Creative Use of Book Club Stamp and Die Set

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. Today's post is all about Altenew's way of “Crafting Your Life”. I am sharing how I used the Book Club Stamp & Die Set creatively with the wedding program.  Yes, wedding bells you hear! My daughter Stephanie enlisted my help to decorate her wedding program many months ago.

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We looked into gate-fold style designs and although there were many options, they seem to be too “fussy” for the wedding couple's clean and simple style. When I presented Stephanie a selection of Altenew stamps and dies, the Book Club Stamp & Die was clearly the winner!

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This set allows the wedding attendees to open and close the program without any strings attached. What's even better is, this design showcases Stephanie and Greg's wedding logo prominently. He plays the guitar and she plays the cello. Based on that, the couple designed their logo to celebrate this beautiful union.

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Once the design was tested, we set out to emboss and die cut all 120 of them. It seemed daunting at first, but once we set up each station for various tasks, the wedding program enclosures were all done in less than 24 hours! The “Rose Gold Embossing Powder” provides just the perfect rich gold color and textures!

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With the Book Club Die glued on the right side, this is how the wedding program with the insert looks when opened. Of course, I ended up having 120 circle dies left with this wedding project! I decided to challenge myself to use up some of the circles and came up with 4 thank you cards.

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I inked up the circles with Misty Morning 6 Mini Ink Cube Set. The Altenew ink cubes BLEND so beautifully together.  The dotted image from Dot Art Stamp Set has just the right touches!

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Here is another version with Ballet Slippers 6 Mini Ink Set. When I stamped the image, I chose the darkest ink in the set (Galactic Stream and Grapevine) to make the image stand out. Stamping is easier with a stamping positioner such as MISTI.

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It is even more apparent that with a special occasion like this, crafting holds a very special place in my life. It gives me joy, comfort and helps me celebrate the huge milestones in my family's life.

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By the way, the wedding was yesterday! The ceremony and dinner all went smoothly and it was a BEAUTIFUL day with a fine weather. Needless to say, everyone loved the wedding program. I want to thank Altenew, especially Jennifer Rzasa, who designed the incredible Book Club Stamp Set.

Craft Your Life” is not just a statement, it's the truth! I now am recovering from the festivities from yesterday. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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45 comments

Maura September 22, 2019 - 09:38

What a gorgeous wedding program, Virginia and I LOVE, LOVE your creative use of the circles for thank you notes!! Congrats again and glad to hear the day went beautifully!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 22:36

Thank you, Maura! You comment is appreciated!

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Cindy C. September 22, 2019 - 10:07

Fabulous designs Virginia!! And they are all made with love!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 22:37

Absolutely made with love! Thank you!

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Chantal September 22, 2019 - 11:11

Hello Viriginia, your card is such a delight for the eyes! Very impressive! I love it so much! And it touches me more because I am a music lover.
Congratulations about the card, the wedding and take the day off today :-).

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:32

Thank you such a positive feedback, Chantal!

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conil September 22, 2019 - 11:30

Brilliant program design, Virginia…clean and elegant. Love the choice of stamp/die to surround that clever logo.

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:33

You are so kind with your comment, Coni!! Thank you!

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Denise Bryant September 22, 2019 - 11:48

Love the wedding programs! They turned out beautifully! And pretty thank you cards too…. I imagine you’ll be thinking up several ideas for all those circles!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:34

Thank you, Denise! And yes, I am going to try to use up more circles!

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afmmac September 22, 2019 - 11:49

Fabulous wedding program,so elegant and really professional. Love the program.

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:35

Thank you for your positive comment!

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Cheryl Cain September 22, 2019 - 12:32

Virginia, these are stunning! Just because something is clean and simple doesn’t mean it can’t be elegant and beautiful!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:36

So true! Thank you, Cheryl!

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Parker September 22, 2019 - 12:34

What a stupendous creative logo that Stephanie and Greg created. A big lol about 120 circles. You sure did put them to use make a nice looking card.

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Linda BL September 22, 2019 - 18:29

The wedding programs are so beautiful. I don’t think you could have ever found anything that would have been more perfect. The logo fit in like it was made for the space and the best part is you helped your daughter and son-in-law to make such an elegant program for their special day. Like the cards you made with the diecuts. I am sure you will be getting more creative to use up the rest!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:38

Thank you! It was a lot of fun to come up with the idea!

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Christine September 22, 2019 - 12:51

The programs look elegant with the rose gold addition. The thank you cards are a brilliant way to use those circles.

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:39

The Rose Gold Embossing Powder looks amazing with this stamp set! Thank you, Christine!

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Reva September 22, 2019 - 12:54

An elegant, beautiful labor of love. Virginia, I admire how the thoughts of parent and off spring were interwoven into a wonderful day.

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:41

Indeed, it is extra special to design a project with your child. I am so happy that we collaborated on this memorable project!

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Annette Reed September 22, 2019 - 14:27

Your programs are stunning! This set looks great with the embossing. The circles are a lovely background for your image. That set was my favorite of that release and is on my wish list.

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:42

The hand-drawn details are amazing! I am glad that it’s on your must-have list!

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Daria Z. September 22, 2019 - 15:38

So elegant, so stunning and made with so much love! Thanks for sharing your joy with us. Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. and all of you!!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:44

It makes me so happy that my crafting friends love this! Thank you, Daria!

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Greta H September 22, 2019 - 17:13

I would love this if I was getting married! So beautifully elegant & great way to use the left over circles! Congratulations to Stephanie & Andrew!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:47

Thank you, Greta! Stephanie and Greg had fun doing their own wedding project with me!

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Beverly Jordan September 22, 2019 - 17:54

Virginia “wows” me every time!!! These are so beautiful, unique and perfect for this amazing couple! Congratulations!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:47

Thank you SO much, Bev!

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Lee Miner September 22, 2019 - 18:45

All happiness to the couple and — Good job, Mom. Yes, crafting is a calming and creative and connecting way to go through the moments of our lives. . .

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:48

This is so well said, Lee! Thank you!

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Sue D September 22, 2019 - 20:55

Beautiful and creative wedding program–love the guitar and cello together. Great way to use the leftover circles too.

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:49

Thank you, Sue! Glad that you like it!

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Joy Meadows September 22, 2019 - 21:12

WOW! This wedding program is just so lovely, Virginia! Love the classic feel of it! The book club die is just perfect to highlight the guitar/cello logo!!

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:50

Thank you, Joy! I am so glad that you stopped by!

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Tasnim Ahmed September 22, 2019 - 21:29

How amazing is this!! I feel very honored that you used Altenew stamp for the wedding program. LOVE the thank you cards, so elegant and pretty, and what an awesome way to use the leftover circles! Congratulations to Stephanie and your family :) hugs.

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Virginia L. September 22, 2019 - 23:52

Thank YOU for designing the most artistic and innovative products, Tasnim! I am so grateful for Altenew!

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mandalj September 23, 2019 - 06:57

What a beautiful wedding program! I love your comment about the 120 diecut circles. Well done on getting started with using some of them up on such lovely cards.

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Virginia L. September 23, 2019 - 18:13

Thank you! I plan to use up the circle dies! They are fun to create with!

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creatingincolors September 23, 2019 - 08:37

I love the beautiful, elegant simplicity of both the programs and the thank you cards. That Altenew stamp is perfect! What an honor and a gift it was to design and create these with the newlyweds. Special times for a special day. Congratulations to the newlyweds, you, and your family.

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Virginia L. September 23, 2019 - 18:14

Thank you very much for your lovely comment!

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Betty Hempel September 23, 2019 - 20:05

Virginia Love your wedding programs, your the couple have simple but elegant taste. You have a beautiful daughter and may they live forever in love and show kindness to one another. Now I really love your circle cards and am anxious to see what is next for your circle cards!

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Virginia L. September 24, 2019 - 21:29

Thank you for your well wishes, Betty!

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Teri S. September 25, 2019 - 00:57

Virginia, I can only imagine how proud you must be of your lovely daughter! The design integrating both the cello (one of my favourite instruments) & the guitar is elegant as is the bookmark stamp done in the antique gold. It is just so wonderful that you all came together to create these beautiful programs. Also, your daughter must be so grateful & proud of you for designing the thank you cards. That was a great way to use those left over circle dies. CAS design all the way! I hope you & your husband have time to put your feet up & bask in the memories of a beautiful wedding weekend. Blessings to you dear lady & proud mama.

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Virginia L. September 25, 2019 - 21:22

Thank you so much for your super kind and thoughtful comment, Teri!! xo

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