Hi there 🙂 I was looking for a die for another card I made, and came across the Tattered Lace Essentials Book Die set that I’ve had for years, and never used! I might be a bit late for the party, but it’s always a good time for books!! I cut the card base with the biggest die, then cut some of the smaller pages out from a book that I have specifically to use for card making. I inked the edges with some distress ink,to give it a bit of a vintag look, then assembled the base, giving the pages a bit of dimension. I printed out the Kitty-ology image from Whimsy Stamps, and colored it up with my Copics before fussy cutting it out.

I added some silver dots to the collar with my Posca, to give the studded look. The shape of the glasses reminded me of some sparkly glasses a friend has, so I dug out my teeny tiny (1mm) rhinestones, and glued some on. I attached the image, then die cut a sentiment for the opposite page. For a bit more sparkle, and to tie things all together, I added some of the tiny rhinestones to the stars on the sentiment, and scattered some across the book pages (which of course you can’t see, because cameras pick up what they want to!)

While I was making this card, I kept thinking of my niece, who is a book and kitty lover. Guess what she’s getting for her birthday? Lol I loved making this, and wonder why I let the die set sit for so long….I can definitely see more book cards in my future!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

A Place to Start – October ATG

Allsorts Challenge – Week 749 Vintage or ATG

Pattie’s Creations – #211 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #215 ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – #116 ATG


  1. The TL book die takes me back, but one I still have, looks good in the print papers, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Wonderful, I have the same die set, have had it a long time, but could never work it out. Your book card! is great. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start.

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