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!!!
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.
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..

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  • Reply Nic January 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    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!

  • Reply Desirée January 4, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    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!

  • Reply Alison January 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    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

  • Reply stephanie January 4, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Great bookmarks. Perfect for children to encourage their reading.

  • Reply Cassie January 4, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    These are so darn fabulous!!!!
    You rock!!

  • Reply mustangkayla January 4, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Adorable bookmarks! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • Reply Maria January 4, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    What cute bookmarks…love them!!

  • Reply Alanna January 5, 2011 at 2:51 AM

    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 :)

  • Reply suzitee January 5, 2011 at 8:34 AM

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

  • Reply Karen January 5, 2011 at 10:24 AM

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

  • Reply LynneForsythe January 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    FABULOUS idea!! simple yet AWESOME!!

  • Reply Christina Aiton January 5, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    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

  • Reply Monique Nicole Fox January 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Awesome tutorial. Awesome prize.


  • Reply Tawn85 January 5, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    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:

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

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

  • Reply Rebecca aka MamaBee January 5, 2011 at 5:01 PM

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

  • Reply KateB January 5, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    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!!

  • Reply polkacabana January 5, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    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!!!

  • Reply ra-vyn January 6, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    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.

  • Reply Lowri January 6, 2011 at 9:11 AM

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


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

    Thanks for the comments :-)

  • Reply KateB January 8, 2011 at 2:46 AM

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


  • Reply scrappinmomto2girls January 8, 2011 at 3:02 AM

    these are so so cute! great job!!!

  • Reply Chris C January 8, 2011 at 5:58 AM

    Great bookmarks – will definitely save this idea.

  • Reply Charisma3103 January 8, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    Gorgeous Bookmarks thank you for being so generous

  • Reply Taia February 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM

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

  • Reply Juanna Hope Sia May 15, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    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!! (:

  • Reply Cecily June 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Super cute!

  • Reply Tabitha June 14, 2011 at 9:29 PM

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

  • Reply Jamie June 15, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    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.

  • Reply Lynda @ {ubersavvy} June 15, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Truly pretty. A bit 70's inspired i feel

    Lynda @ubersavvy.blogspot.com

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