The weather in Malaysia now is getting so hot and it makes me want to hide in my craft room and continue crafting. Bookmarks are great little crafting projects that would help me burn some time and will be useful.
Above is a bookmark which I've created using Marion Smith Designs pattern papers. To make the bookmark more durable, I've added a piece of transparency on top of it.
Here are some closer look.
And here are the steps in creating this bookmark.
1) Cut out a piece of dark brown cardstock measuring 6" x 2.25". (You can use any cardstock)
2) Cut out a piece of black printed pattern paper measuring 5.5" x 2". (I used Marion Smith Designs Timekeeper collection) Attach it on top of the cardstock piece and stitch around it.
3) Cut out another piece from the beige pattern paper measuring 3.5" x 1.75". (My pattern paper is also from the Timekeeper collection) Attach it on top of the piece in step (2) and stitch on its top and bottom edges.
4) Cut the helmet image from the same Timekeeper collection and adhere it on top of the piece in step (3).
5) Cut out two page tabs and attach it as in the picture above.
6) Trace the bookmark onto a piece of transparency and cut it out. Use four small brads to attach the transparency to the bookmark.
7) Lastly, punch a hole on the bookmark and add a brad, twine and a charm to it.
Hope you all like today's little tutorial. It is a great relaxing project without needing much thinking. Have a great day!
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Sources: Pattern Paper: Marion Smith Designs; Inks/Paints: Ranger Inks; Others: thread for stitching, transparency, brads, twine, charm, Beacon and other adhesives.