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Embellished Burlap Bags – Video

Easy to embellish and super useful, the burlap drawstring bags from Close To My Heart are the perfect packaging for small gifts, fun party favors, and fancy place cards at the dinner table. Watch the video for ideas on how to stitch them, stuff them, and show them off.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1872 My Creations Burlap Drawstring Bags
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinket Wooden Shapes
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon

Sarita Artwork

Bucket List Designed Décor Frame and FlagL3-Sarita at

C1561 My Acrylix® One-Way Borders
C1565 My Acrylix® In the Moment
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2106 Blush Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2500 Whimsy Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1865 Designed Décor Colonial White Frame
Z1815 Mini Clothes Pins
Z1751 Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
Z1732 Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection: 2″ <Banner4> (p. 49), 1″ <Circle5> (p. 61)
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection: 2″ Shift+Accent 4 <V> (p. 64), 1″ <font> “BUCKET LIST”


Chipboard Plaques

So I found these chipboard pieces in my stash and got creative!  They were marked way down and “as is” in the clearance section.  I think they were meant for a chipboard book but I love what I did with them.  There were three holes at the top and I just covered the middle one with paper and ribbon and used the outside ones.  I used Cricut Craft Room to design these, making it super easy to size all the lettering!

Love Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH For Always Paper (retired), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Artiste cartridge (Accent 2, F, 3″, 2.5″, 2″), CTMH Cardstock (Grey Flannel (retired) and Cranberry), Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon (retired).  Pinspiration

Love Life Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (for flowers: Font, Banner 1, 2″) , Cherry Limeade Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Dotty for You Paper (retired special), CTMH Cardstock (Juniper, Cotton Candy, Black and Pear), Juniper ink, Juniper Grosgrain Ribbon (retired). Pinspiration

Beauty Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Bliss Paper (retired), Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (for flowers: Font, Banner 6, 2″ & 2.5″ and Font, Banner 6 <shift>, 3″) , CTMH Cardstock (Cocoa and Sorbet). Pinspiration

Artbooking Made Easy: Elegant Mini Albums

Care for classy creations? Grace your eyes with artwork made from the elegance-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking Collection from Close To My Heart. See the video for your first tasteful touch with these keys and the elevated works of art they produce.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
X7171B My Reflections Sarita Paper Packet
X7170B My Reflections Laughing Lola Paper Packet

Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gifts

Santa-tizer bottle by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Scalloped Border Punch, CTMH Cardstock (Cranberry, White Daisy, Black), Silver Glitter Paper, Black Buttons, and CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

TicTac Snowman Container by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH White Daisy Cardstock, unknown light blue cardstock (from my 8 1/2 x 11 stash!), unknown ribbon from stash, Zig markers, CTMH Black ink, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, and CTMH Snow Friends stamp set (retired).

The Santatizer at the top is just a small bottle of hand sanitizer covered with cardstock (idea from here).  The tic tac container was made from this example.  Once you get started, these are easy to make and work great as stocking stuffers and small gifts.but