Monday, March 17, 2014

Bookmark using Crafty Sentiments Sumertime

Good morning Friends!  Today I have a bookmark tutorial for you.  This is my first design team post for Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Bog and also my first tutorial.  I have decided to make a bookmark to show you today.  A word of warning - this is a very picture heavy post.  I apologize in advance!  I actually found the directions for this tutorial on Split Coast Stampers and changed it up to make it my own, so it may look very familiar to some of you.

4x4 piece of heavy card stock
2 3/4 x 2 3/4 piece of heavy cardstock
Crafty Sentiments Summertime stamp
Spellbinders die and Cuttlebug
Decorative Edge Punch
strong heavy tape
ribbon and embellishments

Step 1 - Mark center of each side of 4x4 card stock

 Step 2 - Score 2 sides diagonally from point to point. Tip: I used my envelope template to keep me on the correct lines.
Step 3 - Fold down to form a point at the top and use bone folder to leave  nice crisp lines.
 Step 4 - Cut decorative edge along bottom of bookmark. (Optional)

Step 5 - Cut 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 card stock on the diagonal.

( you will have 2 halves when finished)
Step 6 - Use score tape on the back side to attach one half of newly cut piece.

 (Attached back)
Step 7 - Add wide ribbon at bottom wrapping all the way around bookmark. 
Step 8 - Add narrow ribbon over wide ribbon. (Optional) 
Step 9- Cut stamped image with Spellbinders die and emboss. 
 Step 10 - Using foam squares adhere stamped image to bookmark.

Step 11 - Finish embellishing  bookmark as you desire.
 I used some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, a die cut butterfly and a bow.

Bookmark shown on a book.

Close up of this adorable stamp! 

Thanks for taking the time to go all the way to the end.  I would love to see your take on this bookmark.  If you make one, please leave me a comment so I can admire your work!

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Have a great day, I hope to see you soon!


Scrapcat 1 said...

A lovely tutorial Tina xx

Sheila H said...

Nice tutorial! I love the colors and the sweet image. Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create with your project

My Creative Therapy said...

What a beautiful bookmark! And a very thorough and clear tutorial. Nice job! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

Leanne said...

Gosh girl...scopin out your blog, and dang it girl you are some talented...I love! it....