May 18, 2010

Project Tuesday: Card & Bookmark

It's time for another great Project Tuesday challenge! This week we're making cards with a matching bookmark! You can make a separate bookmark, or make your card with a detachable bookmark like I did.

I made my card and bookmark for my youngest brother Leroy. When he comes to stay with me we have "quiet reading time" in the afternoons. I get a little peace and quiet and to indulge in one of my biggest passions - reading - and he loves the time together. We're already planning a trip to the library when he comes to stay for over a month this Christmas - can't wait!

The sketch for the front of my card comes from Card Patterns. It's nice and simple, perfect for highlighting a special image. I watercoloured and paper pieced the image. My colour combo is Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Chip.

Here's the inside of my card, showing the detachable bookmark. I've used the perforating blade from the Cutter Kit to score the bookmark so it can be torn off. (If you'd like a tutorial - leave a comment, I'll whip one up if there's some interest).

How cute is this little guy? I masked the bookworm so I could stamp the bookshelf behind him.

Here's the inside of the card when it's opened right out. I was a little sick of colouring, so just stamped the books in Going Gray behind the sentiment - love this look!

Head on over to Project Tuesday to see the rest of the design team creations - I hope you'll play along with us this week!

Paper & Card: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red & Whisper White
Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Going Gray & Chocolate Chip
Word Window
Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Antique Brass Brad, Aquapainter, Cutter Kit
E-mail me to purchase.

Stamps: I {heart} Books - MFT
Paper & Card:
Offbeat - Basic Grey
Upper Crest punch - Fiskars
Other: Oval Nestabilities


  1. This is so colourful and funky! Love the idea of card/bookmark combined! TFS Sarah! As always ... simply stunning! Hugs xxAxx

  2. hey I like what you did with this, love how you made the detachable bookmark. You have been so creative the last few days. Loving what your doing and the mascualine card turned out fab....

  3. Hi Sarah! This is so fun! Your brother will love it! Love the colors and the masking is awesome. Great job!

  4. Oh Sarah this is just wonderful! I love the bright colors, the detachable bookmark- so very sweet!

  5. Your brother is going to love his bookmark. It was brilliant of you to design it with a perforated edge.

  6. What a super cute card/bookmark!!! Love the bookworm....toooooo cute!!!

  7. Great card! I love both the inside and the outside of the card! And the bookmark is sooo cute!

  8. Stunning! You coloring is awesome and I love the detachable idea. Leroy is going to LOVE this!
    I vote a big YES for a tutorial!!!

  9. this is awesome!! love the book worm and your brother is sure to enjoy using the bookmark :)

  10. Such a cute idea and cute images! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

  11. Hi Sarah

    Finally getting round to your card. This is super cute and the colours and stamps you used were perfect. I always love looking at your blog and the beautiful things you create.

  12. Leroy will LOVE this wee gift, he is getting sooo excited already. He asked me the other day if it was next week that he is going to stay with you!!

  13. This looks great! I too vote for a tutorial please!


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