Saturday, June 30, 2012

Book Worm

We are continuing our celebration with more blog hopping!  Don't forget to visit all of our returning guest DT's blogs to see all of their projects and gain some inspiration!  Here's the blog hop order in case you forgot...

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If you ever met Akemi, you'll know she is a book worm.  She always has her nose in a book or is talking about a book.  So when I saw this tutorial by the Rubber Cafe, I totally thought of her.  Originally, I saw this work of art by Mama and I wanted to try it out, but didn't have the time or energy to convert the measurements from metric to inches.  Then my girl Linda told me about the Rubber Cafe's tutorial and I got re-inspired to try it out.  Thanks Linda!

So here's my version of the book box...  Wen't with just a plain sentiment by Papertrey Ink for the front of the card and embellished it with flowers by All Natural Accents and a butterfly (sorry no manufacturer name on the packaging).  The sentiment was embossed with gold embossing powder and mounted on Spellbinder labels dies on washi paper I got from the Paper Source.  I love the papers I got on my trip to CHA.  I am hoping I can visit them again when I go back to LA in the fall.  I really need more of this paper!!

Here's a close up of the front.

Decided to take a photo of the side view so you can see that it really does look like a book!

And here's what it looks like when you open the book.  I love that the inside is like a shadowbox!

To make it look like a true shadowbox, I made layer upon layer for added dimension.  The "hills" were cut using a Papertrey ink die" and the banner was made with my Law Fawn banner stamp set and matching ABC's set.  I actually colored the banner with my copics so that the color would match the rest of the project.  Don't know if you can see it, but the background is a very muted washi paper. I love it!!!  It actually has a lot of design, but because the pattern is so muted, it doesn't take anything away from the image.  The flowers were from All Natural Accents and Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here's a closer look at Miyoko.

I'll definitely have to try this project again!  It was so much fun creating a scene!  Don't forget to check out everyone's creations- your next stop is Debi's blog!


  1. I love this Project!!!! I have to make one, and try it very soon!!!
    Mahalo Nui for the inspiration!!!

  2. OMG, that's so gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it! I'm going to have to make this!

  3. WHOA this is KAWAII!! You really rocked the project and now I have to put it on my long list of things to try out! hahaha Thanks for the link to the tutorial! Gorgeous colors and the scene is so cute. Love how you colored her up, her hair rocks!! One more day until release day! Yay!! So excited!!

  4. I love the serene shades of aqua and how the cherry just pops against the pastel background. I want a cupcake!

  5. WOW! This is soooo beautiful!! and the soft blues with touches of gold are gorgeous! Thanks for the link, will have to try it one day! ;D

  6. Dang Jenny! Now I'm really gonna have to try this book out! More challenges ... LOL! Love it sister!

  7. Yowza, Jenny!!! This is gorgeous!! I've never seen a card like this before! I'll have to try make one sometime soon! Love it, you really knocked it out of the park with this one!!

  8. I LOVE this, Jenny! It really does look like a shadow box--love the depth and dimension! Thanks for the tutorial link!

  9. Wow! What an awesome project. The book box that you made is beautiful. It looks so time consuming to make. How long did it take you to make it? Thanks for being such an inspiration by always sharing such wonderful projects.

  10. Very cute and creative project!

  11. Gorgeous book card! Aren't they fun to make? Love the layers inside and the banner on the top!