Sunday, June 6, 2010

Grad Gift: Back Pack Treat Box Converted to SVG

I just finished converting my favorite cut file to SVG format and had to share. Isn't it adorable?! I got the original cut file from Nancy on the Cricut MB and you can find her blog here. The original cut file was made with George and Accent Essentials and fit on a 12 x 12 page and required some hand cutting on the flaps. I wanted a version to make on the 12 x 24 page, wanted to eliminate the hand cutting and add a cut file for marking my eyelets with markers. So, while I have the Gypsy, the SVG was the way to go to get all of the above.
Also, I made this file in the 12 x 12 size, but you can scale it up as I did to cut it. You may also find the construction confusing, so I will be covering the how to's in my next post. I plan to use my backpack for my nieces graduation gift. She is graduating from High school and going to college next fall. So, I will include a gift card, some hand made cards (for her to send to friends and family), some coupons for the local pizza stores at her new college, and a few small goodies for dorm life (stamps,roll of quarters, etc.). The finished bag pictured above measures 9" high, 5 3/4" wide and 2 1/4" deep.
Here is the backpack base and pocket flap.
Here is the backpack pocket and flap.
Here are the flap contrast pieces (underside).
Here is the eyelet marking file.
Here is your supply list:
1 Sheet 12" x 24" paper (I used the artist paper at Michaels and cut it down)
1 12 x 12 sheet patterned paper (I used Basic Grey Urban Prairie Meadow)
1 12 x 12 Sheet black card stock (I used Basic Grey Urban Prairie Black)
Pink card stock (used with SVG Cuts 3 D flower cut file to make my flower embellishments)
2 Buttons
1 roll Terrifically Tacky Tape by Provo Craft
2 Velcro or hook and loop sticky dots (go under flaps)
1 Yd ribbon
glue dots
6 large eyelets
Would love some comments from my svg friends! Also, this summers dust cover sales will go towards my sons violin lessons. If you know someone who would like a dust cover, please share my blog and store addresses! Thanks!


  1. This is such a cute and clever idea.
    Thank you for sharing the file.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jun. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you .... I will have to wait 'til Fall to do this as I hope to purchase my Expression by than.... replacing my Cricut Personal.

  4. This is great!! Love this idea, Thanks!!

  5. Thank you for converting this file and sharing. I am going to have fun cutting this one out.

  6. So cute! This is a great way to give little gifts!

  7. Thank you for this cute project, and the svg files. I appreciate your work to figure it all out and make the file to share.

  8. What a beautiful favor box! Thank you for sharing Clare. Just fyi, the pocket and flap link is broken. Happy New Year!



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