Wednesday, December 16, 2015

From the Stacks......FMS217





This card is headed south to a friend who is a librarian.  We both love books - and crafting - so I thought she would enjoy a Christmas tree made out of books! I used a file box image for a tree stand and stamped the "due date" with a rotary date stamp.

Here's another book tree that is on display right now at our local library! 





I am delighted to be hosting the last sketch of 2015 at Freshly Made Sketches!  We will be taking a short break so the linky will be open until January 4, 2016.  Hope you get a few minutes to sneak away and craft during this busy holiday season!


Stamp Sets Used:  To Thine Own Shelf by Simon Says Stamp, Snow Place by SU!, Rotary Stamp SU!

21 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

SO adorable, cute, imaginative! Who would have thunk it...only you! I love the one in the library too, but not as much as your card!

Rosemarie Cowit said...

My daughter is studying to become a librarian and anstsmp like that would be so useful. Where did you find the stamp(s) you used that look like a book? I just love the whole idea! Wonderful!

stampwithamyk said...

How cool is that! Love your little book tree, great idea! Great colors, love the clean design. :)

Amy O said...

Cute idea! The gold bow and date stamp are such fun touches. Love the sketch, Linda!

Jen Timko said...

Oh my goodness! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I love this little tree and the little date stamp that looks like the one at my library....fabulous!! Brilliant card! Thanks for an awesome sketch to finish out the year and for all you do to provide such humor and fun to our team!

Linda Callahan said...

Hi Rosemarie......The stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp called To Thine Own Shelf.....lots of cute book images in it!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda this is genius!!!! I have that set and struggle to come up with good ideas........ YOU on the other hand, never cease to amaze me.
I bet I know that librarian too! She is going to LOVE it! Hugs.

Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I'm off work now until the 4th of Jan.! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh . hugs

Robin Myren said...

This card is pure GENIUS! Merry Christmas!

Marisa said...

Love it! So enjoy Christmas as I can do some reading that time pushes aside otherwise. Congrats on the PP GDT spot too!!

Amy Rohl said...

Your library tree is genius!!!

Rosemary said...

oh my gosh!! what a clever, clever card... absolutely love it!

Adriana Benitez said...

I love your original designs! This is just so clever - love it! :)

Karren said...

How clever are you? This is fabulous and a genius idea! Your librarian friend is sure to love it. Almost as much as I love your sketch ;) I hope you have a wonderful (and white) Christmas, my friend xxx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Linda, this card is absolutely genius. I am a librarian too, and cards with a book theme always catch my eye. I LOVE the way you used the SSS set to build the tree. And the due date stamp - I just can't even!!!!! I absolutely love this and I absolutely am in awe of your creative brain in coming up with this!!!! Merry Christmas!!

Jen Brum said...

This card is just too sweet Linda! I love the book tree! What a fabulous idea!!! Love the colours and that sweet December banner! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Jen Mitchell said...

Super clever Linda. That's a fantastic design for a librarian, I think! I especially love the date stamp. I use one of those occasionally at work but I remember, with great fondness, the peculiar date stamp they used to use at my local library way back when. It was attached to the end of a pen so that the librarian could use it to to write my name on the card then tilt it a bit to stamp the date that it was due back!

Greta said...

I absolutely love this sketch, Linda, & plan to use it over & over! Your book tree is so creative & perfect for your librarian friend! Merry, Merry Christmas!

Mimi said...

Love it! I'm the librarian/media specialist at our local elementary, and I think I'll use this idea for the door next winter :) Wonderful creation!

Mimi said...

Love it! I'm the librarian/media specialist at our local elementary, and I think I'll use this idea for the door next winter :) Wonderful creation!

Cindy Hall said...

This is just so clever! It took me a moment to figure out that the pieces of the tree were books. Too cool! Love how you added the date, too!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love just love - you are the cleverest stamper Linda! I hope you and your family had a wonderful festive season!