Bookmark Birthday Card

October 23rd, 2008

Ever since the SU Convention in the Summer I’ve been seeing photos here and there of bookmarks made with Hodgepodge Hardware.  I thought they were really cool and decided they would be a great project for my November Christmas projects class.   I was excited that SU has offered a bulk buy to Demonstrators of one of the hardware pieces I would need to do the bookmarks – and it’s in the Vanilla finish which I just love.  After asking some questions of people who were at Convention I got a better idea of how the bookmarks are made and I set to work creating one myself using the info I had gleaned.  The first sample I made was *ok*, but when I actually put it in a book the image was upside down.  But I knew pretty much how I wanted to make my next one.

My friend Lisa has a birthday coming up on Saturday and since she’s an avid reader the bookmark seemed like the perfect little gift.  Here’s what I came up with

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And here’s what it looks like in a book.

 

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So I was meeting Lisa at a Bible Study yesterday afternoon and planned to take the bookmark and a birthday card…but I was trying to think of a quick and pretty way to package the bookmark.  I decided to combine the card and bookmark into one and I think it turned out really pretty!

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I had to snap these pictures really quickly as I was on my way out the door so the color is not the best.  I used Baja Blue, Old Olive, Cameo Coral and Very Vanilla.  The vanilla and coral panels were embossed with my cuttlebug.  Card is 4.25″ square so when I put it in a standard envelope there was room for the ribbon hanging down.  I cut 2 slits on the inside of the card for the ribbon to slip through and hold the bookmark in place.  Here’s a photo of the inside of the card.

 

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I whipped up the card super quick in the morning morning (maybe about 20 minutes or less) and now that I have the bookmark figured out they will be very quick and easy to make.

 

I’ll be back tonight with my project for the SASI release at 9pm PST (midnight EST).  In the meantime, the Bakers Dozen Rotating Team members – along with Taylor – have more sneak peeks for us all to enjoy.

Carol Halvorson

Donna Baker

Jen del Muro

Laurie Schmidlin

Sharon Harnist

Terri Dodd

And don’t forget – you have until 6pm PST this evening to enter the drawing on the SASI blog for our SASI Sweet Treats give-away!  Don’t be shy – we want everyone to enter!  Thanks for stopping by – see you tonight I hope!

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12 Responses to “Bookmark Birthday Card”

  1. Donna B Says:

    this is so pretty! I bet your friend will adore it-great presentation on the card too

  2. Vera Says:

    This is by far one of my favorite new ideas I’ve seen in a while! I love how the bookmark and card turned out!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Vera

  3. waterpixie Says:

    WOW!!! I love this!! Beautiful job, Jami!

  4. leslierich Says:

    Beautiful! What a gorgeous design and colors. Great way to use that hardware (which I MUST remember to put on my next order). Thanks for a wonderful idea, Jami!

  5. Nancy Says:

    What a great idea! I had not seen the bookmark with the hardware yet. Your card is beautiful! Great presentation!

  6. Monika/buzsy Says:

    What a great bookmark! And I love the presentation (the card). TFS!
    I tagged you on my blog… hope you’ll play along! :o)

  7. ChristineCreations Says:

    Oh my word Jami…this is GORGEOUS, the card and the book mark!

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  10. Sue Duffy Says:

    Better late than never! I just got this set yesterday, Jami, and have seen your bookmark CASEd many times. The one thing I can’t seem to find is how it is constructed – what is on the backside? I would love to make one to showcase the set to my customers. TFS!
    Sue

  11. Susan Says:

    I’m with Sue above ~ please share what’s on the back & instructions. My email is [email protected] 🙂

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