Hi everyone, Donna here with a quick and easy bookmark project for you. Corrin is hosting the Oct 2015 hybrid bookmark challenge at The Digichick and she explained that her inspiration came from her children always needing bookmarks. That gave me the idea to make bookmarks as handouts for the trick-or-treaters this Halloween… They are certainly a more economical alternative to candy and a healthier one, too! I knew I wanted to make them suitable for both boys and girls so I headed to The Digichick Boutique to see what I could find. There were so many great choices, but in the end I decided on JoCee Designs’ Monsterrific kit. The cute little monsters spoke to me and I thought they would be so adorable sticking out from the pages of a book.
Digital Scrapbooking kit: I used JoCee Designs’ Monsterrific kit.
White card stock: I used Staples brand matt photo paper
Photo editing software: I use Photo Shop Elements (PSE)
Paper cutting machine: I used my Silhouette Cameo
Download Blank Bookmark
I needed a simple blank bookmark that I could attach the little monster elements too, so I created one. If you would like to download it, please right click on the image below and choose “save as” or “save image as” to save the bookmark to your computer.
I used my photo editing software (PSE) to design the bookmark as follows:
Print and Cut Bookmarks
I opened my bookmark file in the Silhouette software and used the trace function to create my cut lines around the bookmarks.
Next, I turned on the registration marks and printed my page.
Once printed, I sent my page through the cutter… and here they are. Aren’t they cute?
I was worried though, that they would get crushed inside the trick-or-treat bags, so I decided to put them in a cellophane bag with some backing board. I wanted to keep the bookmark from sliding around inside the bag so I created a band to hold it… and the band was the perfect place to add a Halloween greeting. I love when things work out like that. (I was planning to make bag toppers, but I like this better). I created the bands in PSE, printed them out and cut them with a standard paper trimmer.
And here’s the finished product.
This was such a quick and easy project… If you decide to give it a shot, please be sure to include a link to your version in the comments below (so we can ooooh and aaaah over it). Also, be sure to check out Corrin’s Hybrid Bookmarks Challenge at The Digichick. You can earn chickie points and be included in the monthly drawing for the $25 Persnickety Prints Gift Certificate. But act quickly, the challenge ends October 31, 2015.
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