Friday, September 10, 2010

Corner Bookmarks

Good morning, all.

Last evening, I began work on other projects that I will start posting next week ... you'll see! So I only had time for this quickie project for today's posting.

In my spare time (haha!), I enjoy reading novels. Most of my current reading is either business reports (blahh!), magazines or easy-carry on my e-reader (a Kindle). But, I still occasionally carry an honest-to-God book. I know, I know, you're asking, "Book? You mean, from the library?! Who has time for those?!"

Not only am I always losing my train of thought, perhaps my mind too, but I certainly also lose my place in the book. I can never have enough bookmarks! So I came up with this fancy-fold bookmark using a folding technique like that we used to use as kids to make newspaper hats. Remember those? Fold here, tuck there and voila!

So, using a miniaturized version of that on a 6"x6" piece of paper, I first punched the Double Loop pattern (by Martha Stewart) on the exposed side. This happened to be on a printed pink border on a green piece of cardstock. I gently folded where I wanted the creases to be, and then scored and properly folded the final version. This holds so tightly that no glue was necessary. I adorned it with a Creative Charms felt butterfly, and I'm good to go back to reading.

I hope you have a sunny day!

(P.S. For those fans who have told me that leaving a comment has been difficult because of the format I had initially chosen for this blog, try again! I've updated the settings and I hope it will be easier. I would love to know what you think about what I am making in my Craft Loft.)


CardMonkey said...

I hope you have an easier time posting comments now. I think you can post with just your name now... try it!

Anonymous said...

WOW, I am glad that I kept looking, this is super. I will have to come back in the morning and really check this out when I am awake enough to get it. pam (scfys)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. You are a font of creativity. I tried to re-create the corner book mark, but cannot figure out how to make the folds. Do you have instructions somewhere?

Debra said...

Love the bookmark. I am really going to have to make some of these.

Shawn Mosch said...

I am going to have to try this idea!

Sharon Huffman said...

That is beautiful!!!