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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Simple Shape Stringbeans vs Full-Color Stringbeans Cut its

There are 3 great Stringbean bundles that are currently on sale now but which one should you get? Let's take a look at the differences:

1. Stringbeans Simple Shape Bundle $29.00 (reg. $114.00)

2. Full Color Stringbeans GRAPHICS $29.00 (reg. $152.00)

3. Full Color Stringbeans Cut Its (SVG) $36.00 (reg. $152.00)

Bundle 1 and 3 are both Cut Its. This means that they are cutting files. Several formats (SVG, DXF, GSD, EPS, AI) are included in the downloads and they can be used with the cutting softwares and cutting machines. The images in these 2 bundles already have cutting lines so you do not have to trace them with your cutting software(s).

The images in Bundle 1 are Simple Shapes. There is only 1 layer in each of the images. The Simple Shape Stringbean bundle would be great for vinyl decals or heat-transfer vinyl projects.

On the other hand, the designs in the Bundle 3 come with multi-layers. These are what you would use for your paper-layering projects.

The photo above shows the difference between the files in Bundle 1 and Bundle 3. The image on the left is from the Full-Color Stringbean Cut Its (bundle 3)  while the vinyl decal on the right was cut out using the Simple Shape Stringbeans (Bundle 1)

The other bundle that is on sale is the Full Color Stringbeans GRAPHICS. These do not have cutting lines and you must trace them in order to cut them out with your cutting machine. Get these if you intend to use them for your digital projects but if you are looking to use the Stringbeans with your cutting machines, I would recommend getting Bundle 1 or 3 instead.

To learn more about the differences between a Cut It and a Graphic, click HERE.

One more thing... even though all three bundles are already heavily discounted, you can get an even better deal by using the following coupon:

Use the code supersummer at checkout to save a whooping 40%! The final price of the Simple Shape bundle and the graphics is only $17.40 each while the Full-Color Stringbean Cut Its is only $21.60 after the coupon! That's an insane deal considering how many cuttings are included in each of the bundles!

Don't miss out, get your Stringbeans before the offer expires!


  1. Hey Jin, I was wondering if you could tell me where you purchased the milk bottles you used in this craft ? Thanks

    1. Sure! I got the bottle from Pick Your Plum. It's a daily deal site and they have different offers everyday. The bottle is currently not available but keep an eye on the site as they do bring the bottles back every now and then.