Sunday, July 1, 2007


This weeks challenge was to create a birthday bag using the inchbg from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge on page 128 of the manual. The bag can be done for either a girl or boy, just needs to be birthday related......We would love to see your take on this challenge, so please post a link in this thread as to where we can find your project.

BBTB Designer Ideals

By: Regina Easter

Pattern Paper: Crate Paper,
Scallop Paper: Bazzill
Stamps: Stampin Up
Other: sewing, craft ribbon and rhinestones

By: Kia

-white comp paper
-same paper to stamp
-water color pencils to color in
-prima flowers
-mm Happy Birthday tag
-Technique Tuesday swirl stamp
-tiny buit of stickles on the candles and circles.

By: DeeDee Campbell

inchbg cut with blackout feature on @ 5 ½” - Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cartridge
Flower tag cut @ 3” – Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cartridge
wishes cut @ 1” – Opposites Attract Cartridge
Paper: Basic Grey and miscellaneous card stock
Ribbon: Miscellaneous
Ink: Tombo #879 – Dark Brown
Rub-ons: Birthday – Royal & Langnickel Girl – One heart one mind
Brad: Making Memories Circle Lights
Flowers: Prima
Flower jewel: self adhesive, miscellaneous
Chalk (Distressing): Catseye Color Box – Chesnut Roan
Adhesives: Xyron (X), Ad tech glue runner, Zig 2 way glue

By: Madisson Cartwright

Paper is from the BG Phoebe line, misc. cardstock, Creative Imaginations chipboard, misc. ribbons, printer

By: Sonia Kertznus

I did the bag from TBB&M with the Cricut Expression, using a 12" x 12" mat, and selecting the "fit to page" feature. Papers are from CTMH Giggles & Grins Level 2 packet. The Mickey Mouse is from Mickey & Friends at 3". The glove icon border for the side and the little gloves for the handles at 1". The face I cut in white and colored it with Blush ink from CTMH using a sponge dauber. The tongue I also cut in white and colored with a dark pink marker. I also sutted the glove icon at 3" to be used as a tag.

By: Teri Berrios

Bag: TBB&M @ 7" with the ExpressionPaper: Martha Stewart 18 x 18 paper - cut to fit the 12 x 12 mat for ExpressionPaper color: Cloud and Cloud Flourish The Paper Company: Artic GoldFlowers: WIMG - the flower is 1/4" done with the Cloud Flourish and the shadow is done with the Artic GoldLight gold rhinetones in the middle of the flowerSheer Ribbon to tie the box together. Tags done with the new Plantin Schoolbook - used the end cap feature which cuts any word you want already inside the tag.

By: Michele Kovack

By: Rene Stamps

The lnch box is 5 1/2" inches
Type of machine: Cricut
Cartridge: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More
Pattern paper: Making Memories
Sweet Baby Boy stickers: Jolee's
Solid satin ribbon: Wrights Create & Enjoy
Purple fiber: Bobbin Ribbon
One silver metallic string: DMC
Happy Birthday: stamped with a acrylic stamp
Solid purple paper: craft supply
Other ribbon: craft supply
Glitter glue: craft supply

By: Dianne Strohfus

Tags Bags & boxes - Bag cut on 11 1/2" blackout on Expression w/ largest mat
George - rectangle 3" for window opening using center point feature (turned paper opposite direction)
Plantin Schoolbook - scallop, 6 1/2"
Paper: Me & My Big Ideas - pink flowers
Pebbles Inc. - Happy Birthday
Sandylion - pink swirls
American Crafts - large brads
Offray - ribbon
I used acetate to make a pocket for the inside of the bag and enclosed the JoAnns gift card inside the bag.

By: Sharon Caudle

The lunch bag was cut with the Fit to Page feature. Dog is from Doodlecharms cut at 3 1/2". The bones from Mickey font cartridge at 3". All letters were cut from Mickey Font. Happy Birthday at 1/2" and Dawg at 3/4". The balloon is from Celebrations. Versa Magic Chalk Ink - Jumbo Java. Other - ribbon, stitching.

By: Melissa Kirwan

K & Co paper
Ribbon: Michael's & Offray
Chipboard frame: Colorbok
Metal Charm: Hot Hues
Rubber Stamp: Leisure Arts
Sticker: Creative Octopus

By: Tomi Ann Hill

Patterned Papers: We R Memory Keepers, Diner collection
Inks: Colorbox chalk inks -- Burnt Sienna and Chestnut Roan
Glitter: Art Accentz by Provo Craft
Jewels: Heidi Swapp

Bag: TBB&M -- cut at 5 1/2".
Mini Monograms -- at 3 1/2" and at 3", layered and folded over the top to make a flap. It's adhered on the back with Terrifically Tacky Tape (by Provo Craft) and fastened on the front with a magnetic snap by Basic Grey.
Doodlecharms -- at 2 1/2" with shadow. Hat is mounted on foam tape, with a coordinating strip adhered to the bottom and fringed.

Card: New Arrival -- at 5" with shadow, trimmed to not be pregnant. She's mounted on foam tape.
Doodlecharms -- girl's party hat is at 1" with shadow
Mini Monograms -- at 4" and at 3 1/2".
Cuttlebug Typewriter font -- "birthday *girl*"
Autumn Leaves clear stamp -- "you really shine"


Sharon Caudle said...

Wow!! What awesome bags!!! Great work everyone!! I love ALL of them! This was a great project Regina. Thank you. :)

kimberleecroucher said...

Wonderful job everyone! I made mine too! I would LOVE to be involved in something like this... I would LOVE to be a designer. How do I go about it? Please keep me in mind if you are ever hunting for others!
Here's a link to my bags! Thanks again!󏇟

TERIBERI said...

To all my design sisters.....
I love each and every bag here!!!! You all did an amazing job. Can't wait to see the next Challenge. CONGRATS AND HUGS TO ALL,

DeeDee said...

Ladies! All these bags are just gorgeous...I am proud to be a member of the design team with all of you! I can't wait till the next challenge from Regina! THANKS REGINA!
>*.*< HUGS Ladies!

Sadie B said...

Hope you do not mind me tagging you. I often look at your blog and thought it would be nice to get to know you better.
Your designs are wonderful.

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