Friday, December 4, 2009

FFF Color Challenge & The tutorial for the Heart shaped Giftbag!

Farm Fresh Fridays Color Challenge ! I love these colors together, for more details on this challenge please visit The Greeting Farm Blog !

Now on my card I had to use a different blue, I think it was close, but you dont have to use the SU! colors, just match them to what you already have
Today Im sharing with you my FFF challenge card, and another heart shaped giftbag/Tutorial!!

On all my projects I used this super sweet image from the newly released set called "Sweet Message"

I was going to make this a card and then decided it should be a notepad/notebook

Now on to my Tutorial !!!

I kinda changed a couple things when doing my second bag which is the pink one, so there are mixed up pics but I will explain along the way!! :)

Here is another giftbag I made on thursday for todays post!

I just love the new images they are sooo sweet!!!

Here is a side view and on this pink giftbag I used the felt to line the outside (you can see the outside from the sideview!

Ok to start with I used the Cricut George and basic shapes cartridge. I cut 2 5 1/2 heart shapes.
These will be used for the front and the back of your bag!
Next I cute a panel that measures 9 1/2 by 2 1/2 this will be used for the bottom and sides of your bag!
You will score the panel at 4" inches and then again at 5 1/2 inches. along the long side I scored it at 2 " inches, on both sides, or just score to make the inside flap be a 1/2 inch depends on what kinda scoring tools you use.

Now if you dont sew then what you will want to do is add your trims or laces, and then add some kind of heavy glue, like the ATG gun, or glue gun will work,
On my first bag I used the double sided red sticky tape, I find that the glue gun works best if you are NOT sewing!!

Here is the front of my heart. So the first thing I added to the inside is my lace, then added the felt, and then sewing!!

Here are the 2 pink ones done, showing the inside. Nice clean look . You can always add trim if you are not sewing to get a nice look as well :)

See the panel on the pink one is done with the felt. I added the felt to the outside of this panel.

Now on the first one like I said I used the sticky red tape, but on the pink one I used an Hot Glue Gun!! And love the hot glue gun better

To add a Handle just add holes to each side.
Then added ribbon leaving the cut piece on the outside. that way you can tie your bow on with the loose end .

Here is my first bag done!! I hope this tutorial was helpful!!!
Thank you for stopping by!!!
Please let me know what you think :)


Mercy said...

this is so precious, cheryl! great tutorial, clever!

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

WOW - I'm so glad you shared this tutorial... You're creations are sensational girl!

Cindy Haffner said...

Cheryl you rock!!!

Lisa said...


Great cards and I love your bag! You really have a way with ribbon:)


itsabrt said...

I just marvel at your work it is fabulous! Beth

Happycrafter said...

oh wow! I'm not even going to think of attempting this, sewing machine in all, and I am so impressed. the pink one's my fav!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! Put a TON of love into this post, I See! This is GREAT Cheryl! Fab project using the color combo and whata great step-by-step w/ that cute little bag!

Sandra MacLean said...

Cheryl! You did a fabulous job with today's FFF challenge! I, on the other hand, did not! LOL The colors were just to hard for me, but I can see that you had no trouble with them! :) And your tutorial for the basket is awesome! I can't believe you sewed that pattern detail all the way around that heart and didn't make a mistake! I bow down to you again! You know, these would make great rose petal holders for flower girls!

Gabby said...

Kick butt job Cheryl!!! I ADORE your work and all the love you put into it!

Thanks for the tut! I'm gonna have to try it out!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Holy Guacamole! What a project! I love the step by step of attaching the gathered ribbon- awesome project! TFS

Paige said...

Amazing! so very lovely!

Jacki Randolph said...

Cheryl - Your card for TGF is adorable - love these images!!! TFS the tutorial - I am going to give this a try you always make your project looks so easy to do with your tutorials!

Crystal said...

OH MY WORD Cheryl these are BEAUTIFUL!!! Those images are PRECIOUS!!!! LOVE LOVE your projects girl!

Mephisto said...

Very sweet image and wonderful Creations with it.


Marina said...

Such a sweet image and beautiful creations with it.

Thanks for sharing this great tutorial.


Lesley said...

Wow, your stuff is gorgeous!

kadie said...

Awesome job with the color challenge! Have a great week, Dear Cheryl!

Kim Nath said...

Adorable, great tutorial!