Apart from stamping my other great love is reading, which is mostly now done on my Kindle. But recently I’ve gone back to read some old favourite paperbacks so I was in need of a bokmark, an old envelope just isn’t pretty is it!
So for tyodya’s project I’ve created a super quick bookmark which took less than ten minutes to make and is a vast improvement on my previous book marker.
The basic bookmark was made from a piece of Whisper White thick Thick A4 cardstock measuring 5cm x 21cm. Punch one end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the bottom two corners. Now its time to decorate.
I love creating bookmarks because you can just let your imagination run and stamp whatever pattern you want. For this bookmark the background was created with stamps from the Taasteful Textures stamp set in Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam,
I wanted to add the sentiment ” Take time to do what makes your soul happy” because reading does just that for me, I astamped this in Rococo Rose. For an extra touch I added some flowers from the Free as a Bird stamp set because they are pretty and make me happy too!
To finish the book mark I added a length of the Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon through the top and secured with some Whisper White Bakers Twine. I adore this ribbon but have found it hard to work on a card so far, so I’m glad I’ve finally used some.
I love to know what you’ve been creating with this ribbon.
Today’s project has been in my head since I first saw the catalogue back in August, a little bookmark using the cute Santa from the Santa’s Workshop suite. I’ve seen a few variations on Pintrest so this must be a common idea amongst us crafters. It does help that this suite is perfectly co-ordinated meaning simple projects like this are easy to recreate and perfect for those up and coming Christmas markets.
The base of the bookmark measures 21cm x 5cm ( 8″ x 2″) and was cut from Poppy Parade. Each of the bottom corners were rounded using the new Detailed Trio Punch and for the top I used the Scalloped Tag Topper. The stripy layer is cut from the Santa’s Workshop Speciality Designer Paper and what’s so special about this paper is it has flocking on it, those stripes are actually flocking giving a lovely texture to the bookmark. This layer measures 19cm x 4.5cm ( 7 1/2″ x 1 3/4″) and has had all four corners rounded in the Detailed Trio Punch.
I stamped the Santa in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends before cutting him out with the matching die set. If your not a fan of colouring you can also die cut this Santa straight from the Designer Paper, making your project even quicker.
For some decoration I added some snowflakes from the same Santa’s Signpost Framelits set cut from the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. To finish off the book mark I threaded some of the new Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon through the slit at the top of the bookmark and secured in place with some Linen Thread.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, pop back soon for more ideas with this suite as its my favourite from this years Autumn/Winter catalogue.