Tuesday, October 12, 2010

book club invitations for my mom

every year i make invitations for my mother's book club.  and, every year i have to figure out another theme.

i happened to see the banned book list in the aarp monthly magazine.  i reworked it a little.  i folded it in half, stuck it into the folder, and it peeks out nicely.

this measures a-2 size.  the first picture shows the folder closed.

i put "reading list" on the file folder with the dymo label-maker.  i had to staple it because the sticky on the label wasn't doing it's job - probably really old.  hay...it adds to the cruddy look of the folder. 

on the front is a blue post-it note that i cut down to fit the stamp, and the stamp is from stampin' up!    i don't know the manufacturer of the other two: "rush" and "first class". 

on the inside, i made a "memo", which is the actual invitation.  the stamp on the left side is another one from stampin' up! 

i used one of those fasteners (the kind used for doctors' or lawyers' notes).  who knows where i picked those up...a thrift store probably.  glad to use them here. 

i sign my cards, so what better than to use a self-stamping "rush" stamp for the back.  i added 10/10 for october, 2010. 

"books give you wings" is stamped on the front of the envelope, and "to be read between the lines" is stamped on the back.  (i don't remember the maker of these stamps.)  

now, i have to make a book for my mom to give in the book exchange.  maybe i will follow the same theme...or not.  last year's is around here somewhere: "not the beginning...and never the end".  you can see it here.

[cool... i learned how to link!]

1 comment:

Joyce Spear said...

You do grunge so well, and the Banned Books theme is brilliant for a book club! Can't wait to see what you come up with for this year's book!