Monday, 22 March 2010

Quick and easy bookmarks

Hi everyone!

How cute are these bookmarks? Aren't they super! They're so quick and easy to make that you might as well make half a dozen while your at it! I do a lot of reading and belong to http://www.bookcrossing.com/ where books take on a life of their own. BookCrossing is earth-friendly and gives you a way to share your books, clear your shelves and conserve precious resources at the same time. A book registered with BookCrossing is ready for adventure. Leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop or at a hotel whilst on holiday, share it with a friend or tuck it onto a bookshelf at the gym ... anywhere it might find a new reader. Some of my books have travelled the world as they are passed on from person to person! So now, I always insert one of my bookmarks when I send a book on its travels ... complete with blog address on the back of course!
So, let's get started on how to make the bookmark shall we? First of all, here's the supplies you'll need:

Stamp Sets: A Beautiful Thing, Vintage Labels, Whimsical words, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip
Punches: Scallop Circle punch, 1" Circle punch, Corner rounder
Vintage Brads, Snail adhesive, Paper Piercing Tool & White Gel Pen
(All supplies can be ordered from me)

And this is what they look like:
1. Stamp motif using Vintage Labels onto white card stock, and A Beautiful Thing on pink card stock. Punch out using Scallop Circle punch for white card, and 1" circle punch for pink card. Use snail adhesive to adhere together.
2. Using Scallop Punch, take Close to Cocoa cardstock (1.1/2" x required length) and feed carefully into punch as shown to make half scallop edge for top of bookmark.
3. Attach scallop circle to bookmark, matching the scallops, using the paper piercing tool to make a hole through all layers and add a vintage brad.
4. Use corner rounder to bottom of bookmark and then stamp sentiment where required and finish off with dashed lines using the white gel pen.
Your finished bookmark! How super is that!

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