Thursday 28 March 2013

Easter Book Cards

These are two book cards I've made for my nephew and niece for Easter.  The toppers and decoupage for these were taken from a Create and Craft card kit and each book used two identical cards and their decoupage.  

 Angus's Book Card

The fronts of the kit cards and decoupage were used to decorate the front of the book card and the framed area on the inside.  On the front the topper and layers were cut using nestabilities and grand nestabilities oval and scalloped oval dies.  The first two layers were raised on foam pads to allow a ribbon to pass through and wrap around the book.  The sentiment on the front was printed from the computer and punched out using Stampin' up's oval and scalloped oval punches.

The images from the back of the kit cards were also cut and layered using oval dies.  On the back of the book card the topper was attached using foam pads to allow the ribbon to pass through and wrap around the back of the book card.  The ribbon was tied in a bow at the side edge to hold the book card together and to keep the chocolate rabbits from escaping from inside the frame.

Leanne's Book Card

The image from the back of the kit card was also cut and layered to decorate the inside of the front cover and underneath that a little pocket was created using up strips of card left over from decorating the book.  In the pocket is a printed and die cut message attached to a tag cut using a red Sizzix die and there's also some Easter holidays spending money tucked in there too.

It's a year ago since I made my first book card and my inspiration came from a posting on Lisa's blog Wishcraft where she'd made a Mother's Day book card and had supplied the link to where she had found a tutorial to make it. If you follow this link you'll find the measurements and instructions to make the cover and frame for the book card.  The decorated strips around the box frame on this card were punched using a Martha Stewart border punch.

The yellow gingham backing paper was from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Yellow and the linen effect card and glitter card were from Create and Craft card packs.

Easter egg stickers, punched flowers made using the Tonic small flower punch and crystal dot peel offs were the little extras added before sending these off in the post.  Hopefully Leanne and Angus will get to enjoy the chocolate bunnies as they had a mystery chocolate eater in their house after Mother's Day.  Their Mum opened a box of chocolates and during the next twenty four hours most of them disappeared.  Nobody owned up but I think Angus gave the game away as he was just a bit too quick to suggest that it must have been the bogeyman.   Let's hope the bogeyman doesn't catch up with Angus.

Thanks for reading today and wishing  you a good Easter weekend.
Liz xx

I'd like to enter these book cards in the following challenges
Crafty Creations Challenge 115 - Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Easter/Spring
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Easter
Creative Craft Challenges 2 Challenge 6 - For the Kids
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge GGSC 149 - Easter
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 140 - Make Something Dimensional
Use It Tuesday Challenge USE052 - All About Spring (Cards from Card Kit)
Cutie Pie Challenge 40 - Easter
Kaboodles Doodles Challenge 164 - Easter/Early Spring
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 40 - Easter or Passover
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 203 - Easter
2 Sisters Challenge 136 - Easter/Spring
Crafty Calender March Challenge - Easter Eggstravaganza
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 106 - Easter
Speedy Fox Challenge 152 - Bunnies or Easter
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#116 - Easter
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 135 - Easter 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. OH WOW! These are FABULOUS! Thanks for the links, I can't wait to try it myself! Awesome inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Easter/Spring’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Oh, how cute!!! I have never seen book cards before! Very well done! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.

  3. Lovely sweet cute Easter book card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Easter Challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  4. These are just adorable Liz I can see these will be a huge hit! Susan x

  5. These book cards are super! Thanks for joining the Tuesday Throwdown this week.
    Kim L. DT

  6. aw these are gorgeous easter gifts liz.fab designs and image and i am sure the choccy bunnies will go down well :D

    xx coops xx

  7. WOW Amazing book cards Liz. Im loving the rolled roses you are making on your cards at the moment too.
    Oh and yes it is that Debra, lol. thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Linda x

  8. Thank you for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Easter Challenge! Wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing!

  9. My Sheri Crafts is so happy you joined our challenge this week with your FABULOUS Easter book cards!!! WOW -- they're amazing and such a lot of beautiful work has gone into both! Sure they'll LOVE their Auntie!!!

  10. Fabulous Easter project! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  11. Great projects. So cute. THanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  12. Oh my goodness! I am totally loving these books! I love the colors and the special treats inside! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations!

  13. WOW is right! This is just beautiful and someone is just going to love, love, love it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon! Happy Easter too!

  14. Lovely books such cute images.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies Easter challenge and good luck, hope to see you next time x Susan x

  15. oooh these are so cute and i love the hidden chocolates
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  16. This is such a cool creation, thanks so much for sharing it with our Crafty Sentiments challenge! I definitely am going to have to try it:)

  17. These are so neat! I love the stamps and details you used on this, it all looks fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments DT

  18. Stunning Easter project - thanks for sharing with us.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft, hope to see you again :)

  19. WOW, WOW, I love these boxes and the chicks on them are super, super cute! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chick.

  20. These are so very cute!! Thanks for joining us in our EASTER challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  21. WOW!! Those are super adorable!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

  22. Wow! Soooooo beautiful! I normally don't like yellow, but these are perfect in this color. Love the colors. Saw you at MIM!
    Katherine xx

  23. Hi I saw you on MIM, what fab book cards. They must have been so well received...hope the chocolate made it past the bogey man ...LOL x

  24. Fantastic Book cards Liz. Visited from MIM..Loz

  25. Cute book card, and sweet little chocolate bunnies. I saw your creation on MIM.

  26. Beautiful creation! Love the way you used the ribbon. Really adds to the cute factor.

    Saw this on Make it Monday!
    :) Pam

  27. What a sweet Easter project, love its design!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday ^◡^