For the Tween Birthday Girl~

What do you get a tween for her 12th birthday? Why a giftcard to the tween mecca~ Claires!

Seriously, have you ever tried to get into that store on a Friday or Saturday? Not possible. Especially with a stroller!

For my God-daughter I braved it all and got her a giftcard. But, it needed a little dressing up.

I tried this process not too long ago with TC’s Black and White cartridge and really liked how it turned out. I thought I would try again, but this time correcting a few minor errors. And you get to learn from my mistakes!

I gently taped my bag on top of a white sheet of cardstock. This protects my mat from the ink and allows my bag to be free of any tape marks.

The bonus is I now have a fair amount of printed paper to use for later.

Since I know she will be buying makeup and jewelry I thought the vanity would be perfect. And of course, I had to make a matching little McKenna!

Both images were cut as a single image at 4″. All of the images and patterns are found on the Cricut Imagine Best Friends cartridge.

You know how sometimes a lightbulb just goes off? Because mine went off! I decided to use Letter Envy Font to make a M for the tag. This means I can enter it in the Cricut Magazine Challenge. Yippee!! This month they are allowing mulitple entries.

I flood filled the letter images with matching patterns and cut them at 2.5″. Isn’t the mini clothes line print adorable on the smaller scale? I think so!

I used~
Kraft bag, White Cardstock, Celebrations Ribbon and twine

I love how simple and easy the Imagine makes projects like this. Now if only it could do something about Claires!

2 thoughts on “For the Tween Birthday Girl~

  1. Love the idea of printing on the kraft bag…such a clever girl!!! I braved American Eagle Outfitters at Christmas time to get a gift card for my DS (waited over 30 mins in line!)…only to discover that they’re not the store he loves…it’s Urban Outfitters…gggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! Oh well, he loved the story & didn’t have any trouble at all spending the gift card within 2 weeks!!

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