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for the love of books…

The Shabby Tea Room‘s new challenge is about books and using cream, aqua and pink.  Not just any book, but wonderfully worn books with lots of character!



I created a book that holds a little gift…



It is made from card stock.  The only patterned paper on the outside, is the ‘Botanical Gazette’ panel which came from a sheet of discontinued patterned paper from my stash.  Some score lines on the spine, suggest the lines of an old hand bound volume…



Some lines drawn around the sides of the box, create the look of old deckled pages…



and held closed with a satin ribbon, inserted into the construction…



Inside, a stack of botanically themed note cards and envelopes…



a single format allows for assembly line production…



A square of patterned paper, a band of stamped text directly onto the card front, die cut ovals, a piece of jute ribbon and a folded tag of satin ribbon topped with a button, make a sweet and very quick set of notecards for the cook or gardener in your life.

If there weren’t a list of ‘must-dos’, I would remake another version of this right now!

Thank you so much for taking a few moments to visit!




Card stock very vanilla, baja breeze Stampin’Up
Patterned paper botanica gazette Stampin’Up
chintzy Iron Orchid Design
Stamps background basics:newsprint Papertrey Ink
herbs Flourishes
Die inks classic kraft, dark chocolate, chamomile Papertrey Ink
Dies ovals Spellbinders
Fibers dark chocolate satin ribbon Papertrey Ink
jute ribbon May Arts
Button vintage ocean tides Papertrey Ink
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14 comments to for the love of books…

  • Donna Thomas

    Wow, what a great idea! I love the ‘old book’ you made Rebecca! It is so clever and such a beautiful gift. The design of the cards is gorgeous too. I love the look of the herbs, stamped so simply! Another fabulous project!! Thank you for sharing such great inspiration!

  • Yolanda

    Gorgeous project Rebecca! I love the book box you made and the notecards are beautiful! I love the simplicity of them both!! Great job!!!

  • Holly Saveur

    Stunning book such a great idea for giving cards as a gift…..LOVE it!(I often give cards as a present this goes on my must do list too..maybe another one then you refer to?)

  • Jean Martin

    This is beautiful Rebecca! LOVE that box that you made to go with the gorgeous cards!!! 🙂

  • Simply inspired and gorgeous, Rebecca!!!! wow…

  • Oh my gosh Rebecca!!! LOVE it! What a creative project, it is beautiful and the cards, wow!!! I love it Rebecca!
    It is always wonderful to see you at The Shabby Tea Room!

  • Gudrun F

    This is SO creative!!! I love the box and the cards too. I always look with excitement at your new projects! You are very talented. I also wonder what will you do next? and then you make something more wonderful than I can imagine!

  • Debbie Wasserman

    Absolutely fabulous project Rebecca! I love every part of it- so well done!!! Brava;) !!!!!

  • Absolutely BEAUTIFUL … and oh-so clever, Rebecca! I LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing this magnificent project with us this week in the Tea Room 🙂

  • oh Rebecca!! You’ve outdone yourself. What a wonderful gift all wrapped up in a lovely book:)
    Glad to have you back in the Tea Room this week!

  • Ohhhh Rebecca!!!! THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL! AND SO CREATIVE! I love all the details you added to the book – it looks so real!!! And the card set is elegant and so pretty! Those stamps are lovely and the way you shaded with the ink on the die cuts is divine! You always, always, always inspire me!

  • Rebecca, your notecard set has me drooling! Ever so lovely. And the book as a box? Brilliant!
    Thank you for all the kind words. When I see your name in my comments section, it’s as though a friend is sending sweet encouragement.
    Bless you!

  • Congrats on your honorable mention at TSTR! I love your creation!!!!

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