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:

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