Monday, May 9, 2011

Inspired By P31 Girls

This is one of my recent P31 mini books that I custom made for a client of mine.  She specifically wanted pink as the gift is for a friend of hers that is a cancer survivor.

Although I have made several of these books, I don't think I shared with anyone what inspired me to do so.

Bill and I chaperoned for our church's youth group trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  During that trip, I heard many of the young girls and young boys for that matter referring to P31.  In fact, one of the boys from one camp call a some of girls from another camp group..."A bunch of P31 girls!"

I had to ask around and found out they were talking about.  Apparently, P31 is short for Proverbs 31.  So I did some homework and found that P31 describes The Wife Of Noble Character.   What a great message the scripture provides young ladies.  A role model for the ideal woman.

I use a baroque and sometime ornamental die cuts for the chipboard base.  Card stock covers the chipboard.  All the edges are inked for an aged appearance.  I hand make the flowers and add a hand-crafted jeweled stickpin to adorn the cover.

Lots of fibers and ribbons are used on the binding ring.  I always include a cross charm too.  Pearls are used throughout each page.  On the inside cover, there is a dedication panel for those that what to give these away as gifts. 

Some of these I make as the mood hits me, colors and details are my choice.  Other times, I have had clients ask me for specific colors.  You can find these P31 mini books periodically on my etsy store. 

I just love these little books.

Have a blessed day,



  1. They are such wonderful little books, Valerie! Your flowers and pins are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!...Nancy :o)

  2. I love Proverbs 31 and these mini books are nothing shy beautiful!!