This is the last challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2 for the time being. Alicia, who has been a great leader on that blog, is taking a hiatus until life calms down. Bitten by the Bug is doing it big for this last challenge and joining with Double Trouble in a Warm and Cozy – Layer it Up Challenge. Here is my take on the challenge which is to include layers.
I made these cute bags to hold packets of flavored hot chocolate that I gave for Christmas. What is more warm and cozy than hot chocolate? I found this bag from the Plantin School Book cartridge (#M3E4ED on Access) and the cocoa mug is from the Savory cartridge (#M31821 on Access). I sized the bag to fit the packets and the cup to fit on the front of them. Double sided paper from Authentique made the insides cute too. I used solid colored scrap paper for the cup. I was going to use vinyl for the chocolate part and word. When I opened my vinyl drawer there was some brown glitter vinyl there that I thought would make a sparkly addition to it. I have only used holographic glitter vinyl before, and this was the first time I had used actual Cricut Glitter Vinyl. While it is very pretty (hard to tell from this picture), it was very difficult to work with. I tried three different kinds of transfer paper and tape and none of them wanted to stick to it. I finally just kind of took a part of the word off and started to apply it, peeling the backing off as I went. I will have to figure out a better way to use it in the future.
Make sure to link up your project at Bitten by the Bug 2 and doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com in the next two weeks. They must have layers and use a die cut (it doesn’t have to be on a Cricut for this challenge.)
I have had fun being part of the team for Bitten by the Bug these past two years and thank Alicia for giving me the chance. Hopefully it will be back in the future. – Denise
Denise, your cocoa gift bags are so clever!!! Hot chocolate is always a “warm & cozy” thing to enjoy during the cold weather. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Double Trouble for our 100th challenge!!! -Donna
Thank you for sharing your DT gift bags… great idea and I remember many days coming out from the snow and cuddling on the couch with my hot chocolate with marshmallows, and nice layering of your coffee cup. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble and BBTB2. Since you have met Thing 1’s requirement… if you want to be included in the many random draw prizes in our Special 100th Challenge make sure you, if you have not already, leave comments in the Design Team posts to be eligible.
These are the sweetest little bags – and perfect for a gift that includes a hot drink! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble 🙂
What cute little bags, love the cocoa theme, and it works great with any papers! Thanks for playing along at Double Trouble with us!