Friday, December 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: A Good Read

It's time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: A Good Read.

I had a ball with this one!  First - I am a passionate reader but I was surprised to realize I have only one stamp set about books or reading and it's ancient!!  I actually don't know how long ago I bought it - but it was in the dusty section of my stamps. So while I was in the dusty section, I found three other sets to use as as accents - the teacup, the strip of text in the background and the flourish.  I'm still sneezing from the dust - but I had so much re-discovering and then playing with these sets.

CC A Good Read

The inspiration photo was more vintage with primary colors and I did start out in that direction.  Then I started thinking about who I might give this to and I wanted to add some pink and some softness.  For interest, I left part of the banner hanging over the edge - since it's a 4 1/4" square card, even with the banner it will still fit in a standard sized envelope.

I hope to see you playing along with Curtain Call's A Good Read challenge!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink (PTI) All Booked Up, Tea for Two Additions, Text Style, Fancy Flourishes
Dies: PTI Double-Ended Banners, Teacup
Cardstock: PTI Pale Peony, Classic Kraft, Prairie Grass
Patterned Paper: PTI Pale Linen stripe (from their old patterned packs)
Ink: PTI Pale Peony, Classic Kraft, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube
Sequins: Webster's Pages Party Time Mix


  1. Pretty card Kim! I like the pink and kraft together. Sweet polka dot cup too!

  2. Love this.....and the pink is perfect!

  3. Great quote and card. Yes, reading in a quiet place with a cup of tea or coffee is bliss. Hoping for a few hours of it over the Christmas break :)

  4. Beautiful! I 'used' to be an avid reader, and then card-making came along. Need to set time aside daily to return to my love for books; I have at least 4 sitting on the coffee table, awaiting my attention...


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