Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial: Paper Clip Bookmark

Today's tutorial is a cute bookmark made from jumbo paper clips that are available in the office supply sections of most large stores.  I'm planning on making Halloween versions for my son's Language Arts classmates for a Halloween treat!

Stamps (School Goodies Set Used Here)
Chipboard (medium or lightweight)
Paper scraps
E600® or other strong adhesive
Jumbo paper clips (available at most office supply stores)
Die cut machine and dies or Paper punches
Ribbon (and other embellishments, if desired)

Step 1
Die cut 2 shapes from chipboard using dies and die cut macine.
Step 2
Die cut two of the same shapes from above from paper scraps.
*For added texture, you can dry emboss cardstock shapes with an embossing folder.
Step 3
Adhere paper shapes to chipboard shapes with adhesive.  Sand or ink edges as desired.
Step 4
Color image and trim (using a die or scissors) and adhere to one of the large chipboard pieces (on the decorative paper covered side.  Embellish if desired. 
Step 5
Apply strong adhesive to undecorated side of larger chipboard shape and place jumbo clip into the adhesive.  Then top with embellished chipboard shape.
Step 6
Allow at least one to two hours to dry, then add some ribbon to paperclip.


Country Mouse said...

I love making these...yours is so cute!

Crystal said...

This is sooooo super cute!! Great bookmark and thanks for the fabby tutorial!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute, Nikki!!