Thursday, July 1, 2010

Book Mark with a Little Extra!


Oh how I love Thursdays!!  

It is so fun and inspiring to get to see the posts of all the Unity and Ippity DT girls. 

What talent I am so blessed to hang out with!!  I hope you like it too!  

To start at the beginning, please go to the Unity Blog and then follow along all the blogs and end up at the Ippity Blog for a new tutorial!

If you are coming to me from Karen's blog then you are on the right track... so thank you!

And be sure to join us throughout the day on the SCS Unity Forum 
for some chatting time with the Unity and Ippity DT members!!

I was inspired by this week's Tutorial on SCS by Beate Johns!  She gave us amazing instructions to make a book mark that fits on the corner of  a book to mark the page that you last read.  It is so cute and I am so happy to have tried to make one!

Here is the link to the Corner Book Mark Tutorial on SCS!

And here is my take on it!

You might have noticed that I added a little extra bit to my book mark by way of a tag on a ribbon.  I think it adds a nice touch and allowed me to use both parts of the stamp set called Books a Flutter by Ippity.  I adore this stamp set.  But believe it or not, this is the first time I have inked it up since its' release!!

The DP I used is from Pink Paislee's 365 Degrees paper collection.  I used Paper piecing to add color to the spines of all the books.  I also added some Copic Markers for shading and effect!  The butterfly was colored with Copics and then I added the sparkle with a Gelly Roll pen!  The shape that frames the books is Labels Twelve from Nestabilities and I added an extra small hand cut frame around it with red to make it pop better!

This sentiment was stamped onto a Labels Ten from Nestabilities and then I cut the shape twice but the second time with some of the DP and then cut it into strips and added it to the base to frame out the words.  The back of the tag which isn't shown is in the coordinating red DP.

Here you can see how the bookmark is when it is positioned inside the book.  I used a Martha Stewart Border punch in two layers for the bottom of the book mark.

And here it is showing how the book mark tag hangs out while the book is closed. So what do you think??
Thanks Beate for another great tutorial!!

I would love to hear any good recommendations for books that you suggest for some summer reading!  I am about to finish reading New Moon in the hopes to quickly read Eclipse so I can go and see the new movie!  What is a recent favorite book of yours??

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and please head over to Lisa Arana's blog now for some more amazing Ippity inspiration!!  Have fun!!

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Have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with lots of good books for your reading pleasure!!


Tanya said...

What a fabulous bookmark!!

I loved the whole Twilight series. When I finished them, I read The Secret Lives of Bees which was wonderful too. The shopaholic series is also good fun light reading!

Sweetieshop said...

Love this! Fab stamp and the perfect project to use it with! I recommend The Kite runner if you haven't read it yet :)

Schnauzermom said...

What a GREAT idea!!!!! I love this!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

what a great way to use this stamp amazing!!!!

CharityHand said...

Wow! That's a great bookmark!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Karen, I love the little bookmark tail! hehe.

lisa a.

jennifer mitten said...

This bookmark is adorable - I may need to copy it since I am on a bookmark-making mission right now:-) You always have the greatest creations!

JenMarie said...

LOOOVE this, absolutely FABulous!

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! This bookmark is just to die for. I just love this Ippity kit. I'm going to have to make one of these. What great gifts for birthdays and Christmas. I have some teachers in the neighborhood that could give some of these to there students.

JPScraps said...

So cute. I definitely have to try this.

Linda said...

How do you have time to create such beauty?

Eva said...

Oh...Kelly, this IS GORGEOUS!! I am loving your paper piecing and just the whole idea of the book mark....that stamp was made for it, too!

Angie Blom said...

AWESOME!! love this idea Kelly.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW--I love this bookmark! I love how it goes on the page! SOOOOOOO FUN! And this book is on my "to read" list....I'm a bit behind...but I can't wait to make a bookmark like this so I can read The Shack! TFS:) LOVE it!

Ramsey said...

LOVE IT! So cute! It's so nice to see something other than a card!

Heather said...

What an amazing creation!!! So loving this book mark, it's details and your paper piecing! Must make one for myself! Hugs!

Michelle said...

Love it!

Donna said...

Love this bookmark! I so need to make one for myself.
As for books, I just finished Time Travelers Wife which I enjoyed but I didn't care for the movie. I just started Dear John.
I loved the Twilight books as well as The Shack.

lynn said...

great book mark, kelly!

Anonymous said...

Cute Book Mark!!

Karen said...

Kelly, your corner bookmark with the tail is STUNNING! I love the paperpiecing, choice of colors/papers! YAY Beate..that tut rocks! Perfect ippity stamp for this work of art!

Ola said...

What a fabulous idea... love it! Your bookmark is beautiful!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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