Monday, October 13, 2008

How to Make a Bookmark...Fancy

I'm exhausted. Really. This last weekend knocked me out. I am back to work and that is going full force. After I finish a long day like today, I relax by picking up a book. I read a lot, especially during the week, when I am away from my stamping studio. On the weekends, stamping is my stress reliever.

My photos for this project don't do it justice.

Here it is:
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Whisper White, Patterns Night of Navy Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Filigree Brads, Paper Snips, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon, Aquapainter

At convention, Brent Steele showed us a variety of bookmark ideas and we made one at our make-n-take using chipboard. I wanted to be different and use the stuff I owned, so I started with the beautiful ribbon.

Hodgepodge Hardware frames come with two rounds ends for brads. To cut one off, I used my craft and rubber scissors. With one quick snip, the offending part was off! I use mini glue dots to adhere the Patterns paper to the frame and a brad and a filigree do-hicky to secure the frame to the ribbon. I use an aquapainter to paint the butterfly.
Here is a picture from a convention board that shows the ones demonstrated on the main stage:

Happy Stamping!


  1. What terrific idea. Very pretty and looks really simple to do aswell.

  2. I just love these! They were so great at convention.

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  3. I like your bookmark. I still haven't gotten around to making any of these. I think I need to though. We give books to alot of people for christmas and wouldn't it be great if I could give them a handmade bookmark to go with it. I'm waiting for my vanilla HPH to get here so I can have some real fun :-)

  4. Oh neato! I totally forgot about Brent showing us these! Now I want to make some! TFS

  5. How FUN!!!! and looks simplte too!

  6. These are so very pretty! What a great idea to use the Hodgepodge up!

  7. love the variety shown! these would make cute gifts!!

  8. I forgot about these also. I think I like yours the best. SOunds like you've been very busy.

  9. I'm going to have to try these, although I don't have any HPH. Maybe I'll think of something else...


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