Today I get the opportunity to introduce you to a stamp set that is very close to my heart. Anyone that reads my blog regularly knows what an avid reader I am (I actually read five novels while on vacation the past few weeks!) For a few years now I have been slowly concepting and sketching ideas for the ultimate "book lovers" stamp set. I wanted it to be versatile and easy to use, a classic that would never go out of style. After years of work, I am proud to introduce you to All Booked Up.
All Booked Up contains a large frame image with a coordinating die available. This pairing can be used to create stunning focal points, but when used with our White Adhesive Sheets, you can create your own custom bookplates as well. The set includes several 1.75" circular focal points that can fit within the frame or be used in other manners. And I can't forget to mention the clever sentiments it includes. Some of which were designed to be specifically used on bookmarks!
- All Booked Up will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- All Booked Up contains a total of 26 stamps (1 large frame, 4 circular focal points, 1 open book image, 8 sentiments, 7 bookplate friendly sentiments and 5 bookmark friendly sentiments)
- All of the circular focal points coordinate with a 1.75" circle punch.
As I mentioned above, the frame image in this set coordinates with a new die, Mat Stack 3. This new die (along with the frame image) will coordinate with not only the 1.75" circular images in All Booked Up, but you can also mix & match it with other circular focal points from other sets in the Papertrey collection.
- The Mat Stack 3 die will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $8.
- The Mat Stack 3 die measures 2.5" x 3.25".
- It coordinates with the frame image and circular images in All Booked Up. It can also be used with any other 1.75" circular images in your collection.
Now, here's the exciting portion of this fun grouping of products. we will be introducing not one but TWO ways for you create your own custom bookmarks!
First is this standard Bookmark die I designed. You can use this to make your own bookmarks from a variety of materials including paper, felt and some fabrics. Not only does the die cut out the actual bookmark, but also a small reinforcement ring (attached to the same die plate so you won't lose it) that you can cut out of another material and adhere around the bookmark's hole for extra support.
- The Bookmark die will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $7.
- The Bookmark die measures 5.5" tall and 1.5" wide.
We will be also introducing these Metal Bookmark Bases. These have been made exclusively for Papertrey and we are very excited about being able to offer them to all of you. These Metal Bookmark Bases are the perfect starting point for high-quality, durable bookmarks that will stand the test of time. These provide you with the tools to make elegantly sophisticated gifts that will truly be treasured by the recipient.
- The Metal Bookmark Bases will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- They will retail in a set of two for $5.
- The Metal Bookmark Bases are available in three colors: Brass, Antique Copper & Silver.
- They measure 2-3/4" tall and 7/8" wide.
When I was brainstorming about exactly what I would want to o with these as a stamper, I kept coming back to the idea of adding things to the top of it. But everything I tried ended up being cumbersome and difficult to attach. And if you are anything like me, you like things to be quick and easy. So I designed a template that allowed me to seamlessly add a cardstock topper to the Metal Bookmark Base an embellish it any way I desired. So, I figured the best and easiest way to pass this template along to you was to make it into a die!
- The Bookmark Topper die will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $5.
- The Bookmark Topper die measures 3.25" x 1" (creating a 1.5" x 1" tab when folded).
- It can also be used for page dividers and index tabs on card & scrapbook projects.
Now, how's that for some amazing, unique, innovative introductions! Let's get onto the fun stuff! This is a VERY long post, so be sure to get comfy!
My first project is a little Book Lover's Ensemble that would make a wonderful little thank you gift for a friend. I don't know about you, but I am always buying copies of my latest "great read" to pass onto friends. Not only do I want them to experience the joy I got from reading that book, but I also want to be able to "chat" with them about the characters & plot!
My latest favorite is "March" by Geraldine Brooks. It is about the father in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. The author references the original book often and helps fill in some of the missing pieces that I had often wondered about. If you loved Little Women, I would highly recommend this!
Now, moving back to the project at hand! I used the new Bookmark die to die-cut some Pure Poppy cardstock. Notice how the little reinforcer ring is connected to the same die base so that you won't lose it! A very handy feature!
For the top, I created a tassel of sorts by knotting several pieces of our new Pure Poppy Baker's Twine through the hole in the die-cut. I also added a felt flower cut out of Vintage Cream felt using a Beautiful Blooms die. It was stitched into place with a Vintage Cream button and brown embroidery floss.
This cute bookmark sentiment from All Booked Up was stamped in Dark Chocolate ink over a Library Ledger line that was stamped in Pure Poppy. Don't you just love that?!?!?
You might have noticed the tag on the coordinating gift bag. It uses many of the same elements as the bookmark, just with a fresh twist.
By trimming the bookmark to your desired tag length and rounding the corners with the smallest side of the Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers) you can customize your own tag sizes. Pretty cool, isn't it?
The bottom portion of the bag is decorated with Harvest Gold cardstock stamped with Polka Dot Basics II using Summer Sunrise ink. Pure Poppy cardstock was used with the new XL Rickrack die to create a bold border. I stitched straight through the middle of it with my sewing machine.
Now, how about a coordinating bookplate to adhere inside the book? I have always had a thing for bookplates. And since I give books as gifts all the time, being able personalize the gift in this way makes it that much more special.
To create a bookplate, you want to start with one of our White Adhesive Sheets and die-cut a Mat Stack 3 shape from it. Then stamp the frame image from All Booked Up within it's boundaries using Pure Poppy ink.
You can then add one of many small scaled sentiments to the bottom border of the frame image. I chose the "to/from", but you could also select "From the library of" or "In memory of",
I added the same circular focal point stamped on Harvest Gold cardstock and punched out with the circle punch. When all is said and done, since you used the White Adhesive Sheet, all you need to do is peel and stick it into the book. So, fun! I can imagine making an entire set of these as a gift for someone who has an entire library to label as their own!
The thank you card uses many of the same elements as the rest of the ensemble.
It is important to note that you can mix and match sentiments from other sets to fill in the border at the bottom of this frame image from All Booked Up. Here, I used a "thank you" from Inside & Out: Thank You. The phrase at the bottom of the card is another one from All Booked Up.
The Mat Stack 3 die shape extends above the top edge of the cover just slightly, adding a bit of interest.
The final items are sure to be appreciated and treasures by the recipient! I know I would just love to receive something like this!
For my second project, I wanted to show you a second project that uses the Metal Bookmark Base & Bookmark Topper die. I chose to create a card inspired by a project I created for the Wise Owl countdown many moons ago (you can see the original post HERE).
To create the bookmark, I started by using the Bookmark Topper die with Stamper's Select White Cardstock. I then stamped both ends of it with an image from Giga Guide Lines using Aqua Mist ink.
I hand-cut some leaves from Simply Chartreuse felt and die-cut some flowers from Hawaiian Shores felt using Beautiful Blooms dies. I layers small leaves on top of larger leaves and stitched them together with my sewing machine.
I stitched the flower together and onto one side of the Bookmark Topper. It is important to do this type of work in the way so that when you are done, your stitching and adhesive will be sandwiched in between the two sides of the tab and the back of your bookmark will remain nice and clean.
Apply Scor-tape or another strong adhesive to both side of the Bookmark Topper. Adhere the front to the front of the Metal Bookmark Base.
Fold over the back to finish adhering and then your bookmark is complete! Isn't it SO professional looking. Very boutique!
The bookmark I created tucks nicely onto the pocket that I integrated into my partial card cover.
As you can see here, the bookmark sticks right down into the pocket, allowing the flower to remain visible and be the focal point of the project.
This sentiment is one that my grandmother helped mr to write. I think it is such a heartwarming phrase that packs a lot of meaning into each word. I stamped the lines from Library Ledger to help set the sentiment off. It was stamped in Aqua Mist, meanwhile the actual sentiment was stamped in True Black.
This felt border was cut with the Eyelet Lace Border die we carry along with Simply Chartreuse felt. A thin strip of Aqua Mist cardstock is added underneath, then the whole thing was stitched in place.
The interior sentiment was created with Inside & Out: Thank You and highlighted with a medallion image from Giga Guide Lines. I love layering images like this. It really adds a lot to a project.
the patterned paper at the bottom of the project was created with one of the circular focal points from the set stamped in Hawaiian Shores ink onto Hawaiian Shores cardstock.
This bookmark looks wonderful when in place within the pages of a book, as you can see here. I can hardly wait to experiment some more to see what else would work well with these toppers.
Now that I've shown you what I created with these products, how about a look at what the team has done with them?
CLICK HERE to read more from Betsy Veldman.
CLICK HERE to read more from Dawn McVey.
CLICK HERE to read more from Debbie Olson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Erin Lincoln.
CLICK HERE to read more from Heather Nichols.
CLICK HERE to read more from Kim Hughes.
CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Maile Belles.
CLICK HERE to read more from Melissa Phillips.
CLICK HERE to read more from Michelle Wooderson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Niki Estes.
I hope you thoroughly enjoyed all of today's projects. Both the team and I are totally smitten with this set. I am beside myself excited to see everything that you create with these tools. With the holidays around the corner, I have a feeling that there will be many people around the world who will be getting homemade bookmarks as a gift! What are your plans with all of these exciting products? Which of the introductions are you most anxious to get your hands on? You can have a chance at winning the entire collection just for sharing your thoughts with us!
- All Booked Up stamp set
- Mat Stack 3 die
- Bookmark die
- 6 Metal Bookmark Bases (2 of each color)
- Bookmark Topper die
- 1 package White Adhesive Sheets
This amazing prize package will give you just about everything you need to recreate today's projects! This contest closes on Tuesday, July 13th, 7am EST. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced by noon the same day on our July Release Winners page. Thanks for stopping by today, and good luck to everyone!
Stop by Alli Miles' blog today to see what she cooked up with Birthday Bash Sentiments.
Niki Estes is offering up another peek at School Time & Additions.
Dawn McVey has more to show you using It's Official & the new Color Couture download.
BOOK LOVER'S GIFT ENSEMBLE
- STAMPS: All Booked Up (available July 15th), Background Basics: Tin Types, Polka Dot Basics II, Inside & Out: Thank You, Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger
- INK: Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Versamark, Tea Dye Duo
- PAPER: Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream
- OTHER: Mat Stack 3 die, Bookmark die, XL Rickrack die, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine, Beautiful Blooms die, Vintage Cream felt, Vintage Cream buttons, brown embroidery floss (DMC), pinking shears (Fiskars), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), gift bag
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 4.25" (card), 1.75" x 5.5" (bookmark)
- STAMPS: All Booked Up (available July 15th), Giga Guide Lines, Inside & Out: Thank You, Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger
- INK: Hawaiian Shores, True Black, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
- PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist
- OTHER: Bookmark Topper die, Metal Bookmark Base (in silver), Eyelet Lace border die, Simply CHartreuse & Hawaiian Shores felt, white button, thread, Scor-tape
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5" (card), 4.5" x 2" (bookmark)