Saturday, February 5, 2011

Half Flower Gift bag Card Set

Sometimes things don't have to be overcomplicated *okie knows she over complicates things all the time but won't tell her readers that* or over decorated. I think this set is very simple!

My daughter liked this set because orange is her favorite color.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expressions
Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge
Cricut Stamping cartridge
MME Everyday Tango stack
White Signo UM-153 gel pen
Grosgrain Ribbon
Circle punches in various sizes.

I cut out the flowers with the Cricut and then cut them in half with my guillotine cutter and then the same method with the centers of the flowers.

I like the sentiments on the Stamping cart because they are simple and have shadows. I haven't made any stamps with them but have used them quite a bit on projects. I believe I cut this sentiment at 1.5 inches. I thought about Cuttlebugging the sentiment but once again I got lazy and just wanted to get this done and move on to something else. Do you guys ever feel that way about a project you are working on? I feel that way all the time!

You can see a bit better where I used a stylus to run a line down the middle of the flower petals and then curved up a bit for a little dimension. I used Stampin Up markers for the faux stitching on the flower and then a white gel pen for the dots. Since the flower on the bag is larger I punched 3 circles for the flower center.

Hmm after seeing the pictures on here I do like the colors but how could I go wrong matching papers when they are from a paper stack! Oh the paper I am using on these sets are paper and not cardstock. I don't like using the thin paper on layouts or cards much but I think it is great stuff for projects like this since it is cheaper and I am not putting mega dollars into something that will be used once and tossed aside.

17 comments:

  1. I I REALLY like it too... PRETTY!!
    Every thing is complicated to me.. But U make stuff easy for me..:O)

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  2. What can I say okielady.....I've stalked you on the Circle MB and now it's time to share the love.

    I'd like to share a Stylish Blog award with you. Check it out on my blog at:

    http://crystal-kovach.blogspot.com/

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  3. CUTE!!! Love the colors and the way you did the flower. Cool!

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  4. Another cute set! I like the combination of papers used.

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  5. Love the card Okie! Seems having the TV in your scraproom has given you some great crafting inspiration! :-)

    ~Jody

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  6. Wow now you are on a roll. I just got all three of these post in one email. Thanks for the info on the card stock. You card and gift bag sets are stunning. I like that word did I spell it right?
    So it pays to do ads. Maybe I should do that. I need to find away to fun this addiction now that I am retired.

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  7. Darling bag. I am like you ' I hate to use expensive papers to make a project that I know will be tossed. I had forgotton about the icons on GS. Thanks for reninding me.

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  8. Love the simple design of the card. So what size did you cut the flowers? Very cute, Okie.

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  9. very pretty card! love the clean lines and the stitch!

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  10. Believe me, these bags will get used more than once! lol!

    And, that's exactly why I like stacks. I have enough stress in my life without trying to match paper! lol!

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  11. I love the color combo Okie! Your doodling gave it the perfect finishing touch. Totally cute!!!

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  12. I like these colors too Okie! Very pretty set! Love the flowers! :o)

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  13. Very pretty, Okie! My CM Rep does a lot of those 'half' embellies that run off the page - I always love how it looks but usually don't remember to use the technique on my own work. :-/ Thanks for the reminder!

    Mary
    info@happypaws-pet.com

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  14. Love the color's, is this what your sending for my BD next year?
    waahahaha.
    xoxoxo

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  15. What will you use the other half of flowers on? I am sure you saved them. Great projects. Sad when that plaid is gone...I really like it. I would hope the person who gets this bag and card will save to give a gift to someone else.

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