Thursday, 16 April 2009

All the Bags and Boxes

I have loads of questions from people wanting to buy the Tags, Bags Boxes and more cartridge, wondering how big the little bags cut. On the handbook, all you see is a bewildering number of strange shapes, and I have been meaning to do this exercise for ages, so last night I cut out all the shapes very roughly, and I have measured each one to give you an idea of size. This is the maximum size that they will cut on a 12 x 12 mat using the cricut expression









My scribbled writing looks like 3 1/2" on this photo. It cuts to a finished bag of 5 1/2 including the handle




























With this box, cut two, one slightly smaller than the other. This makes a good size gift box, big enough to take something like a scarf.









I hope this helps some of you who may be wondering if this cartridge would be useful. Some of the boxes would make pretty wedding favours.
Oops, I've left one out, it's the inch bag, an open top bag that cuts to 6" x8"












38 comments:

Kristen Hermanny said...

Aren't you the sweetest??? What a nice thing to do, very helpful.

Hope you have a wonderful day...

xx

shelley said...

You are a little star Enfys I am waiting for mine so this will be very useful when I get it.
Hope you are feeling better today xx

Crayola58 said...

Holy COW, Enfys, you have to know how wonderful of you to do this. I still have the print out for the Wild Card sizes you did and it is enormously helpful as will this sizing be for TB&M. Thank you so much.
Carole

Anonymous said...

WOW ... thanx for sharing the box size information Enfys ... what a lot of work that was for you. This information is going to come in soooo handy! Love seeing your wonderful cards too ... they are all BEAUTIFUL! Hugz, ♥Carol♥

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Enfys, that must have taken somne time to cut all those out and label them... you are tooooo good to us.

Kim's Cricut Creations said...

This helps a lot! Thanks so much!

Regina Easter said...

wow aren't you sweet...

kisatrtle said...

Either you were very bored or very entertained. I'm not sure which. Thanks for the useful information.

nessy said...

how helpful are you??? what fun ~sure lots of crafters will need this info!!
vanessa xx

Glee said...

You just made my day, my Friend! I just can't get over how you took the time to do this for us! I recently purchased the cartridge and have yet to use it. With this information, I will definitely get with it! Thank you!

Fi said...

Thank you for taking the time to help out all of your Cricut followers. I know this information is going to be very useful to everyone, I have wasted a lot of cardstock cutting them out to find they are not big enough, etc.
This exercise must have taken you hours.
Hugs
Fi

Tammy said...

Enfys this is great! Your awesome! Thanks for taking the time to do this for everyone:) I have only used that cart once for the popcorn box, I have to make some time to use it more;)

Hope your well.

Hugs,

Tammy

Net said...

Crikey you have been busy!

We'll be near you soon - we're coming to Clearwater!

Tasha said...

Wow you are amazing Enfys! I have been meaning to buy a new cartridge for my machine and couldnt decide - now this one isin the mix too lol
Thanks for giving us all this info its so kind
love tasha xx

craftymrs said...

Thanks for putting this together!

Jacilynn said...

Great info! Thanks for posting this. Hugs

Velta said...

Awww...geez...you really went through a lot..to share this with us...Thank you Enfys...gotta get that cartridge... :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing all this! WOW!

Hugs,

Jana M. said...

One of my favorite cartridges. Your blog is fabulous!!

Carol said...

Enfys, thanks for doing these, really nice of you to the rest of us visualize how they would look - very useful information. I got this cart in the beginning and I have loved using some of its cut; but very easy to forget that it has many more yet to be explored! Thank you thank you thank you :)

Nannieflash said...

Oh My Enfys youve been a busy lady, I hope they are all going to be filled up with something nice to eat. Anyway love I hope you picked up your award from my blogspot. Take care love and hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Joan from Florida signing in. This is why we love you. Who else would have gone to this much trouble for their followers.

Love the fairy card you hit the mark.

Love you

all4sydney said...

This is just AWESOME Enfys!! TFS!!

Tammy said...

Goodmorning Enfys! I have something for you over at my blog so please come and check it out:)

Hugs,

Tammy

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!

AUsome mom said...

Ditto what everyone else has said. I have this cart, but for some reason, I've never used it. Thank you SO MUCH for your time in doing this for all of us. Your the bestest!!

Justine said...

wow you are such a star Enfys!! I have that cart but haven't tried them all out yet!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Justine x

Joanne said...

WOW!! That must have taken so much time to do. Thank you for doing this.

Lora Joy said...

wow! this is great! thank you! i was looking at this cartridge and i wasnt sure if it was good but after seeing all these boxes, i'm FOR SURE buying this! =)

Muttshouse said...

Enfys,

Thanks for listing this really helpful information.

Just an FYI - if you use CDS you can rotate the boxes and get slightly bigger ones. For instance the popcorn box went from 4" to 6" (base to the bottom of the scallop top).

~craftykaren~ cricut mb.

Joy said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to do all this work to make this post! It's really incredibly helpful!! I use it all the time and send people your way whenever this cart is mentioned. Thanks Enfys!!

Here's one place I recently mentioned you:
http://joyslife.com/gift-bag-from-tags-bags-boxes-more-and-life-is-a-beach-cricut-cartridge/

Thanks,
Joy

jmacmc said...

Just found the site Thanks so much, this info will be very helpful

bearcatnat said...

Enfys, you are just awesome! Thanks for all your work in doing this. I really wish the handbooks would show the bags and boxes assembled instead of all spread eagled!

Betsy said...

This is really great of you...very helpful!! I do have a question? Do you use Fit to Page to determine the size? Or do you choose a size? I just tried to make the tree the 5 1/2 you indicated it would make but used Fit to Page and it only came out 4 inches. Any idea what I should have done differently?

Smriti said...

You are the most awesome person! This is going to be so helpful for me! Just yesterday I was wondering how big the purse 2 would be on a 12 X 12 - and there you have it! I was starting to make my own dictionary for 8 1/2 X 11.

Anonymous said...

Hi All. I am new to the cutting machines so this may appear to be a dumb question but... I see that the nutcup is marked as 2 1/2 x 2 as a finished product but on the craftroom screen the image it flat. What are the measurements to type in in the craft room to get it to cut that size?

thanks for the feedback, zimmermom13

Grace said...

Just found your blog via Google Images and wanted to say Thank You! This will definitely help as a guide.

subbu raj said...

All are excellent gift bags and boxes.

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