Today’s project is a personalized bookmark that slides into a matching pocket card. My friend Lori has taken the position of school Librarian next year at the high school. She is one of my best friends and customers so I thought this would be a cute and useful card to send to her when school starts this fall. She LOVES my handmade bookmarks and I am certain that she’ll be requesting more of these bookmarks when she sees this one.
To create the monogram for the bookmark, I used the *from the library* stamp from the Desk of/Library of/Kitchen of Borders JustRite Stampers monogram kit along with a wooden stamp mount. I inserted the *from the library* stamp into the outer circle of the wooden mount. I then inserted large and small letters from the Large Round Monogram Stamper kit to created the three letter monogram that uses my friends initials. I cut the monogram out with a Spellbinder’s circle die template and then adhered it to my handmade bookmark. I stitched on some red satin ribbon with my sewing machine.
To create the matching card, I used the same cardstock and patterned paper that I used for the bookmark. I cut and folded the solid cardstock to make the pocket portion of the card. I added some patterned paper and then stitched around the entire card to secure the pocket. This card is a standard size A2 card which measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". The bookmark slips inside the horizontal piece of cardstock which is attached only to the sides of the card with machine stitching. Another piece of solid cream cardstock slips into the pocket and will be used for my personal message.
I also stamped and cut out a few more monograms and backed them with double sided sticky squares so that my friend could add them to the inside covers of books, etc. I slipped them into a small, flat cello bag which will be inserted in the pocket. I can’t wait for my friend to start her new job and to use her new bookmark!
JustRite Stampers: Desk of/Library of/Kitchen of Borders, Large Round Monogram Stamper Letters, Wooden Mount
Paper: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist and Cream cardstock, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red
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