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Monday, March 9, 2020

Making an Easter Book Bundle


I wanted to add an Easter Book Bundle to my Bunny Collection this year.
Being this my first Book Bundle, I was excited. I had never bothered to read the directions. It seemed pretty straight forward by just looking at the photos.  So this is my version, the way I made my bundle ~ I don't believe there is any right or wrong way ~ do it anyway you want, adjust here and there to make your bundle look how you want it to in the end ♥

Pressed for time, I was trying to speed through to at least get my Book Bundle started.
I always put the things I want to make for myself off to the last minute, 
do you do that too?

Ran to my stash to grab books.....
only to find I had used them all up for other projects - ugggghh!
Off to the Dollar Store I ran to grab some - *this is where I roll my eyes* -
Only to find out a few days later I missed the library sale on books - $1 a bag.

Too many family crisis' since January -
but I digress....

(Fun, it was my time for something fun, 
even if I was pressuring myself to have it!)


Had books, paint, brush.....
had seen some really cool font stamps online months earlier when I first thought of making this bundle.  I flipped through my usual sources online, saw the prices and decided I'd use my Dad's from WWII.  Nothing fancy, but they's get the job done and I could start immediately since I wouldn't have to wait for them to arrive or drive an hour to get them.

The covers of the books removed nicely


I just gently pulled and off they came in one piece


I did end up lightly sanding a few high spots of glue that remained on the spines

Ignore my table, several other projects going on

I wanted them to lay flat on top of each other.
Used regular Elmers to glue them together. 
Weighted them down and let set a day or two until I got back to them.


I wanted them a very light pink.
I add a few drops of Waverly's Chalk Paint in Ballet Slipper to Waverly's Chalk Paint in White and mixed.


The books were painted and left to dry


They even stand ;)


On to the stamping ~
It may have turned out a little wonky, but 
it's not everyday you get to use old stamps like these.

The Title is from Gene Autry's "Here Comes Peter Cottontail".
When I was little I couldn't remember all the words,
 so I sang the title over and over driving my family crazy.
I still have the old red record I used to listen to! 


Looking back, I think I just wanted to incorporate some of 
my childhood into my Easter lineup. 
If we could just turn the clock back 60 years
 instead of just an hour  




There was definitely a learning curve with these old wooden stamps.



I like the way they came out,
and I'm sure Dad would have liked that I finally used them!
Even the old ratty ink pad too!

 

When done I decided to tie Spring Green ribbon around the bundle 
and make a loose multi-loop bow toward the spines.


Love it!


I had so much fun creating this one, I made a couple other themed ones and placed them in my shop :)

18 comments:

  1. I like it! you did a gret job.

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  2. I your take on the book stack by making it with an Easter quote. Loves very nice! I'm visiting from Hearth and Soul.

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    1. Thank you so much ~ something I used to repeat over and over when I was little ;)

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  3. I have seen these books for a while but didn't know the process for making them. Thank you for sharing! I am definitely going to try this!

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    1. Yay! Just jump in with both feet! That's kind of what I do...flip through pics then wing it. Always in too much of a hurry to read directions! Bad me! LOL
      Just have fun!!

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  4. I love this idea! And I have some books ready to go! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. So sweet! What a shame you missed the library sale but sometimes these things happen! Thanks for joining us at Handmade Monday :-)

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  6. I catch it next time...too many things going on! I think I'm getting slower in my old age! LOL

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  7. Looks nice, turned out great! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 10, open March 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. My party Bottle – 65 Words Writing Prompt Linkup is open March 10 to 20 for fun and creativity! Won’t you join me? And I’d like to invite you to my Themed Linkup 13 for Vegan Recipes open March 15 to 25 if you have any appropriate posts.

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  8. I LOVE this! I've seen these for sale in pricey boutiques etc. and love how you did this. Featuring when my party opens tonight!

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    1. Thank you! OMG a feature, thanks so much♥

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  9. I am SO in love with this stamped book bundle idea! You have me dreaming up what I can do!


    I'm featuring this in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 519. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. OMG Donna! Thank you so much! I'm honored ♥ Can't wait :)

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