Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vacation at the Beach

Today is the first of July - Happy Canada Day to all of our neighbors to the North.   I hope to have a few special files ready for you soon.

Today is also another Sweet Treat Thursday over on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot.  The theme was "vacation" this week.  Please be sure to visit the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to see all of the Design Team projects.

I made a decorated gift bag that would be great to fill with special beach treats for some friends.

The bag is cut from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge (there are lots of nice extras on this font cartridge that normally comes bundled with the Expression).  I cut it at 11 inches using the 12 x 24 mat and the Provo Craft 12 x 24 textured cardstock.

The wave, bikini border and the words are from the Life is a Beach cartridge.

I thought there were too many bikinis after I cut the word art, so...

I trimmed the bikini from the words.  The bikini border is cut from DCWV glitter cardstock from the Spring Stack that came out last year.

I set up all of the decorative cuts on one mat and then could simply choose the papers in the right sizes to get perfect cuts for the bags.  When you do this it is important to pay attention to the grid and position your cuts so that Design Studio will cut them centered in the proper paper locations.

 This inexpensive pencil case (I think it was $1 at Staples) is decorated with some vinyl cuts.  These were left from my water bottle project (here is a LINK) and I believe the flowers are from the Give a Hoot cartridge.  The word "sweet" is from Paisley  cartridge.  The plastic will keep the contents dry though it is not watertight.  Sunglasses should fit in the box nicely.

I added a bit of bling to the bikini tops and the dots of the "i"s.  They add some personality to the images.

 The flower gems I used came from this assortment from Creative Charms - they are from the Spring Medley in pink.  Today is also the day that a new Deal of the Month starts at Creative Charms.  I'll be back with more details about that soon. teeny would the bikini have to be to fit in the bag?  The bag measures 6 x 7 x 2 inches - 84 cubic inches.  I think it would need to be a bikini for a small child (or a very daring adult)!

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  1. I absolutely love this little bag and I have little granddaughters that would love, love, love to get one. TFS! Have a great holiday weekend.

  2. Cute bag, Diane.
    Will be using it to give new bathing suits to my granddaughters. Thanks for sharing such a good idea.
    Happy July 4th!

    PJ(Jessie Adams)

  3. haha! Unfortunately, there are too many of those daring adults around. Darling projects!

  4. Cute bag. I love how you used the wave again.

  5. Great projects!! I have never noticed that bag on Plantin' - probably as I always go to TBBM for my bags. I love the rounded corners to this bag and will give it a go at some point! I also love the flowered gems to dot your I's. What a great touch!

  6. This bag is perfect for a little girl. Love it.

  7. Your gift bag is so cute! I love the bling you added to the bikini tops. TFS.

  8. So super cute,Diane. Wish I could wear one -- but NO!!!

    Happy, happy Independence Day to you and your family!

  9. What a cute bag!

  10. Sooo adorable. Perfect gift ideas. Thank you. Happy 4th to you and your family.

  11. Got to get these carts out and get busy.

  12. Your gift bag came out real cute. TFS

  13. What a cute bag. I'll have to get myself a 12 x 24 mat!


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