Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Good Book

For my friend Vicky's birthday, I always like to make her something special. I decided to make her a corner bookmark this time. I wanted it to be vintage, romantic and inspire the imagination, everything a good book should do. I used the papers from MME Honey Cake 6x6 paper pad. I used the measurements from here. I don't have a scor-pal but I do have a scoring blade for my cutter. I actually found that just folding them by hand and using my ruler (I also don't have a bone folder) to flatten the folds gave me the best matched fold. In my Silhouette program, I took a 4x4 square and used the border called Moroccan border, overlapped them, and the welded them together so that I could cut out the square and border as all on piece of beige cardstock. My image is called book stack by Bugaboo stamps who are one of our sponsors this fortnight for our Crafting With Dragonflies challenge to use your scrap, at least 5 different dp's. Our other sponsor is Meljen's Designs. I paper pieced my image, using my scraps from my bookmark pieces. The lovely thing about this 6x6 paper pad is that the cardstock is double-sided, so it was very easy to use several different patterns and yet they all still coordinate. Thank goodness, because left to my own devices, I would still be trying to pick out papers, I am just not good at that. I used the offset feature of my Silhouette to create and cut out the peach cardstock mat around my image. I added a teal fleur-de-lis ribbon and my image on top of that. I always try to keep my bookmarks very 1 dimensional so as not to crease the spine of the book. I read that somewhere, but I'm pretty sure reading the book creases the spine, lol, but better safe than sorry.

I'd like to share my project at:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge paper piecing, closes Sept. 19,
Silhouette the blog use the weld feature, closes Sept. 20,
Kaboodle Doodles anything but a square, closes Sept. 24,
Alphabet Challenge Blog paper piecing, closes Sept. 27,
Creative Craft Challenges2 use a ribbon, closes Oct. 1,


Susan Hogan said...

Barb, this is so clever and so pretty too. Love it - a great gift idea.

Cazro said...

A lovely project, an original use for paper piecing, well done. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

happyglitzygirl said...

Great idea, very handy to have, love the paper piecing, well done, blessings Hilde

judith@poppy cottage said...

A great gift Barb, and a lovely idea. The image fits so well on your bookmark, it was an inspired moment! I love the decorated back as well, hugs, Judith xx

Basslady said...

your bookmark is so gorgeous and lovely!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenges with your super paper pieced creation

Good luck

Sylvia xx

kel Acopan said...

super cute! love this gift!

lovies, =o) kel

Unknown said...

These are such a great idea. Love them hugs txx

Ina G said...

What a fabulous idea and so useful. Love it Barb.

Lori said...

Love your corner bookmarks!

Kate said...

What a wonderful gift idea! Your corner bookmarks look fabulous and I'm sure Vicky will treasure them.

Also, when you get a minute, I'd love to know where you got your Silhouette. I'm considering one, but the shipping costs are quite steep (and that's before duty taxes)! Thanks!

Sandra said...

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.love this bookmark