Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's A Wrap Blog Hop

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; gift bags, boxes, baskets and more.  There are 22 wonderful stops on this hop and we hope you will take some time to stop in and see everything we have created for you.

You should have arrived here from Stephanie from Once Upon A Paper.  If you are just finding our hop in the middle, you can go to the beginning at Cool Beans By L.B.

For my project, I made a Halloween gift bag that I will give my grandson.  This is my first time making a gift bag.  Here it is:

I bought the bag at Michael's.  All cardstock is Bazzill, the polka dot patterned paper is from The Paper Studio All Seasons stack, and the patterned paper behing the monster (the paper has dark green dots on it) is from the DCWV Flower Shower paper stack.  The mat behind the monster was cut using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and was cut at a height of 7 inches.  I used the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge to cut Boo! and the monster.  Boo! was cut at a height of 6 inches, and the monster was cut at a height of 5 inches.  For the monster's face, I used the Peachy Keen Stamps Monster Mash Face Assortment. I put the design on both sides of the gift bag.

I used my Gypsy to lay everything out on the mat to cut.  Here is the screen shot and the mat with paper to cut the mat behind the monster.

Here is the screen shot of my Gypsy and the mat with the paper for the monster and Boo!.

I'm offering blog candy, which is this mini chipboard album kit. 

In order to be eligible to win, you will need to leave a comment including a way to contact you.  I'd also love to have you as a follower, but it's not required.  I will choose the winner in the evening on Monday, July 18th using

Thanks for stopping by on this fun hop.  Your next stop is Maria from Stamp Cut Create.

If you get lost, here is the whole list for this hop!

It's A Wrap Blog Hop Line Up
Cool Beans by L.B. (HOST)
Debbie from Deb's Eclectic Thoughts
Cindy from In Love With Paper
Amy from Amy's Digi-Scraps
Cindy from Scrap-Obsessed
TX Scrapper Mom
Scrapalette from Around the Block with Scrapalette
Suzelle from
Confessions of a Scrapaholic
Stephanie from Once Upon a Paper
Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker You are here
Maria from Stamp Cut Create Your next stop
Terri from
Lori Apgar from
I came, I saw, I created
Anabel aka cricutaddicted from
Michele from Green Girl Scraps
Alicat from
Everything Digital Scrapbooking
Robin, The Scrappin' Delta Diva
Gamma's Creative Corner
Paper Crafting Chic


  1. What a super cool it. I am already a happy follower. ~Shen (

  2. Love love love the monster. What a cutie. I love how you laid out the directions to cut. This is so cute. Thanks for showing

  3. Super sweet.The perfect trick or treat bag! Love the monster.

  4. Love your monster bag!! I am a new follower! Glad to be in this hop with you!

  5. Very Cute. Its kind of shocking that halloween is right around the corner. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I always make a couple special bags on Halloween to give to "special" trick-or-treaters. They would love this! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Gotta love those monsters!!! Cute bag. Thank you for the tutorial too.

  8. So very Cute and Creative!! Love it!! TFS!!! and Thanks for being part of a very fun and Inspiring hop!! I am a follower of your blog!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  9. Cute, your grandson will love it.

    Smiles Sher

  10. Super cute bag, fun monster! Already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  11. Follower #81 here. Love the bag. Your monster is a cutie:) TFS
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  12. That is super cute! I've always loved the monsters, and you did a wonderful job with him! This will be perfect to hand out to my 2nd graders at Halloween.

  13. Very cute bag. This is another cartridge I am going to need. Love it.

  14. Love your project!! TFS!!! New follower here. =)
    justina1218 at aim dot com

  15. LOVE it all.. especially the PKS face!! cutest ever lil monster to scare me.. This is the next PKS I will purchase!

  16. This bag is adorable. I LOVE that monster its one of my favorites to use on the Mini Monster Cart!

    Thanks for sharing!


  17. Love the Halloween bag!

  18. Adorable Bag!!!!!!
    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

  19. Cute bag! Your grandson is going to love it! The little monster face is precious!!

    Jodie R on Circle MB

  20. great treat bag,new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  21. Cute Halloween bag!! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥

  22. Love your bag! I'm a new follower

  23. Love the directions - thanks!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  24. Love the cute monster!! Nice job.

  25. love~love~love it! halloween's my fave holiday! thanks!

  26. Cute bag, love the monster.

    mreyes2710 at gmail dot com

  27. Cute gift bag! Creating special bags for my gifts is one of my favorite things to do!

    I am a new follower!


  28. This is so cute! I love the little monster!
    summer_sunset54 at

  29. What a cute bag!!! I'm a new follower!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  30. Your Grandson will love it - and think he is special!!! great blog hop - thanks Sheryl

    luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

  31. Love it! Thanks for the gypsy tute too! So cute. x

  32. Such a cute Halloween bag - I love it!

    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

  33. Super cute monster! I have yet to buy a Peachy Keen stamp set, but I am sure I will soon. It's been great hopping with you!

  34. More things I could do if I had a gypsy!! What a cool bag you've made!! Love the monster the whole thing looks great! TFS!

    Have just signed up as your newest follower!

  35. Your blog is fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! I am a new follower, and I would love for you to check out my blog as well! :)

  36. Brenda- that is just too cute!



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