Monday, November 22, 2010

Let Me Save Your Spot

I'm thrilled to have a stack of bookmark sleeves, so that I can create bookmarks that won't get bent up or torn.  These make such great gifts for those who love to read.  A fellow PTI forum friend, Michelle, coordinated a huge order for a bunch of us to order these sleeves in bulk.  Thanks again Michelle!!

Here's my first bookmark using these sleeves.  This was part of a Thanksgiving gift for my daughter's amazing teacher.


  • I started with a piece of 7 x 2 1/4" Kraft cardstock.
  • Adhere 6 x 2 1/4" patterned paper, leaving a small Kraft border on top and bottom.
  • Add felt eyelet lace on top and bottom
  • Cut and stamp Mat stack 3 piece
  • I used the little felt pieces from inside the eyelets to create a circle border for my main image to rest on (see below)
  • Stamped sentiment on the mat stack 3 piece
  • Stamped second sentiment on white and punched out with 1" circle punch, matted this with 1 1/4" Kraft circle.
Here's the bookmark out of the sleeve: 


Thanks for looking!


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  All Booked Up
Paper:  Kraft, White, Everyday Blessings pp
Ink:  Ocean Tides, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Accessories:  Ocean Tides felt, eyelet lace die, Mat Stack 3 die, 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" circle punches (ek success), Spring Moss satin ribbon, bookmark sleeve HBM#1 (clearbags.com)



10 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful bookmark and wonderful gift!

Monica K. said...

Wonderful bookmark! The color combo is very soft and pretty.

Lorraine said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous, Sara! And thanks for showing - I never knew about these bookmark sleeves. Gots to get me some...like soon, LOL. Makes great gifts, I would think.

Cindy Holshouser said...

So Beautiful!

Amy said...

These bookmark sleeves would make these perfect for kids! I need to check into these! I love your bookmark especially the felt!

Kim O'Connell said...

Oooooh! I love your design and color choices! Just beautiful!

Sue Ann said...

OMGoodness this is so beautiful. I love the colors that you used and your layout........ FABBY!!!

Sonja said...

I love it!!

Niki Estes said...

Great bookmark and great idea to use the sleeves to protect them! I love the felt accents!

Nadine said...

Awesome bookmark Sara! Your daughter's teacher is just going to love it! I love how you tied the ribbon to the top. I made one and attached the ribbon to the bookmark and the sleeve but didn't like the way it turned out. Im going to try it your way next time! ;o)