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May 11, 2010

Top Shelf Bookworm

Hi everyone and thanks for popping in today.  :) 

When I was using this stamp set last week, I had some newsprint patterned paper on my desk and I SO wanted to use it with this stamp set, but it wasn't really working with the perfume bottles, cakes or gift boxes, so I decided to MAKE it work by grabbing another MFT set, I {Heart} Books and using the books in that stamp set to place on the shelves.  YAY.  It worked.  I was totally willing to force the issue... call me stubborn.  LOL 

The image was stamped, then paper pieced using Bella Blvd Estate Sale patterned paper.  The books were from the I {Heart} Books stamp set. 

The scalloped border was created using Die-namics Jumbo Scallop and CORK.  It cuts beautifully.  :)  I also cut a strip of cork for the top of my card and had a bulletin board in mind.  I snipped a normal pin in half and used it to tack the word bookworm to my board.  FYI, I cut the cork with my normal Fiskars paper trimmer.  It didn't cut all the way through, but it did cut enough that I just had to bend back the cork and it snapped the rest of the way off.  

The trim I used is a gift from my friend, Michele.  She sent me several different types for my birthday and I love it ALL.  Thanks, Michele. :)  

Stamps: Top Shelf, I {Heart} Books
Ink: Memento black
Paper: Bella Blvd Estate Sale patterned paper, ocean tides, brown, cream
Accessories: Cork, vanilla brads, word window punch, trim, Die-namics Jumbo Scallop, Copic markers, Janome sew mini, red line tape, red line dimensionals

Blog Candy Alerts:

  • Michele, over at Paper Cuts, is giving away a Best Medicine Pure Innocence stamp set.  Head on over there and leave a comment on her post to be entered to win.  The deadline is Wednesday afternoon, so GO QUICK. :)
  • Kerry, from Cards by Kerry, is celebrating her 3rd Blogoversary with some blog candy.  She is giving away a $27 gift certificate to MFT, 3 Kraftin Kimmie stamps and a Sizzix die.  Deadline is May 15th @ 7 PM EST, so go leave a comment for your chance to win. :)  
Good luck on both blog candy drawings. :)

Have a great day and see you soon. 


  1. ohhh... this is fabulous!!! love your use of cork on the card.. so creative!!!

  2. This is beyond fabulous!! Love the books - they're perfect!

  3. VERY cool idea with the books...LOVE it!!!

  4. FUN Jody, I love all the layers!

  5. Your card looks aswesome, inside and out!
    I can't wait for my MFT order to come in so I can play with cork and try out the big scalloped die-namics die.
    Hugs and smiles

  6. I like the layers that you did to the card! It is s pretty!

  7. Really love the addition of the cook on this project - very original!

  8. Such a great idea, Jody! Love every tiny little detail!

  9. LOVE the combination of sets, Jody!! Too cute!!

  10. What a great idea to use the books! I love it!

    And you're welcome. lym

  11. Love how you mixed the sets to achieve your scene! It's awesome!

  12. WOW!!!! You and Stubborn are BFF's Jody.... I LOVE how this turned out and the cork is the cherry on the top!!!!!


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