Sunday, April 17, 2022


 Hey there friends, and welcome back to my blog!  I hope you are all staying as healthy and happy as possible.  Today starts a new challenge at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog, where it's always ANYTHING GOES!  Our sponsor for this challenge is none other than:

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Prize 2 Images

On my card I used this adorable Little Bookworm image.

Isn't she sweet?  I wonder what book has caught her interest... I really wanted to run with the book theme for this card, so I searched through the Silhouette Store to find a book shape to use for my card base and pages.  I found a nice nesting set that I thought would work for the vision in my head.  I searched the internet to find a really good book quote, and this one caught my eye.  I thought it sounded encouraging, and yet very fitting for the image.  In the design program, I sized everything to fit the size of a regular A2 card.  I cut 2 pieces of Accent Opaque 110lb white for the card base and scored the bottom piece 3/8" in from the left to create the hinge for my card to open.  The "pages" were cut from 65lb. Recollections cardstock.  The image was colored with alcohol markers.  I inked the entire front piece of the card base (the book cover) with Brushed Corduroy oxide ink and inked only around the edges of the inside of the card.  The edges of the blank pages were inked with Antique Linen oxide ink.  Does it look weird that I didn't ink the edges of my focal panel?  I just wanted to keep it light and bright, ya know? πŸ‘

To assemble the card, I added a piece of 1/4" double sided tape to the flap I created on the back piece and added Bearly Art Glue, so I had a bit of wiggle room when adhering the front piece to it.  After I scored each set of "pages" down the middle, I used my fingers to curl them to look like they were open. Then I placed a piece of thin foam tape between the book pages and glued them flat together in the middle.  Once they were all adhered together, I added them to the front of the card in the same way, only I needed 2 layers of thick foam tape between the card front and the "bottom page", and I also added glue to the ends of the pages.  I am extremely happy that this card turned out just how I envisioned it!


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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you liked what you saw and will maybe be inspired to create today!  Be sure you head over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to see the rest of the DT creations, and to join in on the ANYTHING GOES challenge.  We love to see what you create!  Until next time,

πŸ’— Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! πŸ’—

~ Marie


  1. Oh Marie, what a fun card! Love the book shape, such a perfect fit for an adorable image and sentiment. I just love it all!

  2. WOW! Marie, this is fabulous, love the book design, no it doesn't look odd to not edge the white, they are pages! Fabulous colour mix and colouring.

  3. The image is coloured beautifully and I really like the finished item. I love 'book' cards and have previously made a couple. I cut them by hand which I don't enjoy, I need to find an svg file for my scan and cut!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  5. Great card, the shape is absolutely perfect! Thanks for entering your lovely project in our challenge at The Paper Funday and we hope you'll play again soon.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  6. Lovely card, I like the shape you used making it into a book card,
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  7. This is a lovely card in an unusual shape.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT



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