Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring themed Bookmark card

oooh I love these stamps, I keep putting them away and then getting them out again and again because they are just so cute, the right size and just say Spring to me!!

...and I wanted to try a bookmark card with lots of white, but without the bookmark perforations on the fold of the flap, which fits inside the card, because it just didn't look that good perforated on the flap fold, it looked messy when I tried before.

 so this is what I came up with in the end, and I used a perforator I bought on ebay here - little more expensive than some brands and craft ones but when you tear the card on the perforated part it comes off nice and clean!
To make this card, I used an A4 piece of strong hammered card stock, scored to make a DL card from both sides, so there are three flaps. 
In order for the flap on which the bookmark side is stamped and coloured fits nicely into the main card, cut about 2 or 3mm off the bookmark side edge, before stamping and decorating the flap or making the perforations (used a steel ruler to guide the perforating tool).
After doing this, decide how wide you want the bookmark to be, make the perforations, cut part of the top and bottom off and then up the perforations about an inch, so you can use a corner rounder to finish off the bookmark edges.
Stamp and decorate as you wish - here is a view of the bookmark side of the DL card:

a closeup of the little bunny
here you can see the layers (the flower made with a cuttlebug die called asterisks 2x2), and the nestability die used as a stencil when embossing the edges with spun sugar TH distress inks
here is a closeup of the topper

this is a great card and gift to make someone for their birthday and I am entering the following challenges with this one:


  1. Wow this is such a stunning card, just love the Spring like feel to it.

  2. Aww, this is too cute! Love that bunny! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  3. What a beautiful and unique card. The colors, coloring & everything is just perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. :)

  4. Your cards are simply adorable! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  5. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black,

    Liz x

  6. Gorgeous and adorable.

  7. This is just so sweet! Love that little bunny and the soft colors you used. Glad you could join us this week on Card Patterns!

  8. Stunning looking card. Love the coloring details on the image and the detail within the card itself. Love it.