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!

14 comments:

CelticWoman said...

Great project, makes want to rub his belly. Hugs

Crayola58 said...

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.
Carole

4kids4 said...

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

Susan from SC said...

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! :)
suebella4u@hotmail.com

DonnaMundinger said...

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

**Treefrog** said...

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

Beckie W said...

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

"Um Buggin" said...

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

~L~

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

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

Hugs,
Carol L.

Stacy said...

That is SO cute!!!

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

A very BIG congratulations to you!!!

Stacy Armer

uratoon@yahoo.com

Denise said...

Beautiful bag!! Nice job.
Denise

Julia Moss said...

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

Heather said...

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

Jeri said...

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