Saturday, September 4, 2010

Celebrate Books!


Hi everyone,

It’s Saturday which means it is time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. It’s a brand new month which means we have a new challenge hostess which is Joycelyn Pelkey.

To start of the month Joycelyn has challenged us to Celebrate Books … we had the option to either create a bookmark, use book/student image, or create a card inspired by a favorite book.

Well as MFT Stamps has just come out with two brand new sets that are book related I just had to use them. The sentiment used on the front of my card is from the Clearly Sentimental About Books which is this month’s triple scoop set. The books are from an older MFT set called I heart Books.

To create my card I used a recent SFYTT sketch (21st August). I stamped the sentiment onto the Spellbinders Labels 7 dies which look like an open book. To make it even more like a book I score the centre of the book a little and attach the middle to the card with double sided tape while the sides are raised from the card using foam tape.

MFT-C4C53-Books2-wm Here is the inside of my card, I used the new MFT Stamps Well Read WTG along with another sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Books. The couch and pillows were both paper pieced.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Books; Well Read WTG; I Heart Books – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Red; Garden Variety DP – Cosmo Cricket
Other: Black Ink; Yellow Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Labels 7 Nestabilities; Buttons; Divine Twine; Foam Tape; Copics



  1. Love your card Frances. Very nice work.

  2. This is fabulous Hoots! I love that book die with the stack of books under it! And your inside is just as charming!

  3. Hi Frances, your card is the image, love the papers...PERFECT! Happy weekend... HUGS

  4. What a gorgeous card, Frances! I love the warm colors and images you've used. Perfect sentiments! hugs, Angela

  5. wow...that saying is soooooooo ME!!! I may have to be checking out that set....fab creation, Hoots

  6. BEAUTIFUL card Frances!!! What a perfect card for the challenge!!! The Spellbinder Dies are a fab idea!!! Love the in- and outside of your card!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. Love that you put her on the cute!!

  8. I absolutely LOVE this fabulous creation, Frances!!!! That nestie is PERFECT and the colors are DELICIOUS!!!

  9. This is so cute, Frances! I love the book-shaped die for the front of the card, and the WTG reading on the inside is perfect! Love the bright colors, too!

  10. This is awesome Frances! That Nestie looks just like a book and the stamps are just perfect!

  11. Oooh. . .both images on your card are perfect for the challenge. I especially love the sentiment!! Very true.. .for a book lover like me, I feel exactly like that! Awesome layout and colors too. . .especially, the awesome dps...great mix of patterns!


  12. LOVE that sentiment!! Your card is beautiful. I love the popped-up books, the dp and the buttons.


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