Valentine Gift Bag and Cookies with Anita

Hi Everyone!  Anita here with an easy and fun Valentine project that I created for my husband.  My daughter bought some items on Etsy and they came in this awesome cotton bag which I just needed to repurpose!

In addition to some twine, I used Printable Fabric from Cricut which is adhesive back and very easy to use.

I used two different files for this project.  The Valentine’s above are from a file called 3 Valentine’s Cards and you can find them here in the Silhouette Store.  I also used 2 Doily Hearts which you can find here in Lori’s SVG Store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I love using the print and cut feature because you are able to print exactly what you see and then cut it out perfectly.  Don’t forget to add  your registration marks to your mat before you print so your machine will know where the cut lines are.  When I cut the printable cotton canvas using my Silhouette,  I chose Printable Cotton Canvas Silhouette Brand from the media type, and used a cut depth of 5.  It worked perfectly.  The packaging gives directions for using a Cricut to cut the canvas and suggests Fabric, Printable (Cricut).

Make sure to position your printed cotton canvas fabric in the top left hand corner of your mat as in the photo, so that your machine can easily read the registration marks.

Here is what mine looked like after they were cut out.  I would suggest printing one on paper as a sample before putting  your canvas into the printer.

After I cut out the Doily Hearts,  I ran them through my Xyron to put strong adhesive on the back.  I wanted to make sure that they would adhere to the bag and stay in place once it was filled.

I added some twine to the string that was already in the bag.  I threaded the three colored pieces of twine through the same hole to match the embellishments on my bag.

Before I stuck everything down well I pulled the strings tight on the bag to see how the hearts and Valentine card would lay.

Lastly here is a photo of the completed bag with the sugar cookies that I made for my Valentine and I know that he will love them.  Hope you are inspired to start working on some Valentine’s for the loved one’s in  your life and that you will check out all of Lori’s wonderful cut files for what is one of my favorite holidays.



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