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Thursday, October 21, 2010

17 Bookmarks Order!!!

So over the summer my aunt from Texas was in NY for a visit and she fell in love with my cards and bookmarks and especially my quilling! She is part of a Ya Ya group and when she hosts their get togethers she likes to give each member a little gift and she thought my quilled bookmarks would be perfect. She also wanted three for her grandsons but left me leeway to use the cricut for those. I tried to make a nice variety of colors and types of flowers and quilled butterflies for the bookmarks. Some names I stamped and some I did on the computer. It took me quite a long time to get this order together, doing a little here and there, but she made it clear she wasn't in a rush.

I like a nice thick book mark base, so I start with a 5.5x7.5 piece of paper. I like them 7.5 long. I score then at 2.25 inches in on each side, leaving the width of the book mark to be 2 inches. I use the bone folder for a nice tight crease and I fully adhere each flap as I fold it behind. It gives a nice sturdy base. With the quilled ones I keep the quilling just at the top part because I figure that part can stick out of the book and the rest should be flat. On the little boys ones I did not raise the images so they are just flat.

I hope she loves these all as much as I do. I am sure they will. Hope you enjoy. If you want a tutorial video on these book marks let me know. Hope you enjoy.


teachdanz said...

absolutely breathtaking!! I love all of your projects!! I am wanting to learn how to quill now but oh my, I already have too many crafting hobbies:-)!!

My Quilling Nest said...

Wow Christina that is a lot of work! but beautiful!!!

Coachfans said...

Your bookmarks are wonderful, but I especially love the quilling.


*Star said...

Wow!....those are beautiful! Tfs and have a great day. :)