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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You should have come from Jessica's blog at

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: