Plain Jane Bookmark

Hi everyone! I've been busy shipping orders this week, so there hasn't been much creative time. I did sneak into my studio for 15 minutes yesterday and made this quickie bookmark with Psalm 46:10 and Poinsettia Christmas. I got some vinyl bookmark sleeves the other day and thought some handmade bookmarks would make for an easy little stocking stuffer or gift.

I started with a Kraft base, which I cuttlebugged with the Textile embossing folder and then sponged lightly with Ranger Tea Dye distress ink. Next I stamped the Psalm 46:10 verse and the solid Poinsettia in Versafine Crimson Red ink. I cut out the flower, colored in the center with a gold spica glitter pen, then on a whim, decided to cover it with Versamark ink and emboss with Holographic embossing powder. The patterned paper was a scrap of Wild Asparagus paper sitting on my desk, and I matted it and the sentiment panel with Cranberry Crisp cardstock.

The vinyl sleeve actually had one lip that extended taller than the other and a hanging hole, but I wanted it to be even, so I trimmed the taller side to match the other, then used a 1/4" circle punch to punch through both sides of the sleeve. Next I punched a 1/4" whole in some Cranberry Crisp, then used my 1/2" punch to punch around the whole for a little "washer". I glued it to the card so that it lined up with the punch on the vinyl sleeve, then punched through the washer so there was a whole in the Kraft bookmark base. Next I stuffed the bookmark in the sleeve and looped some Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon through for the tassel.

18 comments

  1. Love it! I miss that narrow stitched ribbon.... it was so pretty!

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  2. I love this!!! I just placed my order--my first Verve stamps!! Love 'em!! Can't wait to get them!

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  3. I LOVE IT!!! I just ordered some of the stamps sets! Where did you get the vinyl bookmark sleeves??? Can you share that?

    Thanks for the cute idea!!

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  4. Adorable bookmark....where did you get the sleeves?

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  5. Very pretty! Great simple gifts!

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  6. WOW! I am impressed...15 minutes! great job! I take 15 minutes just to get started...lol! I do love those flowers and the saying. TFS!

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  7. Beautiful design Julee, hope your having a fun week!!

    Jennifer :)

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  8. Such a beautiful bookmark!
    Great job!

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  9. This is so pretty! I love the sparkle on the flower.

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful! I ordered that stamp and can't wait to receive it! I will be saving this post for inspiration in the future...thank you!

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  11. this is so beautiful and what a quick, easy gift to make!!!

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  12. cherylquilts at scsNovember 14, 2008 at 4:56 AM

    What a great bookmark! It's lovely, and I agree...15 minutes! Wow...you're fast! I get my sets in a few days...then I'll be ready to do these too! Where do you get the bookmark sleeves? TFS!

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  13. What a great bookmark! I had thought of using my Plain James for bookmarks, too! Yours is beautiful -- love the poinsettia!

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  14. Loved the bookmark. Where did you find the vinyl sleeves?

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  15. Very pretty bookmark. I got my first Verve stamps a couple weeks ago & I just love them... the little blacktie birdies are too cute!

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  16. OMGoodness... I love this!.. Great job..

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