Monday, September 6, 2010

Back to the books

For many kids, college students, and parents it's back to the books this time of year. Crazy4challenges issued a "book related" challenge so I've created a bookmark.

Papers: Pink cardstock, BasicGrey sugared
Tools: EKSuccess treading water punch
Accents: Flowers, brad, ribbon

Here are a few steps to making your own:

Cut a 6 1/2 inch by 3 1/2inch  piece of pink cardstock. Punch each long side with a decorative edge punch. Cut a 6 1/4 inch piece of decorative paper. Adhere to pink piece. Cut a  2 inch by 4 1/2 inch piece of white cardstock. Stamp image. Color. Adhere to decorative paper. I then sponged walnut distress ink around the edges of my image panel. Punch a  hole in the center at the top. Tie in a piece of ribbon.  Layer flowers with a brad in the center. Attach at the top so they cover the hole. Voila! Super easy bookmark!

I'm linking this up to the Crazy4Challenges blog and to the link parties on the side.

I'm also putting this bookmark in a gift set that will be for sale in my esty shop so check back later for its reveal!


  1. Hi, Fonda! I have to say, that is a cute to the max bookmark. I'm picturing it for a hip-but-still-a-kid college freshman!

  2. What a sweet - retro looking bookmark.

  3. VERY cute gifts, I love the artwork featured in this one.

  4. So pretty, I really need to get more into stamping! I guess I am just lazy about coloring them in but I always love it when I see what others can do with them! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.


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