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.


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

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

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

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

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


  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.

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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!


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

  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.