Monday, November 29, 2010

Book Plates Gift Set

As promised, I've got a sneak peek at one of my Christmas gifties.  My nephew has recently discovered the Wimpy Kid series of books and has been collecting them.  I was absolutely thrilled.  Until I saw how he was putting his name in them.  YIKES!!!  But, have no fear All Booked Up is here.  I wasn't sure how much use I'd get out of this set and the matching dies, but I am now hooked.  Aren't these pretty?

The bookplates were die cut from whole sheet adhesive labels from Avery using the Mat Stack 3.  This is actually the second set I did.  I tried stamping the centre image in a contrasting colour and also in black, but wasn't happy with the look.  On a whim, I tried using the same colour for both the mat and the image and struck gold.  I really like the monochromatic look on each one.  Before wrapping them up, I will write his name in to give them a more polished look. 

The bookmark was made from scraps leftover from my October Blog Hop Hanukkah card.  To make it a little more durable, I used a textured, glossy cardstock which I stuck to a piece of patterned paper before running through my Big Shot.  A simple monogram set in the Limitless Layers die cuts and my set is complete. 

Hope you like it and I hope it inspires all you PTI fanatics who bought All Booked Up to whip up a few sets as well.  And if you do, be sure to share.  We can all use a little inspiration.

Have a great one & be sure to make time to get inky!

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper - ripe avocado, white (Neenah), blue (Bazzill), patterned paper (unknown)
Stamps - all booked up, alphabet (Heidi Swapp)
Ink - VersaMark, Memento Dew Drops
Other - Mat Stack 3, Bookmark, and Limitless Layers dies, Ribbon (unknown)


Monica K. said...

These turned out great! Love the variety of colors. Perfect gift idea!

Stephanie said...

These turned out awesome! Great idea for the bookplates!

Karen C. said...

The colours are so fun - they will certainly look great inside the book collection.

Audrey said...

Beautiful job!! Those inks are so bright and vibrant!! I think I am going to add some to my Christmas list ;)

Ted said...

Suzanne, these are awesome! I love the variety of color and I'm sure your nephew will think these are the greatest things!

BethieJ said...

Suzanne these are FABULOUS!! What a GREAT gift!!!
Thanks for joining the 12 days of Xmas! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Susan said...

Those are gorgeous! Love them!!

Melissa said...

I love the monochromatic look for the bookplates! What a gorgeous rainbow you created!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

These are lovely! Thanks for the details on making them.

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I just love all the colors you used!!!!!

Jen Carter said...

These are wonderful! Love the rainbow of colors you created!