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Cricut Holiday Birthday Teacher Gift Bag 12 Days of Christmas DAY TEN GIVE AWAY

Happy Merry Christmas Holiday Birthday to you!

Today is DS#2’s teacher’s b’day.  Being that it is so near Christmas, I thought that I would make a holiday/birthday decorated bag to house the printable vinyl owl clipboard that I made her a few days ago.

For this project I used a bag that I had on hand and decorated it for this occasion.  However, this is not your usual bag.  It serves more than one purpose.  Not only is it a cute holder, but because I used 3M Post It Craft Paper the images can be easily removed from the bag to add some holiday decor to the classroom! I thought that would be a really easy way for the teacher to quickly add some holiday fun. 😉

I used the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge to make that adorable reindeer.  You can also see all of the Post It Craft Paper that I used.  It comes in about 24 different colors! 😀

The First Layer

If you’re new to the Cricut, Create a Critter is a great cartridge to get started with.  The layers are simple and quickly make a great effect. 😀  I also made my Lots of Pun stamps with the Create a Critter cartridge in mind.  You might enjoy using those things together.

The Second Layer

Here he looks a little like a spooky cow, but he’ll look better soon.

The Last Layer

Rudolph can’t lead the sleigh, unless we give him his famous nose.  Don’t worry!  I’ll see that he flies! 😉

Here I am cutting the Post It Craft paper.  You can do all kinds of things with and to this paper.  I’ve written on it, stamped it, used embossing powder, heat gun, glitter glue, etc.  It really stands up to pretty much every crafting paper need.  It’s very coolio.

I used my All Around Sentiments stamps to spruce up the plain yellow tag.  I stamped directly onto the Post It Craft Paper and then punched out the stamp using a 1-1/2″ punch.  The scalloped circle is also punched from Post It Craft Paper.  I used a brown Copic marker to color the stems of the Christmas trees.

I think this stamp is perfect for this occasion. 😀

I used a white Signo gel pen to make all those little dots.  You can see the pen in the previous photo.

This “To” and “From” stamp is also from All Around Sentiments.  I find that I’m using theses stamps quite a lot lately, especially when making tags. 😀

Now I just need to add the clipboard to the bag and have my son sign the “To” and “From” on the tag and we’re all done! YAY!

On the 10th Day of Christmas 3M Post-It Gave To One Winner….

3M Post-It is giving away a gift bag and Post-it® Craft Paper. The gift bag includes a variety of Post-it® Notes and other Post-it® products as well as some Scotch and 3M goodies! Retail value is over $50. To be eligible to win please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen by Random.org on December 13.

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SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE 11th Day of Christmas and a Crafty Post & Give Away!!

You can buy Post-It Craft at Amazon & Joann.com. You can also find it in the larger Joann stores. Coupon AA347 will get you free shipping with a $35 purchase at Joann.com until 12/11.

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  1. Dear Joy,
    You are so very clever! I am really going to have to get that 3M paper. Thanks for all the inspiration!
    With Warm Regards,
    Carol Broney

  2. I’m lovin’ that bag! What a fun way to spruce up a plain ol’ yellow bag! I also love your new stamp sets, think I’m gonna have to invest in those!

  3. I absolutely LOVE that bag! I wish I had some time to try my own, but I have so much to do! Thanks for the inspiration!


  4. Thank you for reminding me about that cute little reindeer on Create A Critter!! You gift bag turned out so cute. The teacher is going to love it! Thank you for a chance to win. I would love to try some of the Post It craft paper!!

  5. I love to dress up bags for giving away pressies!!!
    Great project and super cute!!!

  6. Love your gift bag idea. Love all of your little jokes. Soooo funny. Would love to try the craft paper

  7. How cute is all that:) I’m going to have to “borrow” this idea. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.
    Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

  8. oh no, where’s zippy? my husband asks me everyday about him :0) i would love that post paper, it’s so much better than gluing things. i wish i had it now for the christmas cards i’m making this year

  9. Love the bag!! I can’t wait to use that cart (one of the many I haven’t had time to use) !! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. I love that reindeer, he is adorable. I am going to have to get out my Create a Critter and create one, I have to admit I haven’t used that cart much yet but you have me inspired. I do not have any of the post it paper, it looks amazing, am definitely going to have to get some of that.
    Thanks for the tutorial

  11. Love the little reindeer!! My friend made the cutest card last night with him. The bag idea is fabulous!! Thx for another great idea Joy!!

  12. Love the reindeer. I want create a critter. Hope it shows up under the tree 🙂 Cute card. Sad your 12 days of Christmas is coming to an end 🙁

  13. Cute gifts.!
    Love the sentiments and your ha ha’s hidden in your pics LOL!!!
    I’ve wanted to try this paper out. Thank you again for the links.

  14. Didn’t think I would want that cartridge until now. What a cute project. I need some 3m paper!!! CarolH:)

  15. this is very cute! i even have this cartridge! overstock has this paper a little cheaper for anyone looking to buy it. i think i ordered every color there was lol.


  16. Awesome how this looks Christmassy & Birthday-y at the same time! Great clipboard!!!
    Wonderful give away as well guess I need to brush up on my Cricut products because I have not seen that 3M paper before

  17. Joy love this project and all of them you have posted thus far….your blog really gets my creative juices flowing…Keep them coming

  18. I love homemade bags and this is adorable. Love the way you dressed it up and your reindeer is so cute!

  19. I love the gift bag! I just made a bunch of those reindeer for my sons schools bulletin boards. The 3m paper is something that I think I need to try out. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  20. That is the cutest! Just received the Create a Critter cart in the mail this week and can’t wait to use it — may have to alter a few bags while I;m at it *wink*

    The 3M paper looks awesome especially for the smaller pieces of the layers — it drives me crazy to glue those pieces down! TFS!!

  21. What a cute gift bag! I love the fact that the recipient can re-use the reindeer and other cuts for other things because it isn’t permanently attached to the bag. Great idea! I love all the great ideas you share with us. Thanks so much!

  22. LOVE this, as always!! I have not seen a project of yours yet that I don’t like. I am going to have to try and do a cute clipboard! Thanks for sharing!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  23. I really can not wait until I am able to get this cartridge!! Thanks for sharing another great project. Where’s Zippy, he must be pooped from how busy you have been with creating all these projects for us to enjoy! Have a wonderful, crafty day!


    1. bbnpgirl,
      Zippy did some online shopping yesterday while I was gone. He bought himself something without asking and I banned him from today’s post. I’m interested to see what he got, but I had to lay down the law. He’ll be back tomorrow…if he behaves! 😉

  24. This is such a thoughtful homemade gift for your sons teacher. Those kind of gifts are always the special ones that the teachers really appreciates. Great idea!


  25. Oh how i wish Christmas would hurry…Post-It Craft Paper is on my “list”…I just know Santa will bring me some (wink, wink). Actually I ordered some and my younger daughter will wrap it and put it under the tree (gift from her)…I’m so excited! You always have such fabulous ideas to craft…I love visiting your blog daily just for the dose of inspiration! Thanks for all you do!

  26. Adorable gift bag. I did run out and buy the post-it paper at joann. it was on sale last week for $4.79 a pack…what a bargain. This paper is perfect for the layering images…you make a mistake you can fix it! Really want to win this one!

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