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Sunday, August 26, 2012

TLC392 Fold Over Bookmark


Hello everyone...it's my turn to host this week's Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast!!! Since school is starting tomorrow the kids will be reading a lot of books and I bet you can guess what they are going to need...yup...bookmarks!!!  Soooo.... my challenge to you is to make a fold over bookmark!! 
I love this design because the bookmark fits over the page so it's less likely to fall out and it's a great way to use up all those long, skinny pieces of cardstock!!!.

Here are the deets:
1. Cut a piece of card stock 2" x 11" and fold in half so it measures 2" x 5 1/2" (or use a scrap of card stock near the same size).
2. Cut the top corners in the shape of a tag (or use a die for a fancy look) and punch a hole in the center top for ribbons or twine.
3. Sew through the front and back about 1/2" from the top so the bookmark will stay closed and not flop open.  If you don't sew, you can glue the front and back together on the inside from the fold down about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.
4. Now, decorate anyway you want...remember to keep it flat so the bookmark will fit over the page snuggly!!!

My bookmark features the Stampin Up! Elements of Style set which was stamped on vanilla card stock and colored with Copics. The little Hummer was stamped with Night of Navy, cutout, and adhered to the front with glue dots. The seam binding finishes it off.

Thanks for visiting....be sure to gather up all your 2" scraps, now, and come join all the fun!!!!




20 comments:

Patti J said...

OMG Joan! This is beautiful :) Your coloring is so pretty, and I so wish I could make my ribbons look like that! You will have to share your secret with me! Okay, off to find some 2" scraps! Hugs...

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful bookmark Joan, I like the flowers, the bird and the ribbons.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab ribbon.xxx

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous bookmark! Great colors and love the ribbon treatment too.

Tammy said...

Wow, fantastic! Love the gorgeous flowers and pretty hummingbird! Awesome colors, must try this for myself!

Sasha said...

Love the style of your bookmark, Joan. Beautifully stamped and coloured, (love those colours). Love your sweet humming bird, too xx

Dawn Easton said...

Just saw this on SCS and fell in love with it and the idea!!! Sure do hope I have energy to play along when I get home tonight after work!

Basslady said...

wow! this is totally brilliant and fabulous!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Joan, great fold over bookmark.

Kimberly said...

Lovely bookmark Joan! Thanks so much for sharing the details! :) hugs, Kimberly

Debbie said...

Stunning! Yummy colors and a great idea!

VanessaB said...

sooooooooo beautiful! good thing that's not my book mark, i wouldn't get any reading done because i would just be staring at my beautiful bookmark art! :) gorgeous colors!

Linda Palmer said...

Great idea!! I'm going to make some for my granddaughters. Love your design, so beautiful!

Sewflake said...

What a cool idea for the folded bookmark. Add a couple of magnets to the inside and your place will be saved in your book until you pick it up again.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful book mark and I LOVE those colors! WOW!
Lynn

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love these and how timely with school and all the reading that I have been doing over the summer, bookmarks always make it fun. TFS

Annette said...

absolutely gorgeous tag...I LOVE IT

*Vicki* said...

Oh now how clever is this?!! I just LOVE your fold over bookmark Joan!! What a clever idea and such a beautiful design!!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Broni said...

Beautiful bookmark, Joan! I need to make several of these for stocking stuffers!!

Coppock said...

Very pretty Joan, great fold over bookmark.