Book Love with Suzanna Lee

Hello there, Elle’s Studio fans! It’s Suzanna here today to share with you a large photo layout featuring the A Good Book Stamp. I have paired this stamp with other goodies from the August 2022 kit and add-ons with a large photo of my book lover. This one will read all day, every day—if she didn’t have to go to school!

Supplies | August 2022 KitBasic Grid 4 x 6 inch Journaling Tags, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Teal, Heart and Star Chipboard Stickers – Cool, Cool Solids Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, A Good Book Stamp, Attacher Metal Die, Labels Metal Die

Many of the decorative elements in this layout are stamped and thus there isn’t much in the way of “other” goodies. That’s one of the beauties of stamps; you can create your OWN custom, color-specific elements! The “Purchased/Borrowed” tab stamp and “A Good Book” circular label are easily stamped solid cardstock (I used the Cool Solids Paper Stack) and cut out using the coordinating Labels Metal Die. You don’t even have to fussy cut!

This middle section of the layout is a combination of A Good Book Stamp icons in a monochromatic color scheme of inks. The shelf and books were stamped directly onto the page while the “currently reading” label was stamped onto sticker paper. If you’re worried about making a mistake and scared to stamp directly on your project, try stamping onto white sticker paper, then fussy cutting around it and sticking it directly onto your white cardstock! No one will know the difference! I modified the “currently reading” stamp by putting a sticky note over the bottom, middle section, just wide enough to stamp the bookend with the bookmark and pages. Again, making it my own!

Okay, so this isn’t really about the stamp, but if you missed out, be sure to enter your email address and click “notify me” on the Attacher Metal Die product page! See how I used it to create a flap so the 3 x 4-inch “Book Review” tag opens? It’s also great for creating “attachers” to include maps, brochures, or any ephemera to the rings of your albums, traveler’s notebooks, or Document December projects. Check out my reels if you’re not sure what I mean! I used the “book of the week” circle sentiment to provide an “anchor” for the pocket tag. The right edge slides under the left edge of the circle as there is only adhesive on the right-hand side. Now the pocket tag is secured to the page!

Lastly, stamp directly on the photo! Yup, you can do it! The “time to relax & read” sentiment is subtle, but your eye is drawn to it by the fussy-cut “this book” heart that I stamped and popped up on double-sided foam.

There are so many great things you can do with stamps! There’s a process video over on my YouTube channel if you’re interested in seeing this all come together. Thanks for stopping in today!

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