Beach Bag Notecard Set
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Beach Bag Notecard Set

Do you have a summer vacation coming up that you are super excited for? Towards the end of the summer my mom and I are taking a girls trip to California, and I may or may not have already started the countdown. Over the next couple of months until the trip IΒ thought it would be fun to randomly send my mom a few super simple, beachy themed surprises. The first one is a ‘Hello’ notecard set…


How cute is that 3d beach bag shape? When I saw it in the online store, I knew it would be perfect for my theme, and it’s just the right size to hold a few 2 x 3 notecards and envelopes.


It doesn’t take much to create this simple card set, probably things you already have on hand… I used just a few shapes from the online store, 4 pieces of cardstock/patterned paper, adhesive and thread.


I can’t wait to send it out in the mail, and here’s hoping it travels well!


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  1. Jenna this is so cute!! I love it!! Did you make the box the size it imports at or resize it? Another dumb question I’m sure, how do you center the circle? I make the card and put the score line and then I have a hard time centering the circle. Is there a tutorial on that?

    1. Thanks Gwen! I made the box the size that it imports so no resizing there, and the trick for centering that circle is to draw a 2×3 rectangle, center your circle in that and then drag those two shapes right over the card shape you made aligning the rectangle with edges of the card ‘front’. Then you can delete the 2×3 rectangle and your circle should be nice and centered. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

  2. What is the name of the bag ?

    1. It is the Beach Style Gift Bag, and you can link to it at the bottom of the post. πŸ™‚

  3. I just find your blog and I’m very glad about it, because I’ve got a new silhouette. I made some nice shirts with heat transfer, but I’m not sure, what else I can do. Your box is really amazing, I like it.
    I regret my bad english – I’ve learnt at school some hundred years ago πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Bavaria, Germany – Ina

  4. What is the finished size of the bag? I have the Portrait and want to know if it will work with that size bag?

    1. The largest piece is 7.5″ x 11.5″ so it will definitely work with the Portrait.

  5. Loooove this project!

  6. Very cute indeed! Like the colors a lot. I noticed your envelopes are perforated. I’ve been intimidated to make envelopes with my Cameo bc I fear they wouldn’t hold up while in transit bc of the perforation. What are your thoughts?

    1. Thanks Ana! πŸ™‚ I haven’t had any problems with the perforations, but if you don’t want to risk it, you can always ungroup the shape and either delete the perforated lines, or set them to ‘no cut’ in your cut settings window before cutting out the envelope. Then, fold where the perforated lines once were, use a bone folder or something similar to smooth out the fold and you should be good to go. πŸ™‚ Hope that helps!

  7. Love this beautiful set of notecards! So pretty in yellow and gray!

  8. So cute na love the yellow with gray πŸ™‚

  9. This might be a really stupid question but is the yellow polka dot paper you used card stock or just regular patterned paper? Will regular paper hold up ok?

    1. Hi Ashley, the polka dot paper in this project is a heavy weight patterned paper. So, not quite as heavy as cardstock, but pretty close. I’ve found if I’m making a gift box or something that will be opened and closed, or handled often a heavier paper holds up a little better than the regular paper.

    2. Thank You! I knew it had to be something heavier than regular paper. πŸ™‚ I’m still learning all of this.

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