Sandra’s scrap-busting bookmarks!Katie Heron
Hello, I am Sandra and this is my first time posting on the Angela Poole blog! I made these sweet bookmarks by using the small doll head scarf from the Folksy Charm Dolls die set– it’s a great scrap-buster! I was looking for ways of using up small sections of paper, especially the lovely patterns in the Folksy Charm 8in paper pack – I have a box full of leftover bits after die cutting! I do hope you’ll have a go; I have already lost one to my granddaughter…
First, I cut the corner of an envelope as shown. I positioned the small head scarf die from the Folksy Charm Dolls die set over the envelope corner, with the envelope opening along the fluted edge of the die. This enables the page corner to be tucked inside.
I then die-cut two small head scarves from the Folksy Charm 8in paper pack – I used scrap as you only need small pieces! I cut one plain for the front (face) and one patterned for the back.
Next, I die-cut the small circle, and stamped the face and cheeks using the Folksy Charm photopolymer stamp set. I used Nuvo Metro Grey ink for the face, a Ranger marker – Worn lipstick for the lips and Pink Fresh ink in Sapphire for the details and the flower. To finish, I used Pink Fresh ink in Ballet Slipper for the dots/cheeks. Tip: I used the piece of card I cut out the circle from to get the face stamp lined up in my stamping press, and used a tape runner to hold the circle in place.
Again, I used scraps of patterns from the Folksy Charm 8in paper pack to cut the hair and bow. I stamped them in the same way as I did for the face, using the cut-out section to hold them in place.
To assemble the bookmark, I added glue to one side of the envelope section and attached the back of the scarf, lining up the bottom edges. Next, I glued and lined up the front (face) in the same way – you should then have the opening for your book page to go in!
I hope you have a go at making them. I’m sure everyone would like to see what you have made!
Enjoy, Sandra x