Book Ends

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday to you : )  Wednesday’s are always special to me as it’s the day I get to show you a bit of inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

Today I want to share with you a fun project I created using the new Cut, Mat & Create Paper Collection!

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The drawers open so there is a place to store odds n’ sods that you have on your desk or book shelf.

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Products Used:

HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 701 – Posy Patch Die
HCD 749 – Cut, Mat Create Set 1 A
HCD 750 – Cut, Mat, Create Set 1 B
Cut, Mat and Create Paper Collection
Bright Ideas Prills
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue

Project Instructions:

Other products: Chipboard, White Card Stock, White Embossing Powder, Distressed Inks, Vintage Bronzed Embellishments, Flat Backed Pearls, Glitter Pen, Lace & Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by cutting 4 pieces of chipboard 4″ x 6″ and 4 more pieces 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and glue them together to form the right angle for the book ends.  Next, using chipboard make 2 drawers 3″ wide x 1 1/2″ tall and attach them to the bookends to give them strength.  After distressing all the chipboard, cover all the areas with the paper of your choice from this lovely collection.  Dress up the bookends with a few flourishes, a bit of lace and do not forget the flowers!  For my flowers I stamped them in Purple paper that comes in the collection and embossed them with White embossing powder for a little added punch finishing the centers with some Mini Prills!

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. you never fail to amaze me!! This is amazing!

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  2. Oh my that is just wonderful, love these colors, beautiful embellishing, I don’t think anyone will be paying attention to what is in the middle of these two lovely bookends!

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  3. Such a creative project. Love it.

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  4. Oh gosh!!! This project is amazing!!

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  5. Such a creative project. I love it too.

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  6. STOP IT, you are too much, I have to face book this right now, I’ll be right back…

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  7. I just keep looking at it on the large setting drinking in all this gorgeousness, NO ONE could have show cased the Cut, Mat & Create Paper Collection better then you, those flowers are soooooooo gorgeoussssss, your THE BOOM Miss Joann, it’s been a jam packed inspirational visit, you made my day my dear, hope everything is ok where you are and your safe, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))…

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  8. Wow Joanne Stunning!! I love everything about them. You always come up with something fabulous and new.

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  9. Well words fail me! This is just outstandingly brilliant and so very creative Joann. I tell you what if someone were to receive this as a gift they certainly would get a unique present! This demonstrates the beauty of the new Cut Mat & Create Paper Collection beautifully too! Love it! Love the addition of the drawers, I think that just adds that extra bit of luxury and puts the Joann stamp on it! You keep on enjoying making, and giving us all a lovely treat here on your Blog! Happy Friday! Judy x

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  10. This is genius! I know I say that every week, but wow, Joann…you never fail to amaze me. How clever to create bookends with built in storage! The details you’ve added here are so lovely…the lace, the little sentiment labels and the amazing flowers. Those posy patch flowers look like they just came from the nail salon with a perfect French manicure! LOL…seriously gorgeous! Hugs!

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  11. Just fabulous !! hugs xx

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