Easy Bookmarks

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

During this gift giving season, it’s always nice to receive a handmade gift.  For today’s project I’ll show you how to make these adorable bookmarks.  Perfect for someone who likes to craft—and read!

To start, I used a heavy, white piece of cardstock cut down to 4” wide by 6” long.  Using my We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board’s center tab punch, I lined the paper up at the 4”-medium line and punched.  I flipped the paper over, lining it up in the same spot and punched again.

This gives you a little decorative top to your bookmark.  You can work in batches to create multiple bookmark bases this way.

Using my SureCut trimmer, I trimmed off the excess on the sides of the bookmark.  The wire guide on this type of trimmer is really helpful in getting the cut exactly where you want it.

To decorate the bookmark, I used a craft-themed stamp set from Simple Stories Carpe Diem called Scrap It.   I love all the fun little icons!

I used a rainbow assortment of Memento Dew Drop inks and started stamping.  I also used corresponding Memento markers to color in the little paint palettes.

When stamping mutiple images to fill up a space, I like to keep the images arranged in groups of triangles.  If you look at the stamping, you can take a pencil and draw a triangle line from one image to another.  This helps in taking the guesswork out of how to arrange your stamps.

After I finished my stamping, I used my laminator to make the bookmarks sturdier.  You can leave them as is or add a punched hole with a little twine at the top.

These would look great tucked into a book you are giving as a gift, or they can double as the tag on the top of a gift box.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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