Thursday, July 17, 2008

Homemade Bookmark

Bookmark
I always have lots of leftover scrapbook paper after making cards, so today I'm going to show you what I use it for: homemade bookmarks!

Bookmark
Cut a rectangle of scrapbook paper or cardstock approx. 2 x 5 1/2"

Tag
Cut a small oval from cardstock. Add a stamp, sticker or writing.

Bookmark
Decorate the bottom half of bookmark. I also cut the corners with decorative scissors.

Bookmark
Punch a hole through the small oval and top of bookmark. I added the gold border around the oval by dabbing it with an inkpad.

Ribbon
Tie on a bow.

Bookmark
Ready for you to use or send to a friend! Here are a few more bookmark ideas...

Bookmark

Bookmark

Bookmark

Tag
If you cut the paper shorter, you can make gift tags. I hope you have enjoyed this week's paper project!

34 comments:

O. said...

those are just lovely!

Christy Lee said...

I think those will be my next project...I work at a great antique store/eatery and I was able to find some really neat old keys to copy your birds nest project...next I'm going to tackle this one. Thanks for such wonderful ideas!

Missy said...

Lovely! And a great 'tag on' for a gift. Or just to give as a gift. Thanks for sharing.

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) How pretty! I love the one with the bees. Hope that you are having a lovely afternoon. Love, Q

Katherinellen said...

That is so CUTE@ You need to open you a bookmark or tags shop. You ahve a wonderful day

Lisa Marie said...

Great idea! And I have to tell you that I just mad the Cream Cheese Banana Nut bread this morning and it is awesome! What a wonderful treat to have in the freezer ready for unexpected company. I really have enjoyed reading your blog. I am fairly new to the blogging world. Have a great day

Kelly said...

I really need to start making all my cards!!! First I need to gather a little collection of paper like that to start off, I only have some here and there that I made a couple thank you cards and new baby cards......I need to keep my eye out for when that stuff is on sale .....I just love these bookmarks you made!!!

Karen said...

Well now that is a very smart idea for using up those leftover scrapbooking papers. I'll pass this on to Christie. She's got a ton of scraps she could do this with. Thank you for sharing this!

dot said...

Very pretty bookmarks!

ivoryspring said...

These are simply beautiful, Kelli! You are one talented lady! Thanks for sharing.

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

These are beautiful Kelli! I'm going to try making some. There are so many gorgeous scrapbook papers to choose from. These would make wonderful gifts. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Pattie said...

How pretty - and they’re relatively simple to do. That sweet ribbon is a nice touch. I appreciate you showing us step by step: I learn better that way!

You're a jewel, Kelli!

Julie said...

I'm always so inspired when I visit your blog. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with us. I am going to make cards with some girls in our church--the ones you made in a previous post. I think they will really enjoy doing them. Have a great day. Julie

Obe's said...

So pretty, just lovely!!
Diane

The Liberty Belle said...

What lovely bookmarks! Thanks for sharing such a inspiring idea.

Jada said...

Great idea! And yours are so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace & Thyme said...

You have such pretty ideas, and your instructions are always easy enough for most of us. Thank you Kelli!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm behind reading blogs and have just finished looking at all your gorgeous photography! Enjoyed everything - the flowers, Daisy dog, etc. The bookmarks are very pretty, I should make some too! I'm wishing I had some of that banana bread too!

Katherine

Hayley said...

Great idea! They are gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Excellent idea - as usual!

Lora said...

Those are really beautiful! You are so inspiring!

Storybook Woods said...

Great bookmarks. I really love the papers you used. Epically that floral one !!! Clarice

Charlotte said...

What a great idea. So pretty. Thanks for sharing,

Kelly said...

They're both so pretty! How creative and what lovely gifts!

Mari said...

Love these bookmarks. I have drawers and drawers of stuff I could make these with. Thanks for the tip.

het lieveheersbeestje said...

This is a wonderfull project! And something I can do too this week, thanks for the idea. My children would love this too!

Anonymous said...

These are great. What kind of adhesive did you use to attach the oval to the bookmark?

Kelli said...

No glue...the tag is attached only with the ribbon.

C.A.T. said...

Those are lovely, love both of them. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi I saw your site and then I saw you are from Canada... I live in B.C. so hello from one Canadian to another.... I also home schooled our 2 children...and I loved crafts.
Now I am a member of the Calligraphy guild and we do a monthly bookmark or card trade so , thanks for the nice ideas.

nirshya.dwbh said...

beautiful bookmarks!

Anonymous said...

Margie said
I just love all your cards and bookmarks. You are very creative and a talented lady. I just can't wait to start making all your cards and bookmarks. They are all beautiful and very different

Leah said...

I am doing these with my 5th grade Sunday School class for Mother's Day.
Thanks for the inspiration! We are also wrapping up a tea bag with kisses and hugs (edible!) in some pretty tissue paper for a wonderful blessing for Mom. All she needs to add is a good mug and her favorite mug for a terrific relaxing time-out.

Leah said...

sorry, my comment should have read; a good "book" and her favorite mug....this mom is too busy!!! haha