Sunday, March 26, 2023

Books, Books, Books!

Hi All,

Today's card is inspired by Festive Friday Challenge #0130. Their challenge celebrates International Children's Book Day, which is Sunday, April 2nd. This is a day very worthy of a celebration. The day is designed to promote a love of reading and call attention to books for children. As a Mom, Grandma and former teacher, I truly believe that having a love for reading can be life changing for someone at any age.

When I saw the challenge Inspo list of ten, I immediately thought of the Birthday Bonanza DSP from a few years back. I don't know about anyone else but the candle paper always looked like rows of books to me. So, I thought it would make a great background for my card. What next? I looked through my stamp sets and found the Tassel Time stamp set from 2003. Next, to make it a card for kids, I pulled out the Adoable Owls stamp set. I love it when everything comes together!

The Inspo items i used were; children's sentiment, books, bright colors and patterned paper.  

I started by cutting the candle DSP into 5" by 7/8" strips. These were glued to a 5 1/4" by 4" piece of white cardstock. I cut 5" by 1" strip from the Terra Cotta Tile DSP and adhered that to the bottom to replicate a carpet for my library floor.  This card front was attached to a Bermuda Bay card base.

I stamped two owls, some books and the sentiment, from A Grand Kid, with black ink onto white cardstock. I used Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, dk Pumpkin Pie, dk Balmy Blue, and lt Night of Navy blends to color the stamped images. They were fussy-cut and attached to the card with glue and dimensionals.

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Be sure to check out the other entries in this fun challenge.

Happy Stamping!


  1. Adorable card. I do thing the candles look like rows of books. I love how you cut it in strips and add the pretty carpet for your library floor. The owls are perfect and just adorable.

  2. Wow what an adorable card. The DSP is perfect for the books. Ingenious! You truly captured the items from the insp list. Thanks for joining us in the Festive Friday Challenge

  3. I totally agree that the paper looks like books - and I love how you made your 'library' come alive with those cute owls! This would make a fun cars for any bookworm, young and old alike! Great job Suzy - thanks for sharing with us over at Festive Friday this week!

  4. Adorable! And yes, those candles do look like books! And your little bookworms are adorable too!

  5. Oh my goodness Suzy! I love this card! You did such a great job bringing back in older sets and adding the owls to make an awesome card. I agree with you that the love of reading is life changing! What darling granddaughters you have! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday Challenge :)

  6. Suzy, I love your photos and I love that they are both so engrossed in their reading material. I also love your card. Your little owls with their books are adorable. thanks to my Mom I am a life-time reader so totally agree with you that reading is life changing.
    So glad you shared this with us at Festive Friday