for the Love of Books!

Hi, Evelin here πŸ™‚ Do you love books? I do! I love curling up on a couch with a book in hand and just read. I missed doing that because I recently transitioned to using a kindle due to space constraint (I will start buying books again when we move to a bigger space.. HAHA) and also convenience. Reading in bed in the middle of the night with a sleeping toddler nearby, the kindle is really a life saver πŸ™‚

Anyway, I wanted to share with you how I used sweet stamps to make bookmarks. As I’ve mentioned before, sweet stamps are really versatile and that’s one of the many reasons I love them.

My usual process : Stamp a whole bunch of each image that I want and then watercolor them. I find this method is the most time efficient if I am working on multiples of the same design.

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Then I fussy cut all the images (well, it only took me a couple of hours… granted I did fussy cut a whole lot of them.. hehe). I already pre-cut all the bookmarks with patterned paper to 2×6 inches.

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Then it’s just mixing and matching the images that I fussy-cut to the patterned paper and stick them down. I then run the bookmarks through a laminator (I like that my bookmarks last) and then it’s time to punch holes in them and match pretty tassels to them. I got my laminator and tassels on Amazon.

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It is a little hard to photograph them after the bookmarks are laminated because of the plastic but I really like how sturdy they became πŸ™‚

And these are the sets that I used:

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I hope that this will inspire you to use sweet stamps in other ways as well πŸ™‚

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Till next time!

Evelin

4 Responses to for the Love of Books!

  1. These are adorable Evelin!

  2. vjw81e says:

    Wonderful, wonderful gift idea. These are all adorable, and the watercoloring is a great technique for doing multiples – I ‘ll HAVE to remember that. I also LOVE the laminating technique; I never thought of that! GREAT project!

  3. Yukari Y. says:

    These bookmarks are super cute! What a great idea, TFS!

  4. Anna Sigga says:

    These are adorable – great ideas!

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