Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Bookish Birthday Card

My brother-in-law is a college professor and comes across as a bit, well, professorial. Not surprisingly, I give him a gift card to Barnes & Noble every year for his birthday.

I wanted to make the professor laugh on his birthday, so here's his birthday card.

The books and shelf were stamped on scrap paper, cut out, and glued to the white panel. The middle book is popped up not with dimensionals but with two layers of card stock underneath. Dimensionals would have popped it up too much, I think, but the little bit of dimension is nice. The clock was stamped directly on the pane.

The stamped panel is white, but when I put it on a white card base, it looked pretty stark. The Papertrey natural card stock softens it a bit and adds a subtle masculine feel to the card. I really like how it turned out and hope he does, too!

I like big books and I cannot lie, you other readers can't deny....

Ah, big books. One of life's true joys.

Peace, love, hope, and joy,

stamps: Simon Says To Thine Own Shelf
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey white, natural
accessories: none


  1. Love this! Simply perfect for the man who loves books! Your uneven stacking is a very nice touch.

  2. I love this card! I immediately thought of my Uncle Rod. He was not a professor, but he loved books. I received many books from him growing up, and he continued the tradition with both my girls and grandson. He is no longer on this earth but our second daughter has become the 'Uncle Rod' of her nieces and nephews.
    Lu C

  3. Love this! I bought this set based on your love for it and your cute cards!

  4. Very nice card. I love the stacked books.

  5. Great card; made me chuckle. Do you have a stamp for the lines on the envelope or do you freehand them? Thanks


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