Apple Bookmarks and Cards

September 4, 2016

School starts for my kiddos in three days. They wanted to make something special for their new teachers and I ordered a bunch of new stamps to play with. We made magnetic bookmarks.


These are the two finished cards


The front of the bookmark in action


The back of the bookmarks in action


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the images on water color paper and coloring them in. I used my Distress Inks as water colors. I fussy cut each image out using my Cutter Bee scissors.

Then, I made the bookmarks. I cut a piece of thick water color paper to 4.5” x 2.25”. I folded it in half and attached the images to the front and back. I trimmed the bottom edges of the bookmarks to mimic the lines of the apple baskets. I also stamped the sentiment on the back and the small heart, leaving space for my children to sign their names. Lastly, I added the magnets to the inside of the bookmarks.

Once, the bookmarks were finished, it was time to start the cards. I had spent so much time on coloring the apple baskets that I wanted to feature them on the card front as well. In my stash, I found some apple paper from Lawn Fawn that matched my colors fairly well.  Using my stitched rectangles, I cut two layers for each card; one white layer and one apple paper layer. I added some Antique Linen Distress Inks to the white layers to tone them down a bit. I adhered the white layer flat to a kraft card base.  I wanted to hang the bookmarks off some twine on the front of the cards, so I taped the twine to the back of the apple paper. I popped that layer up with fun foam to add dimension and hide the twine. I added a twine bow to right corner.

The sentiment was the last thing added. I cut a thin strip of kraft cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. I created my own sentiment using two different stamp sets. I adhered the sentiment strips flat to the apple paper layer.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel, A Good Apple, Toboggan Together, and Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather 6 x 6 paper pack

Ink: VersaFine


Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo


Hope you enjoyed the card

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