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« on: March 09, 2019 02:57:32 PM »

I'm in the midst of emptying the craft studio/library and not really able to do much making. It is a crazy-making situation, but I found an easy project that would be easy to set up and take down, be quick & easy, and would use up some stash: gift bags!



Bonus: this svg set uses two entire 12x12 pages (if you use the svg as made) so I thought it would be a great way to use those pretty pages that come in a stack, but that aren't that useful to those of us who aren't scrapbookers.





Because of how the files are cut and how border pages are sometimes laid out, this meant some of my bags had cute little details on the sides! And it also meant that the front/back (which are the same) could be kind of plain, so on a couple of those I added a little tag.





Annnnnnnd because most of these stacks come with only 2 of each type, that meant finding another design to cut the bottom. This was great for me because there are also pages that weren't suitable to make the bag, but still aren't the type I'm likely to use in the crafts I make. I kind of like the funky & handmade feel they add.



One of the things that drew me to this particular svg set is that it included the scoring to make the bags able to fold flat for storing. YEY!



Bonus No. 2: Not only did all the paper come from stash, so did the ribbon handles annnnnd I was able to use some unfavored glue because these are pretty simply constructed.

ADDENDUM: Well, it occurred to me that by mirroring the file before cutting/scoring I could get use of another of the papers that I might not otherwise have a use for so I made one more!



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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019 03:36:57 PM »

Was the SVG for a Cricut? I have not used an SVG file...ever! I really love these bags! They are so fun! 
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019 04:24:22 PM »

These are really stunning MistressT.  They look so utterly professional. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019 05:08:43 PM »

Was the SVG for a Cricut? I have not used an SVG file...ever! I really love these bags! They are so fun! 

Thanks! I have a Cricut and used that, but they are designed to work with pretty much any of the digital cutting machines. This was part of a larger kit.


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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019 05:09:18 PM »

These are really stunning MistressT.  They look so utterly professional. 

Well, thank you! You're so kind.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019 06:20:56 PM »

They look fantastic! I'm going to find instructions to do this with old calendar pages.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019 07:21:06 PM »

They look fantastic! I'm going to find instructions to do this with old calendar pages.

Thanks so much! Calendar images would be great for this!
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019 09:13:49 AM »

Good to know I am not the first person who immediately ran to their paper stash to evaluate what could be used to make gift bags, lol. Awesome job. I prefer bags because they are reusable and what a great way to make something truly unique all while using up papers you wouldn't find something else to do with. This is terrific *rocks*.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019 10:09:10 AM »

Good to know I am not the first person who immediately ran to their paper stash to evaluate what could be used to make gift bags, lol. Awesome job. I prefer bags because they are reusable and what a great way to make something truly unique all while using up papers you wouldn't find something else to do with. This is terrific *rocks*.


Hehe! I'm just so glad that it occurred to me to use these files for these papers! It's funny about the reusing, because at first I felt a little guilty making paper intead of fabric this time, but then I realized that (duh) people reuse paper bags all the time! I have some store-bought bags in my stash that are easily a decade and a half old! The ManFlesh gets a gift in the same guitar-themed bag probably once/year! I am hoping that the annual barter party happens this year so I can add some of these.
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2019 04:29:57 PM »

Terrific idea for those 12x12 paper pads! You are so right, I am always tempted to buy those pads for the pretty paper but not really being a scrapbooker never have much need to. This changes EVERYTHING! Now I just need to get a Cricut.
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