Wednesday, May 18, 2011

library cards

every couple of months, we try to get a group of girls together to meet for a book swap.
we gather at a restaurant to eat, swap books and chat for a few hours. so much fun, we just don't get to do it as often as we'd like. but, we do always come home with some great, new books to read.

we thought it would be fun, to some how document, whose books we were reading and who's reading our books. and that's where the library cards come in...


simply download 8.5 x 11 library card sheet, print at home using colored cardstock, trim and attach to the inside of your favorite swap-worthy books or, for extra fun, cut out pockets to insert your cards into.
(this library pocket was cut using the silhouette, but there are a lot of templates you can easily find through google)

i used the recollections "soda pop" paper pack from michaels


have some fun swappin'....and if you already do, tell us about it!

37 comments:

  1. Also a great way to remember who the book belongs to! Love the idea of a book swap because it would probably guarantee more current books than the library.

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  2. I can't wait to try these ideas! I borrow my friends machine often!! Thanks

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  3. I swap books with my bestie all the time, what a great (and CUTE) idea!

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  4. I think that is such a good idea!! My mom just told me a couple days ago about a free program you can download where you scan in the cover of your book and it uses that code thingy to keep track of all your books. It makes like a database of all the books you have and if you loan them out and all that. But your idea sure is cuter! :)

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  5. so freaking cute! no one is getting their hands on my nook though :)
    http://etsystalkers.blogspot.com/

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  6. this is adorable! takes me back to the good ole days of the school library!

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  7. what an awesome idea!! if you ever have an open book swap I'd love to come join you :)

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  8. This is such a cute idea! I love it! It might be fun to have a place on the card for each borrower to rate the book too. 1-4 stars or something like that. Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love this idea, makes the swap way more personal.

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  10. so dang cute! love this idea :)

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  11. I love it!!! gonna print me some for our next swap ;)

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  12. What a great idea! My girl friends and I all have Kindles now and I miss swapping books with them. I wonder if there's a way to use this idea ...maybe passing around the library cards?

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  13. I miss the days of library cards! It was always fun to see who else had read the book!

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  14. This is a fantabulous idea and I'm so stealing it. Thank you thank you for another idea to (borrow). You all at eighteen25 are super clever.

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  15. At our brick and mortar library, they have die cut machines where we can make those library pockets. It's so much fun to see them in use again.

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  16. OH these are fun! Thanks :)

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  17. this is adorable! I could see giving these with a bookstore gift card too! :)

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  18. Such a sweet idea. What an adorable way to keep a record of who has enjoyed your book.

    I am shocked that I was not a follower (given I check in daily) fixed that now though!

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  19. My sister has this kit:
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/e326/
    Same sort of thing and I LOVE it!!!

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  20. I've been wanting to do this for years! I think your cards are the best I've seen...great work!

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  23. I love this idea! You will now know who you can discuss the book with because they have read it too.

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  24. so cute! I might try this with my dvds too!

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  25. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on May. 19, 2011. Thanks again.

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  26. I’m new to following your blog-you have some AWESOME ideas! I often swap book with friends what a fun and cute touch! Thanks for the great idea!

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  27. so cute. love it. where do you get all of that pretty bakers twine. i love all the colors

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  28. So when's the book swap? My sisters and I would love to come :).

    {Just please don't say that it's while I'm out of town. I always miss fun things when I go out of town. I mean I am going to Hawaii with my hottie husband so I can't complain too much. But I am that middle child that hates feeling like I missed out on something}.

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  29. Can I just say I love your choice of books? You must have a 5th grade girl at home...

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  30. This librarian approves ;) This inspired me to do something similar for my nieces and nephews summer journals, which include a spot for reading lists -thanks!

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  31. I've been looking for a simple way of doing this, but I've been too lazy to design it myself. Thank you so much!

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