When I was asked to be part of a Back-to-School Blog Hop, I was thrilled. This is my very first blog hop! Thanks for hopping along with us!!
My project is a Reading Log Bookmark. I created a PDF file that goes with this project. Please feel free to download the file. You are free to use it as much as you'd like for your personal projects, but it is not to be used for commercial purposes. If you'd like to post the PDF or this project on your own website or blog, please link it back to the Cards by CG blog (cardsbycg.blogspot.com).
This is a jpg of the pdf file.
I included three file share programs for you to download with. Hopefully you'll have no
problems, but please email me if you need me to attach the pdf in an email directly to you.
On to the project:
Step 1: Print out the PDF onto card stock. I use white for my projects, but any color will do. You will have enough reading logs for two bookmarks each time you print the pdf file.
Step 2: Cut a book mark from card stock. The measurements are 2 1/4" x 8" - you can cut a total of four bookmarks from one sheet of standard 81/2" x 11" card stock.
Step 3: Cut out the reading logs and mount them on the colored card stock, there will be one side with a large blank spot at the top of the bookmark. This is where you or your child will add decorations (we chose to use Cricut Cuts from Mini Monsters). The second side (the long one) will be added to the back of the bookmark. - see second picture -
Step 4: My kids used the Crop-a-Dial to punch holes in the top of the bookmark to add ribbons.
Step 5: We set eyelets with the Crop-a-Dial.
Step 6: Cut ribbons to add to the top of your bookmarks, we used 8" for each bookmark.
Step 7: Cut your decorations. We used Mini Monsters and our Cricut Expression. All our cuts fit perfectly using 2 1/2" for all layers. Both my 5 and 7 year old sons love using the cricut (as you can see from the pictures)! :)
Step 8: Once everything is cut, assemble your decorations. We used a Zig two-way glue pen for the assembly of each monster cut.
Step 9: Attach the decoration to the top of the bookmark with pop dots (we used "therm-web" 3-D foam squares for our project).
Step 10: Have your child write his/her name on the bookmark. Here my 5 year old is using a Gelly Roll white gel pen.
Now my little monsters have their own little monsters to help them read. My 7 year old finished his bookmark and immediately went to his room to pick out a book to read.... if you ask me that is a wonderful result for this little 15 minute project!! :)
Thanks for hopping along this blog hop. To win some blog candy from CardsbyCG, please become a follower and leave a comment at the end of this posting. I look forward to hearing what you think of this project! The blog candy drawing will be held on Monday, August 16th, 2010.
Here is the blog-hop line-up!
The link (with the school house picture) on the left will take you to the beginning of the line-up.
Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations
Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels
Cheryl at Cards by CG (That’s me)
Jen at Purplescrapbooker
Carri at abusybee