Sunday, June 16, 2024

Take a Page

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

As a former librarian, it's hard for me to tear a page out of a book.
But I bought this little book from a thrift shop for just such an occasion.

The gals from Double D have weddings in mind and ask for three from the old poem, Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue.

I had just borrowed the Rose Garden Craft Your Life set from a friend and used the
embossing folder for my background.  Something old is the page from a book,
and I die cut a butterfly from a piece of blue toned alcohol inked Yupo.

I had the idea for using the book page from the Try it on Tuesday challenge.

Double D - Pick Three from Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (I chose Old, Borrowed and Blue)
Triple B - ATG Birds, Butterflies and Blooms (Butterfly)
Try it on Tuesday - Book Pages



Card Recipe
Paper:   Naturals Ivory, Neenah Solar White, Yupo
Other:  Garden Rose Craft Your Life EF (Alt), Dreamy Butterfly (MB), Alcohol Ink (Laguna, Glacier), Nesting Slim Labels (Alt), Gift Book


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I Card Everyone said...

Such a wonderful idea, Bonnie! It looks like you might have had this label in mind when you chose that particular book from the shop!
Our caterpillars are cocooning - now I sure do wish I could make a few as pretty as yours today!

Bobby said...

It looks like you picked the perfect book to use for backgrounds, Bonnie. The words fit on your label die perfectly and are accented by that gorgeous blue butterfly.

Diane said...

Absolutely beautiful, you should enter it at our Triple B challenge too!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}
{Triple B}

marilyn said...

Lovely card! While, I wasn't a librarian, I always loved my books an defacing them wasn't something I could ever do...especially after reading Fahrenheit 451! I also have bought books just to craft with...still hard to do...but have been know to tear out pages too..

Sandy said...

What you are doing is giving an old book new life! I have been known to use a page or two from an old discarded book found in a thrift shop. I find your card quite peaceful.
Sandy xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful and interesting card, love the blue butterfly too. x

nancy littrell said...

Your beautiful card is perfect for the new card challenge, Bonnie:-) TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

Leslie Miller said...

I could maybe do a raggedy old paperback, but still never have. My first summer job at 15 years old was in a library -- shelf reading, putting books away, straightening the card files, etc. You've given this one new life and the words are true and beautiful. I've always loved this butterfly on your cards. It's a perfect card for our Double D challenge and I'm glad you could join us!

LeAnne said...

This is just delightful, and perfect for that wedding challenge. You do butterflies SO well! Love the book background!

HilaryJane said...

Your butterfly is amazing and it is equally amazing that you found a page in that book that such lovely words on it xx

JoAnn said...

Great idea to buy that book for lovely cards as this. It makes a great background for that beautiful blue butterfly. Love your card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fun challenge and you did beautifully for it, Bonnie - love the book paper with the stunning blue butterfly!!

Loll said...

Beautiful card with your page out of a book, Bonnie. Lovely with the gorgeous blue butterfly on top. xx

Susan said...

I know what you mean about being a retired librarian and having a hard time tearing a page out of a book - I've only managed to do it a couple of times for my cards! Your idea of a thrift shop book is great! Love the die cut you used for the book page, also love the wonderful texture of the embossing folder. But most of all I love that glorious blue butterfly!

Barbara said...

You have made wonderful choices for this challenge and having a book for the purpose of using pages torn from it is a great idea. I love this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge. Best wishes!

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie! LOVE everything about this card from the label die with the printing to that GORGEOUS blue butterfly...lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful layers, I especially love the butterfly ♥

Darlene said...

What a beautiful creation my friend ... love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Triple B & Double D challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

Nance said...

I want to know, did you take your die to the thrift store just to see if that would fit? LOL It's perfect! And that blue jeweled looking butterfly pairs beautifully.

Vicky Hayes said...

I know what you mean but sometimes you are giving new life to something that may never have been read again - what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts! I love the way you mounted your butterfly on the piece and how perfectly it fits the die! Vicky x

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty card! The blue butterfly is so beautiful 😊. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Pat said...

I somehow missed this really beautiful and elegant card Bonnie, and I love the shape of the added background to the pretty butterfly with the lovely words, and the white embossing on the base card in the matching colour to the topper brings the whole thing together..a terrific card! x