As an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and passionate paper crafter I craft every day. To be honest even if I wasn’t blogging every day too I’d probably still be creating something. My projects always involve card, and most days stamps and ink. But for today’s simple Sunday project all I needed was the He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). With the recent retirement of the Playful Alphabet Dies I thought my bookmark genre series was done, that was until I realised I had the perfect sentiment right there.
HE’S THE MAN
This bookmark project really was quick and easy to put together. I began by choosing the diagonal striped background from the He’s The Man DSP pack. After cutting a 1-7/8″ x 5-1/2″ strip, I mounted it onto a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Early Espresso Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I used the Label Me Fancy Punch to add a small hole at the top of the layered card. Then I cut two 6″ pieces of gold cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack. This cord can slide and so to make sure it wouldn’t move I fixed a Mini Glue Dot on the front of the bookmark above the hole. With that done I folded the cord in half and poked the loops through the hole. Finally I threaded the cut ends through the loops and pulled gently, pressing the cord onto the Mini Glue Dot to keep it in place.
That just left the sentiment and for that I went back to the He’s The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper. This pack is called a “specialty” paper because two of the 12″ x 12″ sheets are full of pop-out images and sentiments. So I located the “You’re a classic” banner piece and removed it from the sheet. Then all I had to do was glue it to the bookmark and my project was done.
How quick was that, and no inky fingers either! It’s going to be a good day.
For more projects featuring the pop-out pieces from the He’s The Man Specialty DSP see these earlier blog posts:
Now I’m off to get breakfast and a fresh coffee. Then I’ll put some laundry on, and while the machine does the work I can go and make a card. I do hope you’ll join me tomorrow to see my finished project.