Friday, August 31, 2007

Bookmark Tutorial

Here are the cutest and easiest bookmarks. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Start with a strip of card stock 1 and 1/2 inches wide by what ever length you want. Mine are a bit short because they needed to fit in the card in the post above this one. Slide the card stock into your punch from the bottom as shown in this picture. You may need to use the tip of your scissors or some other object to help align it correctly. Make sure your paper is straight and just punch the top.

This is what your strip will look like when you are done.

Adhere a very small amount of adhesive to the very top of a scallop circle. (as a side note it may be easier to put it on the top of your strip so you know your scallops will line up and there will not be adhesive below the eyelet). Do not put adhesive on entire thing -- you just want to hold it in place while your attach the jumbo eyelet.

Line up your punched out scallop with the top of your strip and attach.

Use your Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the center of your scallop flower. (notice I added a circle to the center of mine before doing this).

Add a jumbo eyelet to the center.

Set your eyelet with your Crop-A-Dile. You can of course use a regular any where hole punch and eyelet setting tool too, but I love my Crop-A-Dile! Now wasn't that soooooo simple? They look really cute in a book and stay put thanks to the eyelet.

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6 nice people left a comment:

rozie640 said...

Great tutorial Mary Jo, It gives me a great idea. I keep losing my dormant list and I know I get asked all the time what sets are on it. I think I'll whip up a bacof of these bookmarks and add the dormant list to them. Solves a few problems!!! Great idea, thanks MJ

debbiedee said...

great idea! This would be a great class for the ladies where I teach a quick craft each month at church.

Dawn Easton said...

Great little tutorial! These bookmarks are so cute!

Dawn griffith said...

Hi Girlie : I just found your book marker post .. OH my gosh .I Soooo love it and Love that you also share Mercy Me songs on your blog also .. I would love for you to visit my blog one day .. What I was writting you about is if you would mind If I did a video making this book marker .. I would post a link to your blog for this fabulous tip . I would sooo appriecate it .. Thank you so Much for sharing your faith and your wonderful Creative projects .
Have a Fabulous Friday girlie
Dawn Griffith

Peggy Maier said...

These little bookmarks are great! I just watched Dawn G's video tutorial & had to come thank you for posting this! I'm going to be making several.

Lynn said...

This is such a cute idea! TFS!!! I used this idea for one of the projects at my stamp club this week and they loved it! I posted it to my blog with a link back here. Thank you for the inspiration!