Monday, June 20, 2011

Charming Bookmark

A few years ago at convention, someone showed this cute idea to use the Hodgepodge Hardware to  make bookmarks.  I hadn't ever tried it myself until recently, but these are actually pretty quick and easy to make--and what a fun gift!  

 Here's a closer look:  

I started by stamping on Very Vanilla card stock with the stamp set Charming.  Both the script stamp and the flowers are part of that set.   After stamping I punched out with the Designer Label punch (being discontinued) and added some pearl jewels to the flowers.  

Hint:  As you pull the ribbon through the holes, it will shred a little.  Don't worry, just trim it after you pull it through. 

To get the punched image to stay in the metal frame, I used Crystal Effects.  (Did you know that CE is a great adhesive?)  I placed the punched image in the frame and then took the Crystal Effects around the edges between the card stock and frame.  You don't need a lot to get it to hold together.  If you like, you can punch out a second piece and carefully lay it on top to 'clean up' the edges a bit and hide some of the Crystal Effects. 

Unfortunately several of the items used to make this project are being discontinued!  The Hodgepodge Hardware is being discontinued, but for now it is on sale for 40% off!  Both the Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and the Rich Razzleberry Taffeta ribbon are being discontinued as well.  As accessory items, they are available only while supplies last, or until June 30th. To view all of the Last Chance items in the online store click HERE.   

Hope you've enjoyed this project!  
Stamps:  Charming
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Hodgepodge Hardware, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Taffeta ribbon, Linen Thread, Pearl Jewels


irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful Allison! These would make great teacher gifts. The stamp set you used is so delicate and pretty. Great idea!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Great bookmark and great colors. TFS!