Friday, October 23, 2009

Bookmark Card TUTORIAL

Very sad that this will be my last post as the Charter Guest Designer for Paper Maniac so I thought I would create a fun project using stamps from my favorite stamp company, SHIRLEY'S 2 GIRLS. Before I go any further, you absolutely have to go check out the fun INTERVIEW that Paper Maniac gave me... I am telling you this has been such a generous and inviting company and I was tickled to death that get to know them so much better.
Recognize this mischievous cat?? Yes he is the guy I used for my TWISTED THURSDAY Post Yesterday. This is the "Like A Book" stamp set one of Shirley's 2 Girls newest stamps and is NOW AVAILABLE at PAPER MANIAC. I started out with a 12"x 6 1/2" piece of textured Bazzill Cardstock, Scored at 4 1/2", Turned the cardstock around to the other end and Scored at 3".

After I made the 3" Score, I then used a Sewing tool called a Tracing Tool (used to mark patterns onto your fabric). I don't have a Scor-Pal so I used the Groove that the blade on my cutter runs up and down. Works Perfectly! Anyhow, pressing down firmly, run the tracing tool directly over the 3" Score, I ran mine through twice so that my recipient will be able to remove the BOOKMARK easily without tearing.

So So simple and yet just another fun way to PRESENT something as simple as a BOOKMARK. I am adding another photo of some of the products that I used and you can also see a little bit of my Paper Piecing in various stages. I don't always stamp the entire image but when I do, it makes it easier for me to make several of the same project that coordinate but no two are exactly alike since I am using different parts of each image and several differnt papers. This particular CosmoCricket Patterned Paper is so amazing that I may end up having to purchase another pad of it.

PAPER MANIAC IS SUPPORTING THEIR TROOPS BY OFFERING FREE SHIPPING to FPO/APO addresses during October on orders totaling $40 or more

.........Supplies I used............
Stamps: Shirley's 2 Girls (Like A Book)
Paper: Bazzill (brown textured, kraft), CosmoCricket ( ), Gina K (pure luxury white), Paper Trey Ink (berry sorbet )
Ink: Copic Markers, Momento (tuxedo black)
Tools: Provo Craft (cuttlebug), Spellbinders (Nestabilities-scalloped rectangles, ribbon labels, labels), Stampin Up (1 3/8" circle punch)
Misc: Ribbon( available at Paper Maniac)
Stampin Up (flower brad)


Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so fun, awesome job.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Justine, this is outstanding. Best card/bookmark I've seen done with this set. Your creativity is amazing!

Patti said...

Gosh, Justine, I am so going to rip off this idea! THis is soooo cute! And thank you again for being a part of the DT, if only for a little while. The best part is that I was introduced to your gorgeous work and now I know your blog address.

Unknown said...

This is great, where did I put that tracing wheel...I sure haven't used it for sewing in

Golden said...

Paper Maniac is real nice, I will be spending a few $$$ there now. Thanks. Your interview was nice to read. More companies should find you and get to know you and your work. :) You are just a bundle of joy.

Donna said...

Fantastic card and bookmark Justine, such a brilliant way to give a card and a gift, the image is just perfect :) Donna x

Heidi said...

Justine- this is a great card/bookmark. A lot of time into this girl! Hey, can you email me Julie addy, been wanting to put a card in the mail.

Shirley said...

A really adorable card! I love the words and how you designed the whole card!