Thursday 5th March is World Book Day. World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It is a celebration of writers, illustrators, books and the choice to read. This year being the 23rd year it has been running.
I reached out on Twitter to team up with Viking. The idea was to combine reading books and stationery and then get crafting! They sent me a box of goodies to craft with in celebration of this day! Stationery and craft mail are some of my favourite kinds of mail. I was gifted book pages, coloured card, stamps and ink, stamp cutters and a book with different craft ideas. Some easy and some more intricate designs.
I am going to share with you what I crafted with these book pages.
I first decided to get creative in my bullet journal. I ripped the pages and glued them in. I used the stamper set, I don’t get to use a stamps very much. I loved how the letters looked on the page. I thought the quote was very fitting for World Book Day.
I looked through the art book and found an idea to use pages of books for greeting cards.
I love making cards, as a family we always used to make cards for the rest of the family. So this brought back a lot of fond memories.
Being creative like this is a great way to reuse books you no longer want to read. You can also create characters with your children from their favourite books. The possibilities are endless.
I am looking forward to being creative with more book pages in the future. What a great way to celebrate World Book Day. You can check out the hashtag #VikingWorldBookDay and see what others have created and share your own creativity.
Have a great World Book Day! Enjoy your books whether you are reading them or crafting with them.
Would you ever use book pages in your crafts? I’d love to hear in the comments.
Ellis James Designs says
Great spread! Love the brown washi!
I used to love world book day at school as I adored reading, I don’t read as much now that I’m older which is sad. Love what you’ve done here!
Thank you!! 😊
These are some great crafts Lauren. I especially love the h
journal pages! 💗 Viking sent me a lovely box of goodies too and I’ve loved seeing what everyone’s been creating. For my crafts I created characters from some of my favourite books.
Thank you for reading and commenting! 💕
These are such creative ideas, Lauren! I’ve never knew you could just get book pages, that is such a cool arts and crafts supply and looks really effective too! The stamps are awesome as well, perfect for using in bullet journals for quotes and headings. I’ve never heard much about book art before, but this post has really inspired me to check it out. Thanks for sharing your creations, such a fun post! <3 xxx
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Thank you for reading and commenting! It is a great thing to use in crafts! Xx
This is so cute! I’m all for reusing and recycling. I love world book day, it’s such a great idea | lanalikes.com
I love this idea! It’s always good to recycle! And I could just never throw away a book
Thank you for reading and commenting!
Blue to Bliss says
You are so creative. I love what you have done. Very inspiring craft ideas.
Blue to Bliss says
You are very creative. I love what you have done with these products. Very inspiring craft ideas.
Thank you for reading and commenting! Can you link your blog so I can have a read!
a Life on a Dime says
This is an adorable idea!
Thank you! Can you link your blog x
Jess Rigg says
This is so cute! I’m getting into crafting more this year so love this for inspiration!
Aww thank you for reading and commenting! I hope it gave you some good inspiration c
I love the idea of using books for crafting! I’ve never really considered it before. I’m really into my upcycling at the moment and can imagine using some book pages underneath the glass on a coffee table 😍
Thank you for sharing! ☺️
Thank you for reading and commenting. That’s a great idea! Can you link your blog so I can have a read x
Sure ☺️ http://www.anxietyandliz.com x
Tea Spangsberg says
This is such a great idea. I used books as table decorations one year, and asked people to write me a note. It was a great reuse of old second hand books.
That’s a great idea! Thank you for reading and commenting?
Bryony Baker says
Stamps were one of my favourite things as a child, looks like so much fun!
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Shed Happens (@ShedHappenscmty) says
This is all so cute. The stamps really set a special tone, don’t they? Like a throw back feel to them. I love the way they look with the book page background. That would make a great piece of decor in a home library.
I love them! Thank you! Can you link your blog so I can have a read
Emily M says
Lovely post! I’ve not done any crafting with books before, but I love to see how I can reuse and recycle in my crafting, a couple of years ago I made a ballet tutu from folded sheet music 🎶 I just realised yesterday that Book Day is on Thursday, I don’t know why but I was thinking it was on the 20-something *oops* 🙈
Emily M x
That’s great you were able to do that! Thank you for reading and commenting x
Loved your creations. Such a great idea to used old /unwanted books for crafts.
This is so amazing. Great job Lauren.
Thank you can you link your blog so I can read x
Rebecca Llewellyn says
Wow! This really does look so lovely 😍 I definitely need to make my journal prettier! Thanks for the great ideas xx
The Newbury Girl says
As always, I am so astounded by your creative eye with bullet journal designs. The way your incorporated these book pages into a creative design like this is so beautiful. Have you ever considered creating/designing journals/planners as a side business?
Also, had no clue it was National Book Day!! Will have to share with some of my bibliophile friends! 🙂
Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes says
Great idea for using what you received 🙂
Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes
Bethany Jane says
What a cool collection of craft supplies! I love the alphabet stamps, we did our table plan at our wedding with those. I really love how you’ve used them with the book pages, it’s so effective and looks amazing! Also your calligraphy is so beautiful! I’d love to be able to write like that. Sadly I’m absolutely useless at crafts, so I’ll just have to admire your efforts!
Beth x Adventure & Anxiety
Thank you for your kind comments. I am still learning but practising has definitely helped my lettering x
Tori Harrison says
What a cute idea lovely! Love these ideas and think I might recycle some old ruined books instead of recycling them. Thank you for the ideas lovely!
Tori | ohsot.co.uk
That sounds like a good idea! Thank you for reading and commenting!
Thank you for your kind comments
Such a good idea. I definitely want to try this.
I tried to comment on your latest post, but it said I was a suspected bot 🙁
Unwanted Life says
I had no idea World Book Day was happening, I only new University Mental Health Day was, which is on the same day.
Love the pictures in this post, by the way
Thank you! I didn’t know but I have just read your post and found it very interesting!
An Artistic Journal says
I love this look, such a great idea!
Jessica – https://anartisticjournal.wordpress.com/
This is such a creative way to promote such a great cause! I think it is SO important to encourage reading amongst people of all ages, as it has become more and more rare amongst younger individuals.
Thank you for your lovely comments. Can you link your blog so I can read and comment x
Jenny in Neverland says
Oh my gosh how creative! This looks lovely and I LOVEEE that quote as well. Might have to print that off and stick it in my office when I have it! xxx
Awww ☺️☺️ thank you! I would love that. If you do tag me so I can see it xxx
I love what you’ve done in your bullet journal! I’m now considering what books I have on my shelves that I’d be willing to do this to haha.
Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/
Definitely give it a go! X
Lisa's Notebook says
As a parent, WBD fills me with equal fear and delight – fear because I dread having to come up with an outfit that passes muster and delight because I mean BOOKS! I love what you’ve done with your goodies, it’s so creative – I think this was the perfect collab for you! xxx
I love crafting, this sounds like such a lot of fun! xo
I’ve never crafted with book pages but I love that idea! I did get a pair of cufflinks made for my partner with little book quotes in them. This looks like so much fun and those stamps are super cool. I need to do some more crafting!
Aww that sounds like a lovely gift! Thank you for your kind comments
The thought of torn book pages sends a shiver up my spine! Your crafting looks great though 😀
Kayleigh Zara says
These crafts look amazing, I love the letter stamp and the book pages look so good too x
Thank you!! Can you link your blog so I can read x
Sarvarius Evane Ravencrow says
Very nice is really all I can say!
I love World Book Day – I used to love going in primary school and dressing up! <3 These crafts are creative and cool, such a lovely idea 🙂 I'm glad you had fun doing it x
Thank you for reading and commenting! X
What a fabulous idea! I would never of thought to do that in my journal but it looks so good.
The stamps are also a great idea for someone like me who is not great with lettering x x
Thank you lovely! Yes they are great fun and give such a great crafty look to pages x
This sounds like so much fun! I’m not the most crafty so I’m not sure if I’d be able to come up with much that looks good though. I live opposite a school and it was so fun seeing all the kids going in dressed up this morning x
Aww that’s cool. Thank you for reading and commenting Sophie x
Via Singh says
I used to do crafty things when my kids were smaller. But it used to be proper use of my brain to make something unique. But I love the way you transformed with journal. Its beautiful and so unique. 🙂
Via | https://glossnglitters.com
Thank you so much!
It is great that you got to do a collab with Viking! It is so cool that you got to be creative with the stamp cutters! This is great for arts and crafts, and ultimately making things personalized to your liking. Glad you enjoyed the goodies you got!
Thank you lovely! Xx
I would like to admit that the idea is really nice. I like your projects and hope to see ore similar stuff over here soon.