“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure…” Handmade Bookmark

Today I bring you a quote by Marilyn Monroe, and she sure was right when she wrote this…


Today’s project



Materials & tools used:

A piece of plain pink cardstock measuring 18cm x 5cm

A piece of white cardstock measuring 15cm x 5cm

Printed quote or sentiment measuring 12cm x 3cm

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Mini flower Punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes pack by Stampin’ Up!

Petite Petals Punch and stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Manuscript Backgrounds stamp set by Artemio, or En Francais background stamp by Stampin’ Up!

Pearlescent Orchid ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Sunflower Yellow ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Picked raspberry distress ink by Tim Holtz

Mustard Seed distress ink by Tim Holtz

Some sort of glue. I used snail and mini glue dots.

Snail refills available here.


Step by step tutorial:

For the first layer I started with an 18cm by 5cm plain pink cardstock, and punched it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.



Stamped the cardstock with the Manuscript Background stamp, using the Pearlescent Orchid ink.



Using the same stamp and ink into the white piece of cardstock measuring 15cm by 5 cm, then tearing the four sides and inking the edges with Picked raspberry distress ink, the second layer was ready.



I then tore the top and bottom of my printed quote piece of paper, that measured 12cm by 3cm after tearing, and also inked the edges with Picked raspberry distress ink.



I assembled the layers, gluing them with snail adhesive.



With so many scraps left, I stamped the flower from the Petite Petals stamp set with the Sunflower Yellow ink,  and punched  them out with the punch from the same set. Inking the edges with Picked raspberry distress ink.



For a final touch, I distressed a piece of scrap paper with Mustard Seed distress ink, punched a few mini flowers with one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes pack, inked the edges with Picked raspberry distress ink and glued them on the centre of the other flowers with mini glue dots.



This is the final result.



*I only use clear mount stamp sets, however Stampin’ Up! also has the same stamp sets in wood mounting version. If you would prefer this option and can’t find it, let me know and I’ll get you the direct link.


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Feel free to pin, like, share, tweak, adapt, be inspired, or just contact me if there is anything I can help with.

In Love & Gratitude,

Denise, xx


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