Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shabby Chic Bookmark

Hello Peeps!!
Heather here and today I would like to share with you a bookmark that I made for myself.  I am a big fan of reading during the summer.  Normally I just use a grocery receipt for a book mark.  I thought I would make myself a nice flat book mark for the summer.
I used some fabulous ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon!  My favorite Juliet Lace has been tucked in at the top and bottom of my bookmark. I used the Pink Twill Chevron behind my old book sheet layer, I did slightly ink it with Ranger's Vintage photo.  I used the Aqua Floral Satin ribbon (which I inked with vintage photo) under my floral paper, over my floral layer and to create a cute little flat bow across the top.
Here is a close up of the chevron ribbon and the aqua floral ribbon.  The Butterfly images, floral paper, and aqua paper are digital images from Gecko Galz.
Here is a close up of the Aqua satin bow and Juliet lace.  I used a button from the Vacation Totes collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Close up of the bottom.  I love how the inked Aqua Satin ribbon turned out.  I adhered all my layers and ribbon with 1/4" Scor Tape which you can find at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
One last look at the finished bookmark.
I applied the Gecko Galz aqua digital paper to a scrap piece of a manila folder using scor tape (so it would have some weight to it).  Cut it to the size I wanted, punched the top with a Martha Stewart Lace punch.  Inked it with Ranger's Vintage photo.  I cut the floral digital paper piece .5" inches narrower and 1" shorter than the background piece.  Used the score tape to adhere the aqua ribbon across the center of the bookmark.  Next was the floral paper, then pink chevron ribbon, scrap piece of book paper, more aqua ribbon and finally butterfly images.  Pretty easy peasy!
I hope you have a great day and have some time to read a great book!
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. What a beautiful bookmark Heather! I find I'm doing a lot more reading on my kindle lately, but it's just not the same as snuggling up with a good (real) book. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Wow, this is so gorgeous!! I have to have some of this floral ribbon!! I love how you inked it!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


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