“World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading” – Worldbookday.com/about-us/

This is a collaboration with Viking to celebrate World Book Day and show what kinds of things you could make to celebrate this fabulous day with some old books.

Please check out Vikings blog post HERE to see what they made.

I was sent a package from Viking consisting of:

  • Coloured card
  • Ink pad
  • Alphabet stamp kit
  • Two-hole punch shapes
  • Stamping ink
  • A Sharpie pen
  • A frame
  • Some pages from an old book
  • Book Art by Clare Youngs

I went ahead and decided to make a Mother’s Day card and a bookmark as I am predominantly a bookish channel, and also, its World Book Day, and dog-earing pages is not ideal! I did this using the stamp kit, Sharpie, the hole punch shapes and card that were provided by Viking as well as some Harry Potter heart shaped confetti I received in a secret santa gift a couple of years ago.

I did film myself making these products so if you would like to watch that process, you can find the video HERE.

And these are the final products. I am by no means a pro or artsy in the slightest, but I had a lot of fun making these and it was a great time in general. Plus I think my mum would appreciate a homemade card for Mother’s Day, doubt she’d had one from me for about 20 years or so ha! 

I’d like to say thank you to Viking and also Jennie from Search Laboratory for reaching out to me and asking if I’d like to take part in this collab. I had so much fun and an awesome time.

Any ideas on what you would make out of some old books?

Steph xoxo