Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bookmark fun with clear rubber stamps

It is always fun to stamp around with your clear rubber stamps. Well all that stamping can create a very nice project, why not make it useful. Today we are looking at making a simple bookmark using the clear rubber stamps. Bookmarks are great for gifts to give to grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles or make one for yourself. This project will encourage your child to read and use their bookmark!
Cut 2 pieces of paper in card stock. One size 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" and the other slightly smaller at 1-3/4" x 6". You can modify the size and shapes anyway you like. Here I cut blue card stock as the larger piece and used white card stock as my smaller piece.

I rounded the corners of the paper ~ I have a corner punch that you can purchase at any craft store or you can leave the corners the way they are. I then stamped my image on the blue stock with "VersaMark" Watermark stamp pad that I bought at the local craft store. This type of stamp pad gives a watermark look on plain colored paper and does not make it so plain looking; great for a nice background look. It is noted on the back of the stamp pad that it is child-safe. I then stamped my next image on the clear white paper with a black ink stamp pad.

Lastly, I finished the look by adding some color by coloring the stamped images and putting the two pieces of paper together with double sided sticky tape. Here I added some ribbon and some brads to complete the look. Use your imagination and work with your child to allow their creativity to flow.

The images I used in this project were from the Bigfoot & Pickle Face Creations Farm collection Farm set 1 SKU#FRM01. I used our child safe/washable stamp ink pad in black. Purchase one of our starter kits, it comes in 3 different fun themes, they make a great gift too.

Visit our store to purchase this and other sets and our website to find out more about us. Stamping is fun, so do some today! Happy stamping!

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