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17 March 2014

My First Inspirational Post and a fun Summertime Bookmark Tutorial

Good morning Friends! I am so excited to be a part of the Crafty Sentiments Designs design team!  Today I have a bookmark tutorial to show you using Annabel - Summertime.    This is my first design team post for Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Bog and also my first tutorial.  A word of warning - this is a very picture heavy post.  I apologize in advance!  I actually found the directions for this tutorial on Split Coast Stampers and changed it up to make it my own, so it may look very familiar to some of you.

4x4 piece of heavy card stock
2 3/4 x 2 3/4 piece of heavy cardstock
Crafty Sentiments Summertime stamp
Spellbinders die and Cuttlebug
Decorative Edge Punch
strong heavy tape
ribbon and embellishments

Step 1 - Mark center of each side of 4x4 card stock

 Step 2 - Score 2 sides diagonally from point to point
Step 3 - Fold down to form a point at the top and use bone folder to leave a nice crisp line.
 Step 4 - Cut decorative edge along bottom of bookmark. (Optional)

Step 5 - Cut 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 card stock on the diagonal.

( you will have 2 halves when finished)
Step 6 - Use score tape on the back side to attach one half of newly cut piece.

 (Attached back)
Step 7 - Add wide ribbon at bottom wrapping all the way around bookmark. 
Step 8 - Add narrow ribbon over wide ribbon. (Optional) 
Step 9- Cut stamped image with Spellbinders die and emboss. 
 Step 10 - Using foam squares adhere stamped image to bookmark.

Step 11 - Finish embellishing  bookmark as you desire.
 I used some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, a die cut butterfly and a bow.

Bookmark shown on a book.

Close up of this adorable stamp! 

Thanks for taking the time to go all the way to the end.  We would love to see your take on this tutorial.  If you make a bookmark, leave us a comment so we can come check it out and I would love for you to stop by my blog too.
Have a great day, I hope to see you soon!


Sue said...

Such a gorgeous book mark and image,I love it.Can't follow you yet blogger is being a pest!!!
Sue x

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is wonderfull xx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Tina fab tutorial and these are one of my fave bookmarks tend to make for friends children as they think they are just wow when they receive them. Love the stamp you picked for this and well done loved your post

Diane said...

Such a pretty corner bookmark Tina !! Great job with TUT !!

hugs Diane xx

Caz s said...

This is lovely Tina..fab tutorial..Caz xx