Thursday, November 19, 2009

Love To Read?

Do you love to read? I am an avid reader although I seem to spend more time stamping, LOL! I am currently reading "New Moon" and yes, I know I am behind on reading this stupendous series. I always find myself looking for a bookmark, kinda like my glasses - they always find a way to disappear. I found this great tutorial for bookmarks and decided I wanted to try my hand at making some. I know there are many tutorials for making these and I cannot remember where I saw the instructions for this one, but my bookmark is based on a 5" square. I've tried other patterns and this works best for me. Of course, I had to add extras! I decided I wanted a ribbon on mine and I actually use two ribbons. Then I have to add embellies, I love to layer!
My design paper is from Basic Grey and the card stock is from my stash. I always save my scraps and they do come in handy for making these bookmarks. The ribbon is just odds and ends from one of my local craft stores. The branches are from MS and the poinsettia is from the Spellbinders.
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9 comments:

Tracey said...

Marsha, I love to read too. BTW, you will love the next 2 Twilight books. I am Team Edward and a Twilight Addict, in case you missed it on my blog. The bookmarkes are very cute.

Jenny said...

These are adorable!! I just finished New Moon and don't tell Tracey, but I'm definitely on team Jacob ;)

Peggie said...

These are so great.

Paige said...

Well I'm definitely Team Edward - no surprise there if you've scrolled all the way to the bottom of my blog!
I love bookmarks and can never have enough within reach both at school and home.

Melina said...

I love to read also...don't scream...but I don't like the Twilight books...'large gasp and hush'...I know...I never got into them. I've never seen the movies either...just not my cup of tea I guess. Now hand me any book by Nicolas Sparks and I'm glued!!! I love these bookmarks. I always think 'long' when I make bookmarks...now I want to make some square ones! Thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer said...

Lovely bookmarks! Very similar to the ones I make. I think you'll love the Twilight books. I've read them all several times & love them.

AnnMarie said...

These are really clever!! You did a beautiful job with them too! :)

Colleen said...

I like the bookmarks! I always seem to lose mine too.

April said...

These are super cute. My mom and I read a lot so I joined a swap last year and made bookmarks and got a few in this same shape! Very pretty!

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