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Book Page Initial Art

I have been intrigued by old book pages lately ever since my Christmas Cards and trees that I made last month. I have a whole slew of ideas that I am working on but this one was the first and it is really simple and easy. First you need a old book page and a template for a letter. I started with an "M" since I had previously cut this out for another project and it has nice straight lines.
Then I chose a fabric that I thought would work well with the print. I figured something small and geometric would be the best as not to be to busy.
Then I cut a piece about 1/2" wider on all sides of the M and then adhered the M with double sided tape to it. Next I ran it thru my sewing machine and stitched in light pink to the fabric.
I trimmed the fabric about 1/4" from the paper and I had my Initial. I placed in a frame with a book page underneath and it is ready to hang or give as a gift.
Perfect for a Child's room or as a Wedding present. They could be cute as an entire name as well or just three Initials. They are so easy and inexpensive to make,
That I made several more just to have them on hand for a gifts! So go and cut up a book and Enjoy!


  1. This is such a cute project!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  2. I love this idea! Thank you for the idea!


  3. I really like your Initial Art! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing and come see me sometime!

  4. This is such a cute idea...thanks for sharing it at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...please be sure to post my party button so all your friends know where the party is.


  5. Good job on these. I may have to try to it

  6. Really cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  7. So cute! I love all the book page crafts floating around blogland! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday. I host every week. I am leaving the party open longer this week so that people can link up multiple projects if they wish to. Hope to see you there!

  8. There are so many cute Letter Art Projects!!! I can't decide which one to try, LOL!

  9. This is so great. Can't wait to do something like it for my space!
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  10. Hi Janet, The book initials came out spectactular! I would like to invite you to link up to my new blog party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up until the 9th. I hope you can join in the fun!

    Happy New year!

  11. Cheap, easy and great idea. Terry

  12. I simply love this wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Very cute! The layering really made it special, custom, and well-thought-out.

  14. Very Creative... Would love for you to add it to my party The Treasurista's Thursday Treasures.

  15. You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!


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