Saturday, September 5, 2015

Cute Little Gift Bag

I have been having fun using svg files.  I had no idea what they were until a few weeks ago....but when I found out they were cut files for machines like the Cricut Explore (the one I have) or others like the Cameo or Silhouette, I decided to give it a try.  They are awesome!!!

I used two of Sherri Baldy's svg files to make this sweet gift bag.  I used the Bestie Bag svg file and the Cupcake svg file.  You can get them at her My Besties Shop, and once you buy the file it is yours to keep and use over and over again.

With one piece of 12x12 cardstock you can cut 2 bags,,,,,or you can make one a little bigger and one a little smaller.  You decided the size.  It even comes with a cut file for the panels if you want to use it.  But on this one I cut my own panels because I wanted a scalloped edge.  The dimensions of the gift bag shown above are 4" wide x 3 7/8" high (or 4 7/8" high if you count the handles) x 1 3/8" deep.  It's the perfect size for a necklace, or bracelet, or gift card, or any small gift.  You can make it whatever size your machine will allow.   

 On the cupcake I added some Stickles to make it look like swirly frosting, and I used Sakura Stardust Jelly Roll pens on the flower to give it some sparkle.   The fun cardstock I used is from a DCWV 4"x6" stack but I don't know the name because the cover is missing (oops).  I thought wrapping ribbons around the handles and tie them off on the side would look cute.

If you have a personal cutting machine like a Cricut Explore or Silhouette you should try this and other svg's.  It's nice to not have to buy a cartridge, instead just buy the images you want.

You can find these images at the following stores....

Sherri Baldy's Etsy Store

And for some inspiration visit
My-Besties Designs on Facebook

And I found a few challenges to enter this in....

Anything But A Card Challenges - #50 Celebration
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - #327 Gift Bag or Box
Crafty Girls Creations - #3 Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Try Something New
Decorate To Celebrate - challenge #108

Thanks for stopping by and...


  1. Very cute!!!! Love everything about it.... The paper looks like little pieces of candy......

    1. Thanks Myra....and yes that paper has candy all over it.....thought it was perfect for a birthday gift bag :) Hugs...Janie

  2. What a fun celebration gift bag. Fun touches with the embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at Anything But a Card.

  3. Lovely gift bag! Thanks for sharing it with us at TioT challenge.

  4. Gorgeous giftbag !
    Thank you for joining in at Try it on Tuesday!

  5. Very cool cupcake and love the giftbag. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  6. so cute thank you for joining dtc challenge. hugs

  7. Awwwww! Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  8. Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  9. This is so pretty.. a very special bag, in itself a keepsake. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafty Girls Creations. Sue DT xx

  10. Wonderful work, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie