Thursday, 18 June 2009

Corner Bookmark Tutorial...

These are just so easy to make and What a lovely Gift to give someone. I made the Corner Bookmarks on Monday for everyone at my Workshop using the Petal Pizzazz Stamp Set but I found a beautiful card on Splitcoaststampers by Mary, You can see Mary's here. I liked it so much, I decided to use that stamp set and the colours from the UK Stampin' Up! Catalogue..... You can see the card on Page 10 of the current catalogue. The Stamp Set is Organic Grace.
This is the inside of the card. I used all Textured cardstock for this card. Even the Very Vanilla is Textured. You can buy assorted packs of the Textured cardstock in 12 x 12 and you get 2 sheets of each colour in the family.
Right Then.....

To make this Corner Bookmark.

You need one piece 5" x 5" in More Mustard
one piece 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" in Real Red
one piece of 4" x 4" in Very Vanilla

Score the 5" x 5" from corner to corner.

Cut the other layers into 4 Triangles.

(To Make the Petal Pizzazz bookmark you need one piece of cardstock 5" x 5" and one piece of Designer paper 4 1/2" x 4 1/2")Score from corner to corner on the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock. I used my cutter to do this with a bone folder. Or if you have a Scor-pal use that as well.

Cut away one triangle piece as shown.

Tip: I always take out the score lines, when ever I make 3D items like boxes etc, this makes them fold up better.

This is one of the FREE Stamp Sets You could get your hands on for holding a workshop or clubbing together orders of £150, plus Don't forget about the £15 worth of FREE Products of your Choice as well. Email me to Book a Home Workshop or to place an Order. See Page 10 in the Catalogue.
Decorate the Very Vanilla Layer. I used More Mustard, Old Olive and Real Red. Add to the Real Red Triangle.
Add the decorated triangle layers as shown.
Fold along the score lines.
Keeping hold of the folded layers cut away the top corner, about as wide as the ribbon you want to use. I did it just over 1/4".
Add a piece of double sided tape to a piece of ribbon, More Mustard here, to either end.
Add the end of the ribbon just inside the corner.
Fold over the ribbon to make the lope, and adhere to the top of the cardstock. Add a strip of tape to the triangle as shown. This is the part you are going to close up.
Fold up the triangle to complete.
The is the completed Corner Bookmark. There told you it was easy peasey!

Thanks for looking,