Who’s already planning out their summer reading? I’ve been going through my to-read pile recently and realized I have 4 books I’m working on right now… that’s normal, right? ;) And in most of them, I have tucked away a scrap of paper, a reciept, a train ticket… whatever random bookmark I can get my hands on. So, I thought it would be far more fitting to make up a set of easy bookmarks and put those to use instead.
I did some quick embossing on paper claimed from my scrap pile, and added die-cuts to finish them off. What I’m not using now, I have set aside for a last-minute gift for book lovers (just tuck one inside a new book, or pair it with a bookstore gift card). These would also make great teacher appreciation gifts this week, because they’re easy enough that kids can help (or do it themselves!) and it’s not another coffee mug… it’s a handmade, heartfelt item that stores in a small space and comes in handy every time you close a book.
Theme ideas are practically endless – add sentiments like “thinking of you”, create a theme based on your faith, embrace nature, geometric shapes, school icons, hearts and love… whatever you’re into, chances are, there’s an embossing folder to suit your style.
I’m sharing the full tutorial over on the Core’dinations blog, so be sure to come by, say hello, and get the quick how-to! These took me just five minutes each to make, so it’s a great way to pass some time without it consuming your whole afternoon.
Unless you read a lot, of course. ;)