Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ribbon Bookmarks

These bookmarks are projects made at my June stamp club.  The idea is not my own, but borrowed from Mandy Grant, a fellow demonstrator ( 

This bookmark uses Baja Breeze 1" double-stitched ribbon and the Flower Fusion Too accent & elements.  Both are retiring at the end of this month.  The stamp used is Say It With Scallops #111678 $17.95, the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set, also retiring at the end of this month.

The image is stamped onto a 1-1/2"x1-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock in Chocolate Chip Classic ink.  The layered flowers are then attached with a silver brad to the center.  The words are covered up with the flowers, you only see the scallop border.  The backing is a 1-3/4"x1-3/4" piece of Chocolate Chip card stock.  To get the ribbon to feed through, you use the Horizontal Slot punch.  Punch once in the center of one edge, about 1/2" from the lower edge.  Then, punch again about 1/2 width of the punch on both sides of this first punch to make the slot opening larger.  Repeat on the other side.  You should have what looks like a belt buckle.  Feed the ribbon through the slots from the front to the back and then back out the front.  Align the top edge of the Chocolate Chip card stock at about 7" from one end of the ribbon.  Place the magnetic strip (about 1" long) on the back of the ribbon.  Place the second piece of magnetic strip directly onto the first piece.  Take off the adhesive backing, and fold the ribbon in half, pressing the magnetic strip to adhere.  Trim the ends into a "V" shape.

Here is another one using different colors:  Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip.

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