Saturday, April 16, 2011

Super Saturday Tutorial: Bookmark Card

Many of my friends and family members love to read.  LOL my DS loves to read so much that when he was a child we had to hide the cereal box in order for him to finish his breakfast!

Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial is inspired by readers all over… a quick and easy, simple design, it’s not only a card but a special gift for that special reader… and has a detachable magnetic bookmark.  It’s also a Summer Mini Catalog Sneak Peek, as it features the stamp set Touch of Kindness.

I resisted purchasing this stamp set at first, but after having a chance to play around and water color the On the Grow stamp set (also from the Summer Mini Catalog), decided it would be very easy to water color and perfect for a few child friendly projects as well.

Here’s a view of today’s Super Saturday Bookmark Card… showing the magnetic bookmark detached and sitting next to the card, ready to use.  When you make and gift this card, the bookmark will be attached to the card, as you’ll see in the forthcoming tutorial.

Magnetic, Bookmark, card, Super Saturday, Tutorial, Sharon Field

Supplies you’ll need for today’s Bookmark Card Tutorial:

  • Stamps:  Touch of Kindness (or stamp of your choice)
  • Card Stock and Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
  • Classic Ink:  Basic Gray, Soft Suede
  • Accessories:  Stampin’ Write Markers (Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue), Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Cutter Kit, Magnet Sheet, ruler, Cutting Mat, 1.25” circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card Stock and Designer Series Cutting:

  • Whisper White Card Stock
    • 6.5” x 8.25”
    • 2.5” x 4.25”
    • 1.5” x 3.5”
    • Scraps to punch scallop circle punch and two 1.25” circle punches
  • Basic Gray Card Stock:
    • 2-5/8” x 4-3/8”
  • Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
    • 4.75” x 1.25”
    • 3” x 6.25”

Step by Step Bookmark Card Tutorial:

  1. Cut Whisper White Card Stock 6.5” x 8.25”
  2. With the 8.25” edge butted to the top rail of the paper trimmer, score at 3.25”, and 6.5”.
  3. Turn the paper 90 degrees so the 6.5” edge is butted along the top rail of the paper trimmer, and the smallest scored portion near the top rail.  Score at 1-3/8” to the first scored line.Super Saturday Tutorial, Magnetic Bookmark Card, Sharon Field
  4. Place Card Stock on Cutting Mat and align ruler along the 6.5” scored line.
  5. Use the perforation tool from the Cutting Kit to perforate along the 6.5” scored line.magnetic bookmark card, tutorial, super saturday, Sharon Field, Cutter Kit
  6. Cut two 1.25” x 1.75” pieces of magnet sheet.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to make sure the magnetic poles will attract when you close the bookmark.  To make sure that they do, place two magnet sheet pieces together so they are attached.
  7. With the two pieces still attached to one another, remove the backing paper from one of the magnet sheet pieces.
  8. With the two pieces still connected, attach the magnet to the very top edge of the bookmark (above the 1-3/8” scored line).
  9. Keeping the two pieces attached, remove the backing paper from the second magnet piece, leave a 1/8” gap between the two magnet pieces and flip it onto the lower bookmark portion.  LOL.. the photo below shows the stamped inside of the card too.Magnetic bookmark card, super saturday tutorial, sharon field
  10. Now all you have left to do is to stamp and decorate your card!

Here’s a photo of the inside of the card before the bookmark has been detached:

Magnetic Bookmark Card, Super Saturday, Tutorial, Sharon Field

And here’s another photo of the outside of the card:

Magnetic Bookmark Card, Touch of Kindness, Super Saturday Tutorial, Sharon Field

Short and sweet… I stamped the focal image with Basic Gray Classic Ink and then colored in the images.  The sunflower was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock, and attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The greeting was stamped with Soft Suede Classic Ink, punched with a 1.25” circle punch, and then soft suede ink was sponged along the edges before it was attached to the sunflower.

The card fits easily into Stampin’ Up’s small open end envelopes.  Just a note, if mailing it will require additional postage because of the size!

Hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial.  See you tomorrow with more creative cards. 



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Dee in N.H. said...

Oh, I just love that! I so look forward to your great tutorials! Thanks for another great one!

Charlotte said...

Oh, Sharon, this is too clever! I usually just enclose my bookmarks in with my card (and I've never tried using a magnetic sheet). I'm going to have to try this. Once again, thank you for sharing. I learn so much from your tutorials, and look forward to them each Saturday.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Sharon I absolutely was delighted in this card/tutorial and sneak peak from the new Summer Mini. I wanted to share it with my customers,because I know they'll love it too. So, to that end I've posted a link to your blog. Hope that's okay.

Patrice H said...

Too Stinking cute my friend! Are you going to be able to join us this Summer on VC-Rocks We are open!