Cricut Maker Machine

Monday, October 18, 2010

Birthday Bag and Tag set for BBTB2

Happy Monday!  Today I am sharing my latest Bitten by the Bug 2 project, a Happy 3rd Birthday gift bag and tag set.  The challenge cut this week at BBTB2 is the barn from the Old West cartridge.  As I do not own Old West I used George & Basic Shapes to build the barn in Cricut Design Studio.  I do this occasionally when I do not have the correct cartridge.

The barn was built using a square, a triangle, and several rectangular shapes from George all welded together in Design Studio. The barn doors were build with a square and welded rectangular strips.  Bazzill teal cardstock was used to cut the roof and door trim. A rusty brown Bazzill cardstock was used for the barn doors and decorative strip.  The barn was cut on a piece of Imagine printed cardstock.  I placed white cardstock in the Imagine and from the basic shapes I selected a large square.  I edited the shape to fill-in with this great orange print from the Imagine More cartridge.  I then cut the barn bottom layer from the orange print.

Using the Cricut Imagine More cartridge I cut this adorable cow in two layers, body and head.  I printed her and added her to the edge of the barn using pop dots.

I printed and cut the phrase Moo-mories from the Imagine More cartridge twice.  I trimmed away the "-mories" sections and only kept the word Moo.  I attached the words to the upper section of the barn.

Again using the Imagine More cartridge, I cut three pieces for the tag above.  I selected the colors/patterns and then cut the three shapes.  I used the Cricut Expression to cut the "Happy 3rd Birthday" and name phrase from George.  The letters were first welded in Design Studio. I used liquid glue dots to affix the letters to the tag.

I made a quick trip to Target and purchased a gift bag in shade of blues to blend with my barn, tag and cow colors.  I affixed the the barn and cow layer to the side of the bag and used two of the ribbon streamers to tie the tag to the bag.

I will be back tomorrow with a quick Halloween project to share.  Have a good Monday!


  1. Great project, makes want to rub his belly. Hugs

  2. Susan, this is a great birthday card, so bright and cheerful, and I love your barn and the dancing for joy cow.
    Great card, girl.

  3. What a great job you did creating your own's just perfect!! And that happy-go-lucky cow is the bomb!!! The recipient will be one happy 3 year-old! TFS!

  4. You never cease to amaze me! I'd LOVE to have that gypsy file - my parents both grew up on a dairy farm! Yeah, I'll be making this too! :)

  5. Just PRECIOUS!!!!That cow is an absolute hoot! Truly adorable! Hey, how about our team!? WOOHOO! xxD

  6. Wow Susan You always amaze me with creating something if you don't have the cart, WOW! It looks just like the Barn on Old West, way to go girl! And I love that you used your Imagine to color it! I need to play with mine a bit more, maybe after I clean up after my mess I made on my LO I'll give it a try. Love that Cow by the way, and yes it does make you want to rub his belly, lol!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  7. What a cute little barn...thanks for reminding us that we can weld our own creations together. Thanks!

  8. Susan, what a sweet and adorable gift bag and tag set. I love the way you used both Cricuts E & I along with DS in your wonderful creation. This 3 yr old will be thrilled!

    hugz, xx


  9. What a pretty gift bag! Great job!!! Have a great day...

    Carol L.

  10. That is SO cute!!!

    I just had to tell you "I'm your 1000th follower!"

    A very BIG congratulations to you!!!

    Stacy Armer

  11. Beautiful bag!! Nice job.

  12. Susan, I love your happy cow....great job on the challenge.

  13. Ok, you combined the Imagine and the regular Cricut...very cool! I really like the way it looks. This is just adorable!!

  14. Fantastic project, Susan. What a great way to embellish a store-bought bag. Great job!!!