Thursday, August 6, 2009

How to make a Corner Bookmark

Corner bookmarks are so easy to make and are also functional. This is a great project to do with your child and they can use their very own bookmark for the book they are currently reading. Wonderful for gifts or a just because I love you and does not take a long time to do, so involve your child as they will have lots of fun.

Out of card stock in the same color (1) 5" x 5" and (1) 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square. Then out of coordinating paper or card stock cut (2) 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" and (2) 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" squares. I did the base a nice rose color card stock and then a stripe paper and a deep purple for the layers.

Take the 5" x 5" square and make a mark with the pencil at the 2-1/2" point on all 4 sides.

Then at a diagonal, score all 4 sides where you marked at the 2-1/2"~ if you don't have a scorer, then fold the paper. You will be folding 2 adjacent corners and cutting off the other two corners where you scored. See below photo's for an example.

Set the above pieces aside and take your (1) 3-1/2" x 3-1/2", (1) 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" and (1) 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" sheets. Put them diagonal in your paper cutter and make them into a triangle. If you do not have a paper cutter, fold in half and cut with the scissors.

Layer your pieces and adhere to each other with double sided tape or with a glue stick. The triangles you will place on the triangle side of the bookmark and the square on the opposite side.

Here is what the finished bookmark should look like.

Now it is time to decorate! I cut out a piece of white card stock paper at 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" and then took another piece of scrap card stock and stamped the fish stamp from our Bigfoot & Pickle Face Creations Fun with Fish collection SKU#FSH06 and used our child safe/washable ink stamp pad in black. Color in the images and cut to fit your bookmark.

Here is the finished product, front and back.

Have fun and use your imagination when decorating. You can use foam tape and bring the image up higher, or use glitter glue to give it a sparkly look. Have fun with your kid crafts with your child and have fun stamping.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much it is a wonderful guide, now to make a corner bookmark is without a doubt simple with the help of your advice. Thank you