I don't think I say this often enough, but I have the most amazing group of ladies in my downline. I love getting together with them for our meetings. We take turns providing projects for the meetings and the projects they come up with are amazing. Check out these darling bookmarks that Kelly taught us how to make.
Kelly brought all of the supplies and showed us how to make the one on the left. I know you're going to ask for a tutorial on how to make these, so I made the one on the right just for you.
Before I start the tutorial, I need to let you all know that my camera STINKS! I desperately need a new one but it's not in the budget right now. Please bear with the slightly blurry photos and glare from the flash. I have bad lighting in my stamp room so I have no choice but to use the flash on my photos. With that said, however, I still think you'll be able to understand and follow the directions. Here we go!
- Adhesive: Sticky Strip and Snail
- 10" of Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-poly Ribbon
- Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron
- Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
- Punches: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Fancy Flower, Blossom Petals, 1/2" Circle
- Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Step 1: Punch the Scalloped Circle out of Blushing Bride cardstock and then emboss it using the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
Step 2: Stamp the center of the flower image in Daffodil Delight ink on So Saffron cardstock and punch it out using the 1/2" Circle Punch.
Step 3: Punch the Fancy Flower out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
Step 4: Stamp the petal image five times using Cherry Cobbler ink on Blushing Bride cardstock. Punch out the petals using the Blossom Petals punch.
Step 5: Put a 1" piece of Sticky Strip on the back of the ribbon and adhere it to the Scalloped Circle as shown in the photo above.
Step 6: Add a small piece of Sticky Strip to the back of the Fancy Flower right below the indent where two of the petals meet. The Sticky Strip needs to be kept at the TOP. That way the book page can slide between the Scalloped Circle and the Fancy Flower and stop at that line of Sticky Strip.
Step 7: See the petal at the bottom? Line that up so it is centered over the ribbon. Keeping the two petals with the Sticky Strip on them at the TOP (opposite the petal at the bottom), remove the backing off the Sticky Strip and adhere the Fancy Flower to the Scalloped Circle.
Step 8: Take the five petals and cut off the points at the base of the petals. This will help remove some of the bulkiness at the center of the flower.
Step 9: Add adhesive to the back of each petal and adhere them as shown in the photo above.
Step 10: Add some adhesive to the back of the flower center and adhere it in place.
Your bookmark is now ready to be used. Here it is marking a page in one of the Harry Potter books. You can see that the page slides between the Fancy Flower and the Scalloped Circle and it stops right where that small line of Sticky Strip is. The ribbon hangs down behind this page and sticks out the bottom of the book.
How's that for a darling project that doesn't take much time to make? Thank you Kelly and thank you for stopping by!