16 December 2011
For the booklovers...
What is this, you ask? Why it's a bookmark of course!
I love to read and I hate to 'dog ear' books. So I have been using shopping receipts, torn off pieces of cardboard, hair bands, leftover scraps of paper....anything that was in arms reach as a bookmark. Then it occurred to me that surely a bookmark would be easy to make? I do consider myself a scrapbooker after all don't I?
So I googled it and found instructions for these awesome corner bookmarks. The instructions can be found here. I also found instructions for making similar 'monster' bookmarks here. Very cute!
All you need is a piece of cardstock measuring 4 x 6inches (I used double sided to give it a nice finish). It took no time at all to make and after I had made one the next one I made in under two minutes flat! So now I have a lovely bookmark, so does my hubby and so does my Mother-in-law. Who's next?
And now, here is my attempt at writing you instructions on how to make your very own corner bookmark.
In the bottom, right-hand corner, measure and mark a 2x2 inch square.
Cut out the marked area. Your cardstock should look like the picture above.
Adhere the top triangle to the bottom triangle (being careful to only adhere to the bottom triangle and not the bottom of the bookmark itself, as this part needs to be open so that it can go over the pages of your book).
These can be embellished with stickers or rub-ons or anything else that takes your fancy. I prefer to leave them as is.
Thanks for looking!