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Monday, December 3, 2012

A Special Little Treat~

Hello. This is Sara from www.sarawandrews.com.
I don't know about you, but I love gift cards.

And I mean I really LOVE them!
I love getting them and giving them.
It takes the stress out of having to get that most perfect gift that they either already own or isn't all that perfect.
You know what I mean?
A gift card also means FREE shopping. And what's better than that?
But, I do like to dress up my gift cards.

I chose a patterned paper from Santa's Village and printed directly onto Kraft and White Whisker Graphic treat bags.

My bags after coming out of my Cricut Imagine~

To print directly on the bags I placed them on the mat and chose a square shape sized at 10" and the fill pattern.
One tip I have is to place the bags lower on the mat to avoid any blank spots or strips.

My decorated bags~

To embellish the bags I cut several of the cute labels off the cart at a size of 2.75".
I also printed additional patterned papers to make my stars.
I added a few buttons, twine and Washi and they are ready to be filled.
I love how quick and easy it is to make a fabulous looking bag to hold my most perfect gift.
Also, they can be quickly ripped open to make the spending easy.
Designed by~ Sara W. Andrews
Machines Used~ Cricut Imagine, Cricut Expression
Supplies used~
Santa's Village for the printing and the labels all cut at 2.75"
CTMH Art Philosophy for the stars cut at 2", 1.5" and 1.25"
DCWV White Cardstock, Whisker Graphics Treat Bags, Papertrey Ink Twine, October Afternoon Holiday Style Buttons, Vellum, My Mind's Eye All Is Bright Washi Tape


  1. Wow, what a great idea for wrapping gift cards...and using up my stockpiled Imagine ink...lol

  2. I love this idea! Sometimes you just don't have a lot time but still want to make something awesome by hand. I can't wait to try :)

  3. Great great great. Love the colors on these and fun buttons embellishments.

  4. What a great idea. I never would have thought to print on those cute little bags. Thanks for teaching me something new (again). :-)

  5. Love this project-what a great idea!

  6. This is fantastic! And I agree with you 100% I LOVE to give and receive giftcards!

  7. I love gift cards too and this is a perfect idea for giving them!

  8. Thank you for sharing this great idea!!

  9. Sara soo cute. Love the little gc bags how perfect. I agree GC for me please.

  10. These are so pretty. I love this idea and your creations. :)


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