Wednesday, November 29, 2017

5 Days of Christmas - Day 4

Good morning!  You are in a treat this week for our 5 Days of Christmas.  You will see tons of AMAZING ideas, from tags to treats, cards to gift holders, etc., to get your holidays off to a "crafty" good start!  We all hope you enjoy everything you will see this week!


Today the team is making gift card holders, and I thought I'd try something a little different.  I recently got a Cricut Maker, so I've been trying to teach myself how to sew.  I didn't use the Maker for this project, but I did use my sewing machine to make this little drawstring pouch.  Before sewing it together, I used the deer die from All is Calm and "believe" from Holiday Tag Dies to die cut from Cricut iron-on lite and glitter iron-on.  To do this, I used my Vagabond, and place the iron-on material with the liner side up.  This is opposite of what you would do if you were using an electronic die-cut machine, because in that case, you would do a mirror-image of your cut.  Since you can't do that with a wafer- thin die, you have to cut completely through, liner and all, and you don't want to end up with a backwards image.

After I die cut my images, I was able to use my Cricut Easy Press to adhere them to my fabric (an iron would work as well).

Now I've got a cute little pouch that can be filled with a gift card, along with some little treats!

*** Giveaway ***

Emma will be giving away a $25 gift card to the My Creative Time Store to one LUCKY commenter each day this week!  All you have to do is leave your comments on each of our blogs, and Emma will announce the winner each morning on her blog!  Good luck!

Also, be sure to stop by Emma's blog to get more inspiration from her and the rest of the design team!

18 comments:

Jannie said...

Love that you made this bag yourself!
This bag is a gift itself
♡it

lindagk23 said...

Katie this is so adorable! You did a wonderful job sewing this super cute treat bag! Love this idea! Awesome job!@ lindagk23ataoldotcom

Linda Hott said...

Beautiful treat bag! I love the deer and believe done on it! WOW Very nice that you sewed this! adnilttoh@gmail.com

Joan Smith said...

OMG Miss Katey ....WOW You sure created one adorable and Beautiful Gift Pouch!! Congrats on learning to sew...that's Awesome...and love the clever and creative way you used Miss Emma's dies.....the looks is Spectacular!! You SEW did a Super Outstanding Creative job!! YOU SEW ROCK!!

Marilyn said...

Cute little bag!! Love the deer on it!

shabbypinkhouse said...

Beautiful gift bag! That's awesome you sewed this yourself! tfs Hugs, Christine
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tanner9868 said...

The bag is so cute. Great for stocking stuffers.
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Carol W. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the deer silhouette. Super cute gift bag. Thank you for sharing ~ Carol carolworkmandesigns(at)gmail(dot)com

Migdalia said...

It is absolutely beautiful!! I love that you made it yourself!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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K and P's Mom said...

Beautiful twist for the gift card holder.

Lucy E. said...

Your bag is so pretty & elegant!
Great job with the iron on die cuts!

Windy said...

What a wonderful holder! Sounds like you had fun experimenting with your new machines!
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Vonmariedesign said...

Omg that is too cute!! So creative!! I have a cricut I need to learn still. Great job!!! Vonmariedesign@gmail.com

Sue LD said...

Love this idea!
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quilt4fun2 said...

Great job sewing your pouch! It turned out so cute! The iron-on products worked great with the dies.
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Jen said...

What a fun way to give a gift card! Love that you sewed the bag. The deer and believe are perfect for it! Darling!
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Brenda said...

Oh this is so cute Katie! I love your pouch, such a different way to present a gift card. I just ordered a Cricut Maker and looking forward to getting it as I'd like to do some sewing projects myself. We will see how that goes! lol Hugs, Brenda

Kim Cesafsky said...

Nice job on this gift bag. Katie you always have great ideas to share.