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Cricut Snowman Gift Bags 12 Days of Christmas DAY SIX GIVE AWAY

I made these bags using the Once Upon a Princess cartridge!

I had a great time making these bags and tags.  I’ve had the Once Upon a Princess cartridge for a while, but I haven’t used it much.  I was thrilled to find that it had a great bag that fit some snowman ornaments I bought for my kids to give their teachers.  The tags are from last years Snow Friends seasonal Cricut cartridge.  This is the first time I’ve used that cart.  Shhh!  Don’t tell anyone I waited a year! 😉

Yes, I did buy a Zhu Zhu pet.  He’s my new Joy’s Life mascot.  I’ve named him Zippy.

I decided to make 2 of the bags with some double sided paper I bought from Stampin’ Up.  The other sheet of paper (with the circle ornaments) I made using the Mr. Frosty cartridge and my Cricut Imagine.  Let’s take a look at the Imagine printing and cutting that out…and then I’ll tell you something I learned.

On the bags I cut using my Cricut Expression AND the bag I cut using the Cricut Imagine I used the “Fit to Page” button.  I used 12×12 paper on each cut.  I learned that using “Fit to Page” on each machine does not result in the same size cuts.  See the photo below.

Well, the 2 cuts are close using “Fit to Page” on 12×12 paper but not the same.  The Imagine cut is slightly smaller than the one from the Expression.

Now I’ve scored and folded all the pieces of the bag.  Time to glue everything together!  I used my ATG gun for that.  You don’t have to use an ATG gun, I just like to use mine a lot. 😉

YAY!  The bags are all taped up and ready for some handles.  I’ll apply eyelets to make the handles more sturdy.

This is the regular Crop A Dile.  I love this thing!  If you want to know the differences between the Crop a Dile and the Crop a Dile Big Bite you should watch this video I made comparing and contrasting the two of them. 😉  I used the Crop a Dile to help me set the eyelets.  Later I used it to punch holes in the snowman tags.  It’s a very useful tool.

Woo hoo!  Houston, we have handles.

I used the To: and From: stamps from my All Around Sentiments stamp set.  I LOVE those!!  Ok, I know I made them, but one of the reasons I made them was because I needed them. 😀  I had in mind that I would use the To: and From: to create my own gift tags.

Awww…he’s one happy little guy.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp to make the face.  I’m not very good at drawing faces.  I added a little chalk to his cheeks to give him a healthy glow.  Actually, he looks like he might need to come in out of the cold.  Hey little snowman come in and sit by the fire while I get you some hot cocoa.  Hey, where did he go?  What’s this puddle doing here?  😛

Aren’t these bags cutie pies?  Wait until you see what’s inside them.

Here’s the ornament that’s inside each bag.  I bought them at Target for $2 each!  They are so adorable!

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I’m still thrilled that I finally used Snow Friends and the Once Upon a Princess cart to make these bags. 😀


On the 6th Day of Christmas … Joy Gave To One Winner….

I’m giving away a set of my All Around Sentiments Stamps! 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 7th Day of Christmas and a Crafty Post & Give Away!!


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  1. harleychickx2 says:

    Oh my gosh! Way too cute!

  2. cookie_monster_55@yahoo.com says:

    I LOVE how these turned out! They look better than anything you can purchase in the store! Great job, Joy!

  3. such cute bags.I’m always looking for stamps in the round! Hope I win! Thanks Joy!

  4. I love the little snowman! I can’t wait to try to make some bags when I get the imagine for christmas thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the snowmen!! I have carts that I haven’t used yet either..it’s our secret LOL!!

    thebowsersapril97 at yahoo dot com

    1. Lynne,
      We’ll just keep that little secret to ourselves. I’m sure no one is reading this. LOL! 😉

  6. These bags are so sweet!! Love the snowmen tags too!!!

    I really like your stamp set too ~ thanks for the chance to win!!

  7. Those snowmen are adorable, and look so cute on the awesome bags!

  8. Adorable bags & tags! 🙂

  9. These little bags and tags are adorable, love them. Oh wow you are spoiling us with all these wonderful prizes, thanks for the chance to win.
    Kim xXx

  10. Love the cute bags. Have never made any but just might have to try!

  11. Those are cute ornaments. Great job on the bags and tags.

  12. Too cute. Love them!!!

  13. clairbear3 says:

    Toooo Cute! Looks like i have found the perfect gift bags for the teacher gifts this year!

  14. mom2molly says:

    The other parents have to hate you with all of your amazing teacher gifts! LOL!! 😉 Adorable!!

  15. VinDeeLoo says:

    How cute. I am just getting into crafting and need all the help I can get.

  16. VinDeeLoo says:

    Well, it looks like I have found another cartridge I “just have to have”. 🙂

  17. OH My Gosh Joy!!!!!! they are sooooooo cute, I just love love love snowmen…….TFS!!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

  18. ladybugCarrie says:

    So super cute! And I heart Zippy! 🙂

  19. Oh my goodness!
    The ideas just flow from your brain don’t they???!!
    I wish I was just half as creative!
    These are just so darn adorable!
    Wish I could get that old snowman cartridge that you used…but I’m sure it’s impossible to get now.

  20. What a perfect little gift bag. I have this cartridge and must look at in a whole different way.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  21. What a cutties!!! I adore your snowmen. I love the bags and I could use them from my kid’s teachers as well. Also, the snowmen will be super nice on a layout… I need to give it a try….Thanks for sharing

  22. mari1nonly says:

    Adorable little snowmen!!! Love it!

  23. Those are the cutest little snowmen ever! Love this one.

    TFS! Ellen (emacdougall215@att.net)

  24. Joy these are amazing I love the snowmen!

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

  25. i wish i had an imagine. they are so neat.

  26. The snowmen are adorable! Thanks for such a cute idea!

  27. lostnwa98 says:

    Joy, I love love love these little snowmen bags. Not just because I am a snowman-aholic.. but because they are adorable 🙂


  28. Super cute! I may have to go make some! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

  29. BulldogMommy says:

    Those bags are just adorable!



  31. Thank you so much for the idea. I have to prepare some goodies for my son friends and this is a wonderful idea.

  32. This is just ADORABLE! I love those faces on the snowmen.

  33. That is AWESOME! I made some smaller gifts that would be perfect for these bags! Thanks for being SUPER JOY.

  34. sherrie k. says:

    Really like your gift bags! What teacher wouldn”t just love to get that!! Would love the chance to win the sentiments…looks like a really nice set to own!
    Sherrie K.

  35. These turned out just great. Thanks!

  36. Very cute! I like that printed paper. Too bad I can’t afford an Imagine.

  37. Those are TOO CUTE:) I love the litte snowmen:)
    Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

  38. Scootingranny says:

    Those bags are tags are just too stinkin’ cute!

  39. Your bags were adorable and the little tags with the sweet Peachy Keen faces finished it off. TFS Susan

  40. scottandcarr says:

    These ARE snow cute!!!! Great ideas, Joy! thanks so much for sharing!

  41. Just love those gift bags!

  42. Such wonderful ideas! Need to pull that cartridge out and make some myself.

  43. Love the bags, and the tags are so adorable.

  44. Thanks for pointing out that cart has such a cute gift bag…I need to take a closer look at that cart soon!
    Your bags are adorable ! TFS

  45. They are so stink’in cute! My cousin would flip if she seen these. She LOVES snowmen. I don’t have this cart though otherwise I would make this for her.
    Tracey J.

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