Tuesday, November 18, 2008

                   
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Organic Outlines Bookmark


Happy Tuesday! Sorry for my prolonged absence, it's been such a bummer. I've been sick, nothing major, just one annoying thing after another that's kept me from sitting up at my stamp table. Grrrr! I did manage to spend 2 hours there this evening, yay!, and I came up with this little bookmark that we'll be doing for stamp club this month. Thank you to my wonderful stamping friends in the club who are flexible when we meet, love you girls!

Anyway, I saw this precious bookmark idea on Jen Del Muro's fabulous blog, you can see hers here. She used the rectangular Nestabilities, but I made do with the Scallop Border Punch, and made mine a little bit longer than hers.

I started with a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock cut 2 7/8" x 8 1/2" (I practiced with a piece of copy paper first to get it right.) I used the Border Scallop Punch along both long sides, then did the short ends across last. When I finished that, I folded it in half and scored with a bone folder, then put a piece of Sticky Strip tape inside about 1" down from the top, so that it will slide over your book pages and stop. Jen shows a picture here showing how it works, I should have done that, sorry! This picture below shows the side view and you can see better how it will slide over your pages. Wouldn't these make cute little Christmas gifts?


This project also ties in with how I spent a lot of my time these last few days while lying around sick and not stamping...I joined the cult of people reading these little books. I'm pretty sure it's a sin for a 42 year old married lady to be in love with a young vampire named Edward (he is an old soul though!), but heaven help me, we are meant to be together, maybe even more than Mr. Darcy and me! lol! Yesterday at the doctor's office, the nurse saw me reading the book while waiting and we had a 15 minute discussion about Edward and Jacob before we even started discussing medical issues, and the office was packed too! Yikes! I guess that makes it sound like I wasn't that sick, but I think the *love* (or *lust*!) endorphins were actually helping with the pain and sickness! Okay, I better stop now...hee! hee! Oh, I haven't read the last one yet, so don't give anything big away!! hee! hee!

Hope you all have been doing well! Thank you so much for all the sweet comments on the last few posts and for bearing with me during my absence. I have something else almost finished to post tomorrow night and a plan to get caught up on 300+ posts on Google Reader! lol! Hugs and happy stamping!

Recipe
Stamps: Organic Outlines, Best Yet hostess level 1 set.
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Patterns Pack level 1 hostess DSP.
Ink: Real Red, Baja Breeze (stamped off once).
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Jumbo Eyelet, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-a-Dile, Sticky Strip.


23 comments:

2stampis2b said...

Love the bookmark! It would make a great gift for ANY age! I'm off to see what books you're talking about...I think I've seen talk of them around, so maybe I'll have to jump on the bandwagon. Sorry you were sick, but glad you're on the mend.

Savitri said...

Oh, love love love the bookmark! So so awesome!! Hope you're feeling better and no more ickies for you! Have fun with the ladies, lucky of them to have you for a demo :)

Alexandra said...

Love the bookmark Angie, what a great club project!!!

I hope you feel better soon, my friend - I have been under the weather too, must be the change of seasons! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

~amy~ said...

What a fabulous bookmark Angie! Hope that you are feeling better!!!

Megan said...

Such a fun bookmark! Love it!

I just borrowed the first book from my sister but have been afraid to start reading it...I have heard how addicting it is and I am to busy right now to spend the whole day reading! :) I can't wait though! :)

Catherine said...

oh this is awesome :)

Chrissie said...

Ein sehr schönes Buchzeichen. Mir gefällt, dass es sehr schlicht ist und die Farben sind dezent.
En liebe Gruess
Christina

Jen said...

how super cute is that!! i love it! it's funny, with all the products i have and use daily, i often end up using receipt or something like that for a bookmark..NO more!! thanks for the beautiful sample!!

Silli said...

Angie, this is so cool... I love the colors and the image. Great. The jumboeyelet? is funny... Have a nice day... Hugs from Silli

Chelle said...

Cute bookmark!

I just finished the Twilight books too. Good reads (although I didn't LOVE book 2, or parts of 4, but that's all I'll say). Hope you're feeling better soon!

Tara Kieninger said...

Angie -
Sorry to inform you that you cannot have Edward....he's MINE!!! (wink) I think he and I were destined to be together (just don't tell my husband!). And it doesn't matter that I'm 37 and he's only 17. Age is relative when you're a vampire! So glad to see I'm not the only one who fell in love here - with the books, Edward, and everything about Twilight. Just looking forward to the movie now!
Awesome bookmark by the way!

Juanita said...

I am so glad you are feeling beter. I love the bookmark. The Organic Outlines set is under rated. I just got my scallop border punch, so I may CASE you CASEing Jen.

Jenn D said...

I was actually going to e-mail you to find out where you were, but I got caught up dealing with my own sickos.

I just heard about those books. I am going to have to check them out at the library. I've heard they are quite good.

The bookmark is fabulous! I just love that set. I can't wait to get it. Hopefully for Christmas.

I hope you are better today!

Jenn

chloe said...

Love this bookmark! So sorry to hear yo have been sick poor thing! Hope you are feeling better!

sarahw said...

Great bookmark. I am sorry you have been sick but at least you got some good reading in. :)

Tara said...

very cute bookmark!!!
anytime you want to talk Edward...let me know I always have time for that! :)
I told my hubby it's really to bad he's just a boring 'ol human!

Marilyn said...

Was wondering where you were - and I'm sorry to hear you were sick!! What a comeback with this book mark - wow - it is beautiful!! Glad you got to enjoy some reading while you were sick though!!

Softangelkisses said...

Ladies, ladies, Edward and I are running away together after his film debut.... sorry to inform you! *LOL*
Love the bookmark and have a great time reading those wonderful books!

Tina said...

yes, it's a great book mark but more importantly, i hope this means you're feeling better!

Lisa H. said...

so super cute. love the scallop edges and can't wait to start reading those books ( I asked for them for Christmas).

Kerry D-C said...

This is WaaaaaaaaY Adorable!!

kathleenh said...

This is so pretty Angie! How did you get the scallops to line up with the front and back of the bookmark? Did you punch them at the same time?

My 14 year old daughter is a HUGE Twilight fan so I have read the first two books. I have the next two to read yet. She's going to the movie premiere tomorrow.

Enjoli said...

Hi Angie! Very cute bookmark! I love the oolor combo! =) Come and check out my blog.. I'm giving away blog candy... And oooh...I bet you can't wait to see the movie too. =)