First up, a birthday card. There is a really great sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes (a great older set that hasn't aged a bit!) that I thought would work really well with the "once upon a time" die and stamp from Book Cover Card Dies and stamp set. Just took masking off the top line (years ago...) to make it work with the new "Once Upon a Time". Super simple and easy since it was on top.
I created an ombre stack of books using just one die from the Bibliophile Dies. I added in tone-on-tone details from the Bibliophile stamp set. It's really fun because you "discover" these gems when you look closer. But they aren't jumping out at you to compete with the main birthday sentiment.
In that same vein, here is some more subtle stamping of book spines. You see a few new quotes here. (Always cracks me up thinking of L.M. Montgomery as a drunk. In her petticoats and corset. I know she wasn't, nor was she prim and proper, but it is still fun to think about. Something tells me L.M. would have been a great gal pal. )
The main sentiment is the die cut "For You" in a gorgeous scripty font from the Book Cover Card Dies. It is what your eyes go to first. All the other details sink in a little later.
I mentioned yesterday that I'd show you a close up of all the detail in the Fancy Book End Dies. They show up great in this photograph. The circle in the center is a separate die that gets adhered to the main part of the book ends. Just another layer of detail.
I also stamped a 'happy birthday" sentiment on the spines of two books. Just a subtle nod to the reason for giving this card. You can slip all sorts of things in on the book spines. Whatever you dream up.
Another subtle detail. The "books fall open" quotation is by David T.W. McCord. Because of how the books are arranged on this card, I didn't have the room to put both those stamps on the same book. But I could spread them out. :) Bases covered.
And last, but certainly not least, I've got a card using the new Book Cover Card Dies. Oh my heart. I can die happy now. Are these not great? Nichole was so clever coming up with this idea.
Not a whole lot of Bibliophile on the cover here. A border stamp is used on the spine, that's it. But I used Mat Stack 2, the Mat Stack 2 Collection, and the flair stamp from Seeds of Knowledge on the front. With all the Mat Stacks, Tag-its, Framed Out Dies...etc, the list is long here...you can do this so many ways. Endless options.
I have a bookmark I made with the Bibliophile Stamps and Dies sticking out the top of the book card. Just a hint of what is inside.
The tassel was something I bought cheap in a pack at Michael's. If ever there was something I'm willing to pay for, it is pre-made tassels. Totally worth it.
Inside I've got a die cut sentiment from the Book Cover Card Collection as well as a pocket to hold a gift card. Imagine there is a Barnes and Noble gift card here:). I just didn't have one. The mood would be broken if I used a Starbucks or Red Robin gift card, even if I do have those laying around. The words "birthday girl" are from the Phrase Play #3 stamp.
The other day I used the Stitched Bookmark to create a trio of bookmarks using the book quotations that are included in Bibliophile. This time, I made a smaller version using the book quotations with a die cut from the Bibliophile Die Collection. Just as cute, only smaller.
That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by. More inspiration of the bookish variety can be linked through Nichole's blog. And if you interested in doing a little book themed stamping of your own, all these new products will be available on July 15th at 10 PM EST at www.papertreyink.com. They sure are fun to create with.
Once Upon a Time
Stamps: Bibliophile, Book Cover Card Details, Big Birthday Wishes
Dies: Bibliophile, Book Cover Card Details
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal
Ink: Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, True Black
For You Card
Dies: Bibliophile, Book Cover Card Dies, Fancy Book Ends
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Soft Stone, Ocean Tides, Terracotta Tile, Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose
Ink: Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewel, Terracotta Tile, Autumn Rose
Celebrate Today and Always Book Card
Stamps: Bibliophile, Seeds of Knowledge, Mat Stack 2 Collection, Phrase Play #3
Dies: Book Cover Card Collection, Mat Stack 2, Bibliophile
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist