Monday, November 16, 2009

Smallest Book Mark Ever!!

I totally flipped when I saw that ABC Toys & Crafts was carrying this particular Nestabilities die set (Labels #7 - HERE). Was it purposely made to make little mini books? I dunno, but I can tell you that I made several little books while designing today's project. Speaking of books, I specifically purchased this Crafty Secrets stamp set (BOOK LOVERS)with this very idea in mind. Don't you just love when the ideas in your head come out the way you envision them?

The little sheep was stamped with Versa Mark then heat embossed in black. I then shaded him with markers. THE BOOK, started off with a brown base, creased down the center. You cannot see it but I did Heat Emboss the Beautiful "ONCE UPON A TIME" sentiment included in this stamp set. The recipient will be able to see it. I then layered a smaller cream rectangle with inked edges. Using the largest die, I layered two pieces of patterned paper into the Cuttlebug at once to save time. I then inked, distressed the edges and sponged my pages for a more worn appearance. I slid the ends of the pages along a Copper ink pad. Using my stylus, I rolled the pages and tacked them down starting at the spine.

The bitty Book Mark was a tag that came with the patterned paper. I cut the other pointed end off and stamped my sentiment in the center. The hole was already there so I just wrapped a piece of scrap ribbon through it........
Let me know what you think.
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............Supplies I used............
Stamps: Crafty Secrets(book lovers)
Cardstock: Stampin Up (always artichoke, confetti, naturals white)
Patterned Paper: Foo La La
Ink:Tsukineko : (Copper ink, Versa Mark, Momento Tuxedo Black) Tim Holtz distress ink, Stampin Up markers
Ribbon: American Crafts
Tools: Spellbinders (Nestabilities Labels 7)


Stef H said...

now THAT'S genius! a book! absolutely genius! and stunning!


Pat (mspfd) said...

Justine, this is amazing. What a fabulous, creative use of this die. Absolutely adore your card!!

Mina said...

oh wow Justine this is stunning clever thing, amazing creation
Mina xxx

Gina Lindsay said...

Too cute, I love that little bookmark! Such a great card.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers, I LOVE THIS!!

Erin Smetak said...

This is so cool, Justine! Those nesties TOTALLY look like a book! Awesome job!

NinaB said...

Wow, this is a great idea. I love the book you made, so clever. My oldest DD would love this as she loves reading.

Lois said...

I came to check out your little book. Looks great -- and I love the little bookmark, too!