I was inspired today to create some new bookmarks. I used large craft sticks (tongue depressors) and covered them using Zip Dry Paper Glue in the Maggie Cardstock Collection from The Angel Company. I used the Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in one end for the rhinestone brads. They turned out super cute.
The Mount Comfort Methodist Church Shop and Crop went very well and was tons of fun!! I met so many new friends. I wanted to unveil the assembled make-n-take I brought to share. I visioned it as a lovely little bookmark, but several of my new friends gave plenty of other uses for it… such as a gift tag, a scrapbook page accent, or the top layer of a greeting card.
There were several vendors there with make-n-take projects, but I ended up only having time to do 2 of them. This cute little autumn treat bag was offered by Darcy Cooper, a Breezy Designsconsultant. I had not heard of them before this shop and crop. She had nice scrapbooking kits and paper crafting supplies and was a great gal to talk with. She had tons of great ideas.
This next one was offered by a really nice gal named Beth Barnett who is a consultant for My Creative Life. This company was also new to me. They also offer really neat scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies.
I really enjoyed myself. And, best of all, it was for a great cause.
I just wanted to point out that my “Scraps Bookmarks” post from June 27th was mentioned on a really cool website about collectiong bookmarks. I highly recommend that you check out this site. It is a reference site with links to bookmark samples from all over the web. They may not all be stamped or made of scrapbook papers, but they are inspirational.
Here is the link… http://www.bookmark-collector.com/2008/06/28/bookmark-bookmarks-27-june-2008/
and website… www.bookmark-collector.com
I made these cute little book marks today using jumbo (3-1/2 inches long) paper clips. I purchased the clips from Wal-mart in the office supply section. This is a very easy project. I used various punches.
I punched my shape once in light weight chipboard and twice in decorative cardstock. I used glue stick to adhere one decorative cardstock to the chipboard. Then I attached my embellishments (paper flowers and pastel princess brads) to the other piece of cardstock before adhering it to the chipboard. I used rubber cement to attach the two sides together with the paperclip in between. Rubber cement now comes acid free, which I love for this type of project because of its quick “tackiness” and fast drying. Other glues didn’t hold well around the paper clip or I had to hold the piece for forever waiting for the glue to set.
Once the rubber cement set I tied one or two pieces of ribbon around the clip for once last decorative touch. 🙂
All supplies (except paper clips) from The Angel Company.