Simply Scored Bookmark “WOW” Video Tutorial

Stampin up bookmark demonstrator video tutorial card idea simply scored diagonal plateIt’s about time for a new 1 Minute to “WOW!” video tutorial from me, no?  I have been knee deep in remodeling at my home so there haven’t been too many quiet moments to do one.  However, I snuck in a little video time (between drills and hammers) to show you this simple bookmark I learned about in Stampin’ Success, one of my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator resources.

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR!  Please let me know what you think of the bookmark (do you have a creative use to share?) with a comment at the end of this post!



  • To create the bookmark, I started with a 4 x 4″ square piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, I scored the square from the center (2″) to the sides.  The scores are folded back to create a point and pocket.

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  • I cut a 2 1/2″ square of Basic Black Card Stock.  It was cut in half (corner to corner) to create two triangles.   I used one of the Basic Black triangles to adhere to and secure the back of the Cherry Cobbler folded pocket.
  • Stampin’ Up! First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper was cut to  3 3/4″ square.   I scored it using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate from the center (1 7/8″) to the edges. I cut off the “flaps” at the score lines–resulting in a perfect layer for the front of the bookmark.
  • I used a Brayer and Crumb Cake Ink on the inside front of the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This enhances the pattern of the Crumb Cake card stock when everything is run through a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  DON’T MISS:  The Stripes Embossing Folder can be yours FREE with a product order of $50 or more during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Promotion.

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Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bunch (Wood-Mount 125535, Clear-Mount 125537), Loving Thoughts (Wood-Mount 125843, Clear-Mount 125845)
Paper:  First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (121878), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650), Crumb Cake (120953)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179), Crumb Cake (121030)
Cool Tools: Blossom Punch (125603), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), 1″ Square Punch (124094, for flagged end), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586), Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127710), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Brayer (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Neutrals Designer Butttons (119743), White Baker’s Twine (124262), Basic Black 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (124145), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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  1. sheryl cushman

    Mary, I absolutely love your bookmark. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talents with all
    of us.

  2. Love this idea Mary. Can see a lot of these being done. You can never have enough bookmarks can you??

  3. SOOOO cute, Mary! What a fab idea! I love it and am always looking for good scoring projects and this one is terrific!

  4. In my very first Workshop as a demo in January, we made bookmarks shaped like yours. Yours looks less complicated. What a Hit! I also recently made a bookmark and used it as part of a card as you did. When I showed a OWH group I am working with, THEY inspired the bookmark/card combo. Luv your stuff!

  5. teachers, holidays, brunch bunch . . . you guys know how to “bring it” when i ask for brainstorming! hugs, mary

  6. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love it! Thanks for showing us how! I had seen them before on blogs and they just say they are so easy to make but you really did show us how! Love the colors and the New Edition paper talks about cherry trees – how appropriate for cherry cobbler paper! But, I really liked the way you added it to the card! Great job as always. Boy, this Christmas we could give books to people and make the bookmarks all Christmasy as well or it would be cute for a birthday too.

  7. Great, Mary! Planning on making a few of these from Success but I like your video and will go by that. Will share some when I complete them. 🙂

  8. Awesome bookmark! The possibilities for decorating it are endless!

  9. Nice idea. It would indeed be a great accompaniment to a gift card for a book….

  10. Mary, I love this idea and can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the Wow instructions.

  11. One more thing, I had made my bookmark to compliment the card but I had it on the outside of the envelope since it wasn’t being mailed. Which was more appropriate for the situation plus my card wasn’t designed to have the bookmark placed on it.

    Just another idea as to where you can place the bookmark if giving the card in person along with a gift. The card itself with the bookmark is a gift in itself though! 🙂

  12. Yikes! Where were you with this video last Friday! We made a bookmark in my Stampin’ Brunch Bunch and I had the ladies put a pencil mark on at the top and on the two sides! This is major easier! I love this bookmark that you’ve made and the idea to put on as the corner of a card. Thanks you for blessing my day and inspiring my art. 🙂

  13. I absolutely LOVE your bookmark! I just made one similar to this over the weekend from a video posted on Stampin’ Connection. But I LOVE the construction which is much simpler and less bulky. And I LOVE the look so much better as well. You have yours turned around with the larger area facing towards you which gives more space to be decorated. 🙂 Love it, love it, love it! Looking forward to making some more using your instructions!!

  14. Mary, What an amazing card and book mark. You are so talented. I love, Love, Love it.
    The colors are so beautiful. What a great idea and a great gift.
    I also love using the brayer with the striped embossing folder. Thank you so much Mary. Have a great stamping day. try to get a little peace through all your construction .

  15. Great video, Mary. Love the color combo and embellishments, too. Well done!

  16. Just love this idea and you’ve made it so attractive!

  17. Fun, Fun, Fun!!! I’m totally making this for my fellow co-teachers and going to give during teacher appreciation week!!
    Thanks Mary!!

  18. I meant ‘your’ not ‘you’re’…..

  19. Love this idea! You’re one minute to WOW videos are the best!

  20. kathyc/northcarolina

    What a fabulous idea…and easy, too! Bonus!

  21. Mary: Going to be making these for some of my fellow SaddleBrooke GalPals – Your video is amazing and the card you have made is ADORABLE. MANY THANKS Girlfriend for providing all of us with this AMAZING video. LOVE IT!

  22. neat alternative, tonya. i appreciate the suggestion as will others. hugs, m

  23. Very cute and love the double use of the card. What a clever idea 🙂

  24. Thanks for showing us the NEW scoring diagonal tool….I love how you make things simple to understand…yet very elegant to give to someone!!!! Please Keep Creating!!!

  25. You have inspired us to make a card that incorporates the bookmark into the actual card front. Everyone seems to be WOW’d by your design. Awesome card! TFS!

  26. I, too, love how you made the bookmark part of the card! I love to give bookmarks away with cookbooks. This is definitely going on my list!! TFS! 😀

  27. Mary, love how you made the bookmark part of a card…what a wonderful gift to send in the mail! I am not crazy about giving gift cards (would rather pick something out), but maybe this changes that, haha…would accompany a book store gift card with a really nice personal touch. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  28. Lovely Mary, what a quick,fun gift idea! tfs

  29. Very cute Mary. Love the crumb cake ink added to the ef. Also, crumb cake, cherry cobbler and black a favorite. Thanks, a fun project.

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