It’s no secret that I’m a book-lover and am quite old-school in that I like printed books rather than e-versions. There’s something quite special about settling into a cosy chair with a good book and a hot drink. A love of reading is something that I’m happy to say that other family members have developed too. My late son was a voracious reader, and when he died two years ago I kept a number of his books including his well-loved Harry Potter collection. He regularly told me that even if you’ve seen the movies you should read the books as there’s so much more detail in them, and he wasn’t wrong. I love the words JK Rowling invented and today’s project features the word “Alohomora”.
Alohomora is the spell used to open locked doors and I knew exactly what I wanted to create…
I decided to make a bookmark starting with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Whisper White Card.
Using Old Olive ink I then used the individual letters in the Make A Difference Stamp Set to stamp the word Alohomora up the right-hand edge.
Next I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to add a strip of the key pattern from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper pack).
With that done I punched the top of the bookmark using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
READING IS THE KEY
To complete the bookmark I chose a small metal key from the Bird Ballad Trinkets. I threaded some Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the key and tied a knot to keep it in the centre of the thread. Then I tied another knot at the ends of the thread creating a long loop. Finally, to attach the thread to the bookmark I fed the tied end through the slot, passed the key through the loop and pulled it tight.
In no time at all I had a very unique bookmark that any Harry Potter fan would love. What’s more, using the Make A Difference Stamp Set I could create a whole set of bookmarks featuring unique words or famous phrases from other books.
Since making this bookmark I’ve thought of a number of other projects linked to the Harry Potter books and others. I’ll reveal these in the coming weeks and months so don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel so you don’t miss them.
UPDATE 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
- Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine
- Bird Ballad Trinkets