Bookmarks

Bookmarks

I got to do an activity with children at a local library this week. What fun! We made 3 different bookmarks. These bookmarks make great use of scraps of paper and ribbon. I listed the materials I used for these bookmarks. You could use any papers and ribbons you have on hand. I would recommend the multipurpose glue if you are doing this project with children. The glue is easy to apply and it gives you a minute to get the paper in place before it dries.

Magnetic_bookmark

MAGNETIC BOOKMARK

Cut your print paper 1 1/2 X 6"

Fold paper in half so it now measures 1 1/2 X 3

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Insert open ends of print paper piece into Banner Triple Punch. This will put a banner end on both sides of your paper strip.

If you don't have a banner punch, you could leave them straight or corner round the corners.

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Add magnetic pieces inside your paper strip at each end. Magnetic adhesive sheets work great for this. I cut two 1' squares to apply to bookmark.

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CORNER BOOKMARK

This bookmark is simply the corner of an envelope that is covered with pretty paper.

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Begin with a sealed envelope. I scored 2" in from each side of the envelope.

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Place the score lines in cutting rail of your paper cutter and cut diagonally.

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Cut two 2" squares. Glue one 2" square to front of your diagonal envelope piece. Turn over and use edge of envelope as a guide to trim off excess paper.

Glue 2nd 2" square to back of envelope corner. Note the side you want to show needs to be glued down to envelope corner.

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RIBBON BOOKMARK

Base: Cut a 2 X6" inch piece of solid color paper. I punched top with Detailed Tag Topper punch. Any Stampin' Up Tag Topper punch will work or you could leave a straight edge. If you leave a straight edge, punch a hole at top and adjust the size of the print paper you attach. You may want it longer.

Cut two 1 3/4 X 5" pieces of print paper. Glue print paper to each side of base.

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Cut an 8" piece of ribbon.

I showed the children how to attach ribbon without tying a knot. A knot can add bulk in your book.

Fold your ribbon in 1/2. Insert folded end of ribbon through opening at top of bookmark.

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Insert both ends of ribbon through ribbon loop and pull.