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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.

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These are the two finished cards

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The front of the bookmark in action

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The back of the bookmarks in action

Details

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

VersaMark

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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