Babies Week and Bookmarks PLUS Tutorial!

Hi Everyone

For the next five days I am going to be showing some baby-themed bits and pieces I made using one of my favourite collections - Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket. This collection is also now available digitally at jessicasprague.com !!!YAY!!!


BOOKMARKS
The first item I have to share with you are some bookmarks I made. Perfect to give to a new mum who wants to say thank-you to so many people for helping out during that crazy time.
 
These are so simple if you own a Cuttlebug - and you could easily make them using a punch too.

TUTORIAL
Here is how I put these together:

  1. For 6 bookmarks, cut 12 pieces of card measuring 6 inches x 2 inches.
  2. Using a circle die, cut a circle from the top of the bookmark on 6 of your 12 pieces. Size and placement to suit yourself!
  3. Here they are looking all neatly cut!
  4. Using a 2 inch embossing folder, emboss your design into the bottom of the card
  5. Cut 6 squares of patterned paper, slightly larger than the diameter of your circle and attach onto the reverse of the front of the bookmark (I used glue-dots)
  6. If you like - attach some ribbon to the top for an extra touch
  7. Attach the back piece of card to the front (I used glue)
  8. Decorate as desired
Here are some others I have made in the past..




29 comments:

  1. Wow I love those bookmarks!! Am always looking for ways to use my cuttlebug, and they look like a good easy project to get my 12 yr old daughter started on too! Am adding you to my list to follow ASAP!

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  2. What a nice bookmarks, i like to make it by myzelf, unfortunately i do not have any embossing machine, so i have to make it by hand... ;-)

    I already followed you by feeds, but i just made myself a follower, i hope i can win yr give away, it is great!

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  3. I love those book marks and will have to make some with my son who got lots of books for xmas. Will make them boyish and in the circle cut out might add some of his art work or something like that, thanks for the great idea

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  4. Great bookmarks. Perfect for children to encourage their reading.

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  5. These are so darn fabulous!!!!
    You rock!!
    =)

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  6. Adorable bookmarks! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  7. What cute bookmarks...love them!!

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  8. I loved this bookmark idea when I saw your "thank you" cards the first time round. Thanks for the step by step tutorial, complete with pictures :) I'm going to make a few bookmarks for myself one day - I'm always running out :)

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  9. Another cute idea Lowri...you rock Cosmo Cricket product! I love the sewing drawers you did last post too, just too cute for words!

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  10. Lovely ideas those book marks and enjoyed reading your blog and tutorial on a wet day in Timaru

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  11. FABULOUS idea!! simple yet AWESOME!!

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  12. What a clever and cute idea - thanks for sharing and I am now following your blog - looking forward to seeing your future tutorials. thanks for the chance to win

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  13. Awesome tutorial. Awesome prize.


    mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

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  14. I love these book marks! I made some for my Aunt for Christmas, using your previous 'thank you' book marks as inspiration. I also made a matching box to store them in. You can see them here:
    http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=132287&m=view&id=3034269&type=-1

    You are so amazing. I look forward to all your posts this week!

    (I am already a follower of your blog) :-)

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  15. Ohh, I love that and they would make great little gifts!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. don't want to be part of the giveaway but wanted to say I love these!! Made that paper look totally awesome and I'm gonna need to borrow somebody's cuttlebug real soon!!

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  17. Here is me Jeannie qualifiying for 2 entries. I am a follower, I am going to use thie idea at some point soo! I love these!!!

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  18. what lovely bookmarks. Just one question. In one of the pics I can see a embossed imaage of a baby in a peapod. thats gorgeous, is a cuttlebug one if so which one as I would love to add it my collection of dies etc.

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  19. Hi ra-vyn
    It's a set of cuttlebug 2" x 2.75"folders called "It's a Girl"

    http://www.cuttlebug.co.nz/shopexd.asp?id=204

    I picked them up at The Warehouse for $4.99 last week and there must be a few on TradeMe.

    Thanks for the comments :-)

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  20. love the whole collection and thanks for the tutorials-I am saving them up for a snow day project!

    Kate

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  21. Great bookmarks - will definitely save this idea.

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  22. Gorgeous Bookmarks thank you for being so generous

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  23. Fantastic bookmarks tutorial .... I used to make a birthday card for my son ... I added a photo
    Thanks

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  24. hi, not sure if you will see this comment but what sort of card do you use to make the bookmark? i'm thinking of trying it out. your card looks smooth, unlike card stock, hope you can help. thanks!! (:

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  25. Those are fabulous! That's such a great thank you gift.

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  26. Beautiful bookmarks. I'm a new follower I hope to see you at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a link party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by next week and link up your table.

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  27. Truly pretty. A bit 70's inspired i feel

    Lynda @ubersavvy.blogspot.com

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