Well yesterday didn’t go according to plan. First I had internet issues again in the morning that meant my blog was delayed. Then I got a call asking me if I could take an extra shift at the pharmacy. I know they wouldn’t call unless they really needed me so I abandoned my to do list and worked a late shift. The knock on from that was I finally got to bed late last night, and then our cat Houdini decided I needed a lie-in this morning. I’ve been playing catch up ever since. Still, hopefully better late than never, here’s my final project using the retiring Wiggle Worm Stamp Set and Wiggly Bugs Dies.
To begin my bookmark I first pulled out the retiring Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. One of the sheets has a abstract green design that I knew would be perfect for my background layer. I cut the DSP to 2″ x 5-1/2″ and then cut some Old Olive Card the same size and set the pieces aside.
Next I turned to the Wiggly Bugs Dies and the ‘grass’ die. This die is designed to cut just along the top so it can be moved sideways and the piece cut again to create a strip of grass as long as you need.
With that done I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the grass along the bottom edge of the DSP strip. Then I inserted the assembled piece into the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to create the bookmark top.
To make the bookmark a bit sturdier I punched the Old Olive Card strip and glued that to the back of the DSP.
Then I threaded two 6″ pieces of Mint Macaron twine from the retiring Nature’s Twine pack through the hole at the top and tied it in a chunky knot.
THE BOOK WORM
All I had left to do was decorate the front of the bookmark starting with the word ‘book’. For this I used the retiring Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, cutting out the individual letters from Mint Macaron Card. Then I put a little liquid glue on the back of each letter and tucked them in behind the blades of grass.
Finally I was ready for the worm image from the retiring Wiggle Worm Stamp Set. Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the worm onto a scrap of Petal Pink paper from the Perennial Essence DSP pack. Then I cut him out using the coordinating die from the Wiggly Bugs Dies.
All I had to do was put a little liquid glue on the back and tuck my worm in behind the grass and my project was complete.
I have to admit that this project has been on my mind probably since I first saw the stamp set. I’m pleased that I finally got around to making it for you.
For more Wiggle Worm projects see these earlier blog posts:
- Bugs I like in my studio
- Amazing word play
- Ladybugs or ladybirds?
- Playing with the first bugs of the year
RETIRING PRODUCTS – the DSP, twine and dies used today are all retiring and now only available while stocks last. The stamp set is also retiring but stocks are guaranteed until May 22nd, after which it too will be while stocks last.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set and Wiggly Bugs Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. Right now the dies are reduced and you’ll actually save even more if you buy the stamp set and dies separately. Also available in a discounted bundle is the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies (with the Praiseworthy Prose Stamp Set – not used today). I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to took at this option.