Updated: Feb 14, 2021
After making my last goodie bag, I realized I needed a place to write the 'to' and 'from' names on so I made this design. It has tiny rectangle cutouts at the top to put a ribbon through and hold a gift tag. I also changed up the heart details a bit and made a little border of hearts! The heart cutouts don't need a backing because the shadows make the hearts pop. I was really satisfied with how it came out!
When gifting these to children, I always try to remember what brought me joy when I was a kid and include it. I loved my click eraser when I was a kid so I thought I would put one in this year! I also found these really nice and inspiring magnetic bookmarks and added those. And of course, I put in some sweet treats.
This design has a lot of folds and requires a scoring tool that’s sold separately from the Cricut machine. To keep the goodie bag closed, I created a top flap that you can neatly tuck in. The sides have a center score all the way down but you don’t need to crease it all the way. You also don't need to crease the angled scores on the sides as you'll notice in the side view photo posted further below.
The design can be easily resized. I made it so it will fit in a 12x12 sheet but if you need to make it bigger or smaller, you can easily do that but selecting it and using the double sided arrow on the bottom right. When you make this, the machine will say that you need a 12x24 inch mat but you don't need the extra large mat. I just hit 'ok' and was able to cut it fine on my 12x12 mat. It looks like Cricut slightly overestimates the size.
If you don't have any ribbon on hand or don't want to have the ribbon in the project, you can simply hide the cutouts by clicking on the eye for the relevant layer. Doing this will let the Cricut know to not make the cutouts. See below photo with red arrows where the 2 layers are for reference.
- 2 Light card stock (one for bag and the other for the tag).
- Glue (I used hot glue).
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The goodie bag dimensions are the same as my last design and looks the same from the side. Here is a picture of my previous design that will show you what the shape of the bag looks like from the side.
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- Use textured light card stock for the look in my photo. Place the textured side down onto your mat so that the folds will be scored on the inside of your project.
- Glue the top right hand corner of the project first. This is the most important part that you want to be aligned. I put a little dab of glue there and make sure it's aligned correctly underneath the flap. Then I put a line of glue the rest of the way down. The bottom of the bag can be glued last.
- Fold inwards on the scored side to make a clean fold.
- Quality of paper makes a big difference! If the inside of your card stock tears at the folds then it's not as high quality paper. I like the type paper that is textured, it gives it an elegant look.
- I tried several ribbons on this project and was really surprised at how different each one I tried was! The first 3 I tried were too bulky and stiff. I ended up going to the store and picking out this small ribbon and it worked perfectly! It's a pretty common type of ribbon that has little loops on the sides.
If you like my Valentine's Day goodie bag, you may like some of my other projects. For all of my Valentine's Day projects, you can go to my site menu, click on 'Cricut Designs' and then 'Valentine's Day'. Clicking on a below image will take you to the project page.