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1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
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4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's A Wrap ~ Nail Polish Gift Box

Welcome to the It's a Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans By L.B.  Do you like to receive gifts?  How about give them?  Well this hop is all about the outside....the wrapping!

You should have arrived here from Terri's blog.  If you found be first, go HERE to begin the hop ~ you don't want to miss anything!!

This hop is filled with Cricut Circle Members ~ my MB name is ScrappinMyStressAway! 
 I made this cute Purse to hold my niece's birthday gift.  We go for a pedicure and I wanted to give her some nail polish, nail stickers, toe separators and some foot spray.

I started out with the Forever Young Cartridge and selected the nail polish purse.  I opened a 12 x 24 mat and sized the purse to 15.68w x 7.20h.

I took a piece of 12 x 18 watercolor paper and put it on a 12 x 24 mat.

I selected multi cut #2 to cut through the watercolor paper.

Here is my purse, but now it needs some color.

I took 2 pieces of paper from this K&Co paper pad.

I switched my mat size on my gypsy to 12 x 12 and cut out each half of the purse.

Here are the two cuts.

I trimmed the pieces.

I scored the purse at the score marks.

I inked the edges with Staz On purple ink.

I used Terrifically Tacky Tape to adhere the purse together.  I cut out a tag.

Here are the goodies in the purse!  Shhhh don't tell ~ her birthday is on the 19th!

I do have a little blog candy!  All you need to do to is #1 Be or become a follower, #2 Leave me a comment that includes your go-to gift wrap item, and #3 Leave me a way to contact you if you win!
Thank you for stopping by!  Your next stop in the hop is HERE!


Scrappin with the bug said...

So cute. I love the nail polish purse. So adoable. I am sure your niece will love it.

Great job.



Brenda said...

Love the purse! Now I know I need to buy that cart, Thanks for the step by step directions along with pictures! I'm a new follower.

Doris P. said...

LOVE the box. My go to item is either the small boxes OR I love to decorate the bags and personalize them :) I have made a box as a wedding favor.. it's on my blog (sideline) if you wanna see..
will LOVE this blog hop!!

Crafty and Green said...

What an adorable Idea! Love it!! I need that cart!!


Just started following your Networked Blog! :)

Jill Angel said...

What a cute nail polish purse. I like to try and make personalized bags/boxes to wrap in but I do have a stash of gift bags just in case :)

L.B. said...

What a lucky girl. This is such a fun little bag and tan the mani/pedi?? Enjoy. Love it

Diane M. said...

Great job! I have niece that would be perfect for. My go-to item is spa supplies. :)


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love the little purs and the size is just perfect to hold you gift. TFS

bird said...

Very cute box . Thanks for sharing

Alicat said...

I have a daughter and she would love to make something like this for a friend. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Your niece will love this is, nicely done!

QuiltFrog said...

Thank you for the detailed screen shot on the 12x12 mat cut! I have never figured out how people do that.

Debbie said...

what a fun treat bag for a girls night out party or bridal shower! TFS

SherriB said...

This is the most adorable little bag! Your niece is gonna love it. Thanks for the chance at this giveaway!


shersl84bed said...

Great gift bag. Love this idea for the items inside. Usually I grab a paper bag, I'm terrible about wrapping. I'm one of your followers.

Smiles Sher

craftaholic said...

Great the color and the contents!! I have been a follower and My go to gift wrap is Bags, either recycled or purchased.
I love how they look when all decorated up in your own style!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

My got to item are bags, so far I feel limited with the small personal cricut for cutting bags and boxes. I love your project, thanks for sharing.
mexicopetshop at hotmaild ot com

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Such a cute gift bag! I'm terrible at the packaging. I put a lot of thought into the gift, but usually I'm packaging it at the very last minute so there's almost no time to make the packaging cute. The most creative I've been is to stamp on the craft paper covering the box I'm mailing it in... So sad.

TX Scrapper Mom said...


Nadia said...

This is my favorite (shh don't tell). What a perfect idea!!!

My favorite go-to gift wrap item: gift bag-- or it was before I saw this cute little bag you made!

Valerie said...

I love this idea for a girl! And I love K&Co paper! It doesn't look that hard to make as you explain it, but the finished product definitely has that WOW factor! Thanks for sharing!!

Cindy said...

Perfect bag. Love all the cute girly stuff. Cindy

JustMeJustina said...

Love tha bag!! TFS!!
justina1218 at aim dot com

debbiebakk said...

What a cute little box for your neice she will love it and all the goodies you have inside ..too! I am already a follower- and I guess when I need to make something for a gift I tend to make gift tag and decorage a bag up to match. There are some really cute ideas on the blog hop glad I found some time to check them out. Also the person before you- there link to your blog is not working...which you might want to correct.

Nelda said...

Great idea on using the water color paper! Thanks for the blog candy, you are such a sweetie!

I used tissue paper, with bags, as a wrap, as a stuffing, so many ways. I love using it!

Maria said...

Cute purse! I've never use watercolor paper, may have to try this.

scrappinmomma said...

Adorable Bag!!!!!! I am a new follower and i usually just use a gift bag and add a little something to it
iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

WifeandMotherof3boys said...

Love this bag its adorable. I just became your newest follower and when it comes to gift giving I always have paper bags on hand to decorate and personalize according to the event or recipient.

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, I just love that!!!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Super Cute!! I love to decorate boxes for gifts!!
♥ Laura ♥

Jodie R said...

Very cute, Lori!! I'm sure she is going to love it! Great tip on using the watercolor paper. I would have never thought of that!! Brilliant!!

joydee1963 said...

Great gift bag,I love to decorate gift bags,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Mrs. Green said...

My go to item is plain old wrapping paper! :) I love it so much more than bags though, unless they are cute bags like the ones we are seeing today of course!

A sweet little box you made!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

Jenn said...

This is a great little bag. I have this cartridge but havent made any of the bags yet, but this gives me a little inspiration!!


Maria said...

Love the purse, and thanks for the watercolor paper tip.

mreyes2710 at gmail dot com

SherriC. said...

Oh My Gosh this is just adorable!!!! I amsure she will love it...
my go to gift wrap is tissue paper, I can stamp on it, or manipulate it into shapes, add it to bags or boxes, love tissue paper.....
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Amy E said...

Awesome birthday present! I bet she'll love it!!!!

My go to item always seems to be gift bags.

Oh, and I'm a new follower!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Pat Bowman said...

Gosh - this is so adorable. And great idea to use the watercolor paper for stability!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Lori - I had to start at the top of the blog list to finally hop to you!
I am a follower :) and my go to gift wrap item is a bag with a home made card!

luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

So cute! Love that is the perfect gift for birthday party's! I bite my nails galore and don't own nailpolish but I so want to make one now! Thanks, I am seeing some amazing things on this blog hop. x

Melanie Mason said...

That gift bag is so great! Such a great way to tie it into the actual gift! Great job.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the inspiration!

Also thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy!

Melanie (your newest follower)
melanie_mason87 at

RockinRenee said...

What a neat gift! I am sure she will love it! It's been great hopping with you!

Shannen said...

Great idea!! TFS, shall be scraplifting from here, for sure!!

Shannen said...

*paying special attention to your copyright terms, of course!! ;-)