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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Spring Corner Bookmark- Wednesday 16th May

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Today I am posting the first of two bookmarks I made after reading  Lindyloo's very inspiring post - see  - and then taking part in her challenge last week. These corner bookmarks are a lot of fun to make and very practical. I am already using the one I made for the challenge. I'd like to make some more complex ones in the coming weeks, but meanwhile I wanted to stick to ones that could be very easily used. I think that they would make a lovely little present for anyone who likes reading and what a great way to give a handmade card that is also a gift.

Here is today's offering:

After the black and white of my earlier design, I decided to go for lots of colour. The little bird stamp is from Stampavie. I like this stamp because it's adaptable for all seasons, even Christmas. I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut it on Labels 24, cutting a larger coredinations card with the same die and sanding it back to raise the polkas dots. I used some pretty vintage paper that was free with Cardmaking and Papercraft recently and cut the flower border with a Martha Stewart punch. I finished off with a navy satin bow, vintage bakers twine and a lightly distressed wooden button.

Thanks for taking a look!
Carole X


  1. Lovely fresh, spring bookmark Carole. You are right, they make a beautiful and thoughtful gift for any book lover.x

  2. Lovely! Do you think your local library would display some of these for you? How much would they sell for?

  3. Oh my gosh Carole this is so pretty! Love the image. I made something similar for the SECC for the Stampin' Up! stand but it was nowhere near as lovely as yours!
    Helen xx

  4. Thank you all for your lovely comments! XX

  5. Hi Carole,
    This is stunning, I love the bright colours and that image is gorgeous. Who wouldn't want to own this and see it everytime they picked up their book.
    Hugs Linda x

  6. I love the colours of your bookmark Carole. And the little bluebird is gorgeous. These corner bookmarks really are a great idea.