Silhouette Gift Bags and 2 Million Hits Celebration Give Away

Chocolate Candy, Craft Supplies & Soft Socks...How did you know?!

Welcome to DAY ONE of the 2 Million Hits Celebration!  Be sure to scroll down and see what today’s give away is…and I hope you’ll check out this crafty post too. 😉

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love creating 3D things!  This box is from the tall bracket window box cut file created by Lori Whitlock.

Wow! I sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock makes this!

It AMAZES me that this easy to fold and sturdy box is all cut from a single sheet of 12×12 paper.  It is simple to assemble too.  All you do is fold on the perforated lines and use a little adhesive.  EASY!  It only took 3 sheets of cardstock to make 3 boxes.  I think that’s terrific.

I got those cute and super soft socks at Walmart.  They have aloe in them and feel so nice!

Use the leftovers!

I wanted to use the cut out window from the box for tags but I also wanted to create a white backing for the tags too, that way I could stamp and/or write on them.

If you need an extra piece here or there or want to take something out of a file you’re using you can.  First, click on the image.  Next, click ungroup.

TAG!! You're it!

Now, click off of the image and select the piece you want.  I want that pretty window!  I took it and duplicated it.  Then I cut everything out with ye ‘ole Silhouette Cameo.  Looking to surprise yourself with a Cameo for Christmas?  I bought mine from Expressions Vinyl.

Don't forget to use your leftover paper for Christmas tags!

I used some of my favorite cheap and heavy weight Wausau 110lb white paper for the backs of my tags.  My trusty ATG gun glued the white tag to the colored one that used to be the center of the bag (see top of page).  You know what I do?  I over-glue everything.  If a tag could get by with a single line of glue, I put three.  Case in point, remember when Benjamin could hardly get the label I glued off the can of hot chocolate?  Ridiculous, but I don’t see myself changing any time soon.  LOL!

All of these tags were stamped using Joy’s Life Wintery Puns stamps.

I knew I'd use those plastic Cricut packages one day!

I cut pieces of acetate/plastic from the outer clear box that you remove to get to your new Cricut cartridges.  I have a lot of that plastic saved up.  Too much.  LOL.  I just cut a piece to fit the hole in the box and used my ATG gun to tape it in.  I did drop the socks and the Stickles into those boxes but I put the mini M&Ms in a little bag before putting them in there.  I wouldn’t want food directly touching my reused acetate.  Gross.

Alrighty, let’s get to the good stuff!

I wanted to do something that had millions in it but I couldn’t give away millions of anything, so let’s give away BILLIONS!!  Well, the Cricut Lite Billionaire cartridge anyway. 😉

Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite Silhouette file or Cricut cartridge is.  Either one or both will do!  I’m an equal opportunity die cutter appreciator.  LOL!  I’ll use to choose a winner and will announce who won here on Saturday, December 17.  Hey, you can use the Billionaire cartridge to make things like this – mustache party.


Submitted on 2011/12/12 at 5:40 PM

Congratulations on 2 million hits!! I love your little bags – I want the one full of the stickles (my 4 year old got into mine and used them up). Your Holiday craft ideas are always amazing!
My favorite cartridge right now is the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

There will be a Give Away each day this week through Friday to celebrate reaching 2 Million hits.  You’re the ones I need to thank, so that’s what the give aways are for.  Thank you! 🙂

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  1. My fave cart of the moment is the Gypsy Wanderings, does that count? If not, then Zoo days!!!

  2. kaperture says:

    Congrats, Joy! You deserve 2 million! Now how am I supposed to pick a favorite Cricut cart?! I did really get into the Pagoda cart (your fault-hah), but I love the Halloween ones. Tfs!


  3. suekimmet says:

    These bags are great. Favorite, you ask too much! I really enjoy using Nate’s ABC but seems like my newest is always my favorite for a while… I keep going back to Create a Critter and Give a Hoot. Love those animals.

  4. csparky61 says:

    Adorable…I’ll take the one filled with Stickles…please! I do not have many cartridges, but I think my favorite is the new Art Philosophy from CTMH followed by Wild Card.

  5. With the birth of my first grandchild, I have to admit that my favorite cartrdige is ‘A child’s year”… it really captures all the special moments

  6. Congrats! I just love the simply sweet font cart and the paper dolls image carts. I just love that I was able to make a felt nativity scene with the paper dolls! The kids in my Sunday school class love getting to assemble it as we get closer to Christmas. Congrats on your 2 million! Mary Jo

  7. I’d have to pick Create A Critter. I’m liking some of the digital ones out now too!

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  8. sy3_smith says:

    soo cute joy! my favorite cartridge is gotta be create a critter. but i just got birthday bash and it seems pretty awesome so far! I also did buy the nativity cut you showed as well as a reindeer one for the svg . super nice! made some great giftss! congrats joy!

  9. patriciao73 says:

    I really think I need to buy a Silhouette cutter….LOL. I like a lot of my carts! So many different ones have such cute accents that call out to me! But one of my favorites that I’ve used is the Create a critter cart, and I bought your stamps quite a while back to use with it! 🙂

  10. These bags are great! This would be a great file to have for any gifts. Glad that you made it clear that you did NOT just place the candy into the plastic, yucky! I have been keeping an eye on all your information on the Silhouette and have been considering it as a new die cutting machine. So, at this time I do not have a favorite cut file for it. My all time favorite cartridge for the Cricut continues to be Storybook. Even owning many cartridges it is the one that I tend to use most often because of the shapes and fonts on it. Congrats on 2 million hits and I look forward to being with you when 3 million comes around. Thank you for all the information that you provide to your fellow crafters. Keep up the great work!!

  11. dawnie1973 says:

    My favorite Cricut Cartridge is actually for something sad. My father died of pancreatic cancer on 10/17/11. The colors for pancreatic cancer awareness are purple so I told my 6 year old son that everytime he sees purple it is his “poppy” saying hello. I saw the Pink Journey cricut cartridge amd showed it to him. He wanted me to order it to make stuff for the Pancreatic cancer walk that we do every year and surprise my mom and make cupcakes . I am going to make the purple ribbon from the cartridge and use the Cricut cake to make cupcakes with the purple ribbon. Love your blog!

  12. my favourite favourite favourite cartridge is Create A Critter……
    I love it, there are so many extras on there, you can use it for card making
    and for scrapbooking……it is a definitely a must have cartridge……
    Thank you so much Joy…..

  13. LOVE THE BAGS!!!
    For my favorite I have to say the cartridge ” A child’s year” I absolutely love it!

  14. This month I have used Winter Frolics the most but for a favorite I cannot pick one, I am hoping Santa brings me a Cameo but thats a BIG wish!! Love your bags the stickles one is my fav 🙂
    Happy Holidays!!
    Karen [email protected]



  16. My favorite cart is simply charmed. It has a little bit of everything.

  17. My favorite cart is Pagoda, but I know I am getting art nouvuea for Christmas which I love already!!!

  18. Love your window boxes and those fuzzy socks looks nice and toasty!! My favorite cart is Simply Charmed, I use it a lot!! Thanks Joy and congrats!!!

  19. AfabulousMalone says:

    I just just my Cricut this week and was lost until I find your videos. Thank you!!
    I love the Winter Bundle with the gingerbread. So tickled!!

  20. My favorite Cricut Cartridge is Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. But now that I have my Cameo, I won’t be using it! 🙂

  21. Love the gift box from one sheet of paper.
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