Hey everyone, I have a fun project to help you use up all of those leftover scraps of Christmas cardstock! I hate to throw away the scraps from all of my favorite Christmas papers, so this made me feel better! :)
The box was cut at 8.82 inches from the Wrap it up cartridge. It was slightly bigger than the Cricut mat, but you could cut it at 8.5 inches and be OK too. I used the hide contour feature to hide the tie on this bag. The star is from the Winter Frolic cartridge cut at 7.24 inches.
I cut the bag a second time at the same size, but scooted it to the side of the mat so I wouldn't waste paper. I cut the handle and side off to make a green front to my bag. Then I cut another slightly smaller (12.08 by 8.67 inches) from a tan patterned paper. This gave me a better background for the fun tree.
Here is a side shot of all the papers rolled up. I inked them with walnut distress ink, and then inked just the ends with a darker brown ink.
To make the paper rolls, I trimmed paper scraps to a variety of widths and about 1 1/2 inches tall. Then I ran some adhesive down one edge of the paper and rolled the paper around a skewer up towards the edge with the adhesive. (Hint: thinner cardstock and patterned paper are easiest to roll!)
The sentiment is from the 'Tis the Season stamp set. The tag is from an older Quickutz die I have. I also used Vintage Cherry bakers twine for the little bow and Vintage Chocolate bakers twine for the tree trunk (wrapped around a piece of cardstock)
I made all of the rusted wire accents by winding the wire around a skewer and threading buttons in between the twists. For the jump rings (attaching the star to the tag) I wrapped the wire around the skewer a few times and then cut through all of the spirals at once. This way I ended up with a few perfect circles.
It was a bit time consuming to roll all of the papers, but worth it!
I have entered it in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 89.
Have a wonderful day!