10/24/11

paint chip bookmarks

I am busy busy preparing for quite a few guest posts that I have coming up. While I work away, here's a post I did for Bec at small birdie a few weeks ago. Looking for a beautiful blog full of lovely projects? Go check out Bec's blog. Seriously. It is one of my favs! 

And it's more bookmarks. I have a problem, I know. 

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I had a load of paint chips left over from repainting my kitchen. I just loved the soft grey colors too much to throw away, so I turned them into something pretty and useful.


Here is what you will need:


Using my Cuttlebug and a bookmark die, I cut bookmarks from the paint chips. 

 Don't have a Cuttlebug or bookmark die? That's ok, I thought about that. Just cut a long rectangle out of paper or your paint chip and use a corner rounder on the edges. Punch a hole near the top, and you have a bookmark. 


After punching out all of my bookmarks, I added rub ons for some extra detail and interest. 


Attach a ribbon or embroidery floss for the tail of the bookmark and you are done. 


I love a simple project and one that can be easily customized. You could use scrapbook paper, photos, or even old cards or postcards as your base, add stamps, rub ons, or stickers and any sort of pretty ribbon as the tail, and you have a lovely personalized project. 

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4 comments:

  1. Very pretty - I love rub-ons! :-)

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  2. Love this! I've never used rub ons before. What section of the craft store do I find them? I've got lots of rubber stamps that would probably work too. Definitely will be trying this, thanks for sharing!!

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  3. I love this idea! I have a slight rub-on addiction problem so this is perfect!

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