Monday, March 5, 2012

Crafter's Companion Stamp It Bookmarks

Hi all!  I saw these great magnetic bookmarks this weekend at the iCopic blog and I wanted to try making my own.  Here's one of my finished ones featuring Stamp It - A Map.  Scroll down to find out how to make three bookmarks from two 12"x12" sheets of paper.

You'll need two 12"x12" pieces of paper - one cardstock and one decorative paper.  First, cut your cardstock into three 4" wide strips.  Score each strip at 2", 6" and 10" as shown below.

Now, you'll need to glue your magnets at the inside of the 2" and 10" scored lines. Be sure to check that your magnets stick together before they're glued down.  Magnets have polarity and one side may repel the other magnet if the gluing isn't done with care.  Add glue around the 2" flaps.  Seal the flaps around the magnets.  You've completed the inside.

To decorate the outside, cut 6 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" squares of your decorative paper.  Center on each side of the bookmark and adhere.  This will give a small cardstock border around your decorative paper.  Decorate to your heart's content.  You'll have three bookmarks when you're done.

Here's my second bookmark with Hummingbird Wings.

I decorated the reverse side of this bookmark as well.

Here's my third bookmark featuring Bird Cage by Yi Hua Law.

I decorated the reverse side in a similar manner.

I'd like to enter these bookmarks in the following challenges:
1. Do You Stack Up #61 - things with wings
2. Paperplay #9 - something old (flowers and gems), something new (stamps, paper)
3. Allsorts #144 - spread your wings
4. The Crafty Pad #160 - share the good news
5. Stamptacular Sunday #14 - TEXT Me

Happy Crafting!

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Deirdre said...

Amazing creation - love all the elements to it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Deirdre said...

Amazing creation - love all the elements to it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Stampalicious said...

very nice,thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Nicole Mullen said...

Fantastic project, love the magnetic idea! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the vintage feel! Thank you for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad :)

Gail said...

Beautiful work, love the hummingbird.

Naomi said...

WOW! These are ALL gorgeous! Love the colour scheme and the beautiful images! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

fabulous project!!!

thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Bettina L. said...

Such awsome bookmarks. Loving the different colour schemes and designs. The distressing, pearls and flowers makes it perfect. Love the different and unique stamps you've used for this too. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Heleen said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.