November 29, 2011

Bookmark Keeper!

I made this Bookmark Keeper a few weeks ago. Such a fun project and what a cute gift also. Just scroll down and follow the photo's so you can see how it opens, what's inside and also the back view:




The bookmarks were all created with the "Two Tags Die" and the "Floral Fillers Stamp Set".  This stamp set coordinates with 4 punches: "Star Punch, Full Heart Punch, Butterfly Punch and 5-Petal Flower Punch". I added a scallop circle to each bookmark in "Whisper White Cardstock" and sponged all the edges of all the layers before I assembled each bookmark. Listed below each bookmark is the stamp set I used on the bottom part of the bookmarks stamped with Pool Party Ink:

 Stamp Sets: Fine Flourish & Extreme Elements

Stamp Set: Extreme Elements

Stamp Sets: Solid Stripe & Extreme Elements

Stamp Set: Extreme Elements

I also added a coordinating "Ruffled Ribbon" to each bookmark in the "In-Colors" of Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade. I finished off each bookmark by adding a "Pearl Jewel" in the center of each punched layer.

Back view of keeper:


Once my "Crochet Trim Victoria Ribbon" and "Ruffled Ribbon" were permanently secured with "Sticky Strip" (both layers), I added 2 Velcro dots so that the back would stay in a closed position. Quite clever huh?

The cardstock size you need for this project is 11" x 7 3/4". On the 11" side, score at 2 3/4", 5", 8 1/4". On the 7 3/4" side score at 5 1/4". Below is a photo of the pattern (not actual size):

Supplies for project:
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Inks: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Lukcy Limeade
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Two Tags Die, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Star Punch, Full Heart Punch, Butterfly Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
  • DSP: In-Color 2011-1013 Patterns Paper Pack
  • Stamp Sets: Extreme Elements, Solid Strip, Fine Flourish, You're a Gem
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Ruffled Ribbon in Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pool Party
  • Misc: Velcro Dots
I hope you have enjoyed my project for today. I love creating 3D items and hope you will try this on your own. What a cute gift this would make for a teacher and an avid reader. Enjoy the remainder of your day!




5 comments:

  1. Super project. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. What a cute idea. TFS the how-to's.

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  3. Another great inspiration! This will make wonderful gifts to go along w/ the books I've bought for family members! TFS the tutorial!!

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  4. Another wonderful idea! This would help me be more organized. There is a place to store them when finished. I sometimes loose track of where I put the bookmarks when I finished with them. The perfect gift for those who everything!

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  5. Debbie, this is just another fabulous example of your creativity! These are awesome! What a neat gift idea!

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