Sunday, August 21, 2022

Book Sale Thank You Cards

 Today I made some cards to thank all the wonderful volunteers who helped make my local library's annual used book sale such a success! I'm in the Friends of the Coopersville Area District Library group, and we organize several fundraisers for the library throughout the year. The used book sale is our biggest fundraiser, and we could never do it without all the faithful volunteers from our community.

These cards are 5X7, and the book stack and sentiment are from the Silhouette Design Store. I tried a few different stencils and also kept some of the cards plain. Hopefully our volunteers will feel very appreciated when they receive these cards.  

Challenges I'm entering: Fun with stencils (I used a stencil for the background)

A Place To Start ( ATG with optional twist of By the Book

Twisted Thursday Challenge ( ATG with option of sunburst 

InspirationStation ( Inspirational photo: I chose various blues as the predominant color in my cards to mimic the blue of the pool water and several of the boys' swimsuits. 

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog: Back to Books (items I used from my stash: patterned cardstock, stencils I rarely use, and plain 5X7 card blanks that have been sitting around awhile)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG

TIME OUT Challenges: Make Your Own Background

Creative Knockouts: ATG Winner 8/25/22 Pretty Cute Stamps $15 gift certificate (still haven't heard back from PCS about my gift certificate as of 9/17/22 and sent another email to Kelly from the challenge; gift certificate code received 9/28/22)

Colorful Options: Tranquil Turquoise


  1. Beautiful cards and such a kind thought. I'm sure your volunteers with appreciate them. I really like the book stack. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

  2. Way to go shopping your glad you joined the fun and played along with our "back to books" challenge!! Your stack of blue books is perfect for our challenge!!

  3. So thoughtful of you to create those cards for the volunteers. I've not been to a local book sale in so long, you've inspired to me to check our library schedule for the next sale. Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge!
    Donna xx
    The Inspiration Station Challenge
    The Paper Funday Challenge

  4. Such a creative idea!! Perfect sentiment with the stack of books and the reference to "stacks" as it is a library term! Wonderful colors and design! So happy you shared this with us at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday! ~Katrina

  5. WOW! These are fabulous! They are going to LOVE them! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Colorful Options!

  6. A beautiful and thoughtful gesture. Thanks for stopping by A Place To Start !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
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    613 Avenue Create , Owner

  7. What a thoughtful way to appreciate your volunteers ... I love that you mixed-up the stencils a bit ... so very glad you joined our Back to the Books Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  8. What a great idea. The cards look great and I love that you were able to share these book cards with us. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Shopping Our Stash and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, Design Team