Saturday, September 24, 2011

School Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the School Blog Hop! This is a two day blog hop in which we will feature different projects both days. I hope you enjoy yourself as you are hopping along. There will be a grand prize winner drawn from those who comment on all of the blogs both days. The grand prizes are from Cloud9 who is giving away a $20 gift certificate to their store. And Jens DigiStamps who will be giving away a $5 gift certificate to their store which is worth five digistamps. We would appreciate if you could take the time to check out their sites if you have time as we are happy to have them as our sponsors.

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Here is the line up in case you want to start from the beginning:

Deborah F.
Staci :
Crafty Homemade
Maria -

Now on to my project!!

I decided to make a "lunch" tote.  This tote could also double as a make-up bag for you to keep in your locker at school.
I really love using my cricut to cut fabric to iron on stuff!! Here is the list of supplies I used:

My Cricut Expression, White fabric, Wonder Under, Small tote bag, A HOT iron, and the Cricut Cartridge Hello Kitty Greetings.
For the gift card I used my Cricut Expression, Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge, white cardstock, black cardstock, pink stickles, a hole punch, some Hello Kitty ribbon, and your favorite adhesive.

First I cut out a pattern using cardstock so I could see how big I wanted my design to be. I used the silhouette Hello Kitty on pg 29 cut at 5".
Since I decided this would be the perfect size I started the next step.  I ironed my fabric wrong side down on the wonder under with a hot iron and let it cool.  I then placed it on my mat wonder under side down, making sure it was down tight. If you don't it can come up while it is cutting.(This has happened to me before!) I then loaded my mat and hit repeat last making sure to turn your speed down, you don't want it to cut out your project too fast or it can tear.  Once it was cut I took the silhouette Kitty and pulled off the backing of the wonder under and layed it out on my bag. I did the same to the eyes and nose. Once again using a hot iron I ironed the pieces on the front of the bag. I let it cool and took the negative image (the solid kitty, and bow) and did the same to the back of the bag.

                                                                                                                                                          I then made a really cute card to go with it!  I used the same cut as I did on the bag only I cut the silhouette out at 4" and used black cardstock.  On the same page of the Cricut cartridge I cut the card out by using the card feature, cut with white cardstock at 4" too.  I used adhesive to stick the black silhouette on the front of the card did the same for the eyes and nose. Next I used some pink stickles on the bow (it might be a little hard to see in the picture).  I then used my hole punch to punch a hole in the top and added some Hello Kitty ribbon that I got on clearance at Walmart.
I really think it turned out cute! I really like this cartridge!! Now remember to come back tomorrow and I will have another project!!  On to your next stop:



Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

How adorable!! I have to try that technique... I have fabric painted using a stencil cut from the cricut... tfs!


Brittney said...

Too cute. I love it.

Amy said...

Your bag turned out FANTASTIC!! :) I've only attempted the fabric a few times for very small projects -- this makes me want to try another go!! :)

Amy :) at

Crafty and Green said...

Love your Project!! My DD loves Hello Kitty!!

Many Blessings,

JulieK said...

Super cute! I've never tried fabric with the Cricut. Hmmmm.................. I'll have to go to the store :)


Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love that you cut fabric with your Cricut!! I know it's possible, but I've never tried it... the fact that your project is a no-sew make it something even I could accomplish! :)

Hugs, Cheryl @
cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

Carla said...

That is a really great idea, thanks so much for sharing. It's really cute... You can't go wrong with Hello Kitty. or
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pixiebunniedust said...

How cute!! I love hello kitty! Glad to be in this hop with you. Jessica bedolla

Ava said...

cute bag, thanks for sharing.

V said...

i love this, i have not a atempted to cut fabric yet but i want now to more than ever, these are so cute. any lil girl would love it.

Berenice R. said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Edwina said...

I love the Hello Kitty bag you made! It is so cute. What setting for speed and depth of blade did you use? Oh, and did you use the deep cut blade? I've been wanting to learn about using fabric. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Ashley Nicole said...

This is so cute. Love Hello Kitty! Love it! Nice being in the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

jessica said...

this is awesome!! love hello kitty and how you made this adorable bag :)

Beckie said...

Awesome. Lots of loving for hello kitty.

Be Blessed, Beckie

mjblahnik56 said...

Oh my how adorable I am a new follower.

lorby said...

What you did is something I've wanted to try for awhile but it'll have to wait till I get back to my permanent home where I have a craft room and iron. An iron for this project is very important. lol Love your project and thank you for sharing. Jearise in Lorby's World.

Theresa said...

What a fantastic idea!!!! I want to try this so bad now! My daughter loves Hello Kitty so much too so I know if she saw this I would have to give it a try :)

Dena said...

Ooh! Thanks for the bag tutorial! I'm going to have try it one day. TFS!

Dena Jones

Cathie w said...

very cute TFS!!!!


AmyJRockstar said...

You are so crafty! I love it so I had to become a follower so I could learn some new tricks from you. :0) TFS!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Sweet bag. hello kitty is the best. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I love your tote and card. I love Hello Kitty. TFS.

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Lisa said...

Love it!!! very impressed this is not something i have tried with my cricut yet!!!

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

Kathy said...

OMG, I love this. I just might have to make one of these for my little girl Elana. Thank for the great idea.

Scrapbookingprincess Jamie said...

It's a precious lunch tote!