Saturday, February 21, 2009

Handmade Bookmarks

Here are two bookmarks I made. I love making bookmarks because you can make them for any occasion or just because plus they're quick to make. They're great presents for friends and family that read...who doesn't read? My bookmarks are typically 1 3/4" x 5 1/2" with square or rounded corners. The vanilla squares are crimped and I used a 1 1/4" square punch for the 3 squares. I then took a pink ink pad and randomly inked the raised ridges of the vanilla crimped squares.

The pink hearts on the left bookmark are embossed (though you can't tell in this picture) and I cut them out and used glue dots to stick them to the crimped vanilla squares. The hearts on the right bookmark are various size heart punches that I used glue dots to stick the hearts together as well as to the crimped vanilla background. I also use eyelets at the top of bookmarks to add ribbon, another decorative part of bookmarks.


  1. Your bookmarks are beautiful! Love all the texture and the colors. And of course the hearts. I love hearts. :) Nice photo too!

  2. Thanks Mel. I took the photo outside like you suggested and it really makes a difference.