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Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas in July! Exploring Cricut Blog Hop and Challenge!

Hello and happy Monday everyone!
Yes, you heard right....Christmas in July! I always say I need to get busy on my Christmas projects but never seem to do it.  Well Diane, our fearless leader at Exploring Cricut put together this amazing blog hop and challenge! Each Design Team Member Created a Project using her Cricut Machine so be sure to check out each blog!

You should have arrived from, Sharon but if not be sure to start at the beginning at Exploring Cricut

Here is the schedule in case you lose your way!

For my project I decided on some treat bags using Santa's Village Imagine Cartridge.

I LOVE the images and colors on this one... I used the treat box image found in the Bonus Feature section and print and cut it using the fit to page feature. This is a simple cut and would work great to fit several smaller boxes on a page . They were so super  easy to score and fold.  I love the little window cut out and used some acetate sheets left over from some packaging (great way to repurpose!) I used Glossy Accents to adhere it to the box.. A little inking and that was it.

Next I printed the tags. There are several to choose from. I know I can already think of some future projects using a few of them. I chose 3 tags that fit my theme and cut them at 2.0", 3.0" and 3.5". Since they were also found in the Bonus Feature section, there are no layers to these. I added some little details to dress them up a bit, but really they are so cute by themselves. I did ink the edges using some Distress Ink. A little Christmas ribbon and all done!

What do you think?

Now for the fun part!!!
All you have to do is leave a comment and it would be great if you became a follower too. In your comment let me know if you have started any Christmas projects yet.
These little goodies are from K&Company. I just love their little embellishments don't you? I also added 5 little treat bags that are just dying to be decorated! I will pick a winner the following Monday so you have plenty of time to leave a comment, become a follower and enter the challenge.

Your next stop is Georgiana
Happy crafting and Merry Christmas in July....


Michelle N. said...

Beautiful and fun treat bags! I never make any-but you've inspired me! I'll bet my hubby's co-workers would love them!

Pam said...

What pretty treat bags and tags!

Diane said...

I love your treat bags and going to snag your idea! Great job.

Dusty Rae said...

Love these! Haven't started any christmas projects yet, but you've given the inspiration to start my bags sooner :)

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Your treat bags are fantastic!! I love the wonderful scalloped flap at the front - and your tags are a fabulous way to finish things off!!

I've just created my first Christmas creation this year... a card.

We're also having a Christmas in July challenge at My Craft Spot. You are welcome to link up your bags there too!

Small Bits of Paper

Mary Ann said...

Great treat bags!Very Pretty!!!

Terry D. said...

Going to pin these treat bags. How Cool!

Annette said...

These are really pretty treat bags!! Great start on your holiday projects:)

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Mollie said...

Awesome treat boxes! LOVE how they turned out! Thanks for sharing!

Scrapping Girl said...

So so so cute! I LOVE this! Perfect for co-workers or a party

Sharon said...

What fabulous treat bags!!! And those tags are great!! Love them all. :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun treat bags! I have only made 3 for the year so far! Already a follower! Carri~Abusybee

Sherrie K. said...

Adorable gift bags and tags:) Love the fun papers too!
Sherrie K

Kim said...

great project. It's never too early to start Christmas projects.

UnikByYes said...

These bags turned out awesome Donna! I will have to case this idea too ;) Thanks for sharing and your always kind comments :)
Have a wonderful day!