Friday, January 29, 2010

Purses, Chocolate and Gift Cards....Oh My!

OOPS! Design Studio LINK FIXED!
My friends all know that I have an addiction to purses.  It's so bad that DH outfitted the hall closet with shelves just for my purse collection.  To make matters worse, my daughter works for Coach (my FAVORITE brand of purses), and had an internship at Coach headquarters in Manhattan over the summer.  I was insanely jealous!  The little enabler even sent me "secret" pictures all summer long of new designs that hadn't even hit the market yet.  But I digress...

My love of purses was my inspiration for this little lovely.  I wanted something pretty and unique that I could use to present giftcards to my friends and nieces of all ages.  I feel like giving just a gift card is a bit boring, so I try to always give a little something else, too.  What's better than chocolate??  I think no matter what age a girl is, she loves purses, chocolate and shopping, so I made a purse to hold a Ghirardelli candy bar with a pocket on the front for the gift card.  If you need an more inexpensive little gift, just include the candy bar and use the pouch for a handwritten note.  I've included a little note card within the .cut file.  

What I really love about this project is that it can be made cute for a little girl or sophisticated for an adult.  It would also make a great Valentine for someone special!

The only cartridge needed for this project is George and Basic Shapes.

Candy Bar Purse files for Design Studio
Candy Bar Purse files for Gypsy

Cricut Kisses and Crafty Wishes!

45 comments:

Kajun Beth said...

I love this file! However, when I click the link to Box it says the file has been removed. I'd love to have it.

Thanks for making great files!

Craftyanny said...

Cindy this is just adorable, I just love it
tfs
Anne x

jmeyer1 said...

I absolutely love this idea for a gift card. My husband's goddaughters are now grown up but I like to still give them a little something for their birthdays (usually a gift card to Starbucks or Panera). This will make it special. Thank you for including the file for a Gypsy. Since I use MACs I can't use Design Studio.

Love your site and thank you so much for sharing with us less talented Cricut owners.

Debbie
Ohio

Craftyanny said...

ohhhhhhhhhh Cindy your file for the DS isn't there:(

Stacey J said...

Cindy - you make the cutest stuff! TFS

disneynut77 said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love everything about it. Would love the file if you share.

disneynut77@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your purse. I love this and need to make one this weekend. I hope the cut file works soon. I wish I had just a little of your creativity. Man oh man are you amazing.

Cindy

Sheila said...

Cindy, this is adorable, I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Bobbi said...

This is so cute. I love it. I am addicted to purses too. It has gotten to the point that my DH said I had to get rid of one before I was allowed to buy another. I have outgrown my closet. LOL

happy2scrap56 said...

You are just amazing!
This is adorable.
Tried to download and it said has been removed.
Jan
happy2scrap56@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i want to thank you for your time and talent. i love this purse.
thank you
joanneh

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: [29 Jan 02:00pm GMT]).

Michele said...

This is lovely!!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Cindy! My granddaughter is two and already has a love for purses! We are in trouble. Plan to make these for Valentines Day for the girls and put some coffee cards in them! Your awesome.
Cara

Monica said...

These are way cute! I'm at work but will go home & download the ds cut file! Too cute! What cartridge do I need? Cause if I dont have it I'm gonna need to go buy it just to cut this purse. Also, what size mat is this for expression?

my2scrappychicks said...

love love love this.... thanks for sharing the idea!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

This is just so cute Cindy, I am off to get the .cut file. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Paper said...

Way cute. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Paper said...

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Audrey Frelx said...

Cindy, this is the cutest purse!

And, I'm so sorry someone did such an awful thing to you. For some people, it'snot enough that you inspire and share your hard work. It's sad there are people like that in our nice little "world" here.

I'll be seeing you!

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Jan. 29, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you tend to use cartridges that most of us have. I do not have a lot of the really new ones. Thanks again.
Penny
pennyspad@sbcglobal.net

lowfat0001 said...

Thanks for the file, Cindy! This will come in handy someday. Love all your work!

Anonymous said...

I love this! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us who just don't have your talent.

Valerie said...

Great design. The paper you choose is Awesome. TFS

Paula Brummer said...

Thanks for sharing this super cute candy bar purse. I just made one thinking it would fit my Hersheys Symphony candy bar, but it was a little short, :-( Is there any way I can use this same pattern and make it 3/4 inch wider??

Robin said...

I have been gathering some projects to learn to use my cricut "beyond" the cartridges, but this is bar none the cutest project I've ever seen! I want to make it [as first project] and send to my DD that is currently spending Valentines Day in Afghanistan. My sweet little soldier will love this... thanks for motivating me!

Cindy McVey said...

Paula, by all means give it a try making it larger. If you have trouble, email me and I'll try to help. You didn't leave me a way to contact you.

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Hello! I came over to your blog for the first time after seeing your post on the cricut yahoo group. I'm sorry someone wounded you like this and GOOD for you for sticking up for yourself, morally and leagally. Anyway, came over to read about what happened and fell in love with this project! My sister's birthday is next week and this will be the perfect card. Thank you for sharing! I'm a beginner (opened a blog have yet to post!) and I really respect the work and creativity you experienced bloggers share. Merci!-Deborah

Betsy said...

Very cute file! I'm jealous of your Coach purses, though!

MelKilMD said...

What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing. My niece also loves purses, so this will be perfect for her.

Thanks again,
Melinda

teachdanz said...

Thank you Cindy!! It is such a cute purse and I love the pocket!! I can't believe how much snow you got!!

Andrea said...

Cindy, I love your file. Came across it after reading your post on the SureCutsALot group on yahoo. There is not .svg or .scal version however. Is there a way that I can convert your DS or Gypsy version to use with SCAL2? I have inkscape and even the Adobe Creative Suite but am a newbie to things like this. Thanks so much for your time!!!

Cindy McVey said...

Andrea, I have SCAL2 myself, and I do use Inkscape, but I haven't delved into converting these files to SCAL yet because the process is very different. I can design it in Design Studio and easily convert to Gypsy to get both of those versions. I would have to basically create it from scratch in SCAL. I do plan to do some of them in SCAL, I just haven't had the time to tackle that yet. Keep watching - we're supposed to get another 12" or more of snow this weekend, on top of the 12 we just had, so I may be stuck inside with LOTS of time on my hands!

Andrea said...

Thanks for letting me know Cindy. I'll keep checking. When you figure it out, you can teach the rest of us :) Good luck with that snow!

csek64 said...

Thanks Cindy for all your creative designs and sharing.
I love your blog.

Marg said...

What a wonderful file. Thank you for sharing it.

Lori Huhn said...

i cant wait to use this file. THanks

Anonymous said...

will give it a try soon

TFS real cute!!!

margie

jessica said...

TFS cindy cant wait to cut these.

MsJay said...

I did not grab this the first time around, but now I have a gypsy. Thanks for the file.

scootin granny said...

Another fab cut file, Cindy!! Thanks for sharing

Muddassar Shah said...

Chocolate and gift card is very great gift for sending your spacial personalty. I like Chocolate very much.
Plastic business cards.

CREATIVE M said...

Hi Cindy,
For the last couple of months I have been trying to download the purses to my gypsy but when I hit the Cut button it goes back to the main screen.Please help me I wanted to make them for my friends for Mother's Day.
Thank You :(
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Mahmood Ali said...

Have Some Gift card designs i like Gift cards...
plastic Cards

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