Well, I’m back again, this time with a bookmarks project, perfect for a Sunday afternoon of crafting! I don’t know about you, but I read a gazillion books and whilst most of them are on my tablet (I do love my Kindle app 😉 ), a lot of them are the real thing, hardback/paperback with actual pages you can touch and turn. The problem I have is that I can never remember which page I am on unless I turn back the corners as I never seem to have a bookmark to hand. Well, after seeing this kit from Snickerdoodle Designs, all my bookmark problems are sorted!
Here it is, the Heartsong collection:
Isn’t that just scrumptious? I couldn’t resist those cute birds! The collection comes with journal cards, splatters, clusters and all sorts, perfect for hybrid crafting! In fact, there is so much goodness in this collection, that I ended up making more than just bookmarks, but you will have to wait for another post for details of those other projects!
I also wanted to use some wordart on the bookmarks, and there are masses in the store. I ended up choosing the following:
As well as whatever digital kit you choose, you will also need the following:
- Photographic paper to print the bookmarks on;
- Cardstock for the bookmark base;
- Punches (these are purely optional and not essential);
- Glue or double sided tape;
- Ribbon for embellishment; and
- Trimmer, scissors and ruler, or cutting board and craft knife.
I started in Photoshop by creating a new document and added guidelines (View>New Guide…) at every 1¾”:
I also added a horizontal guideline half way down the page as I didn’t want the bookmarks to be too long.
You will see the two bookmarks on the right hand side of the document are actually narrower than the rest. I love these clusters so decided to make use of all the paper, even the narrow right hand edge!
I printed the bookmarks on a sheet of photographic paper along with one or two other projects which will be in a future post:
Now photographic paper is somewhat flimsy so I cut the bookmarks out and added a cardstock base. For the two narrow bookmarks, I added a layer of patterned paper.
I then trimmed some of the bookmarks using Stampin’ Up! tag topper punches and corner punch. However, you don’t actually need to use punches or dies to trim the bookmarks, just a hole punch for the hole to put the ribbon through.
And here are the finished bookmarks:
So, if like me you are in dire need of a bookmark (or two, or more 😉 ), then why not try your hand at these? It is a really quick and simple project that needs very little in the way of materials and tools and you can make several bookmarks in a couple of hours or so.
I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!
Other Articles by Lynn:
- Simply Sunday - quick and easy bookmarks - February 26th, 2017
- Simply Sunday - 2017 desktop calendar - January 1st, 2017
- Simply Sunday: basic album - September 4th, 2016
- Listen to the Music album - August 7th, 2016
- Fun in the sun album - June 28th, 2016