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Friday, January 11, 2013

A New Year and A New Baby Gift Bag

Hello everyone! It's Angela from Angie's Paper Passion, (TiffysMom on the Cricut MB). Well, it’s a new year and my new Grandson will be here very soon! (less than 2 weeks!) So today I’d like to share with you a gift bag that I made that’s perfect for a new baby gift! (Sorry about the photos, it’s been overcast here for several days – not great photo taking weather!)

I started with a large white plain gift bag from Michael's and added cardstock and patterned paper as the base. I cut the stork and baby from the New Arrival cartridge and the crib, mobile, and onesie from the 9 Months cartridge.

I love using lots of layers on my cuts and putting pop dots between the layers to give my images even more dimension. Then I added some Glossy Accents and Distress Inks to my cuts. The rug is just a circle that I modified in Cricut Craft Room and turned into an oval. I created the tag with my Grandson’s initials on it in CCR by welding a 2” circle to a 3.5” x 2” rectangle using shapes from Cricut Craft Room Basics. Then I welded a slightly smaller rectangle inside the larger one to create an open ‘window’ and then welded his initials in the opening using Gypsy Font. I cut an extra tag layer without the window and initials as a base and used pop dots between the two layers. A mini brad and twine are the finishing touches.

One of the little gifts that I am adding to this gift bag is a hat that I knitted myself with my Knifty Knitter (which is also made by Provo Craft!) I hope that he will be able to wear it when he comes home from the hospital.

The cutting recipe for the gift bag is on my blog - Angie's Paper Passion.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!

Info and Supplies Used
Designed By: Angela Cromwell
Project Type: Gift
Project Theme: Baby
Cricut Cartridges: New Arrival, 9 Months, CCR Basics
Cricut Machines: Expression
Other Supplies: Large gift bag - Michael's, doily - Wilton, cardstock - The Paper Studio & Coredinations, patterned paper - The Paper Studio, Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels, ink - Tim Holtz, Glossy Accents - Ranger, twine - Pink Paislee, brad, pop dots, Knifty Knitter - Provo Craft, yarn - Bernat 


  1. Oh my gosh what an adorable gift bag. If i got it I would frame it for my baby's room. Ding, ding... I'm going to craftlift this idea and make a framed picture for my next baby shower gift.
    I can't wait to be a Grandma but alas it will be awhile (if ever). Enjoy every minute!
    dmcardmaker (AOL)

  2. Congratulations, what an exciting time for you. This is really a cute set...love the knitted hat too.

  3. Adorable. Love all the detail!

  4. Angela This is such a beautiful gift bag a real labor of love! I agree with Yvonne I love the detail!

  5. This is so sweet! I love the little hat you knitted. Congrats on your new Grandchild! What a joy!

  6. Love this gift wrap! I have a baby gift to do this month and I have been putting it off...now I am getting some great ideas!.. and the hat you made is AWESOME! I am back to Knifty Knitting for the season. Love this gift!

  7. Love all the detail on the gift bag and wonderful little hat. What a sweet little gift.

  8. What a wonderful gift - love all the personal touches including the tag, the wonderful stork and baby, the waiting crib. It's all perfect. And the hat is so precious. The love shows in all aspects of the gift.

  9. What a fabulous bag! I love the little scene, and the colors. I love how that adorable hat coordinates so well with the bag! Fantastic project!

  10. Your bag is fabulous!! It's perfect to hold that adorable hat.

  11. What a great little present. Congrats on your new addition (to be) - what a darling little idea. Great job.

  12. Your gift bag is adorable and I love the hat!!

  13. You a fantastic job! The little guy is lucky to have such a crafty grandma :)


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