“It wasn’t that she was changing,…” Handmade Bookmark


Today I bring you a quote, that I love, by Sherry Meneley.

You can find more about Sherry Meneley here 😉


Today’s project



Materials & tools used:

A piece of plain orange cardstock measuring 14,5cm x 5cm

A piece of blue cardstock (a piece of scrap paper is enough) measuring 2cm x 5cm, after trimming

Printed quote or sentiment measuring 7,5cm x 3cm

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Bitty Butterfly punch by Stampin’ Up!

Elegant Butterfly punch by Stampin’ Up!

Martha Stewart fence punch

Hardwood background stamp by Stampin’ UP!

Papillon Potpourri stamp set by Stampin’ UP!

Pearlescent Lavender ink by Dew Drop Brilliance

Faded Jeans distress ink by Tim Holtz

Mustard Seed distress ink by Tim Holtz

Opaque white & Orange Embossing Powder

Embossing ink

Heat tool

Some sort of glue. I used liquid glue and snail adhesive.

Snail refills available here.


Step by step tutorial:

This time I started by stamping my first layer with the Hardwood background stamp, with Pearlescent Lavender ink, and set it aside to dry. 



This is one of the ways I print my quotes, using a word processor sheet (I use OpenOffice), I create a table with one cell and seven columns, where I type my quote. That’s why my quotes usually have 3cm width, then I trim the height as I see fit.



After trimming my quote to 7,5cm, I distressed it with Mustard Seed distress ink, and inked the edges with Pearlescent Lavender ink.



I then stamped two butterflies, with different sizes, from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, with embossing ink on yellow cardstock, using opaque white embossing powder on the bigger butterfly, and orange embossing powder on the smaller, and heat embossed them. I took pictures of the butterflies stamped with the embossing ink, but I was using clear embossing ink… So the pictures don’t show anything. If you are not familiar with heat embossing have a look at some videos on YouTube, you will find great tutorials. 



I then punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch (orange butterfly), and Elegant Butterfly punch (white butterfly) and both punches coordinate with Papillon Potpourri stamp set. 



I then punched a blue cardstock with the Martha Stewart fence punch,



trimming it to 2cm height by around 5cm width,



and sponged the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink by Tim Holtz. (Thanks Elaine for the suggestion)



Only then I returned to my first layer, trimming it to 14,5cm, knowing that I would lose about 2mm when using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin’ Up!, making it ok to leave an area that was not stamped.

SAM_4505@  SAM_4507@  SAM_4510@


I assembled the bookmark using liquid glue for the fence and the butterflies to secure them better, and snail for the quote.



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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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