Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bookmarks for gift giving

Good Morning one and all.  As we edge closer to the big day, so many of us are focused on the finishing details for Christmas.  I am an avid reader, although lately my reading has been exclusive to PhotoShop for Dummies and other such material, lol.  I love gifting a favorite read to friends and always include a handmade bookmark when doing so.  My favorite style for a book mark is really simple but yields a great book mark.  Using 80lb to 110lb cover stock I cut a 2.5"wide x 11" strip, then I score a 1/4" gusset in the middle and fold, there you have your bookmark.   When tucked into the book it will hold 50 or more pages and does not have to be moved, just the front flap lifted up and moved after 50 pages or closed for the next reading session.  Then you do want to embellish it.  I used a sea scene and sentiment block from "New Life Designs" at Scrapbook Graphics, called "Sea Whistle" and then on the top of the bookmark attached one of the 3D bows, now the book is all ready to share and always looks like a present.  

Here is the bookmark showing at the top of the book.  I finally got an appt. for a haircut, hope I can make it there without being snagged by the pound, rofl.  Hugs


DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous bookmark and wouldn't it just be heaven dreaming by the sea with a book in hand? xxD

Carole Beath said...

Oh how I LOVE that bow on top.... it is perfect, and what an addition for a book.

eiyiyi said...

Beautiful bookmark and a very clever idea as well. Love the bow touch. Thanks again for always sharing. hugs, eileen

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a beautiful gift. hugs