June 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Gift Bag and Card Set

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Today I am so excited to share my first project that was published in the May 2012 Cricut Magazine.  I had originally shared this on my blog but removed it pending the release of the May issue.  This coordinating set was created using the Carousel and Lacy Labels Lite cartridges.
I used the Stampin' Up Big Top paper for the background on my bag and for the strip on the card.  The solid red color is Real Red also from Stampin' Up.  The solid color was used to break up the two patterns on the bag and also as the background on the card.  
The "Happy Birthday"sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned Stamp set also from Stampin' Up.   
The carousel horse was cut from the Carousel Lite cartridge and was embellished with a button from Stampin' Up designer buttons.  The banner was also cut from Carousel Lite cartridge and embellished with some twine and popped up on foam dots for extra dimension.
The tag was cut from the Lacy Labels Lite cartridge and embellished with the Stampin' Write Marker in Marina Mist and tied with twine to the bag.
Here is a picture of my gift bag and card set in the May 2012 issue of the Cricut magazine.
I am super excited about being published, thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creations!


  1. Congrats on being published that is always exciting and your project looks awesome.


  2. Huge CONGRATS on being published. You sooooo deserve to be!! :-)

    Adorable project! :-)

  3. super pretty and fun. Love the colors you used. Congrats!!

  4. Awesome, and congrats - you must be on a mega high. Well done.


  5. Oh my...what a beautiful gift bag and card! I love the red white and blue color scheme and the details are just fabulous! Congrats on being published...so exciting! I love it!

  6. Fabulous project. I love it! Yay!Congrats. :)

  7. That is so cool! Your project is gorgeous and looks amazing in print. Congrats!

  8. CONGRATS! One of my goals is to get published one of these days. This is such a cute project!

  9. Wooo Hoooo! Congrats!!!

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  10. Awesome project and so worthy of publication! Congrats!

  11. This is a fantastic project and congrats on getting published!

  12. Beautiful bag set! The colors and image are perfect! I am so happy for you! I hope you reach 500 followers real quick! How cool is that!!
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  13. Congratulations on making the DT for Trendy Twine! Judging by the looks of your projects, you certainly deserve it! I really get inspired by the things you create! :)

  14. Congrats on being published. I am hoping to work on this accomplishment this summer.

    Carson's Creations