We may only be about two weeks into 2017 but Valentine’s Day is already creeping up! Now is the best time to get started on all of those adorable Valentine’s Day craft ideas you may have in mind. This starts with adorable bags to put pieces of candy and other Valentine’s Day handouts into! Luckily, I have you covered on that front with my easy, fun, and free 3D Valentine SVG bag! This little bag stands at only a few inches tall but can pack a good handful of candies or other goodies inside once constructed. Using the print and cut feature of your cutting machine, this neat little bag comes with both sides fully designed!
What you will need:
- Thick sheet of white 8.5×11 inch paper that is #80 or higher – I use this 110 lb Cardstock Paper for almost all of my paper crafts and SVG’s and it works beautifully!
- Color Printer – I use the Canon iP8720 Printer (More on this awesome printer in a future post!)
- Silhouette Cameo OR other cutting machine/software that allows for SVG cut files
- Double sided tape or glue
- Adhesive craft foam dots – I’m using these 3-D Adhesive Foam Dots but any thick foam adhesive will work!
- The Valentine SVG bag cutting file linked below – You will get the SVG and .studio3 files in the zip!
The steps are pretty easy and straightforward when it comes to crafting your Valentine SVG bag. Just in case, I will give you a quick run-through on how to put your bag together!
Open the Valentine SVG bag file in your cutting software (if you are using Silhouette you may open the .studio3 file instead). Make sure your mat size it set to 8.5×11 inches so that it matches your paper size. Set your registration marks option to show the marks for printing. You may also turn on the show print border option if it’s not already enabled to help see the cut-off lines when printing (for Silhouette users, this is located in the Design Page Settings window as a checked box option). Adjust your registration marks and design piece positions until everything is within the borders for printing. Load your paper into your printer and print the design from your software.
The design should have printed along with the registration marks. If the marks or design are cut off you will need to repeat step one, paying careful attention to your placement in your software. Place your Valentine SVG bag printed page onto your cutting mat. Be sure to line the page up in the same orientation and position as it is in your program. This is very important! Once the design is on the mat, load your mat into your cutting machine. In your software, set the cut settings to “cut” and adjust your blade as needed (for my Silhouette blade, 5-6 is usually my go to setting for the 110lb cardstock paper). Send the design to your machine and cut away!
Here is my printed bag being placed onto my cutting mat.
Carefully remove your cut project from the cutting mat. If the registration marks were read correctly and the design was lined up according to its position in your software, you should now have a flat bag and a cutout heart piece. Fold the bag design on the perforated lines and attach the sides with a strip of double-sided tape or glue. Place a 3D foam dot on the back of the heart before attaching the heart to the larger area on the bug on the front of the bag. I chose to place the heart with the point facing towards the head of the bug but any orientation would be equally cute!
My finished love bug bag with candy inside!
I hope you loved this fun Valentine SVG project & freebie and are able to get some crafty use out of it! Whether you end up using this bag for classroom Valentine’s handouts or even just a decor at home – it’s sure to put a smile one someones face this Valentine’s Day. 🙂