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Friday, August 1, 2014

My Craft Spot Mini Release Day 2: Speech Bubbles!

Happy Friday, my crafty friends! Welcome to Day 2 of the surprise My Craft Spot mini release! :o)

Kimberly was just too excited to wait for the next full release to share TWO of her new metal die sets! Yesterday and today we are showcasing these new goodies! Kimberly is offering an amazing prize each day, with the winners randomly chosen from comments left on the My Craft Spot and Design Team blogs. The more blogs you leave a little love, the more chances you have to win. :o) She is also picking a winner from customer orders! (Prize details below.)

I made a sweet Christmas gift bag to feature the new Speech Bubbles metal dies. :o)
This is my first time making a gift bag! (Why?!) I used this cut file from the Silhouette Online Store, which I love. I anticipate using it many times this upcoming holiday season. (And I love a reason to use eyelets!)
Aren't the new speech bubbles adorable? One fun thing about this mini release is I got to be a little fancy yesterday with the pretty Daisy dies and today I'm playing with my whimsical side! My sentiment is from the Ornate Labels- Christmas stamp set, which I heat-embossed with Stampendous Alexandrite embossing powder. (The pearl-lustre version, of course!)

I used my Crop-a-dile and bronzed eyelets for a nice finish and Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon to cinch the bag closed.
Once I chose my sentiment, there needed to be a cute critter peeking out of a present. Does the adorable reindeer look familiar? He's the same Treasure Box Designs Bobble Buddy Reindeer I used last week, except I made him a little sprightlier for this occasion! Christmas twine serves as the light strands and I coated each bulb in ultra sparkly glitter glue.

The present cut file is from Treasure Box Designs' Make a Wish set. All of my patterned papers are from Bo Bunny's Silver and Gold collection. The pretty accent on front of the gift is from the coordinating Trinket accents. I used Walnut Stain distress ink on all of my cuts.

Here are both new sets of metal dies! :o)

Kimberly is giving away a $15 gift certificate EACH DAY of this mini release, randomly chosen from comments left on our blogs!
Gift Certificate - $15
Additionally, since these new goodies are available for purchase right now, Kimberly is picking a winner from customer orders for a $20 gift certificate!
Gift Certificate - $20
Be sure to visit My Craft Spot to see the inspiring creations from my talented teamies! Thank you for celebrating with us and I wish you a sparkly day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Crafting for all Seasons~ Christmas in July
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Creative Card Crew~ Christmas
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Christmas in July
 *Pile It On~ Embossing (Sentiment is heat-embossed)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Sparkles Monthly Challenge~ Christmas in July
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


  1. This is so sweet I love your bear and the tag is so adorable the bag came out perfect I thought it was purchased one,at first glance I love the ribbon you chose and the bow is so pretty. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  2. Hi again my friend.
    Thank you so much for joining in on the
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Christmas in July challenge , Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  3. Cutest reindeer ever! You did an amazing job Karen as you always do! I love the little trinket on the box and the twine with the sparkly bulbs! I have been wanting to do a gift bag also. You have given me the inspiration to give it a try. I feel so new with 3D projects and I tend to shy away from them but I really love how your bag turned out. I may just give it a try!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful and adorable project :) I hope you are feeling better by the way. I'll keep you in my prayers!

  4. Such a beautifully decorated gift bag Karen. The reindeer peeking over the present is totally adorable. I love all the added sparkle and the sentiment is perfect.
    I hope that your pain is continue it ease and that you have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Cute critter image with lovely papers!!! A sparkling Christmas gift bag!!!

  6. Fantastic gift bag! I love everything about it - right down to the eyelashes!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  7. Your Christmas bag is so darling! I love everything about it!

  8. Aw love that cute reindeer popping out of his present... Great showcasing on those new dies.. Ooh they will have to be on my wishlist for now... The details and how you twine his ears with all the sparkly effects makes this a keeper. Very cute Karen....

  9. Lots of great details on this cute gift bag and the speech bubble is perfect.

  10. Wow! So much crafting going on. Fabulous gift bag I love all the little special touches you added!

  11. Hi Karen! What a cute & fun project! Love the bag and that adorable reindeer on the front.... super duper cute! :o)


  12. Oh my gosh, my sweetest friend, this is the cutest gift bag ever!! He's so adorable!! I love the sparkly light bulbs and his too cute eyelashes!! He just makes me smile!! Love the pretty trinket on the front of the gift!! And the papers are beautiful!! I just made a gift bag for a DT project and it is nowhere as fabulous as this one (may not even post it now!!). Love, love this my dear friend - it's amazing as always!! Hope you are is feeling much better today and that you have fun plans for the weekend!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Very brave thinking of Christmas already ! This is fabulous !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  14. this bag is just so darn CUTE!! looks like first time is a winner for you in making bags!!! i would be honored to receive a bag like this :) tfs

  15. Awww.....Can I PLEASE just hug your Reindeer..LOL? Just a little hug! This is Way TOO cute! I noticed that you used twine around the bulbs on his head...Super CUTE! A gorgeous gift bag with Gorgeous pattern paper. I love his little eyes and eye lashes. I have to practice the eye lashes. Anyone would love this gift bag!!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  16. The most adorable reindeer ever. Love it with the fun Christmas paper backround.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  17. Wow Karen what a cute reindeer! Great job!!

  18. Goodness Karen...this is so incredibly CUUTE!!!! I love the reindeer and it's shiny, shimmery antlers and darling face! Totally smitten right now, lol!
    Have a great evening my friend! Hope your shoulder is feeling better:)
    Sherrie K
    Sherrie K

  19. So darn cute. I love your choice of fabulous papers, but my favourite part has to be that wonderful reindeer. Gorgeous gift bag. TFS and enjoy your weekend.

  20. Cute gift bag. Love the papers and design. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafting For All Seasons Challenge blog. Hugs, DT Carol S.xx

  21. Such a cute project - love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

  22. So, so sweet!! Those eyelashes are darling! I love the touches of glitter - especially on the nose! What an adorable idea!! (Of course, you ARE the Queen of Sparkle so I shouldn't be surprised.) Your little gift bag is a gift in itself!

  23. This reindeer is so cute. I love the touches of glitter, and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for All Seasons
    Cindy DT

  24. Karen so many cutie details and I love love your reindeer...his expression is so sweet!! And love how you said you loved using eyelets!! I dont use them enough!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  25. This gift bag is so adorable, Karen! That reindeer is the cutest, I love the sparkly nose and light bulbs! The background paper and the trinket on the present is so pretty and the sentiment is perfect for this project! The crinkle ribbon bow is beautiful too! :)


  26. this is a gorgeous bag! Very well made and I love the speech bubbles and that cool reindeer! Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew challenge! Irene DT xx

  27. Omg how adorable is this!? Love that reindeer peeking out of the gift box.
    Thanks for getting festive and playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  28. Such a cute gift bag! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles we hope to see you again!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  29. Great project.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen x

  30. This is so precious! I just love the lights in his antlers!!


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