Yesterday I was talking about how to simplify your scrapbooking and today I thought that it would be nice to make another simple project. I have a lot of readers in my family, and if you've ever met my husband, you'll know that he is always reading several books at once. Upstairs, we have an office, that is really actually his library and our computers.
Here is a simple way to make some bookmarks for all of the bookworms that you know and love. There are two layers to make this bookmark, just cut cardstock to 1½" by 5¼" (this is my white piece) and the other cardstock to 1¾ by 5½" (this is my celery piece).
Step 1: Stamp an image all over the larger cardstock. This will end up being the back of the bookmark. Step 2: Stamp a background image overtop of step 1 (optional).
Step 3: Gather the supplies for the front of your bookmark. Now, I like to stamp the same background image on the front of the bookmark that I stamped on the backside.
Step 4: Next, Stamp the main image on your bookmark. For this bookmark I've used the stamp set called "Looks like Spring" and for the main image I've used craft ink in the "yo yo yellow" colour. Step 5: In an accent colour (apricot classic ink), stamp your smaller accent image to fill in the spaces around the main image.
Step 6: To finish off this bookmark, I will adhere the two pieces together (I just use double-sided tape for this). Then, I will punch a hole at the top and tie on my ribbon. Step 7: This step is also optional, but I do like to stamp a little sentiment on the bookmark. This one says "Time passes, friendship stays, right where it's put".
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