I am using this log for my summer reads but it can by done at any time of course, or given along with a book as a gift...
I used the July main kit "Sail Away", the embellishment kit "Go Girl" and the stamp add-on "Five Star".
You will need:
- patterned paper (can be scraps)
- library cards
- embellishments for your cover
A note regarding the library cards: the ones I used are real ones from my stash. You can find them on Etsy, choose to make your own or you can easily find printable ones, like these. A search for free printable library cards on Pinterest, yielded lots of results.
1/ Cut the front and back covers out of patterned paper to the exact size of your library cards. Mine are 3x5 inches:
2/ Cut a smaller piece of patterned paper to fit on your cover. Mine is roughly 2.75x4x75. Round the corners and sew (optional):
3/ Print a quote onto copy paper and trim to about 1x1 inch to fit behind one of the veneer frames from the embellishment kit:
4/ Place the little frame on your cover along with your other embellishments. I added a tag, a brad, sequins and a little heart stamp:
5/ With the awesome "Five Star" stamp add-on and black ink, add "I rate this" and five stars onto each library card:
6/ Now put everything together in order:
7/ Line up everything and make a hole through both covers and the cards towards the bottom right corner. Bind everything together with a brad and you are done:
But I couldn't stop there so I decided to also make a quick bookmark to match!
Simply cut a piece of patterned paper to 1.75x6.5 inches. Make a hole on top and add a hole reenforcement. String a few veneer and metal embellies on twine and attach to the hole. Add a couple small paper strips towards the bottom and another little veneer frame with a stamped paper behind it:
As always with our tutorials, feel free to ask any questions you might have in the comments. Thank you and happy scrapping!