Saturday, March 2, 2013

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #105: Read Across America

Our current challenge @ My Sheri Crafts asks that you create a project that has something to do with reading, for example, bookmarks, projects with a book on it, images of reading or something about your favorite book, etc.
I know several avid readers that will always welcome new bookmarks, so I searched my craft room for ideas. I first took a masculine-looking "K" from my chipboard stash. Using a wide satin ribbon, I folded it in half and ironed with Stitch Witchery. The monogram was added by gluing with fabric glue, but it was 'boring' so I grabbed my Crop-a-Dile and added three eyelets -- much more character now!
Next, I cut an "L" from pink felt and die cut a background from brown felt with Spellbinder's Labels Twenty-three. Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery was woven into a stitched ribbon to give my feminine bookmark more pizazz. Fabric glue attaches the layers.
When I saw the "spring" ribbon and flower in my stash, I decided they would also make a fun bookmark. The flower is a Spellbinders' die secured with a large pearl brad, so I merely punched a hole through the ribbon with my Crop-a-Dile, attached it to the brad's prongs on the back and covered it with a scalloped felt circle -- yep, from my stash. Those formerly unused items can sometimes spark creativity, so see what you find and show us your ideas @ My Sheri Crafts challenge!!!


1CardCreator said...

Beautiful bookmarks Marge! ~Diane

Sandy Palmer said...

Great set of bookmarks Marge! At Christmas, my hubby got me a Kindle because I love to read so much! I never went anywhere without a bookmark before when I had an actual book to read!

Lisa said...

I am an avid reader and I love these!! I am always in need of a bookmark!! The designs are fabulous!! Happy Saturday :)

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Raquel said...

Great bookmarks... these are so cute and love the personalization to them! What a great way to use up ribbons too!

Sarah said...

Great job, Marge! Your friends will love them!

P.G. Lamb said...

Marge, what a great idea using chipboard! The way you customized each bookmark--they are all so special!


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