Monday, May 16, 2011

{Silhouette Project} Big Books Book Bag

The next two weeks are going to be all about BOOKS.
Projects, inspiration and (of course) some AWESOME giveaways!!

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Today's project: Big Books Book Bag

This was a fun little project. Mainly because I've been dying to make something with chevron stripes. But, I  also couldn't wait to try the two heat transfers layered together. And the saying... "i like BIG BOOKS and i cannot lie"... totally had me cracking up (and maybe singing a little bit too).




What you'll need:
What you'll do:


Step one:  Start with a 15" x 8.5" page in the Silhouette Studio. Open the Chevron Border shape (purchased in the online store) and drag one side until it is 12" long. Duplicate it twice and move them down where you want them (about an inch from each other). Cut this out twice using the Smooth Teal Heat Transfer.


Step two:  Get rid of the Chevron Borders. Then you're going to type out the fun saying. The "Big Books" font is League Gothic. I started the text size at 250pt. Then I stretched it up to about 7".


Step three:  The "i like" and "and i cannot lie" font is Acknowledgement. Start the text size at 72pt then stretch them up to 1.240"


Step four:  Drag a square around all of the text, right-click and group them together.


Step five:  Right-click again and Flip Horizontally. Now you're ready for cutting. Make sure you select the Flocked Heat Transfer this time.


Step six:  Now that you have everything cut out, you're going to iron the Chevron Borders on first. Follow the directions on the box. I used a ruler to make sure I had the same distance all the way around. (I ended up cutting one of the borders off and only using 5 of them.) Once those are done, iron your saying right on top.


If you were able to stay with me through all of those confusing steps... CONGRATS!!
You did it!! Now go find a cute flower to clip to the handle and some nice, meaty books to put inside.

And remember what I said about those AWESOME giveaways?
You'll want to check back tomorrow... a few times as a matter of fact.
See ya then!!

24 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love books! Very cute bag!

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  2. That is so cute! Makes me wish I had a silhouette.

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  3. I so want to make that bag for both my girls {who are mega bookworms!} but I don't have a Silhouette machine...major bummer!

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  4. I so want to make that bag for both my girls {who are mega bookworms!} but I don't have a Silhouette machine...major bummer!

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  5. What a cute bag. I wish I had a silhouette machine, the possiblities are endless!

    Jodi

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  6. Such a cute project! I'm chevron crazy right now- and LOVE IT!

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  7. Oh my!!! I have been totally cracking up over this... well, and finding myself singing it too, all the way to Michaels to pick up my own bag. :) Anyway, I just wanted to say a big THANKS for such a cute idea!!! And another great reason to whip out the Silhouette -- LOVE that machine!

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  8. This is so funny! I totally want one!

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  9. hahhaaha I am totally laughing at big books and I can not lie. Totally singing the song :) SUPER cute bag!!! I WANT A Silhouette!!!!!!!!

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  10. PLEASE make these bags and sell them on Etsy!! I will be your first customer. So cute!

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  11. That is so stinkin' cute! I just heard that song on the radio today too, tehehehe.

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  12. You're a freakin' genius! Who could make a library bag SO FUNNY??? I LOVE this bag and will be digging through all of your old posts for other clever ideas that make me smile.

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  13. Haha, this is great! It's really cute, and it also made me laugh out loud! :) Thanks for the tutorial!

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  14. That's a laugh out loud catch phrase! Any chance you want to write up the rest of the song? Summer reading programs are around the corner. :-)

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  15. Really cute!!!! The phrase has me crackin' up.

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  16. I love this!!! You need to sell this because I dont have a silouette and I want it for my mom who is a librarian :)
    -Laura

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  17. I love this bag! I think I need one for myself. :)

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  18. I had to search forever to find a post that you didn't have a bagillion comments on because I thought you might? be more likely to actually read it.

    I'm pretty sure we should have a triple sisters bloggers from Vegas luncheon. It is true that one of my sisters hasn't updated her blog in over a year and my other sister and I aren't anywhere near as cool as y'all. But, we are 3 sisters and we're from Vegas {more or less. Technically Henderson, but don't hold that against us :)} And basically I think you are blogging superstars and I love meeting new people.

    It's a win/win really.

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  19. Best bag ever! I'm linking to your site. It's my first visit, but I'll be back to read more.

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  20. I LOVE this bag! My daughter's reading teacher's birthday is next week, and my birthday happens to be today....and my present was a Silhouette Cameo!! I will be making a bag for her. Thank you for taking the time to share and show how to do it all!

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  21. Happy Birthday Krissa!! And congrats on your new Cameo!!

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