Saturday, March 27, 2010

My Valentine Swap Project - Bee Mine Bookmark

Yesterday I featured the wonderful Valentine projects I received from my altered art group.  Here's what I made to swap - Bee Mine Bookmarks.  They are shaped like a little house and slide onto the corner of a book.  I have three pictured here so you can see what they look like on the book corner, from the front when not attached and from the back.  They're a lot of fun to make and very simple.
To make these, you start with a 3"x3" square.  Make a mark  midway on each side (1.5" from the top and bottom).  Use a straight edge and bone folder to score between the marks.  Fold the corners in to form a peak.  
Next, decide what type of decorative triangle you want to attach to the front of the bookmark.  Some good choices are a nicely textured paper (like the blue one below), patterned paper, or plain paper on which you stamp.  For the Valentine bookmark, I used applied alcohol inks onto glossy paper to create a faux marble look.  The instructions for that can be found on Tim Holtz's blog here.  The triangle is 2"x2"x3".  One you have it cut out, simply adhere it on top of the folded corners.
That's it.  Let me know if you make any.

7 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

A great idea,Rinda.

Elizabeth said...

Great idea and wonderful for a bookmark. I am always losing mine!

Deb said...

Oh, Rinda, I love this. Leave it to you to figure out a way to make a house! LOL. Thanks for the quick little tutorial as well...I'm gonna' make some of these! :o)

debs14 said...

What a great idea, and looks reasonabley easy to do. I will definitely be having a go at this!

Sian said...

You love houses just as much as I do, don't you! I love that you combined houses and love for a Valentines project. A great little gift :)

Amy said...

What a great idea .... looks like a project I could make with the kids during the holidays - now that will use some stash as well!

humel said...

Oh, this is so cool! Very clear tutorial too :-)