Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pinspired Bookmark

I had to wait to share my Mother's Day gifts with you because I didn't get to see my mom until later in the week....and she's one of the few family members who actually reads my blog, so I didn't want to spoil any surprises for her.

I gave her a great garden bench that I know she's wanted for ages but I still wanted to add a little something handmade.  I inherited my love for reading from my mom so I hit up my "Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts" board on Pinterest for some bookmark ideas instead of the standard Mother's Day Card and here's what I came up with:

Easy Bookmark, DIY Bookmark

I don't have the die-cut (or the machine) that the original project used so I fired up my Silhouette and finally figured out how to use the Edit Points Button:

This little button
 is pretty amazing!
I came up with these shapes to make the project.
Before I cut out the second shape, I deleted the rectangle shape, drew the message with my Silhouette pens, and then without removing the paper from the machine, added the rectangle back in and deleted the text.  Actually, I did all this on a separate shape that I then pasted down onto the rectangle, but same idea.

Here's the original post from Ginger over at Gingersnap Crafts:
It's another fun and easy way to use up your scraps!  What do you use to keep your place in your books?  Or have you all switched to electronic readers?  I just can't bring myself to do it.  I still love the feel of a book in my hands.  Leave a comment below~


free style creating by Villy said...

these are cute!I like so much a black and white one!

Jan said...

What a pretty and thoughtful gift. Isn't it nice to actually do the things you pinned!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Any excuse to fire up the Silhouette is a good one! These are very cute. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

Jill said...

Cute bookmarks Tamara! It's always so nice to give (and receive) handmade gifts for mother's day!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

zina said...

so cute! adorable!

Zina (

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

So pretty!


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