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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.ย  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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

The First Layer

If you’re new to the Cricut, Create a Critter is a great cartridge to get started with.ย  The layers are simple and quickly make a great effect. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  I also made my Joy’s Life Lots of Pun stamps with the Create a Critter cartridge in mind.ย  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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

I think this stamp is perfect for this occasion. ๐Ÿ˜€

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.ย  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-itยฎ Craft Paper. The gift bag includes a variety of Post-itยฎ Notes and other Post-itยฎ 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.

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



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  1. I love this reindeer, he is jus so cute.

  2. What a great idea.

  3. What a wonderful gift bag – the reindeer is super duper cute

  4. Wow, that is so cute. I am sure she is going to love it.

  5. This turned out so beautiful, love the bright colours.
    Kim xXx

  6. Christine says:

    The bags are great! Thankx for a chance to win some goodies!

  7. jenleisen says:

    Super cute, as usual! I love giving teacher gifts!

  8. Super cute! I think you have gotten really close to convincing me to buy some of that paper, although winning it would be even better!

    1. trevorsmommy040508,
      The lights are from the Create a Critter cart on the same pages as the reindeer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I love that reindeer, I’m so excited to have that cart waiting under the tree for me!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Decorating the bag is such a great idea – thanks for the inspiration!

  10. I look at that 3M PAPER all the time but didn’t have an idea of what to use it for. Now I do.

  11. Your son’s teacher is going to love the gift and bag. I would love to win this prize, I’ve heard so many great things about the 3M craft paper.

  12. I love this cartridge and need this paper! I can’t find it in any local stores. Is joanns.com the only place you’ve seen it?

  13. So Cute!! I think the teacher’s gonna love it!

  14. Super cute! Love the colors.
    Tracey J.

  15. So Cute!!
    the bags are great! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies
    Rebecca Minor

  16. CUTE! I am so going to have to get this cart out and make him! Thanks for sharing!

  17. That is one lucky teacher to receive such a wonderful gift, a changeable bag plug awesome owl board! Now to head over to J’s to get some of the fantastic post-it paper!

  18. The more you talk about this Post It paper, the more I am tempted to run out and buy some!
    I’ll wait til after your drawing, and if I don’t win, I’m heading to J’s.

  19. iluv2craft says:

    that little reindeer is so stink-en cute. luv it

  20. Scrappycat says:

    Great bag!
    Gotta have some of that paper, now to find where I can buy it!

  21. Love this little reindeer! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Aww how cute! The reindeer is adorable

  23. Love your gift bag

  24. beckwhitty says:

    Love the 3M paper, I”m going to have to go look for it. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Becky F.

  25. I still haven’t tried the 3M paper yet, I really like all the stuff you do with it!! Thanks Joy for the chance to win!!

  26. I LOVE Create-a-Critter! This is such a CUTE card! I really need to get me some of that Post-it paper…

  27. I LOVE tags!!! These turned out really well. I’m lovin those circle stamps too may have to get some soon.

  28. JerseyJenn says:

    Great gift bag! I love Create-A-Critter!

  29. Love this idea. Too cute that the teacher can take them off and reuse. Dual gift. Adorable reindeer. I so want the cartridge. Thanks for sharing. ;0)

  30. Another fun project! Great idea that it can be removed for decoration.

  31. Reneeleeak says:

    I’ve never seen the craft paper before. I’m glad you used it for your cute project. ?

  32. So so cute!!! Just adorable!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  33. What a cute idea for a teacher, or anyone. Decorated bags are so expensive and with just a little bit of work, it’s better than anything you can buy.

  34. mtschanen says:

    The reindeer bag is such a great idea. I need to get some of the Post-It paper!!

  35. Super cute! love it. Create-a-critter is such an adorable cart.

    Amy K

  36. I just love the post-it-paper I would like to use it. I like what you did with the reindeer. Such neat ideas. vbragg501@yahoo.com

  37. Another Adorable project…love that reindeer!!! Your posts are always so funny!!


  38. Very cute idea! I would love to try this paper! It looks like it is a lot of fun!
    mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

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