Saturday, July 11, 2009

Quick and Easy Bookmark Idea

The new SU Idea Book & Catalogs arrived a couple weeks ago and my girls who pre-ordered catalogs all received this little corner bookmark along with their new catty :) ! It's an idea that SU gave us in the latest demonstrator magazine. Super quick and easy project and an extra special touch you can add anytime you give a book as a gift. I used the new Jumbled Alphhabet set which has 2 varieties of each letter, one small and one larger. As you can see, there is quite a variety of fonts and that's what I like about this set....the variety. The larger letters punch out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and layer up nicely with the 1 3/8" circle punch. Of course, I also used some of the new in-color cardstock and Designer paper (Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo & Razzleberry Lemonaide DSP).
The finished size of my bookmarks is 2", but you can make them any size you'd like. Just start with a square and score it down the center, turn and score it down the center again. I started with a 4" square of melon mambo cardstock....scored it at 2", turned it and scored again at 2". Then, cut one of the scored squares out. Here's how it looks (easy schmeezy...): Then you just fold your score lines and adhere the back flap to the middle flap. Those flaps that are adhered together will be the "back" of your bookmark, creating a little "pocket" between the back flaps and the front flap. (fyi- I used Zip Dry Paper Glue for this entire project...great stuff, economical, strong bond and quick dry and it does not wrinkle your paper.) You may need to do a little trimming if you can see any edges of the back flaps from the front. Here's how it looks just before you fold over the back flap and adhere it to the middle flap:After that I just layered up some cardstock and DP. Here's another bookmark I made using the Designer Label punch, one of the smaller letters from the Jumbled Alphabet set, and the 3/4" and 1" circle punches.
I used Melon Mambo Classic Ink for all the monogramed letters.

Here's what the bookmark looks like as it marks one of my favorite pages (pg 162) in the catalog...featuring the new Designer Papers :) ~

We normally post our Divine Design projects on the 9th of each month, but this month it will be the 16th (Thursday) ! Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy the bookmark idea. See you Thursday :) !!!


Jamie said...

Very clever! Love this idea.

nancy littrell said...

Hi Nance, boy do I miss our get togethers, but thrilled to see your bookmarks. The minute your summer school is over please Call Me!!!! TFS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a great idea!! Love the colors with the letters as the design! Thanks for showing how you did it!

Tonya said...

cute, love the colors...but I feel dumb, why is it all folded?

Mary said...

Love your bookmark!