Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #454 - Back to the Books


Hello and welcome, crafty friends!
We have a fun new challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH:
Back to the Books! 
Anything related to books, reading, or even using a page from a book
or text design paper on your projects can be used.
I decided to make a few bookmarks, upcycling some old
library checkout cards that were gifted to me by my teammate Mimi!

I stamped flower images on opposite corners, colored them with
Prismacolor pencils, sponged some ink around the edges, and added
glitter glue to the centers of some of the flowers. My neighbor
has a laminating machine and she let me use it to laminate these cards.
Added some ribbon and twine and these babies were done!

Here are some close ups:

I also stamped and colored on the back sides:

I hope that you'll join us for our Back to the Books challenge 
at Shopping Our Stash! For more inspiration, please do check out
what my teammates have created to wow you!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Blossoming Buds
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mermaid Lagoon
Accessories: Upcycled library checkout cards gifted by Mimi; Prismacolor pencils; MISTI; Nuvo
white blizzard Glitter Drops; laminating supplies; hole punch; May Arts ribbon; My Mind's Eye twine; Fray Check
Adhesives: Ranger - MMM; Glue Dots


  1. These are so pretty, great job upcycling those library cards and keeping them true. beautiful colouring and designs.

  2. This is one beautiful and useful way to recycle those cards, I love seeing the kids' handwritten names and the stamped dates. Those were the days where libraries were the only place to get books.
    Love the way you decorated these cards, taking them from plain to fabulous.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  3. So much fun! (Also, so much stuff recycled from my library before I realized...) So pretty with the flowers and colours.

  4. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm these are freaking AWESOME!!!!
    I totally need to find a laminator so I can make bookmarks out of library cards!!!
    I am so in love with these, nicely done sistah!

  5. well you totally had me at "vintage library card" lol... but then the stamping and coloring took these waaaaay over the top! WOW! love!


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