Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Bookmark tutorial

I love making bookmarks and this quick and easy style is one of my faves. I used to make this kind of bookmark about 4 years back and the sample got lost in piles of projects. I was tidying up my workspace and I found a tattered dog-eared sample. So I am back again....making some fun and cute bookmarks.
You will need: Double Sided Cardstock, ruler, die cut, glue. (It isn't necessary that you use double sided papers but it does give extra design for the inside.)
Double sided cardstock. Cut a square 4x4.
I place a ruler in the center...or at 2 inches.
I fold up both sides ... often the sides will meet right on, sometimes there is a small space and that doesn't matter.
You need to anchor the folded point. I have used die cuts, or just plain little strips of some of the cardstock like shown below.
Now you decorate the front of the bookmark. I love making glitzy bookmarks but one word of caution...If you put thick die cuts, popdotted designs,ribbons, jewels...they look great but the book will not close nicely once you put the bookmark over the page edge to mark your place. Once I used a darling little bookmark that had a cute popdotted owl with jewel eyes and after I closed the book, the jewels poked a nice hole in the pages before the bookmark. So struggle as I might to not bedazzle my creation, here is a flat little bookmark sporting a cute duckie on a nestie round that was embossed.
Now you make some. You will be delighted how quickly these are put together. I love making them from many different papers.


~JulieH~ said...

love this idea Carole! Thanks for a great tutorial I'm definitely going to make some of these!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

so cute! thanks for the tutorial :-)

Regina Easter said...

awesome tutorial Carole...does this mean you might start doing youtube videos....just a thought...hugs

Anonymous said...

You couldn't make it sound any easier! I am off toake some!

DonnaMundinger said...

Pretty darn cute, Carole! Gonna have to try some. If only I had time to read! LOL xxD

1CardCreator said...

This is adorable Carole, thanks for the great tutorial on how to make them too!

"Um Buggin" said...

Carole, what a delightful idea! These would be perfect for the kids going back to school. TFS!

Hugz, xx


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your bookmark idea. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for nice comments on my Thanksgiving Pie Card.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"