Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Daydreaming About Books

Do you have a library in your home?  Even if you don't call it a library, you probably have at least some books.  Reference, research, novels, self-help, fiction, etc.  If you're like me you treasure your books.  You take care of them.  You give them an important spot.  Well, to that end, I have a project that every book lover will enjoy.  What would happen if you lost or loaned one of your books and you never got it back?

Do you know what a bookplate is?  The official Wikipedia definition is, "a decorative label pasted into a book, often on the inside front cover, to indicate its owner".  Some examples are:

Aren't they fantastic!!!  All of these come from Daydream Designs.  Let me show you what I createdThis is the outside of the card.  I kept it simple with a pattern paper from MME called Tickled Pink and some Thickers from Amy Tangerine.

A powerful message, right?  Love it!

So, the inside of the card has a practical surprise.  A library pocket and some pretty bookplates.  The pocket template is also available at Daydream Designs and comes with several styles of library cards.

The pocket holds several  bookplates, because we all know we have more than one book in our library.  It will be a treat for my friend to use these to add a special touch to her books.  You could even print several different styles and insert them into the pocket.  So, get busy all you readers out there.  Take pride in your books and give them the honor they deserve in your library.  Add bookplates!!!


  1. gorgeous Vicki :) love your project ♥

  2. These are wonderful, Vicki!! What a great gift for a reader!!

  3. Those bookplates are very classy...and love the idea of a pocket to put them in, Vicki!! Really nice gift idea, too. I am always for encouraging reading.

  4. This is such a great project, the pocket idea for a stash of bookplates. Clever idea, and beautifully presented. Colors of papers sure matched good!