Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Treat Bag and Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!

Scroll down for treat bag details!

Hello everyone! To celebrate the holidays I will be doing a giveaway! Everyone who is a follower and leaves a comment on my blog between now and December 18 will be entered to win the Gingerbread Cricut cartridge, Inkadinkado Christmas stamps, and Stickles bundle! The winning comment will be posted on December 19!

It's been a while since I have done a challenge so I decided to participate in Exploring Cricut's challenge number 4. The challenge is to make a card, layout, or papercraft with any turkey Cricut cut. You can check out all the entries here at the Exploring Cricut blog.

I used the Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge and the Art Philosophy cartridge for this project. Unfortunately my Imagine was not working with my Art Philosophy cartridge so I had to take the more time consuming route of printing out the papers in the Imagine and cutting out the Art Philosophy cuts with my Expression. Both the turkey and the leaves are cut using images from Enjoy the Seasons. The bag and square frames are cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I inked up the edges of the bag using Distress inks before I assembled the bag. I also inked up the edges of the square frames. The turkey is embellished with a black pearl for an eye and I added Martha Stewart red glitter with a glue pen. The "a day of giving thanks" sentiment is from the Close to My Heart "Pair-a-Phrase" stamp set. The leaves are also embellished with a glue pen and Martha Stewart glitter. Then I just added a little twine and ribbon to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your project and have become a new follower. Thanks for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut and hope you stop by everyday to see our new project!

    Happy Scrappin,

  2. Great gift bags. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the give away. Very generous of you. I am now also a new follower. Looking forward to see. More.

  3. Adorable bag Melissa. Love the leaves and turkey too. I'm a follower. Thanks for a nice giveaway!

  4. What a cute bag. I don't have either of those carts but I'm really liking this bag. Very cute turkey. I'm a new follower.

  5. Love your bag! I'm a new follower!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

  6. Really cute bag! The more things I see being made with the imagine, the more I think I need one! Thanks for joing us over at Exploring cricut.

  7. WOW!! I love your bag! The turkey, leaves w/acorns, colors, everything!! Awesome project. Thank you for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  8. Wonderful creation. Like the color choices & detail. I'm a new follower (we have same first name). Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Your treat bag is fabulous. I just found you on Exploring Cricut. Glad I did.

    Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.
    Carson's Creations

  10. A very nice project...the Stickles added just the right sparkle.
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