I am FOREVER searching for a bookmark! I have a ton of books stacked up next to my bed, and I often have to bend a page corner or use an old receipt. So I decided to make a couple bookmarks for this week’s project, using the versatile Basis card stock from CutCardStock. This project is so easy…and easy projects give me more time to read!
I’m using a bookmark die and stamp set from Waffle Flower, a stamp set from Scrappy Critters and the We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board. I thought these would be fun to do in black and white so my recipients could color them, so I cut the main shape in Basis Black first. Add your favorite coordinating ribbon or twine on top.
These book stamps are SO cute and I love the little laugh you get reading them. The book and cup are just a single stamp used on a strip of the Classic Linen Solar White paper, and stamped over and over to create stacks. I did the same for a strip on the back also. This is glued to both sides.
To personalize, I punched out the names needed on the Classic Linen Solar White paper, and trimmed down to the width of the bookmark. It takes some trial and error to determine the correct distance with letters based on the bookmark width, so I recommend using a pencil to mark your spot to punch.
If you have a longer name, you can have the name go down the long side edge of the paper instead, running up and down. Glue to the Basis Black bookmark shape.
I was tempted to color these in as a gift but my vision was the recipient could also color in the cups or books for every book they read! I simply added dimension at the bottom to resemble a shelf or floor and left space next to the stamps on the back if they want to write in book titles too. You could add lines to write on if you want also.
With the great prices on the Basis card stock this month, you could make several of these in all sorts of colors – in a matter of minutes. These would make great end of year teacher gifts. It’s also a cool way to journal, especially if you’ve set a reading goal (like me). Thanks for taking a look at this project – feel free to pin this idea on Pinterest later if you desire. And now, back to my books!