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« on: September 07, 2011 10:12:10 AM »

As soon as I saw this contest's theme, I knew that I wanted to use Elizabeth Lowell's romance novel Beautiful Dreamer and that I wanted to make a reusable shopping bag (new shopping bag for the start of the new school year).  I love the story's focus on never giving up on a dream, as well as the image and colors on the book's cover.  I created a similar design to the front cover in photoshop, added two of my favorite quotes from the book and printed the image on iron-on transfer paper.  I then used this image to create a book-shaped zippered pouch to hold a folding reusable grocery bag. 

The bag, expanded and full of miscellaneous items


The finished zippered "book" bag next to the actual book


The front and back of the "book"


The quotes are: "In the midst of adversity they search for a beautiful dream big enough to hold them both" and "A dreamer is not a fool."
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011 11:33:52 AM »

Thats a super cute idea! I really like it Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011 06:20:10 AM »

How clever!  It sure would make is much more fun and easier to use a green friendly shopping bag!

I love the quote...

And, it makes me want to try my hand at using transfer paper!  the image turned out great!

Well done!
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011 03:20:25 PM »

That's fantastic!  I really lke how you interpreted the theme! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011 08:47:31 AM »

How clever!  It sure would make is much more fun and easier to use a green friendly shopping bag!

I love the quote...

And, it makes me want to try my hand at using transfer paper!  the image turned out great!

Well done!
The transfer paper was surprisingly easy to use.  The only problem with it was that I got so wrapped up in my project that I didn't read the directions on the transfer paper (or sit and logically think about it) and forgot to mirror the image the first time, so the text came out backwards.  Easy fix, though.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011 06:59:13 AM »

That would be something I would do! Cheesy

Thanks for the tip...I definitely would love to take a favorite book and try this!
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