Monday, February 21, 2011

Butterfly Bookmark

Supplies Used: Paper from DCWV All About Girls Stack pack and StampinUp Perfect Plum
Die cut: Paper Trey Ink Bookmark
Punch – 1 ½ and 1 ¼ inch circles by Creative Memories
Stamp: All Booked Up by Paper Trey Ink
Ink: True Black by Paper Trey Ink
Ribbon: Certain Celery Grosgrain by StampinUp
Adhesive: Xyron machine, ATG 714, StampinUp pop dot

I first started out cutting the 4.5 x 6 inches piece of butterfly paper I selected from DCWV All About Girls Stack pack and cut it in half (2.25 x 6 inches).

Next, I ran each piece through the xyron machine. A xyron machine will make a “sticker” out of the paper. The ENTIRE side facing down will be covered in a very sticky adhesive. You can purchase a xyron machine in a lot of different sizes at any craft store (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Joane’s – remember to use a coupon).

Next, I used the Provo Craft Cuttlebug (die cut machine) and the Paper Trey Ink bookmark die cut to actually cut out the bookmark. When using the Cuttlebug, always start out with the A plate (they are labeled), B plate, die cut facing up, paper, and C plate. This will put enough pressure on the die as it is run through the Cuttlebug.

Crank the plates, dies and paper through the machine all together and ta-da….you have a bookmark all cut out.
I punched a 1 ½ inch circle out of cream glitter card stock (DCWV pack that matched All that Girl) with my Creative Memory circle punch. I punched a 1 ¼ inch circle out of StampinUp Perfect Plum paper with my Creative Memory circle punch (both sizes come on one punch). Again, punches can be purchased at any craft store.
On the Perfect Plum circle I stamped “Let me Save your Spot” from Paper Trey Ink’s All Booked Up stamp set in True Black ink. I covered the back of the cream glitter circle with my ATG 714 adhesive gun (I could have used my xyron machine, but I wasn’t thinking) and adhered it to the bookmark.
Using StampinUp’s pop dots, I adhered the Perfect Plum circle to the cream glitter circle. The pop dot gave the “saying” just a little lift without it being too high where it would “dent” any book pages.
Lastly, I used Certain Celery grosgrain ribbon from StampinUP to make a “streamer” at the top of the bookmark.
This bookmark (and others I need to make this weekend – so check out Monday) will be part of a “book basket” that will be auctioned off during the March fundraiser. I have donated several “book baskets” and each one will have a bookmark included.
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