Gotta love a 5-minute project!

Corner bookmark

Yesterday I came home to find that July’s Stampin’ Success, the demonstrator mag, had arrived — early this month!  It’s always a pleasure to read through the print version, but this edition contained a “cute and easy project” that made me run downstairs and whip one up.

This “page corner bookmark” can be as simple or elaborate as you want, keeping in mind the bulk that may crease or damage the book’s pages.  I kept mine simple for DH, who began reading a book before I was even finished.  (Is that even legal?)  So we needed two bookmarks to track our progress.

Here’s how to make this bookmark:

  1. Cut a 5″ square of card stock; score in half both ways, creating four quarters.
  2. Trim off one of the quarters (creating sort of a chunky “L” shape).
  3. Fold both legs in to the corner panel, adhering to each other but not to the corner piece.  This will create the pocket that slips over the page corner.
  4. Embellish as desired.

I used a stamp from a brand new set, Circle Circus, available July 1.  As you can guess from the name, the set is full of circle motifs — several remind me of Moroccan tiles, some are playful and fun.  The Soft Suede color I used is one of the 2010 In Colors.

Try this!

Stamps:  Circle Circus

Ink:  Soft Suede

Paper:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Other:  Scallop Circle Punch

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