Quick Bookmark

Stampin up organic grace bookmark

Want
to do a add a little something extra when you send your next homemade
card?  How about incorporating a bookmark as a snazzy design element? 
It’s so easy to do and I have oodles of pictures to share with you
below!

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I originally saw this bookmark idea on a Splitcoast Technique Challenge
(TLC187) several weeks ago and decided to make a “chorus line” of them
for my book group next week.  The layout of the 4.25″ x 5.5″ card is
from Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge WSC62.

Begin with a 2″ x 4″ piece of card stock.  TIP:  I opted for Night of Navy Textured card stock for the extra “heft” it provides.  Score at 2″.

Stampin up bookmark 1
 
Fold each side to the center, making sure to keep things very square for a snug fit on a book page.

Stampin up bookmark 2

Tape folded sides together (don’t panic . . . the tape is ugly but gets covered 🙂

Stampin up bookmark 3

Next
cut  a 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ square and cut again on the diagonal.  I used
Stampin’ Up!’s Naturals Ivory card stock and layered each triangle on a
En Fran?ais Background stamp, inked in Creamy Caramel.

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TIP: 
I find it easiest to flip my background stamps face up and ink up with
the ink pad face down.  I then lay card stock on top with a piece of
scrap paper over the whole works.  Either using a brayer or my hand, I
evenly and firmly press the card stock (keeping things from sliding)
into the image, making sure to cover the entire area of the card
stock. 

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TIP: 
Adding a lot of embellishments (brads, etc.) to a bookmark could damage
book.  The book “hugging” English Major in me opted for a one
dimensional bookmark, using layered images for impact. 

I finished up by stamping off the card stock with Organic Grace (Hostess Level 1)
images in Night of Navy and adding a Creamy Caramel edge (by flicking
the card stock on the ink pad).  Both sides of the bookmark sport a
stamped triangle.

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Bookmark in action.

Stampin up bookmark with book

I
hope you enjoyed this simple bookmark.  It slips neatly onto today’s
card as a bonus.  If you want to learn how to earn the Organic Grace
Hostess Stamp Set used here FREE, click for details.

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Stamp Sets:  En Fran?ais Background, Organic Grace (Hostess Level 1), Pocket Silhouettes
Paper:  Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy Textured, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy
Cool Tools:  Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin’ Up!’s Crafter’s Tool Kit), 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, Scor-Pal
The Perfect Touch:  Night of Navy 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Navy Micro Brads (www.justbrads.com)

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