This week I picked the Paper Clip Bookmark for the Tutorials from the Archives for the Newsletter.
I started with cutting thin coasters with Spellbinders gorgeous new Dress Form dies. (You can purchase them at now at Crafters Home stores or starting in February everywhere.) I LOVE these new dies and had to use them as soon as I got them.
Two of the dress forms were layered with MME Lost & Found 2 Sunshine Paper, one with part of the fourth dress form die, cut and embossed from black cardstock. The patterned paper layers were first sanded, then sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Jumbo Paperclips were adhered on the back of one of the dress form with Glossy Accents, before a second one cut and layered the same was adhered over it with dimensionals. I had purchased the Paper clips a couple of years ago at Walmart.
I decided to create a box with a backdrop to show off the bookmarks. I started with a 5″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Kraft cardstock piece. The 5″ side was scored at 3/4″, 2 1/4″, 3″ and 4 1/2″. The 8 1/2″ side was scored at 3/4″ and 7 3/4″. Before the box was put together, I cut three 3/4″ slids about 1/16″ wide in the top of the box.
A 1 1/2″ x 7″ piece of Natural White cardstock was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The edges of a 1 3/8″ x 6 7/8″ piece of Sunshine paper were sanded, then sponged with Vintage Photo ink. The patterned paper was stitched to the sponged white cardstock before those were adhered to the box front.
May Arts Ivory Organdy Ribbon was tied around the box. The bow was topped with a button tied on with more silver curling ribbon. A sentiment from Flourishes Feminine Charms was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Natural White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die. The oval was sponged with Vintage Photo before it was adhered in the center of a piece of black cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag 2 die.
For the backdrop I cut a piece of Sunshine paper with a Grand Label 23 Nestabilities die. It was stitched to a piece of Natural white cardstock, cut with the same die for more stability. The edges were first sanded, then lightly sponged with Vintage Photo. The Label was adhered behind the box and decorated with Rhinestones and Finesse Rhinestone swirls.
Here is a video for the bookmarks for the visual learner:
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