Sunday, February 6, 2011

Book Lovers Set and new Etsy shop!

In early December I posted a set of book notecards I made for my uncle for a Christmas present. The original post is here. I was happy to find out that Caardvarks chose that notecard set as a winner for their final challenge. :)

I ended up making my uncle a book lovers set, which included notecards, bookmarks, book plates, pen, gift bag and tin. It was a lot of fun to make the set and he really liked it. So today I thought I would show you the rest of the book lovers set. I'm also very excited to be announcing today that I'm opening a new Etsy shop! (I'll provide a little bit more info about that at the end of the post.)

I made a set of 4 magnetic bookmarks, each using a 1-1/2" x 8" piece of PTI Kraft paper scored at 4". I rounded off the tops to coordinate with the notecards and to give it a finished edge. By stamping the sentiment at the very top, the sentiment peeks out from the top of the book when it's closed.

I attached adhesive magnets to the inside of the bookmark to secure it to the page, so it won't slide around.

A tip about alignment: glue down one magnet, then snap the second magnet onto the first magnet, remove the adhesive backing from the back of the second magnet, then press the paper down onto the second magnet. The magnets will be perfectly aligned on the bookmark this way.

Here are the other bookmarks.

I stamped the sentiments from the PTI All Booked Up set and then masked the lines from the PTI Journaling Lines set and the PTI Text Style set.

I bought some mini kraft bags from Michaels to store the bookmarks inside. I stamped the outside of the bag with another image from the Booked Up set. I thought that image was appropriate since there is a bookmark sticking out of the book. ;)

I also made a set of 4 bookplates using the same circle images from the notecards, then stamped "From the library of" so he can personalize his books. Then I tied them together with twine.

For the gift bag, I made an extra book plate and attached it to the outside. I used the "From the library of" sentiment again and then put my uncle's name. It just seemed more fitting than putting "To/From". :)

Inside the gift bag, I included a RSVP pen with PTI kraft paper rolled up inside, a set of notecards and envelopes in a cello bag and then packaged up the book plates and bookmarks inside a tin. Here's the whole tin set.

I still plan to make coordinating mini magnets and notepad and more and will try to post those at a later date.

I made a few extras when I was making them for my uncle and I will be adding them to my new Etsy shop. My new etsy shop is HERE. It has been a goal of mine for awhile to open one so I'm very excited that it is now a reality! Hope you'll stop by and take a peek. I will be adding new things often too!

By the way, I'm including this special note with any book-related orders from my Etsy shop:

It says: "Thanks for checking out my Etsy shop!" ;)

Thanks for reading through this post! Hope you have a great, sunny day!

All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise listed.
Stamps: All Booked Up, Faux Ribbon, Text Style, Journaling Lines
Ink: Graphite Black (Brilliance), Tea Dye Duo
Paper: Kraft
Other: magnets (Michaels), clear top tins, pens, gift bag (Michaels), mini kraft bags (Michaels)


Donna C. said...

Where do you get your Kraft paper? Is is much lighter and more mottled than what I get at Papertrey. I love what you have done, but mine just doesn't have the same effect on the darker, more solid look of the PTI Kraft.

Stephanie said...

Monica.....This set is just amazing!!! Love the whole thing. The magnetic bookmarkers are just perfect! I also adore the way you packaged everything. Just perfect!

whoistracy said...

These are wonderful!! I can see why your uncle loved them so much. Congrats on winning the final Caardvarks challenge. I wondered who won since they closed the blog down before I had a chance to check out the winners!

BethieJ said...

Monica I LOVED this gift.. CONGRATS on winning the cardvarks challenge!! and CONGRATS on your etsy shop! (my goal this year too! LOL!) Finally I LOVED that magnet tip!! I will use it!
Have a GREAT day!

Karen C. said...

Congratulations on opening your Etsy shop Monica. Your work is awesome!

Margaret M said...

Monica, You did such a great job with this stamp set! I really like the Kraft paper you used...where did you get it?

Monica K. said...

Just to clarify, the kraft paper is from Papertrey Ink! I photographed it in the sunlight so I wonder if the photos are making the kraft paper appear lighter. Sorry for any confusion!

Kara said...

looks great!!! good luck with your shop!

Sara Mac said...

Trying again to leave a comment ...
Monica this is a wonderful gift set! WOW!!! I love the magnetic bookmarks. The notecard set is my favorite part. Best of luck with the new Etsy shop.

Jill said...

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love! I like to read even more than papercrafting, so this set is like heaven to me, Monica! I will definitely be referring to this post for inspiration. Your uncle is a lucky guy! Congrats on your Caardvarks win and your new etsy shop!

Unknown said...

omg - AMAZING!!!! You have been so busy, and it's all SO super cute! Wow, Monica!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love everything you've made here Monica, it's all very classy and "rich" looking! I'm so happy that you followed through with your dream of opening an Etsy shop, and I wish you much success!!

Nadine said...

Did I ever tell you that it was your original post that inspired me to make booklover sets for the kids teachers? They loved them so thank you, thank you for providing me a great gift idea. I love how you packaged the entire set…your uncle is a lucky man!

Good luck with your Etsy shop! Im glad you're realizing your goals. :o)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Congrats on your Etsy shop, Monica! These are absolutely the cutest gifts, and just perfect for the book lover! I will definitely stop by for a visit! Wishing you loads of success with your new venture!

Chiara said...

Congratulations for your Etsy shop!!! :)))

Your notecards are so cute, I love them! :)

ciao ciao and good luck!

Sonja said...

Great job Monica. I love the tin with all the items in it!!!

Kim O'Connell said...

I Loooooooooove your book marks! So quick and easy but oh so practical! These would be great items for a craft fair!

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