Book Pocket: I was impulse buying at the book store and saw a book I thought I had but couldn’t remember if it was mine and I let someone borrow it – or my friend owned it. At any rate I bought it and discovered later I already owned it. Sooooo, I decided that, with my brand new logo in print, I would make something to help me keep track of my books and let my friends know, if they forget (like I do) where a book belongs when they’re done with it.
Supplies: 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ envelope // Rubber stamps & ink //
Printed Logo and/or contact information on plain paper (easier to read). PS: These little pockets can be made with scraps of paper.
Process: Pocket & Ownership Info: Glue envelope flap down and cut in half. Tape/Glue one half of the envelope (opening up) to the inside cover of the book (before gluing the pockets down I stamped them with various stamps). Tape/Glue logo with contact information just above the envelope. Ownership Card – 2 1/8″ x 3 1/2″: Print same logo with contact information on plain paper – cut to 3 1/2″ x 2 1/8″. I put my logo in Microsoft Word, typed in the name of the book and the author and added lines for for names and dates – I got six to a page.
Now you can take the card out, note who’s borrowing it and put it away in a safe place (which means I get to build something to hold them – yeah!) You’ll know if you have a book before you go shopping and your friend knows where the book belongs when it’s ready to go home. Not to worry – I can attest that this will not prevent impulse buying.