“Valentine Gift Bags”
I recently got some new designs for my Silhouette Cameo and thought that these would be fun to make for Valentine’s Day. I wanted something small for my son’s teachers, and most of the bags that are in the store, are either too cheap, too big, or too young. Why not make one yourself, in the style you like? They were very easy to do, and I think the hardest part, was removing the paper from the sheet after my Cameo did it’s job!! Love that!!
If you don’t have a Cricut, you could always draw this out and then cut it with some craft scissors – don’t want to leave my non-machine friends out! 🙂
I hope you like them!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this #TBCCrafters craft on your social media channels – thanks!!
- Craft Paper
- Silhouette Cameo
- Glue Dots or Tape
- Misc. Decor
- Candy, Etc.
- & Time!
I started by using a design that was with the software of my Silhouette Cameo to create the heart handled bag. Then I hit the “SEND” button and off it went to cut time!
Next, I carefully peeled the extra paper off of the mat, and then used my pick to remove the small pieces of paper. Then I just carefully peeled away the backing. Just a note…for those of you that have a Silhouette or Cameo, the trick is to peel the backing away from the project and not the project off of the backing. This helps for the paper not to rip and can sometimes remove all of the extra paper from cutouts (depending on size).
Now, after I had the paper off of the backing, I lightly bent it at each of the score marks that the machine had made. You don’t need to go crazy with this, just get the piece ready to fold.
Now, you’re ready to make your bag. I used my tape roller to put a little on the part that would be adhered to the other to create the edge of the bag.
Now, to finish the bottom, I just folded over the pieces on the bottom. I just had to make sure that I inserted them all correctly and made sure it was flat afterwards.
I wanted to add a little depth to the bag, so I took the pieces that had come out of the top handles and using some double sided foam squares, I was able to give it a 3-dimensional look.
Next, I added some pieces of feather, as well as some scrapbook hearts to give it an even more detailed design.
Once it was finished how I liked it, I just added in some candy and misc. goodies to use for gifts for my son’s teachers for Valentine’s Day. I also added in one of the little Valentine’s Day critters that I made for our #SCBH2015 craft hop – you can check out that post HERE.
Hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
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That Machine is an amazing and beautiful thing! That little fuzzy love bug is adorable too! My daughter spoiled me this Valentine’s day… Love these!
So cute! Thanks for stopping by and linking up at the Home Matters LInky Party
What an amazing machine, I would use it all the time, lol. These are fun and cute valentine’s bags, I love it!
Thanks Bernadyn, definitely something I’m happy to have bought! 🙂
Very cute and great for any age! I gotta get one of those cutter things! lol
Definitely worth the investment, Dawn!
I think you should make these and sell them! My mom makes cookies and gives them to everyone, I would totally buy some for her!
This is a very cute bag!
These are so clever–that machine looks like a lot of fun!
These are adorable, Jamie! My son started Middle School this year. I never imagined I would be so sad to see his class Valentine’s Day parties end. It is really bittersweet. I may have to make one of these for him though :).
It is kind of weird, isn’t it Candace!! Oh well, sending Mom hugs!! 🙂
I absolutely love the design of this box…I want a fancy cricut type of machine now!
Thanks Yona!! I have a Silhouette and a Cricut and love both of them. Great for different types of jobs!! 🙂
That is really cute and creative. I keep seeing these silhouette machines and I’m starting to get a small case of envy. They look so versatile.
Just give some hints for Valentine’s Day, Kori!! Perfect gift for you! 🙂
I think I might have to ask for one of those machines for my birthday. That is so neat!
Definitely worth the investment, Jessica!! I have the Cameo and Cricut Explore and love both of them!! 🙂
That is such a cool machine. I would have fun making bags like these.
Those look amazing! The details make it awesome.
Very cute design! I was just noticing that the Silhouette Design Store had a sale on a lot of Valentine’s designs, so this may be the perfect chance to grab this bag. I always stock up on items to use next year… and may still need a few last minute fun ideas like this for the 11th hour. 🙂