I’m halfway through the weekend but not halfway through my to do list. I think as I get older time must speed up at the same rate as I’m slowing down. At least I’m still having fun and enjoying the new friendships I’m making through my papercrafting. I’ve had a lot of feedback following my granddaughter Alyssa’s card project and we are all very touched by your kindness. She’s definitely a papercrafting star in the making.
Just recently I got the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and one sentiment in particular really resonated with me. The statement ‘kindness changes everything’ is so true and perfect for today’s simple Sunday project.
THE BOOKMARK BASE
Instead of using card for my bookmark base I decided to use the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a piece 4″ x 5-1/2″and with the 4″ side at the top scored it at 2″. Then I folded the paper along the scored line and stuck it together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
I shaped the bookmark using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch at the top. Then for the bottom I used the corner rounder option on the Detailed Trio Punch.
KINDNESS CHANGES EVERYTHING
With the bookmark make it was time to add the sentiment.
I started by wiping the bookmark with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static from the surface. Then I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. Next the sticky ink was covered with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the excess tapped off. Finally I removed a few stray specks of powder before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
All that was left was to fold 2 lengths of Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine in half. Then I threaded the loops through the slot in the bookmark, passed the loose ends through the loops and tightened them.
The sentiment just fits on the 2″ wide bookmark but it really makes a statement don’t you think?
So now it’s time for breakfast and then I need to get cracking on some projects for the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Design Team. Whatever you have planned I do hope you’re able to fit some creativity into your day too.
If you missed my granddaughter’s amazing project, you’ll find it in my blog post Merry Christmas Pop-up Card.