It's Not All Black and White

Friday, November 30, 2007

A Bookmark Card

This is a slight variation of a card design I came up with a while back. That circle element, with the sentiment, actually comes off the card and is a bookmark. Too cute, huh? I'm a fairly avid reader, and this style of bookmark is awesome. It has magnets inside so that it doesn't fall out of the book. That's especially nice if you're reading while traveling.

So, here's how you do it:
1. Stamp the circle frame and sentiment from Wonderful Wishes and the stars from Starlight Starbright. Punch with 1-3/8 inch circle punch.

2. Cut two layers of scalloped circles. I used the Nestabilites scalloped circle dies measuring approximately 1-5/8 and 2-1/8 inches.
3. Cut the folded circular piece you see above. The widest part of this circle must fit through the word window punch. This will be important later! I again used a Nestablity die measuring about 1-5/8 inches. To make this cut: Use a folded piece of card stock and position the die so a small portion lays over the fold.
4. Now glue all the pieces together to make the bookmark.

5. Add magnets to the back of the bookmark, making sure they are going to stick to each other properly. I just used some from one of those magnet rolls available at office supply stores. I would suggest Basic Grey magnetic snaps for a neater look, if you'd like.
6. Design your card front as desired, punching a hole with the Word Window punch where you will insert your bookmark. Insert the bookmark. No adhesive is needed, as the magnets will hold it in place, also allowing your recipient to remove the bookmark later. NOW, with the bookmark in place, glue your card front to the card base. This will make sure it's not too tight to fit the bookmark into place.

A Note: The black embellishments on my card are dots of Crystal Effects covered while wet with black glitter.
Recipe:
Stamps: Starlight Starbright, Wonderful Wishes (Verve Visual)
Paper: Pearlized white (Paper Accents); Magnolia (My Mind's Eye) used front and back; white (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tempting turquoise, old olive (Stampin' Up!); Onyx black (Versafine)
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, Word window punch, Crystal Effects, circle punch (Stampin' Up!); Nestabilities dies (Spellbinder); Cuttlebug, scalloped scissors (ProvoCraft); black thread and sewing machine, magnets, black glitter

23 comments:

Denise... said...

I LOVE this!

Flossie's Follies said...

this is so pretty, what a clever idea, thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

I love how one idea can take on a fresh look by one person! I made one of these (but it was standard, and Beverly Gerard made one similar to you) but I LOVE the way you can attach it to the card- thanks for the idea!

Shannan said...

You're a genius! I love it!

Lori said...

What a cool idea for a bookmark. I may have to try this when my Nestabilities arrive . . .

Julie Koerber said...

Very Cool! Thanks for sharing. Love the Nestabilities, so it's neat to see the different/innovative ways you can use them!!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow! This is a GREAT idea for a bookmark! I had made some for Mother's Day but I like how you did yours!! FAB!
Oh and those glitter spots are fantastic too!

Julie Masse said...

This is awesome Bethany!! What a great idea and a beautiful card!!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Wow, what a great idea! Thanks for the awesome tutorial Bethany!

SmilynStef said...

Beautiful card and clever idea ... thanks for the instructions.

Nikki said...

wonderful idea! I love it!!! TFS {SMILES}

CherylQuilts said...

What a super idea! You are so creative!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Bethany, this is awesome! LOVE the bookmark. . what a unique idea!

Tina said...

Absolutely ingenious! Love the bookmark idea and the glitter spots are fab!!

dd2njoy said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful
idea,I absolutely love this!!!
The colors are great and that bookmark is awesome!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This is just way too cool! I love it!

colleen said...

This is an awesome idea! WOW....I can't wait to make some of my own....thanks for the information!

Christina Fischer said...

What a great idea! I love how you incorporated the bookmark into your card -- it looks fabulous! :)

Rose Ann said...

Not only is your card gorgeous, I love the bookmark!! Wow! Thanks for all of the deets! Amazing work, as usual, Bethany! :D

Tara said...

Bethany, what a totally clever use of the nestabilities AND beautiful card. I love how you used the black to accent the bright colors! You are one smart cookie!

Leslie Miller said...

This is such a great idea! A card with a gift attached--and such a cute gift, too. I love those glitter accents you made! Thanks for all the instructions!

dd2njoy said...

Wonderful!!!Such a neat idea!!Love
the colors you used too!!!TFS!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Very clever! Super cute too! Love those colors!