Last month I showed you a bookmark with curved sides. It was fun and quite different but it was just one I created while playing with the Curvy Dies. Today I wanted to bring you another one but it’s tinged with sadness. You see a few days ago Stampin’ Up! revealed the list of products being retired from their range, and it included the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
I’ve loved the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch ever since it was first introduced. With one punch it shapes the top of a 2″ wide piece of card and adds a ribbon slot. This makes it perfect for tags and bookmarks and I’ve used it an awful lot. So for one final time, here’s a bookmark project using this wonderful tool.
I began by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Whisper White Card. Then I chose the fancy edge die from the Curvy Dies and cut the strip at an angle down the length. Now I had two pieces, one had just a plain curve and the other was decorated with the fancy pattern. I set the plain-edged one aside for another project, and kept the fancy one for this bookmark.
As planned I had quite a good size area to add a sentiment below the curve. In the end I chose “you are capable of amazing things” from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set. After stamping the sentiment onto the white piece with Tuxedo Black ink I set it aside while I got on with the rest of the project.
Next I chose a textured pattern from the Well Suited 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip, and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) attached the stamped piece to it, lining up the long straight edge.
Before going any further I cut a second 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Whisper White Card. This would be used to add extra strength to the finished bookmark.
Turning to the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch I punched the top of the Whisper White Strip. Then I punched the top of the assembled DSP/curved card strip. With that done I used liquid glue to fix the two strips together, lining up the holes punched at the top.
Finally I cut two 6″ pieces of Basic Gray baker’s twine from the Well Suited Twine Combo Pack. I folded the twine pieces in half and threaded the loops through the top of the bookmark. Then I passed the ends of the twine through the loops and pulled tight to secure them. In no time at all my bookmark was complete.
I really am going to miss creating projects for you using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. However I’ll be giving it to my granddaughter Alyssa so she can enjoy it as much as I have.
RETIRING PRODUCT – As I mentioned the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is retiring and that means it will only be available while stocks last. It’s currently reduced by 10% so it’s an even better deal.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Curvy Dies in a bundle with the coordinating Quite Curvy Stamp Set. I also bought the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Hydrangea Dies. Buying products using a ‘bundle’ item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included links to the two bundles in case you want to explore these options.