Saturday, 4 January 2014

Book token presentation pack

Hello lovely people,

Are you all settling back into the usual routines post Christmas?  Doesn't it feel like ages ago already?!  Well, here is something I made to give to my aunt-in-law for Christmas to make a book token a bit more exciting!

I found a quote I liked for the front and played around with some fonts on the computer to make a focal point and then added some pretty flowers and leaves to frame it.

I created 2 pockets inside to hold the book token on the left and a matching bookmark on the right.  I only added a little stamped detail and one flower so that the card would actually shut since the pockets and gifts already made it quite bulky!

I made a corner bookmark very similar to a previous one; check out this post if you want to see how it fits on a book!  This also had to be flat so it wouldn't created lumps in the book!

Card recipe;
Image (on bookmark): Posy trio - LOTV
DP: Vintage Summer Basics - Maja Designs
Label shape / scalloped circle: cut with Cricut
Brown/white flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pink flowers: The Ribbon Girl
Dies: Lavish branch - Memory Box, Cherry blossom (for flower centre) - Memory Box
Fancy edge: Martha Stewart edge punch
Pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copic colours (for bookmark);
Fur: E40/41/42/44
Flower: R81/83

I am working this weekend but can look forward to having Monday off and am really hoping for an end to this grey weather so I can photograph some of my recent projects!  I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and haven't been washed away/snowed in etc. depending on where you live.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Papertake Weekly (pick of the year...flower power)


Anonymous said...

Kat, this is soooooo gorgeous!!! Will you be able to do a picture tute??!
I totally agree with you... I'm just settling back into my "pre" Christmas life... Lol !! Catching up & getting started !! All part of 2014!! :))

Love this project soooooo much!!
As always your attn to detail is what sets your cards & crafts apart!!
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Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is so beautiful! Great quote too.

Christine L said...

this is fabulous Kat...i'm sure your aunt in law loved it..with the gorgeous bookmark to use too!

Christine x

Donna Ellis said...

What a GREAT card, Kat! I love what you have done with the fold on the inside, and encourage the sentiment on the front with a book mark! Great gift idea for sure, and so pretty, too! hugs, de

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Kat. I love your design using such soft colours and gorgeous detailing. Your corner bookmark is fabulous too, such a lovely idea.
hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful... :)
Have a nice day!

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous way to give a gift, Kat. I'm sure it will have been much appreciated. The colours you have used are so soft and feminine, embellishments are lovely, and your stitching is perfect (as always).

Thank you for the kind comment about my baby card, and my blog makeover.

Big Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Unknown said...

OOH! Another stunning card Kat! LOVE the idea of the book token and bookmark. It's pretty and it's practical. Now, tell us how you made the bookmark please! xxx

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

It's beautiful Kat..and so clever too..Hugz Gayle xx

Cards By MI said...

This is really lovely! Love the perfect idea and I love the great design. I think I need to do something like that for the birthday parties coming up for the boys. LOve to read a great book! Thannks for the wonderful idea. THanks for playing with us over at Papertake weekly
love n hugs
Marie, gdt, PTW

Nancy said...

Wow, Kat!! This is just gorgeous! I love everything about this one! :o)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Kat AWESOME sewing!
Happy New Year hunny hugs me xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh Kat, this is SO pretty! Fab idea :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Little K Smith said...

Ooohhh! This is a fabulous idea Kat! Such a great design and I love the sentiment too :)

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and adorable card, love the pockets for the bookmark and voucher what a brilliant idea.

Vicky said...

WOW.........sweetie this is awesome, it makes me want book vouchers!! I so so so love this. The design is perfect & I love the lush colours & cute image.
P.S. Cant wait see your maggies this year my sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful way to give someone a token so much pretty detail! I am your latest follower and have had a look at your work - stunning! Susan x

Peggy said...

What a beautiful project! I love the bookmark and need to try making some. Hope you got your sunshine!