Royal Bookmarks for All!

Ilene here, and I have a fun and quick project to share today – it’s a great way to make your kids happy and use up LOTS of scraps at the same time! I decided to make bookmarks. For this, I recommend nice and thick, double-sided paper. I used Prima “Romantique”. Prima paper is thick and has pretty patterns on both sides, so it was perfect for this project. I was able to use up some scraps from this older collection. I then added large brads in the top, and put lots of pretty old Basic Grey fibers for decoration. Using fibers is a great way to use up that old stash I know you still have!

I used “Royal” and colored her with Copics. For the clouds and the words “Dream Big”, I used the “Grow” stamp set. The 8 plain bookmarks are perfect for my daughter to gift to her friends, for all of them to color themselves. I stamped the image on Bristol Smooth paper, which is perfect for them to color up with pencils.  And the pretty bookmark I colored makes a great teacher appreciation gift (my daughter is having teacher appreciation week this week at school). Let me just say that I scored big time, in my daughter’s eyes, with this project. I believe her exact words were, “I’m very proud of my mommy” :) So if you have scraps of paper and old fibers cluttering up your space, this is the way to go! Let’s face it – bookmarks are fun to make, but at this point, most adults have e-readers.

So, here is the main bookmark that I colored in:

And here are the 8 blank bookmarks for my daughter’s friends to color:

And here are their backs:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don’t forget about our new Sketch challenge!  You could win a $25 Gift Certificate to Oozak or a Tiny Baker Tia Clear stamp set!  Also, we have a “Fairy” Special release heading your way starting on Monday, May 7th!  You won’t want to miss it!

12 thoughts on “Royal Bookmarks for All!

  1. Oh, these are beautiful. I’m actually working on some bookmarks right now, but mine are very simple. LOVE these, and I think nothing beats a real book, the feel, the fragrance, the way they become part of our home.
    Loved your stamps, and hope to come back this weekend to shop a little. Please email or visit my page to tell me a little more about your clear stamps (not digital) and the use of acrylic blocks. Never tried it. Do you have or recommend a tutorial?
    Thank you.

    • Marcia – I only used digi’s until recently and this is what works for me. Odd Girl clear stamps are very easy to use. You simple peal them off the packaging – attache them to a clear acrylic block that’s an appropriate size (they adhere by themselves to the block). I then use my Black Memento Ink (great with Copics) and cover the image. Typically I lay the block down and use the pad to stamp onto the image. You can tell when the entire image is covered. I then stamp the image onto my paper. If your image doesn’t come out perfect, placing a mouse pad or something with a bit of give will help get a clear image. That’s it!!! Hope this helps!
      Hugs,
      Melissa

  2. I love all these gorgeous bookmarks Ilene!!! What a great idea to leave them blank for the girls to color them in! I also love the use of the fibers!! Fantastic idea!
    Hugs,
    Melissa

  3. Those are fantastic!! Totally gorgeous! I may have to make some of those for my daughter’s friends as well!!!

  4. perfect bookmarks Ilene!
    Love the idea :)
    Can’t wait to see the new release!
    Hugs

  5. Awesome bookmarks Ilene! I love those lush papers and your colouring is just stunning. Great idea! :)

  6. Fabulous bookmarks! That would be a great party activity, too.

    And… I just got giddy over the Fairy Release image… ADORABLE! :)

  7. Thanks everyone, I’m so glad you liked them! This stamp was so fun to play with :)

  8. Bookmarks are cute and my granddaughter loves to color. Me I’m drooling over the fairy image at the end of your post! Can’t wait until Monday!!

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