I love purple and I love daisies, so when I saw the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) I knew I had to get it. The only problem I have is deciding which side of the paper to use. All the designs are simply gorgeous, so it’s a good job there’s two of each 12″ x 12″ double-sided sheets in the pack. Even so, I have a feeling I’ll need to order another pack before too long.
For today’s simple Sunday project I set myself a challenge. How to showcase both sides of the Hand-Penned paper on a single bookmark? And, how to make a bookmark without the use of any punches or dies! I’m happy to say it wasn’t as difficult as I thought.
From the Hand-Penned DSP pack I chose the sheet with the white leaves on a Highland Heather background. On the reverse of this sheet is the beautiful purple daisy design that is my overall favourite. All I needed to do today was use my Paper Trimmer to cut two 2″ x 6″ pieces of the DSP.
On one of the purple leaf sides I decided to stamp a sentiment from the Peekaboo Farm Stamp Set. So using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped “life is better with you” along one long edge. Then I flipped the DSP over so I was looking at the floral side.
Next I cut 9″ of Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon. I folded 1″ down from the top to create a loop and secured it to the rest of the ribbon using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I folded in 1/2″ of ribbon at the other end and secured that in the same way.
Next, with more Tear & Tape Adhesive I secured the ribbon down the centre on the back of the stamped DSP. The longer loop was for the top of the bookmark and the shorter one for the bottom.
Finally, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the second piece of DSP on top with the floral side up. I pressed the two pieces together really well so the ribbon was sandwiched between the them and my bookmark was done.
I told you it was going to be simple, and it really doesn’t get much simpler than that.
I’m so happy with how this turned out and can’t believe I haven’t tried this method of creating a bookmark before. Creating loops and sandwiching the ribbon between the two pieces of DSP means I don’t have to deal with it fraying either. Now I’m off to make a more masculine / gender neutral bookmark using the same method. Watch this space!
For some more projects using the Hand-Penned DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Penned flowers simply make me smile
- A great day if you like gift tags
- Days to Remember so I don’t forget
- Scrapbooking the turtle-y loved
If you want to see all 12 designs in the Hand-Penned DSP pack click on the link below to open the item in my online store. Then use the arrows below the main photo to scroll through all 14 photos. Notice each photo shows a full sheet with a glimpse of another pattern behind, this indicates the pattern on the reverse.