With Thanksgiving now out of the way here in Canada it’s time to look forward to the next big food event. So for me that means Christmas. Every year I say I’ll be better prepared and every year there’s always a last minute panic. However when I saw the new Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set a simple idea popped into my head. Instead of searching my shelves to find the recipes I need, why not just write the book and page numbers in advance on the back of a cooking-inspired bookmark?
So with that in mind I began by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Basic White Card. Using a Blending Brush I covered the card with a light layer of Pool Party ink. Then I brushed some Tuxedo Black ink over the bottom section.
Next, from the Zoo Crew 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack I found the apron-clad goat stirring a bowl of something. With my Paper Snips I cut around the image, before using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach him to the bookmark base.
TIP: If I was to do that fussy-cutting again I would definitely put some Adhesive Sheet on the back of the DSP before starting to cut. That would avoid the need to use liquid glue.
Now from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set I chose “Let’s eat cake”. Then using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped it in the space above the goat.
Finally I added a slot at the top of the card strip using the Very Best Trio Punch. From the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack I cut two 6″ pieces of black twine and folded them in half. After poking the loops through the slot I threaded the cut ends through the loops and pulled gently to secure them in place.
In next to no time I had a cooking-themed bookmark. All I need to do now is write the location of my favourite recipes on the back and one Christmas stress will be relieved.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Heartfelt Hexagon Punch (not used today). Buying the two items using the single ‘bundle’ item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying them separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore this option.