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Good morning scrapper's Penny here, today I am going to show you some book marker's I made for my grand kid's. Like a bunch of kid's they are off to sleep-over summer camp, and so I thought I would send them a care package with a few goodies in it. I have 4 grand kid's so I chose 4 different color's of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, along with some 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock. You can choose any color cardstock for your book marker's, but take a tip from me, and get your embellishment's out first. and then choose the color of your cardstock based on the color's of your embellishment's. Trust me it's not easy trying to find camping related embellishments that are pink!
For these marker's you'll need to cut your colored cardstock to 3 inches x 8 1/2 inches. The white part of your cardstock should be cut 2 inches by 8 inches.
For my book marker's I chose to use a corner rounder on each of the corner's. This must be done prior to gluing down your white cardstock. This is totally optional so if you don't have a corner rounder don't worry it will be fine.
I found that the best way to get a correct cut is to turn your corner rounder punch over, and insert the paper into the punch upside down. That way you get an accurate cut, and you can see if it is slipping out of place.
Here is a photo of my pieces with all the corner's rounded.
Now to glue my book maker's together I am using "ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever" . I love this glue. The only problem I have found is that I tend to use too much of it because I forget how well it hold's. Luckily they make a variety of No Clog writing Tips with large and fine tips . This has helped me a lot with controlling the flow amount of the Best Glue Ever, especially when trying to glue small items in place.
So here are all 4 of my book marker's glued together.
Now I wanted to add ribbon to all of my book marker's, and lace is especially tricky to glue, so I applied the glue to the back of the lace in small droplets'. Then I waited till it became tacky, and put it in place.
These are the color choices or ribbon I made for the rest of the book marker's.
Then I glued the ribbon in place, leaving a little extra so that I could cut it off flush after the glue dried.
So since I have no patience I cut the ribbon before the glue had a chance to dry.
This left my scissors, and my finger's covered in glue.
Here's my scissor's after just a quick cleaning. Perfect! No more sticky residue.
Now here is a tip for you. When trying to place sticker's correctly. Put your sticker on the tip of an exacto type knife. (Or any other pointy object, but the knife work's best in my opinion) Then hold your sticker over the area you want it to go, and then you can lower it in place. (Yes those are the rest of the letter's stuck to my hand. I usually peel all the letter's off that I am going to use, and place them on my hand for easy retrieval.)
Now since I wanted all my book marker's to be camping themed these are the sticker's I picked out for them. Some of these I have had for "YEARS".
Now to pick out some yarn, and ribbon to go in the top of my book marker's. I used a hole punch to add the hole to the top of the book marker's. Be sure and place your hole in an area that is on both sections of paper. The colored cardstock, and the white cardstock. This will make the hole stronger for your ribbons.
These are my finished book marker's I hope the kid's at camp enjoy them! Till next time "Happy Scrapping" Love Penny