Are you a reader? When I’m not making things with stamps, ink and paper I like to relax with a good book. I have favourite authors whose books I collect, and I like to discover new ones too. My daughter helps me with that as we swap books we’ve read and enjoyed. So it’s no wonder I like to merge my passions from time to time and create bookmarks. Today’s project is quite different though, it’s a simple design for a corner bookmark and like nothing I’ve made before. With a sentiment from the Lighthearted Lines Stamp Set in my head, I set to work.
Would you believe that it actually took me a couple of tries to design the basic corner bookmark. It was made a little more challenging as I needed it to fit the two stamps I had in mind.
In the end I came up with a layout that’s quick and easy to replicate.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 4-1/4″ x 8″ piece of Basic White Card. With the short side at the top I scored it at 4″, then I turned the card so the long side was at the top and scored it at 4″ again. Finally I folded the card along the scored lines and sharpened the creases using my Bone Folder.
With the scoring done I trimmed off one of the long narrow sections using the Paper Trimmer. Then I cut diagonally across the square piece that was left. Finally I snipped the corners of the remaining narrow section as shown in the diagram.
Before assembling the corner bookmark it made sense to decorate it first. Today I decided just to work on the triangle section and leave the rest plain.
From the Elegantly Said Stamp Set I took the large decorative image, this was the reason my bookmark needed to be so large. Using Night of Navy ink I stamped the image into the top corner of the triangular section.
The decorative image left just enough room to add the small sentiment from the Lighthearted Lines Stamp Set. So using Night of Navy ink once again I stamped “plot twist” in the space along the bottom right edge of the triangle.
All I had to do now was tuck in the tab and fix Tear & Tape Adhesive to it. Then after removing the backing I folded over the triangle section and pressed down to secure it in place.
I have to say that having never made a corner bookmark before I’m really pleased with how this turned out. Once I’d worked out the measurements it came together really quickly and I now have a blueprint to make them different sizes. The twists and turns of the decorative design really works with the plot twist sentiment too don’t you think?
Whatever you have planned for today, I hope you’re able to find time to do something that you love.
For some more projects featuring the Lighthearted Lines Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
- Lighthearted Lines with thanks
- A little lighthearted Sunday banter
- Lighthearted Lines inspired me once again
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Elegantly Said Stamp Set in a bundle with the Elegant Tag Punch (not used today). Using a single ‘bundle’ item number to order them meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.