giveaway – custom laser cutting!



Outfab is awesome. We’ve used them at least THREE times for custom cut projects and each one was turned out amazing!

And through The Burlap Baggy bloggy, they are giving away a free unit of laser cutting service! (that’s a 12×12 piece of birch wood cut into whatever you want, or a 12×6 piece of fancy acrylic, or a 12×8 custom stencil, or other “unit” options!) Plus 25 minutes worth of helping you design something fantastic.
So you get to create AWESOME designs and get them cut out! This isn’t a giveaway for the ring or anything you see here in the photos – they are just examples of what cool projects you could come up with :)

We created a vector file in Illustrator with our designs… you can do etching/engraving, and then wood cutting for separate pieces. There are free programs out there too that will help you create vectors. Last time we used Outfab for something, we were able to fit on a 12×12 unit of birch: 12 wood pieces for magnets, 2 personalized NAMETAGS!, and one huge OPEN sign for the shop! So many amazing things squeeeeeezed into one unit. Photos below: 

Josiah and I with our sweet custom nametags at Renegade Craft Fair two weeks ago. Ignore our creepy smiles, it was a long weekend.

The Burlap Bag birch magnets! We gave these away at our first birthday party and at other events.

And our OPEN sign!

We’ve also had them cut:

-a bazillion wood and acrylic rings for The Burlap Bag’s first birthday party!

-a stencil so we could paint our Burlap Bag logo onto some…. wait for it… burlap bags.

 The wood is our favorite material for lasercutting – and it smells amazing afterwards! You can also sand the wood to give it different effects. The other materials are sweet too – the stencil we made was PERFECT and can be used endlessly.


We have 6 different ways you can enter this giveaway for one free unit of lasercutting + 25 minutes of help setting up your file. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry… so if you do all 6, you should leave us 6 comments here! If you leave them all in one comment we will NOT count them as multiple… it gets too crazy with +100 comments!

-Option 1: In the upper right hand column, sign up for our newsletter OR to get each post emailed to you. Then leave a comment telling us you signed up. (already signed up? tell us!)

-Option 2: Leave a comment on one of our other posts! Then leave a comment here that you commented.

-Option 3: Post a pin to pinterest about the giveaway. Or a post on facebook. Or on twitter. Or some other social media! Then tell us here.

-Option 4: “Like” The Burlap Bag on facebook! Then tell us here. (already “liked” us? Leave a comment saying so.)

-Option 5: “Like” Outfab on facebook! Then tell us here.

-Option 6: Tell us what YOU’D do if you won this free lasercutting! A cute sign for your home, little magnets for your business, etc.


ITS OVERRRRRRRRRRR. The giveaway officially ends January 4th, 2013  at 1:00pm central time.



  1. Laura Pulliam December 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

    #6 – I would have our family mission statement made up so I can hang it in our home!

  2. Melanie Taylor January 2, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Tweeted & Pinned!

  3. Melanie Taylor January 2, 2013 at 12:52 am

    LIKED this on Facebook!

  4. Melanie Taylor January 2, 2013 at 12:52 am

    LIKED The Burlap Bag on Facebook AND LIKED Outfab

  5. Melanie Taylor January 2, 2013 at 12:53 am

    If I win I think I will…. make pretty gifts for my friends and family… like cute rings!

  6. Katie January 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I liked you on facebook! And I love your blog!

  7. Aquila January 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I signed up to receive your newsletter! I am looking forward to receiving it because I just discovered this blog recently and I am definitely in love!

  8. Aquila January 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I just liked your Facebook page :-)

  9. Aquila January 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I shared this give away from my Facebook page

  10. Aquila January 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I liked Outfab on Facebook

  11. Aquila January 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I posted a comment on your “DIY Spice Shaker” post. Love it!

  12. Aquila January 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I begin making handcrafted accessories when I was in my junior year of college. I would make them as gifts and I eventually begin selling them by marketing them on Etsy and Facebook. Once I graduated this past May I had to put my accessories on hold as I got into the swing of being in the real world. Now that I have somewhat settled in, I am ready to get AK Moné, the name under which i sell the accessories, back up and running. I have been doing a lot of behind the scenes work over the past few months, so I am ready to get the ball rolling once again. If I win I would love to have little rings that say AK Moné on them that I could give away to friends as marketing tools, or a sign to take with me when I attend craft fairs!

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