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.


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. Esmeralda Casanova says:

    I found the Burlap Bag on Pinterest and have been following you since! You have clever ideas and I like that you are local….I hope I can get a piece of Austin with this very cool ring :)

  2. Rachel says:

    I signed up for the Newsletter!

  3. Rachel says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  4. Rachel says:

    I liked on Facebook!

  5. Rachel says:

    I pinned you on Pinterest!

  6. Rachel says:

    I commented on a post!

  7. Stephanie says:

    I liked you guys on facebook. and in real life

  8. Stephanie says:

    I liked outfab on facebook

  9. Stephanie says:

    your newsletter will be coming to me!

  10. Tami Walker says:

    I already subscribe to your newletter and look forward to seeing your great stuff-especially your chalk “welcome” signs!

  11. Tami Walker says:

    If I win, I’d make a T+S sign for my partner for our anniversary!

  12. Ashley says:

    I liked you guys on Facebook!

  13. Ashley says:

    I also liked Outfab…and shared their page with my hubby who might be interested in them for his business!

  14. Ashley says:

    Got ya Pinned too! :-)
    Love your posts and great ideas!

  15. Ashley says:

    Commented on another of your posts. So love your DIY ideas!

  16. Annie says:

    Pinned you! I love your DYI ideas. Always inspiring!!

  17. Donna Marchlewski says:

    Just found you on Pinterest and signed up!

  18. Donna Marchlewski says:

    Just told my friends about you on Pinterest!

  19. Donna Marchlewski says:

    Love the DIY air freshener!

  20. Sharon says:

    Oh wow, how cool is this? I like you guys on Facebook, which is where I read about this giveaway :)

  21. Sharon says:

    #6 – I would try to find some deep, meaningful, all-encompassing quote to etch on wood and post up in my house to uplift my spirits every time I see it. Or, when I’m unable to find such a quote, I’d just find something funny to make me laugh :)

  22. Ruby says:

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  23. Ruby says:

    I commented on another post! The eggs one :3

  24. Ruby says:

    I tweeted this competition!

  25. Ruby says:

    I liked you on Facebook :3

  26. Ruby says:

    And if I won the competition I would gift something to my mummy :)

  27. Debbie says:

    Great giveaway. I heard about it from your email, since I already get it. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Debbie says:

    I posted on your curtain rod out of a branch blog today at 9:47pm. I still like that idea.

  29. Debbie says:

    I posted about your giveaway on Facebook.

  30. Debbie says:

    I just friended you on Facebook…..I get you in my emails, but didn’t realize that I hadn’t friended you on Facebook yet. But don’t worry, we’re friends now. Thanks again for sharing.

  31. Debbie says:

    I just liked Outfab on Facebook. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  32. Debbie says:

    If I won the custom lazer cutting I think I would like to design some jewlery, maybe a matching set of earrings, necklace and bracelet. But I may change my mind and make refridgerator magnets to give away to friends and family. But them again I might decide to……..??? I’m not sure what I would do. I’ll figure that out if I win. Thanks for sharing this prize with us and I’m glad to hear you business is doing well. It’s always good to see a new business make it.

  33. Mary Weems says:

    Already signed up for the newsletter!

  34. Linda says:

    I enjoy the newsletter!!

  35. Mary Weems says:

    Commented on the DIY powdered sugar!

  36. Mary Weems says:

    “Liked” the FB page!

  37. Mary Weems says:

    I think I would request a scripture carving. Love having the Word around!

  38. Jade Edwards says:

    I love your newsletter! so crafty!

  39. Mary Weems says:

    Shared about the giveaway on FB!!!

  40. Mary Weems says:

    Liked Outfabb of FB! Put me down for 6!

  41. Her says:

    Commented on abother post (:

  42. Her says:

    Liked on Facebook (:

  43. Her says:

    Also pinned this (:

  44. Her says:

    I would probably get this for my mother.
    P.S. Is there a limit on letters?

  45. Her says:

    And I signed up for your newsletter (;

  46. Savannah Bowers says:

    I liked you guys on Facebook!!

  47. Vickie Chiang says:

    I like you!

  48. Tracey says:

    I get your newsletter, and read it, and love it!

  49. Amy M. says:

    Already signed up for the newsletter!

  50. Julie says:

    I love your newsletter! The prize is so neat. I’m giddy over it! Very cool.

  51. Sami Solbrig says:

    I am signed up for your newsletter (practically lived off the two ingredient vegan friendly bannana balls for a while), left a comment on one of your other posts(on facebook!)Liked you on Facebook. Follow you on pintrest (Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn.)Also follow you on instagram. Kinda obsessed. Keep up the good work.

    -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.

  52. Sami Solbrig says:

    I am signed up for your newsletter (practically lived off the two ingredient vegan friendly bannana balls for a while), left a comment on one of your other posts(on facebook!)Liked you on Facebook. Liked Outfab on Facebook. Follow you on pintrest (Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn.)Also follow you on instagram. Kinda obsessed. Keep up the good work.

    P.S- this is what my first comment should have looked like.

  53. Sami Solbrig says:

    Liked you on Facebook.

    P.S- just realized my mono-comment mistake, this is comment 3.

  54. Sami Solbrig says:

    Liked Outfab on Facebook.

  55. Sami Solbrig says:

    Follow you on pintrest.

  56. Camille says:

    love the ideas! I have implemented the regrowing green onion post you did awhile back and the 2 ingredient cookies!

  57. Camille says:

    Also liked you on fb

  58. Camille says:

    and posted on fb re: pomegranate de-seeding

  59. Jac says:

    I just commented on your Unicorn chalkboard post! I’d like you on facebook if I had a facebook but I don’t. sad face.

  60. Kaely says:

    I receive your email!

  61. Kaely says:

    I pinned the giveaway

  62. Kaely says:

    I liked the burlap bag on facebook

  63. Kaely says:

    I liked outfab on facebook

  64. Kaely says:

    If I won I would make some kind of amazing stencil to use endlessly like you are using yours!

  65. Kaely says:

    I left a comment on your DIY ground cinnamon post.

  66. venturesome says:

    pinned the mints project

  67. venturesome says:

    commented on the mints… they’re interesting :)

  68. venturesome says:

    Liked you on facebook – a long time ago :D Happy Birthday.

  69. venturesome says:

    Newsletter Member

  70. venturesome says:

    The Lacewood is incredible… I’d try to challenge the cutting tools in order to create a project for framing – a my imaginary full body suit tatoo in a 12″ square – never stop dreaming ;)

  71. venturesome says:

    ohh or maybe a sf city map… or a sedona rock landscape… omg how am i ever going to get any work done today – now i’m just daydreaming away in foggy moggy Philly.

  72. Evelyn says:

    I get your newsletter, and LOVE it!

  73. Brian says:

    Pinned you on pintrest!

  74. Brian says:

    Signed up for your newsletter!

  75. Brian says:

    Liked you on facebook.

  76. Brian says:

    Liked outfab on facebook.

  77. Brian says:

    If i got this I would use it to design a 3d bicycle clock for my Girlfriend, just in time for xmas (will give me 5 days to come up with a solid design and give her an image of it).

  78. Brian says:

    Left a comment on the de-seeding a pom. Wish i would of know about that before.

  79. Lisa Austin says:

    I “liked” The Burlap Bag on FB:)

  80. Lisa Austin says:

    I signed up for your newsletter. :)

  81. Stefanie D says:

    I like OutFab on facebook. I used them to have custom tags made for my etsy shop items. I LOVE them!

  82. Bianca says:

    Hi there! I subscribed to your fab newsletter!

  83. Bianca says:

    I liked The Burlap Bag on facebook – can’t wait to see what’s new!

  84. Bianca says:

    I liked Outfab on facebook. Yay!

  85. Bianca says:

    I tweeted about this awesome giveaway!

  86. Bianca says:

    I would make a wooden sign for the nonprofit where I work!

  87. Savannah says:

    Commented on another post

  88. Savannah says:

    Signed up for newsletter

  89. Kelly.R says:

    I like the idea of making something I could turn into a name tag (to make me stand out from all the other Realtors in Austin! Ha.) Or… something with hexagons. I like hexagons.

  90. leti says:

    I signed up for the newsletter

  91. leti says:

    I commented on your 500% exaggerated post lol

  92. leti says:

    I put this giveaway on my pinterest :)

  93. leti says:

    I liked the burlap bag on facebook

  94. leti says:

    I liked Outfab on facebook

  95. leti says:

    If I won this giveaway I would prob go with the birch and I would make a piece of jewelery, something romantical for my girlfriend lol, and maybe a few magnets or a stencil :)

  96. E. says:

    I liked the Burlap Bag on facebook.

  97. E. says:

    I liked Outfab on Facebook.

  98. E. says:

    I signed up for The Burlap Bag newsletter.

  99. Megan says:

    Signed up for the newsletter.

  100. Megan says:

    Already like you on Facebook.

  101. Megan says:

    Now I like Outfab on Facebook, too.

  102. Megan says:

    I think I’d make magnets or tags with my new logo…

  103. Megan Martin says:

    Shared your giveaway post on Facebook.

  104. Victoria David says:

    I liked y’all on FB!

  105. #6 – I would have our family mission statement made up so I can hang it in our home!

  106. LIKED this on Facebook!

  107. LIKED The Burlap Bag on Facebook AND LIKED Outfab

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

  109. Katie says:

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

  110. Aquila says:

    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!

  111. Aquila says:

    I just liked your Facebook page :-)

  112. Aquila says:

    I shared this give away from my Facebook page

  113. Aquila says:

    I liked Outfab on Facebook

  114. Aquila says:

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

  115. Aquila says:

    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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