Cricut Maker Machine

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pack our Handbag and Say Cheese!

Hello friends!  With summer approaching many of us will be photographing summer fun, summer vacations, family reunions, etc.  My wonderful Bitten By the Bug 2 design team sister, L.B., has challenged us to create a project which includes a Cricut cut camera.   Thinking ahead to summer vacation fun, I created this fun summer vacation bag!

There were two cartridges and an cut file used to create this project as well as the Bo Bunny Genevieve paper pack.  I used the camera cut from the Artistry cartridge and attached it to the bag hand with a small piece of chain.  My real life camera is a bit larger (proportionally to my bag) than the camera above.  But in the summertime I do not travel without a camera!  It is a top priority item for any trip or weekend getaway.  So of course my travel bag HAD to have a camera!

I also used the CM Traveler cartridge to create elements for the bag, specifically the sunglasses and passport.  Because proper ID and good eye protection from the sun are also top priority items on my summer travel list!

I used the Luxury Handbags SVG cut file from I enlarged the bag to maximum cut size using the 12 x 12 inch cutting mat.  I really like the handbag files and have used them for a number of projects in the past.

If you have not already been to the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog, you need to rush right over and check out the fabulous Camera projects the design team created.   And then you will want to create your own project!  Be sure to share your project with us this week, simply link in to this weeks post.  I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Celebrate Happy Times with Exclusive Papers and Stamps!

Happy times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packetfor FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95. Together with the Happy Timespaper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook. 

Celebrate with Cake

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.


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  1. I soooo love your travel bag Susan!!! The camera, sunglasses and passport are just wonderful!!!! :)

  2. Susan, your bag is fabulous! The colors in the papers are perfect and you added so many details--awesome!

  3. I want a travel bag just like this IRL! My camera is definitely an essential. Hope all is well at your house and I'm sure you are keeping busy with your mom and Miss Avaleigh and the impending grand baby!

  4. What an absolutely amazing project. Love the color combo. This is a must make project I have to try

  5. Just had to come over and read about this bag. This is so much fun! Love the glasses with all the other cuts! Thanks for sharing with all of us BBtB2 followers!