Saturday, August 20, 2011

Up-cycled Bookmarks

I have a fun out-of-the-box project for you today. I had a bookmark swap to do, so I came up these pretty simple laminated bookmarks.
The paper stock is rescued from a thrift store find. I grabbed a 1960 book called "High Adventure in Korea". I took the text rich pages and cut them down to 2 1/2" x 6". I inked around all the edges with brown ink. 

I cut the branch from Gypsy Wandering at 5 1/2" and hand cut the little triangles for the corners with scraps from the same paper as the flowers. I also added some Stickles to the flower centers. The little "friend" stamp is from Studio G... it really says "hello friend" but I just masked the stamp.

For the lace tail, I wanted off-white lace but didn't have any, so I dyed the white lace with left-over coffee to get the color I wanted to coordinate with the bookmark.

I punched out the piece fir the back with a 2" scallop and added my personalized stamp and inked the edges with the same brown ink.

Part of the bookmark swap rules was to laminate them, so I did that too... I should have photographed it BEFORE I laminated them, but you get the idea.

I know I didn't use Winter Woodland, but I took a look at the booklet online and it has some very similar branches on it, so I went with it! :)

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Loving the bookmarks, great job for sure. Good find on the book at the Thrift store to, I LOVE thrift stores. The old ribbon is the perfect touch. TFS