Monday, November 7, 2011

Book Lover Book Bag

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This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is for all the book lovers out there!  We are challenging you to create anything to do with a book.  You can make a book, add an image of a book to your project, make a bookmark, etc.  There are so many possibilities!


I decided to decorate a book bag for my sister.  I purchased a plain burlap bag and then used Wall Decor and More for both the image and the font.  ("Mes Livres" is French for "My Books".)  I used a brown heat vinyl and then adhered it to the burlap bag with a hot iron.  


My sister is a speech-language pathologist for the French-speaking school community in downtown Toronto.  I thought this bag would be a fun way for her to carry around some of her materials.  I added her initials to the back of the bag using Gypsy Font.

My project was fairly simple to put together but I think it's such a great way to make a personalized gift.  I'm headed to Toronto next weekend and plan on purchasing more heat vinyl to make more of these bags for others!

Don't forget to head to Fantabulous Cricut to see what the rest of the Design Team has created!

27 comments:

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Hey Kate!! This is so cool, love all the little details on it!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving all those sweet comments!! My daughters tests went well, she didn't cry at all or flinch with the scratch tests!! I was ok too!! She is allergic to cats (which we don't own) nickle and ranch dressing so thats good but it still doesn't explain why she gets weird rashes or has her eyes sting when outside in a field where there are alot of trees!! Hopefully we can figure it out!!
Kristan

Glenda said...

Pretty bag and pretty Cricut cut! Great personalized gift!
Glenda

Amy said...

What a great project!!! I just love your bag- what a cool gift to get!! :)Amy

Beckie said...

OMGosh! Too cute. I love it. What a great idea.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so super cute great gift idea who wouldnt love it. hugs

The Cropping Canuck said...

C'est mignon!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is fabulous, Kate! I have never heard of heat vinyl. I love the idea, though!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, fantastic project Kate! I would love to try making something with heat vinyl...you got my interest! Love your bag!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!! I have never heard of that either but I would love to try it!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Melanie Makes said...

Such a great gift! I love how you used the vinyl on the burlap, not sure I would have thought of that application. Love it!

Tanya said...

Wow Kate...what a fabulous bag! I love the look of that burlap and the dark brown vinyl looks great on it. I know your sister will love using this stylish bag...love it!

Jean said...

Love this!

Sarah said...

This is fabulous! Love the burlap bag! So great!

scrapqueen141 said...

Beautiful bag and great idea. I'm sure she's gonna love it!

Sheila... said...

kate, this is so very nice!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a great book bag! Fun idea!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Kate there sure were a lot of awesome inspirations today at the FCCB but yours caught my eyes - so adorable! I can't wait to play along!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

This is such an awesome project. I right away wanted to know how to do that. Love the burlap look and the design is amazing.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

I love this!!! Where did you get the burlap bag? You didn't have any problems getting it to stick to the bag? I tried that last year, but it may not have been burlap, don't know what it was, but thought it was burlap. It's woven. Anywhoodle whoo, will have to try again, because I have a bunch of the heat set vinyl left.
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA....I love book bags. This one is adorable. I know your sister will love it. :)
Where do you get your heat vinyl from?

Charlotte said...

Kate, This is just amazing and oh so useful. I know your sister is going to love this. I have not done anything with heat resistant vinyl. I need to give it a try.

Shelly said...

Kate, this is so cute! My sister is a teacher and this gives me a great idea for a Christmas gift! You are just so talented! I may need a few tips on the vinyl as I've never tried, I'll be in touch and let you know how it goes :)
Thanks for the inspiration!
Shelly

Sabrina said...

This is such a great project Kate, I love it! Your sister will love it too! The image you used is fabulous.
I wanted to also congratulate you on being featured in the Cricut Chirp, that is so exciting! When I saw you in it, I jumped up and said to myself "oh my, there is Kate and her great home decor project!"
xx

Jennie Garcia said...

I can't tell you how much I love this!! Is beautiful!! Amazing Project, Kate!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Linda Kaiser said...

Kate, this is an amazing bag. I love it and I bet your sister will also! Congrats on the Cricut chirp.... you are so talented and I am glad you were featured! Yahoo!

Linda

Besthobbyeva said...

I am sure your sister loved it! You did a great job with this.

Laurie

~Tammy~ said...

Oh so pretty!