Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SOS454: Back to the Books

This fortnight at Shopping Our Stash we're celebrating back to school season with a challenge that features BOOKS! Does that sound like fun? Yep, I thought so too!

Here's a shocking true confession: I made a card similar to this in April, which also used Eyelet Outlet Book Tape, Wood TapeBook Brads and Coffee Brads, as well as the adorable stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts' Books and Coffee stamp set (that I was lucky enough to win from Doodlebugs.wa in the last Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop). But I have quite a few reading friends who would enjoy a card like this; also... I was kind of in the mood to stamp and color! So I made another version. This one features my all time favorite reading quote, from Groucho Marx, which I formatted in a nice typewriter font and printed out before trimming it into shape with one of my trusty Nestabilities Label Shape sets. I matted the whole thing up on a Beary nice page from an elderly dictionary.

Be sure to visit SOS to see what the rest of the design team have made to inspire YOU... then start planning what sort of bookish masterpiece you'll be linking up with us!


  1. In the mood to colour, so nice to hear you say that, it is meditation for me. Love, love, love your card, the book tape is awesome and what an adorable scene with the little critter and brads. Love the quote as well.

  2. I love, love that washi tape, Lauren, I always say it, you have an amazing collection of all of these super fabulous embellishments, just look at those book brads, and those critters are over the top adorable.
    Perfect sentiment too.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  3. This is all sorts of amazing! Love those critters, the book washi and brads, and of course the perfect sentiment!

  4. I love this so much!!!
    Washi tape as a table for reading, brilliant :)


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