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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bookmark

I would like to thank Michelle for organizing the very large purchase of bookmark plastic sleeves for all of us. I got my sleeves yesterday and decided to make a Christmas bookmark, FOR MYSELF. I rarely make anything that I keep and use for myself, but I will definitely be making lots of bookmarks now. For this bookmark, I made my own patterned paper using lots of Christmas sets from PTI. I have been wanting to use the new Blueberry Sky paper and since I was using the largest bookmark sleeve, all I had to do was cut a rectangle 2 1/2 x 7" and start building my pattern. I used Holly Jolly and Snowflake Serenade stamp sets. I have found a perfect ink match for the new Pinefeather paper too that is perfect to stamp the holly images onto. It is Adirondack Ink "Bottle". I saw a card that Debbie Olsen created and she was nice enough to share the ink color with me. It comes in both dye and pigment ink and since I want to be able to use it for embossing, I got the pigment type. It is beautiful and stamps so nicely. Something else I would like to mention is about the vellum I stamped the Vintage Label image on. I had never owned any PTI vellum, thinking that velllum was, well vellum. It's not. PTI's vellum is so much nicer than the vellum I usually buy in my local craft store. It die cut with Spellbinder Labels so crisply and I slightly heat-dried the images to make sure they would not smear. I used a glitter pen, stickles and some rhinestones to bling up the front and back of the bookmark, tucked in the plastic flap, puched a hole and added a little ribbon and a button to finish off the bookmark. I love it. Wish I had some Christmas themed book to read with it!

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is just beautiful!!!! You did a great job and I love the fact that YOU are the one who gets to use it. Very nice!!!

Ted said...

Wonderful bookmark, Cathy! :) So festive and eye-catching!

Dana said...

Love the colors here Cathy! Great bookmark.

Anonymous said...

This turned out great, Cathy! Same happens to me, I make bookmarks for everybody and then I find myself marking my books with paper napkins, lol!

Niki Estes said...

What a cute bookmark, Cathy! I love all the different stamped patterns!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very, very pretty! It's good to think of ones self every once in a while. Hope you get that special book to cozy up with and to use your bookmark with.

Monica K. said...

What a great idea to make a Christmas bookmark, Cathy! I really like the way you stamped the borders. Just got my bookmark sleeves today. Thanks so much for the inspiration to get started!

Kara said...

this is great!

Susan said...

Oh that is beautiful!! What a gorgeous design. I love that you get to keep it! :)

Pat said...

Good for you for making something for yourself. Thanks for the info on the ink. I know I have one of those pads laying around someplace. Your bookmark makes me wish I had signed up for the sleeve purchase.

IamDerby said...

very cute!