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
solid cardstock or paper
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!
Cool idea. I've done this with larger shopping bags with handles. Recycle reuse!ReplyDelete
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 sharingReplyDelete
I tried to watch the video but it says it is private. I love the bag.ReplyDelete
Beautiful job, as always Okie.ReplyDelete
Okie is a genius when she gets going on her cricut.ReplyDelete
Love this design. It would be a dream to get winter woodland cart.
Thank you for sharing this
Great bag...I sure wanted to watch the video...but its private !!! Never have seen that before. Great bag, anyway!!!!ReplyDelete
Great gift bag!!! Gonna try this one. Hugs!!!ReplyDelete
Can't see it Okie!! It says its a private video :(!! I wanna see!!! :)ReplyDelete
Oops. video set to private. I can't view it. No I'm not bored just curious.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I can't seem to open your video and see itReplyDelete
I can't watch the video for some reason.ReplyDelete
This project is SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!! love the video too ;)ReplyDelete
I can't view your video, it says I need to accept a friend request.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Great give bag. TFSReplyDelete
darn its says it is private? can't see.ReplyDelete
I tried to watch your video, but it's set on private.. I can't watch it!ReplyDelete
I wanted to watch the video, Okie, cause these bags are so cute, but it says it is a private video.ReplyDelete
Really cute bag, though!
Good easy idea! My grandsons will love them!ReplyDelete
Okie -- love your li'l bag. Really cute! And....I didn't see "what??" ;-) TFS! :-)ReplyDelete
I couldn't use a lighter on my project --- cuz I'd prob. burn the house down! :-)
Love your video. Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Another great video... keep them coming Okie!ReplyDelete
...and, NO, I did not see that!
Now that I've been able to watch it, I LOVE this idea.. I'm gonna have to try this myself!ReplyDelete
And what are you talking about.. I was sneezing...
Love the bags!! They look so easy to make.Probably won't take me longer than three hours!Haha:) Great idea and video!CarolHReplyDelete
Awesome video, Okie. Love this idea ... I have a 'ton' of lunch bags laying around ... now I know what to do with them!! Thanks.ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
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!
Love the bag! Thanks for the tip about leaving in the folder and sanding.ReplyDelete
Great video...and great project! That's such a cute bag. TFS!ReplyDelete
Such a cute little bag. Thanks for sharing,ReplyDelete
I love lunchbags and I didn't even recognized it as one until you showed it. Great video. Thank you for sharingReplyDelete
I love your idea! Beautiful bag and tag. I'm going to add this to my list of things to try.ReplyDelete
Thanks Okie for the video tutorial...great use of lunch bags!!!ReplyDelete
LOVED YOUR VIDEO!!ReplyDelete
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!
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] ).ReplyDelete
Great video Okie!ReplyDelete
Wonderful idea, I know this project will get completed multiply times in my home! TFSReplyDelete
loved your video bloppers and all. Can not wait to see more. I have added you to my favorites.ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
I need to make some of these giftbags!!! thanks, Okie!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa!! I was able to watch your great video this morning!! Thank you!!ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry that your daughter had so many problems. I'm glad she's okay.
This is awesome Okie! Love the colors/pattern combination! Love the video!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh man Okie, just gorgeous!! I love these bags, so easy to do, but so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing!!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Okie, You're doing a great job on the video's. Look like a pro already. Love the bag, Shari (cricutrookie)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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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.ReplyDelete
I will have to try this for myself. Love the paper you used.ReplyDelete
LOVE IT....thanks so much for taking the time to do videos...I LOVE VIDEOS =)ReplyDelete
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)ReplyDelete
Love your site to by the way!
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!! KathieReplyDelete
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'sReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I scraplifted after you made me go buy punches!!! LOL
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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 ideaReplyDelete
Shirley -- So that's what you sound like!!! Thanks for the videoReplyDelete
okie, its a great idea , i just have one question, how did you emboss the long sheet without getting a seam?ReplyDelete
Becca there is a seam there, you just can't see it LOL. Actually there are two seams.ReplyDelete
Very nice! I liked the trick with the two different sized oval punches. Thank you very much for sharing your creativity with us!ReplyDelete
Love the gift bags Shirley. They look like fun and so easy. VickyReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete