Make bookmarks for the readers in your life. Choose Thick cardstock for the base and a couple of other papers to decorate your bookmark or to stamp on. Get creative and have fun creating multiple bookmarks. I have always been an advocate of reading and getting my children, and now grandchildren, to read a lot. I forgot to take pictures of the bookmarks before I gave them awayl
This Video is almost 13 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Brushwork Alphabet Photopolymer #141772 Ink: to match your paper or the reader’s favorite color Cardstock: Thick Whisper White OR Thick Very Vanilla
Other papers for layers as desired. I used the retired Foil Frenzy because my grandson loves Lemon Lime Twist and shiny foil. Punch:Detailed Trio #146320 Ribbon: Choose ribbon to coordinate with your papers and ink Adhesive: Tombow Glue
MEASUREMENTS & TIPS: 1. Cut your layers:
~Bookmark base: Thick Whisper White or Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 2″ x 5-1/2″.
~Designer Series Paper layer: 1-3/4″ x 4″
~Stamped layer: 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.
You can adapt these measurements to the width and length you want. If you want to use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch #133324 to make a decorative Tag Topper. Your Bookmark with need to be a tinge smaller than 2″ wide. 2. When using the corner rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch, make sure you place the cardstock edges against the raised part of the punch and shove the cardstock back as far as you can. It is easy, you just have to remember to shove the cardstock all the way back to get a great cut. Sometimes you can punch a second time to correct it, sometimes a second punch will not help. 3. Get creative! You can use the layers like shown here or decide what layers you want. You do not need to stamp a name. You can stamp an image. You can write instead of stamping a name. You can add die cuts to the top. Let the kids make their own bookmarks. I am sure each one will come out different! This may even encourage the to read more! Or they will just have fun making lots of bookmarks for personal use and to give to family and friends.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Rose Red card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces. Cut your two Baker’s Box pieces from the Rose Red card stock. Make sure and use one of the pieces to cut a ribbon hole in the top flaps. Assemble your box. Watch this Video if you need instructions. 2. Cut out four Swirly Scribbles circles from Pink Pirouette card stock. Glue one to each side of your Baker’s Box. 3. Cut a 2″ x 3″ Piece of Pink Pirouette. Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper punch and round the lower corners. Stamp your sentiment in Rose Red ink. Punch out a small Rose Red heart using the Owl Builder Punch and glue beside the word “Heart”. Fill with treats. Tie the tag to your Baker’s Box with the Silver Ribbon.
Have fun making a variety of colors of Baker’s Boxes!
1. Choose either Gold OR Silver OR Red as your color. The 2015 Holiday Catalog has Red Foil Paper so you can also choose Red if you want to. 2. Cutting the pieces ~Use the Largest Floral Frames Framelit to cut a Gold OR Silver Glimmer Paper Flower. ~Use the third Floral Frames Framelit to cut a Gold OR Silver Foil Paper Flower. NOTE: use this sandwich in your Big Shot: Magnetic Platform, cutting plate, Foil Paper with white side down/foil side up, Framelit with cutting edge down, card stock to cover entire piece of Foil Paper, top cutting plate. The Foil Paper will pick up any dents and cracks on your cutting pad. Putting a piece of card stock between the cutting pad and Foil Paper will prevent this. ~Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. ~Cut your Ribbon large enough to go on the inside of the box. The length I cut for the Shirt Boxes was about 22″. 3. The Tag ~Stamp your sentiment on regular Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the decorative label punch (or other punch or die cut).
~Cut your Tag Base at 2″ (slightly less than 2″) x 4-1/4″ (or however long you need it for your sentiment plus at least 2″ if you are using both the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Banner Triple Punch. If you are just going to round the bottom corners, then just adding 1″ or so should be good.) ~Now punch the ends of your Tag Base: Use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on one end. Use either the Banner Triple Punch OR the Corner Rounder Punch on the other end. You can use White Bakers Twine to tie a Bow or use as fringe through the Tag hole. 4.Now to put everything together. Decide where you want the Ribbon, the Flower, and the Tag to go.
~Attach the Ribbon to the Box lid with some Tear & Tape Adhesive. I used about 4″ on each end so the ribbon would be secure on the side-both outside and inside the box. Try to get it straight or put it at an angle.
~Assemble your Flower: If desired your can put Demensionals on the back of each petal on the Floral Frames Flower layers. Put Tombow Glue on the back centers of each Flower piece so the pieces will stay attached. Glimmer Paper is very picky about which adhesives it will stick to. One of the ladies brought Zots Glue Dots and the pieces did not stay together. Stampin’ Up! Glue Dots don’t work well either. ~Attach your Flower to the Box with Tombow Glue at least in the center. You can use Dimensionals on the petal ends if you want some Dimension. ~Attach your Tag with either Glue Dots or Dimensionals. ~Embellish with Basic Rhinestones. 5. Fill with your Gift. We finished decorating 12 Boxes in less than an hour. Once the cutting is done and you have made one box, it goes pretty quickly.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″/ Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Daffodil Delight card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the NEW larger Fluttering embossing folder. Attach to your card base. 3. Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-3/4″ wide by at least 5-1/2″ long. Stamp your sentiment in Delightful Dijon ink. I stamped mine close to the lower edge and centered it on the tag. I then punched the top end using the Scallop Topper Punch, and the other end with the Banner Triple Punch. OPTION: You can punch the ends first, then do the stamping. Doing this will make it easier to get your sentiment stamped in the center. This is what I will encourage my ladies at class to do. 4. Thread about 6″ of Baker’s Twine through the Tag hole. 5. Punch out a large and small butterfly from Gold Glimmer Paper. Attach with Glue Dots in the desired positions. 6. You are finished and ready to send it to an Awesome someone.
Happy Card Making! Nendy Kerr
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