‘Contests & Giveaways!’ Category

  1. giveaway – custom laser cutting!

    December 6, 2012 by Lauren

     

    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.

    — ok, on to YOU WINNING FREE STUFF. 

    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.


  2. color me rad 5k free registration giveaway!!

    August 30, 2012 by Lauren

    I WILL BE A RUNNER. So that’s what I did. I ran.  Terribly. The first time, I ran .3 miles and had to stop so I wouldn’t vomit. But the next day, I did it again. And SLOWLY, it got easier to run. Well, I’m running like a snail. But it counts.

    Now don’t get me wrong. Running still isn’t a dream. But it’s so much easier than when I started. This morning? Ran 3.5 miles straight. Yes, it took me 45 whole minutes, but I DID IT! That’s the most I’ve ever run! A lot of people use Couchto5k and love it – it trains you safely and slowly for a 5k in 9 weeks.

    To celebrate my running, I’m doing an amazing run called Color Me Rad 5k. It’s full of color, which I absolutely love. You get colored cornstarch thrown on you every 1/2 a mile or so. I will laugh the whole way. And take photos after! It’s a huge celebration of being able to even MOVE. The best part of this colorful race? It’s being held in Austin ON MY BIRTHDAY! December 8th.

    Color Me Rad has been awesome and donated TWO free registrations for us to give away!! That means you can join Josiah and I for free if you’re in Austin or any close-to-Austin city like Dallas or Houston.

    Please do join us, even if you don’t win a free registration! On the website, you can enter in a team to run with. Our team name is The Burlap Bag. Shocking and original name, I know. If you think you can’t run a 5k… just slowly start jogging. Or walking fast. And keep doing it. The race isn’t until December so you have more than 3 full months to get ready! Or just come out and walk it! I will running the speed of a snail. And we will all take colorful crazy pictures together afterwards.

    don’t that look amazing??!

    i. want. to. be. in. that.

    We have 5 different ways you can enter this giveaway for a free registration to the Color Me Rad 5k. And TWO of you will win a free registration! Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry… so if you do all 5, you should leave us 5 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 right hand column, sign up for our newsletter OR to get each post emailed to you. Leave us a comment on this post saying 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. Yes, I know, it’s silly.

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

    -Option 4: “Like” us on facebook! (already “liked” us? tell us!)

    -Option 5: Tell us the furthest that you’ve ever run straight! (and be honest! A year ago, the furthest for me was 1/4 of a mile!)

     

    The giveaway officially ends September 6th, 2012  at 1:00pm central time.
    GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED NOW!!!

    (p.s. Our book giveaway just ended yesterday! Congrats to Diana & Anabella on winning those lovely journals. Check your emails!)

     


  3. giveaway – handbound journals

    August 15, 2012 by Lauren

    Erin lives in Boston working as an amazing bookbinder. She just graduated from the North Bennet Street School. She’s married to my brother Jason, who is a science visualizer for the planetarium at the Museum of Science, Boston. (He’s a huge nerd/dork/trekkie so making graphics about space is perfect! Yes, he’d admit to being a huge dork. I think. Either way, he is.)

    Erin just started her own blog, Flash of the Hand, which has daily glimpses into her life, info on awesome artists (Erin, how on earth do you find some of these amazing artists?!), and book binding things. I get her blog emailed to me every morning and love reading it. Jason is also the one who designed her website and our website… so thank him. Because currently you’re looking at and enjoying his design skills.

    There’s two different journals we have to giveaway. The above one is AMAZING with this cute little ribbon you can tie, and these elementary school writing pages. I really want that one. But I will let one of you have it instead. Because I’m super generous. Ha.

    Here’s the other one (equally as amazing! it was great quality un-lined paper inside)-

    We have 5 different ways you can enter this giveaway. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry… so if you do all 5, you should leave us 5 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 right hand column, sign up for our newsletter OR to get each post emailed to you. Leave us a comment on this post saying 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. Yes, I know, it’s silly.

    -Option 3: Post a Pin to Pinterest about the giveaway, and then Post a Pleasing comment HERE that you Posted a Pin to Pinterest. (yes, I did all those P’s on Purpose.)

    -Option 4: “Like” us on facebook! (already “liked” us? tell us!)

    -Option 5: Go to Flash of the Hand! Look around and tell us your favorite post.

     

    The giveaway officially ends August 29th, 2012  at 1:00pm central time.
    the giveaway is over now! any new comments will not be in the running.

    OH! and congrats to Jenna, Aliza, Joyce, & Kristen! They won our last giveaway. I’ll be emailing you shortly!


  4. giveaway – shoe stickers!

    July 16, 2012 by Lauren

    These are made by FunkKIt and they sent us a bunch to try out and share with you guys. I put them on my green shoes above.They are pretty nifty! and waterproof! and removeable! (p.s. they use the word sneaker on their website a lot. But I’m in TX and we say shoes. Or tennis shoes for sporty ones. If you say sneakers… awesome.)

    The photo below was sent to me by them. But I want those shoes. And those shoe stickers. And those socks. OK FINE AND THE WALLPAPER.

    So FOUR lucky readers will win a pack of shoe stickers. The design will be a random one, not the ones that you see here.

    We have 4 different ways you can enter this giveaway. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry… so if you do all 4, you should leave us 4 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: Sign up for our newsletter in the right hand column. Leave us a comment on this post saying 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. Yes, I know, it’s silly.

    -Option 3: Post a Pin to Pinterest about the giveaway, and then Post a Pleasing comment HERE that you Posted a Pin to Pinterest. (yes, I did all those P’s on Purpose.)

    -Option 4: “Like” us on facebook! (already “liked” us? tell us!)

     

    The giveaway officially ends July 30th, 2012  at 1:00pm central time.
    AND IT’S OVER! We will be announcing the winners soon!