didn't have time to leave a comment and thank you for the great idea!

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  47. Okie, You're doing a great job on the video's. Look like a pro already. Love the bag, Shari (cricutrookie)

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  48. Great video. The gift bag turned out so darling. Way to cute. Great job. Thanks for the chance to win The Winterwoodland cart. Im loving all of your projects this week.

    Lisa Scrappingpinklady. momof3littleboys@yahoo.com

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  49. The embossing is what first caught my eye on this--I didn't think I recognized that pattern from a Cuttlebug folder--wow, you made your own!! Very creative.

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  50. I will have to try this for myself. Love the paper you used.

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  51. LOVE IT....thanks so much for taking the time to do videos...I LOVE VIDEOS =)

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  52. Loved watching you make your own gift bag. Now I will be making my own, as long as I don't need a large one. (smile)

    Love your site to by the way!

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  53. Okie, I love your videos so much! You are terrific. Loved the gift bag. I was disapointed when I couldn't access it the first day. S o glad to find it today!! Kathie

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  54. Okie, I love this bag !! It is nice to see you making vedio's.*now Cyndi is saying another video star is born* Go Okie! Go Okie! shaking the pom pom's

    Cyndi

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  55. Great video - thanks! Don't think I could do what you did with the lighter and the ribbon ~ I'd burn my bag to ashes for sure!

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  56. Okie,
    I scraplifted after you made me go buy punches!!! LOL
    Here is the link:
    http://livelaughscrap-leedle.blogspot.com/2009/11/thanks-to-okieladybug-for-this-great.html
    Thanks,
    Lori

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  57. I love the idea of using a lunch bag as a gift bag, I will definatly be doing this one this year, Thanks for the great idea
    SherriC.
    brodiec88@hotmail.com

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  58. Shirley -- So that's what you sound like!!! Thanks for the video

    Kathy Wyatt

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  59. okie, its a great idea , i just have one question, how did you emboss the long sheet without getting a seam?

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  60. Becca there is a seam there, you just can't see it LOL. Actually there are two seams.

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  61. Very nice! I liked the trick with the two different sized oval punches. Thank you very much for sharing your creativity with us!

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  62. Love the gift bags Shirley. They look like fun and so easy. Vicky

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  63. Love the video. I can c me doing this. Don't have a cricut Thank God but will adapt to my Pazzles. But I wanted to let u know there is a little item that will help you greatly. It's called fray check. You can get it at JoAnn's and it's to keep ribbon and fabric from fraying. Just dab a bit on the ends and u r good to go. Don't like the idea of the fire near all that paper. Thanks for sharing your talent. Love it.

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