Monday, June 13, 2011

Father's Day Gift Bag

If you are looking for my Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #64 post, please click HERE.

The unthinkable occurred last weekend.  I was trying to get some crafting done but neither my Gypsy nor my Design Studio would recognize my Cricut!  I spent far too long trying to get things to work, with no success.  First thing Monday morning, I called ProvoCraft and am so impressed with the service I received.  By Friday, I had a new-to-me (refurbished) Cricut at my door.  It's not as pretty as my Pink Journey Cricut but it is on speaking terms with my Gypsy and Design Studio so I am happy once more!

This week at My Craft Spot, the challenge is "We Love You, Dad".  I don't have a father so I created something for my husband.  Even though it's fairly simple, it was a challenge for me as I've never created a project without my Gypsy or Design Studio.  (I made this earlier in the week, prior to the arrival of a fully functional Cricut.)  Once I figured out how to set the paper sizes, it was a piece of cake!

I used Car Decals for the image.  (I hand punched the eyes.  Although I love the adorable images on Car Decals, I'm not overly fond of the mismatched eyes.)  My husband is quite an athlete and participates in triathlons, plays on a soccer team and basketball team, and plays weekly games of squash.  I purchased him an odometer for his biking and running so wanted a bag to match the gift - and him!  I created a border with an EK Success punch to go behind the image.  I used Makin' the Grade for the font.  Makin' the Grade was one of the first handful of cartridges I owned when I had my first little Cricut and I used it ALL the time.  I really do like the font.  Plus, I thought it was such a good match with the My Craft Spot (Sweet Sentiments Set #2) "To" and "From" stamps I used for the tag.  I created the tag with a Creative Memories circle cutting system.  I finished things off with some tulle and ribbon.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to join this week's challenge!  There is a fabulous giveaway and some wonderful inspiration by the rest of the design team too!

*I am also going to enter this in the first challenge at Decorate to Celebrate.  It's a Father's Day theme, so my bag fits the bill.  My wonderful blogging friends, Rhonda and Amy, have started the new challenge blog, Decorate to Celebrate.  I encourage you to check it out if you haven't done so already!

43 comments:

Judy said...

Very cute bag. Have a great day
Judy

Jayne said...

Hi Kate,great gift bag.The font is just perfect for the decal image.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awwww this is so fun & cute Kate. Love that image. So perfect for Father's Day. :)

Cindy said...

Awesome job with your Father's day gift beg!Amazing work as always!!!:)

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - we have missed you!! So sorry for your cricut troubles. Nothing is more frustrating when electronics don't work, especially crafting electronics!!

I think you did a fantastic job on this!! Your hubby is sure to love it!!!

Laurie

Karen said...

it is just an adorable bag I can thig of so many uses for the design.
Karen

Cely said...

this is so adorable! i think i need to get that decals cart!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

What a wonderful gift bag! I have this cartridge but have yet to take it out of the packaging. I need to explore it. Glad that PC was able to take care of you.

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Georgiana said...

Sorry to hear about your "toys". I am glad there was some resolution to the problem. I love these cuts on Car Decals. This cartridge is on my wish list!

Scrapper69 said...

What a great gift bag and tag! They look so cute! I bet your hubby will appreciate it! I can't believe you had to get another machine.... How awful to go a week without using your toys! Glad you got a replacement and are able to keep creating such adorable projects! :o)
Theresa

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute gift bag! I like how you punched the eyes out! I had to send my Gypsy in for repair/replacement one time and although the Cricut service department was wonderful, I thought I would die without my Gypsy! LOL. I was without it for over a week. It took me a while to figure out how to use the buttons on my Cricut again. :)

Lisa said...

What an adorable gift bag, Kate! It made me smile :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Such a "cute" gift bag:)TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

this explains why I havent seen done of your beautiful projects I am so glad you got it fixed. love this gift bag it is just too cute.

Pam said...

This is a cute gift bag. I really like the decal. So sorry about your expression but I'm glad you got another.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so adorable! So glad you are up and running!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Sorry to hear about your Cricut, however, it sure looks like you made up for lost time. Super cute gift bag...I think I need that cartridge, hmmm. TFS! ~Shen

Arlene said...

This bag brought a smile to my face...Too cute. Glad to hear you got a replacement Cricut and had great customer service. :)

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

4kids4 said...

Hi Kate, what a cute and fun bag! Should be a huge hit with your husband! I like how you did the eyes...I'm not a fan of the eyes on that cart either...a bit too strange for me!! I hope your husband has a great Father's Day!

Thanks for thinking of me. Just totally overwhelmed with the final weeks of school and all the last-minute events. Only 3 days left and my kiddies will be home for the summer! Yea! Can't wait for the pace to SLOW down! Have a great day!

~Sharon C.

Rhonda Emery said...

kate thank you for linking up your cute project for fathers day. i love it and I am sure everyone else will too. hugs

Jamiecrafts said...

love your project this week Kate :) great job

Jean said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate.

Amy said...

Oh, I LOVE the RED on the kraft giftbag!! I totally agree about the mis-matched eyes -- That's the main reason I never use that cart -- THANKS for the great tip about punching the eyes instead!! :) Glad you're 'back in business' with your Cricut, Kate!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Jessica said...

Wow, you have turned an ordinary brown gift bag into an extraordinary gift for DAD.
Hopped over from DTC. New follower.
:O)
Jessica
jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

Doris P. said...

perfect bag for dad. Came from Decorate to celebrate but sw your bag on other blogs. LOVE it!!!
parkernana5@cox.net

Rhonda Emery said...

I have a award for you on my blog. hugs

Jenni said...

Adorable gift bag! I always forget about making gift bags... like a card and present in one!

Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

Tina said...

this is such a cute bag...love it

Tina

Tracey said...

I love the images on this cartridge, your gift bag looks great.
I can totally relate to you Kate......last week my gypsy would not re-charge, there is a problem with the electrical plug. The only way I can re-charge it is with the car charger.....so guess what, I went for a drive! When I picked the kids up from school it was with me, also when I went shopping. So thats what I am doing at the moment! Ha ha ha

Tara said...

It turned out wonderful! I am super impressed that you never create without your DS or Gypsy. I have only ever just my DS a couple of times. I think I need to start playing around with it more. I bet you hardly ever waste paper!
Tara

Pam said...

Hi Kate, I think you are so sweet so I have a blog award for you at my blog. http//craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/. Hugs, Pam

Charlotte said...

Hi Kate, I just adore this cute bag. I have an award for you on my blog.
Charlotte

Cely said...

Hey, I gave you a blog award! Go to my blog to claim it! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Kate, I just emailed you! :)

Linda Kaiser said...

Super cute Kate. I love your adorable bag! I am so glad you got your cricut babies to talk to each other:)

Linda

ChatterScene.com said...

Cute bag:) TFS

Deanne said...

I didn't think I had any use for that cartridge, but now that I have seen all the great ideas, I wish I would have gotten it!
Thanks for the visit to my blog and the nice comments.
hugs
Deanne
http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh how SUPER CUTE!! It's a fabulous gift bag.

I'm so sorry girl for not stopping by in FOREVER...summer chaos has begun and I've not had any time for blogging. :(

MiamiKel said...

Hi Kate, this is just splendid! I love the versatility of it and its perfect for the guys! You are so creative! Hope your summer is off to a good start! x0x0

Tracey said...

Kate....I just came back to thankyou sooooo much for all your wonderful comments, I really appreciated you taking the time to do that. Enjoy your summer.......

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
It works very nice and cute,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

KellyCreates said...

This is so sweet! Simply wonderful gift bag!

Hank hendricks said...

Thoughtful bag...I think it can be used for any gift giving occasion.

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