Handcrafted Cards with Book Pages – World Card Making Day 2015 #JPHalloween

Woohoo it is World Card Making Day 2015! So, PaperCrafts, the magazine that created this whole shindig isn't doing it this year but the world has decided that World Card Making Day will still go on. So here we are, doing a hop with my friends at Clearsnap. If you're a card maker, you totally need to know who Clearsnap is – they are the people who make ColorBox inkpads and those really rad Rollagraph rolling stamp wheels, among other things. I have loved their ink from my high school days, when I had that 5 color rainbow pigment inkpad that every gift store had in the 1990s. Now, there's a TON more amazing stuff that Clearsnap offers besides Rollagraph and inkpads. Today I am sharing simple way to make handcrafted cards with book pages and a faux decoupage technique you'll be sure to love. The cards are all stamped with ColorBox Chalk ink, my favorite formula from Clearsnap. So without further blabbing from me…


What's cool about these cards is that you can use any book pages or paper for the background and then stamp on it. The white pages from the phone book work great! This is a fun way to recycle paper you might have considered trash. Now, before the book police get all cray cray with me, these books I am using were thrown in a trash bin a few years ago and I asked the person throwing them out if I could have them. They are water-damaged and many of them are out of date, like encyclopedias. So I feel I am giving them new life. And no, I did not cut up the Bible (someone accused me of doing that once!).


You don't have to stick with fall colors – change the colors and the stamps for any occasion. I like to think these look sort of like those book page prints that are so popular on etsy:

Book Page Art on Etsy JPriest

Here's how to make this fun card:

Here are the supplies you will need to make this super amazing coolest card you ever saw…. okay, it's not the most amazing but it is easy and easy is good, right?!

This post is sponsored by Clearsnap as part of my 30 Days of Halloween here are Just JP and on the Hydrangea Hippo YouTube channel. Thank you Clearsnap! 30 Days of HW YT THUMBNAIL - Charlie Brown (1) And before you go, don't forget to continue on the hop and enter to win a selection of your choice of TEN ColorBox inkpads… I wish I had 10 inkpads. For real! That is a lot! Be sure to comment on everyone's blog post in the hop to enter to win. The hop is short because we really really really want you to be able to visit everyone and enter to win 🙂

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. i love your card, i have an old dictionary just waiting for be a card like this. thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

  2. Gorgeous! Love this every time I see it and I can’t believe I still haven’t done it… thanks for the inspiration – perhaps I’ll finally pull out a book and go for it! : )

  3. Love using old book pages – your card design is terrific. Watched the video to see your speedy little hands. Thanks!

  4. I just love upcycling and recycling items to create awesome cards or altered art. Your card is fantastic. Well done!

  5. Totally love the look of the book pages with the autumn images and colors!!! What a fabulous way to make some terrific cards!!!
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  6. I love your book page card. I’ve done a few crafts with old books – saved from the rubbish of course – even then it feels a little bit wrong to start with doesn’t it, cutting up a book, even a damaged one! However really it is saving these pages and giving them a new purpose. I can’t help recalling the line from one of the Series of Unfortunate Events books every time though “there is no sadder sight than a ruined book” . Then I put that thought to the back of my mind and get on with it!

  7. I love being able to give something new life, and I love your cards! Great way to use the old book pages. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

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