I have had lots of time to stamp recently as both of the computers in the house picked this last week to quit. The good news is that I am once again online, fingers crossed, and I have lots of new projects to share with you.
Today’s project is a bookmark holder that was shown at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in August. I wanted to make a little gift for my 2 nieces and 2 nephews, all 6 years and under, that would keep them a little busy when we went out for dinner. And this activity fit the bill perfectly.
I stamped the Real Red cardstock with Real Red ink using the girl and boy bears from Beary Best Friends in the Holiday Mini catalogue and used the scallop edge punch on the longer flap.
Inside I included a bookmark stamped with an image they could colour and some crayons. The holder was held together with a belly band to keep the crayons inside.
The bear is from the set, Seal of Pawthenticity. Isn’t it cute? I also used a 1" x 8"strip of Christmas Cocoa designer series paper for the band and mounted it on Soft Suede cardstock 1-1/4" x 8". The medallion is two scallop circle punches, Real Red on Soft Suede.
I made a tie with the Sleigh Bells ribbon which matches so well. The bookmark holder is Real Red cardstock cut to 7-3/4" x 11". The bookmark is Real red cardstock 3" x 5-1/2" and Whisper White cardstock cut to 2-3/4" x 5-1/4" and glued on top.
Stamps: Beary Best Friends (118052, $24.95), Seal of Pawthenticity (118054, $12.95), Beary Nice Wishes (118050, $22.95)
Inks: Soft Suede Classic
Paper: Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa Designer Series paper (116770)
Punches: Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge, !-3/8" Circle. 1-1/4" Circle
Other: Sleigh Bells Ribbon
Don’t think it, ink it!