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!


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.

paperella 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!

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!

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.

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