New Products: Vintage Book Overlays

September 13, 2014


A few weeks ago, my husband and I were driving from our small town to the next-small-town-nearby, and I saw a cardboard sign along the highway, with the words “Estate Sale” scrawled on it.  The sign pointed to an older house, and in the yard I saw table after table of what could only be the most interesting things I would see that day!  We pulled into the graveled parking area, and I scrambled out of the car to see what was waiting for me.

I spoke with the woman hosting the sale.  She had lost her husband months ago, and was just now starting to sell him “collections.”  She said that they had been married for 50 years, and he had been a “collector” during their entire marriage, as well as beforehand.

On this day, she was selling books, newsprints, sheet music, and other miscellaneous items. Being an avid reader, I hurried over to the book area.  Being a “books are my friends” type of guy, my husband quickly followed.  We spent well over an hour browsing through the most amazing collection of vintage books.  We would have stayed longer, but time did not permit it that day.    We did come away with treasures ranging between 100 – 180 years old!

Some of today’s goods aren’t manufactured with the quality standards and products of years past, and I think books are one of those items.  I was fascinated by the interesting and beautiful textures of the book covers, and thought they would make awesome textures for scrapbook papers!

So I got busy………and Vintage Book Overlays, Sets 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the result!





This is Overlay #6 from Vintage Book Overlays Set 1, with a simple layer of color placed on top of the overlay, and the blend mode changed to Overlay.


Super fast and incredibly simple!

 Vintage Book Overlays are now available at:
SnickerdoodleDesigns     theStudio    CUDigitals

As always, the Collection is your Best Value, offered at a 50% savings!

BUT….. SnickerdoodleDesigns and theStudio are having a sale on BUNDLES through Monday, Sept. 15th, offering an extra 10% savings on all Bundles/Collection!

At SnickerdoodleDesigns NO COUPON IS REQUIRED.  The extra 10% Savings is already applied for you. (This applies to both Personal Use and Commercial Use products.)

At theStudio, use the coupon code: BIGBUNDLEBLOWOUT at checkout.

Would you like to try a sample?  Just click HERE or on the image below to download one. See how easy it is yourself!



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  1. stacey

    thank you so much for the wonderful gift! would have love to have been at that estate sale. Sorry your little guy can’t fun as much as he’d like but yes, coyotes can be scary!

  2. Carol

    Thank you for this Vintage Book Overlay. This will be fun to try with various color and to see the different looks from it.

  3. ManuScraps

    Thank you so much! Those overlays are just stunning 🙂

  4. Celea

    I love your new newsletter! The stories behind the inspiration for your new products add a perfect touch and make me stop and look at things differently when I am out and about. Thanks for this beautiful new overlay; I can’t wait to experiment with it.

  5. Pam

    Thank you … I’m still learning how to use these. I love the texture of this one!

  6. Anon

    I too LOVE books. The older the better. Great idea to transition the love of the texture to digital. I can almost feel it.
    thanks for the freebie

  7. Lori

    Wow These are cool! Thank you for the sampler! 🙂


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