Friday, May 6, 2011

Forever Young - Giftbag Attitude

HA HA HA. So I uploaded the pictures and then forgot to come back and write the dang post and then I forgot I had it scheduled to post today!

I am working on a set of gift bags using the Forever Young cartridge right now. I still have one more to finish. When I am done I will have 4 sets of 4 designs.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expressions; Forever Young cartridge
Coredinations cardstock
EK Success flower punch
3/8" and 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
I forgot what the patterned paper is and I am too tired and lazy to go look right now.
4x5 notecard
Spareparts brads
Cat Eye Chalk Ink

I pop dotted the matted image on to the bag. Oddly you can't really tell, even in person. Not sure why that is. I sanded the cardstock for the dress images before I cut them. This made it a little easier and I didn't have to worry about it tearing while sanding. I am not so sure about this gal's head. I don't know if she has a headache and has her hand in a fist or if she just has a big ball of hair sitting on her forehead.

I didn't think the ribbon looked very good with just the cranberry but when I added the jade ribbon it made it look more in place. I think the 1/4" was just too small. The colors really do go better in person. It's so hard to photograph colors correctly sometimes.

The little notecard is one that I got in a set of 25 cards and envelopes for $2.50. I think I got them at a stamp sale a few years back. I wanted a card that went with the bag but not over powered it. Oh okay I will be honest. I was just too dang lazy to come up with a design for a full size card! THERE ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?? *okie shakes her head at her readers making her be so honest*


  1. Very nice and congratulations on your win of the 2E

  2. Beautiful...I love them! Love the papers you chose...can't wait to see more in your series. Have you decided yet where you'll set up your new toy? That's gonna take some more love it tho! Have a Happy Mother's Day! :)

    Carol aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

  3. Well I think they are adorable. I always struggle with those girls. I've made 1 card with her and then not touched it again. Maybe I will give it another go! Love the bows. I just got one of those bow things and it's fantastic.

  4. I love matching bags with cards!!!! Great choice of pattern papers! Have a great Mother's day Okie!

  5. Oh how I love the Attitude bag and card. I even have that cartridge so I can make them.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  6. Noooo Details? Whatz Up with that Okie? LOL Love the set... it looks wonderful... :o)

  7. Very cute! Congrats on winning the E2! I love visiting your blog!

  8. I think she's either shocked, Okie didn't come up with a card ;- ) or it's heat stroke ;- ) Maybe a case of the vapors. Great gift set, Okie.

  9. Love it as always!

  10. great set.....luv the color combo!!

    and a BIG CONGRATS too!!!!!