Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cats On the Bag

Cats, the Cricut and Polka Dot stamps - three of my favorites combine for this adorable bag. It is going to another cat lover of course. Actually it even has a present for her cats inside!

I can't tell you how many different bags I cut before one was large enough for this gift and it isn't that big. It was all about experimenting with the Bags, Tags and Boxes cartridge for the Cricut and the types of paper I could find. The magic combination was this blue art paper I bought at Hobby Lobby. I honestly don't know what artists use this paper for but it is about 25" long and more than 12" wide so I could cut it to fit my 12x24" Cricut mat and still have some left over for other projects. It comes is many pretty colors. I hope they put this stuff on sale sometime so I can get a few pieces for other bags.

The Fit to Size Page option for the "Shopping Bag" design created this bag which measures 8 1/4" tall with handles, 7- 1/2" wide at the bottom and 3" deep.

The most fun was stamping it with dots, cats and some snowflakes just to make it holiday-ish.

Ingredients: Stamps: Cats and Holiday Seasons by Inkadinkado; Polka Dot Basics by Papertrey Ink

Ink: Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black by SU!

Ribbon: Stitched Grosgrain in Real Red by SU!

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