Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Groovy Bookmark Card and Tutorial

Paper:  Stampers Select White CS (Papertrey Ink), Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Beach Babe DP, Vellum
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils, Mineral Spirits, Blending Stump, Three For You flower punch, scallop edge punch, ticket corner punch, small hole punch, gold ribbon, SU Pearls.

This week's Challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to make a BOOKMARK!  For my bookmark I used the super cool Hippie Dottie Stamp set from the Totally Stampalcious Bugaboo Line.

I used Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White Cardstock for the base and image on this.  I LOVE this paper!  It's a great weight (110 lb) for a card base and it works perfectly for stamping and coloring images!  This is the first time I've tried this paper and I'm so happy with the results!

I struggled a bit with how to attach the bookmark to the card.  I wanted something that would hold the bookmark in place and not cover it up at the same time.  I came up with this idea to create a pocket out of vellum.  It's super easy to do.

Here's a quick tutorial on the pocket.

Step 1:  Make a Square that measures roughly the same as the width of your bookmark.  My bookmark is just under 2 inches so I used a 2 inch square.

Step 2:  Cut the square in half on the diagonal.  I just lined up two points from the square on my paper trimmer and cut.  (Be sure to hold the paper down on both sides of the paper or else it will move and you won't get a straight cut)

Here's what your square will look like
Step 3:  Tape your two triangles together to make a pocket.  For this step I checked the width of the pocket against the width of my bookmark to be sure there was a wide enough opening.  My finished pocket measures 2 7//8 inches wide by 2 inches tall.

Step 3:  Run Tape along all the outside edges and position on your card.

Step 4:  Decorate.

I'm also including this card in the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks Challenge:  Bookmarks
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge:  Tag Time

I had a lot of fun making this bookmark card set!  We have more great bookmark inspiration on the Totally Stampalicious Blog.  I hope you get a chance to play along in our bookmark challenge this week!

Thanks for checking out my card and tutorial!


Marlena Peduzzi said...

Wow, I love this! It is just wonderful. Glad you could join us at Tiddly Inks this week!

DonnaMundinger said...

Too cute! Love the way it fits in the card. xxD

mforquer said...

Aw, Adorable! thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Benzi said...

Well, aren't you the clever one making a vellum pocket for your bookmark. Adorable card with the 'hippiness'.:-) Thanks for the tutorial.

I'm with you about the PTI does a fab job.

Lori said...

What a cool idea! I love it :) Great set to use for it too - you colored Hippie Dottie magnficently! WTG!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is fantastic, Julie! I love your vellum bookholder, too!

Emily Leiphart said...

I meant bookmark holder. LOL

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fabulous way to 'hold' your bookmark to the card.....simply clever......and you and I were both thinking retro this week and used Hippie Dottie.....great minds and all that

Monique said...

What a Kewl card Julie... I just love Hippie Dottie...Thanks for the tutorial :)..Hope you had a wonderful summer:)

Anonymous said...

I like this card. Very cute idea.