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MTF bookmark

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a project using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4853 – Pamper Your-Shelf MTF.

This set is created to make a trifold card and includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside. Instead of making a trifold card, this time I wanted to try something a little different. I’ve been wanting to make a cute bookmark with this set…it is just perfect for one!

To avoid extra layers that I would normally have by die cutting the inside of the shelf for the mouse to peek through, the middle image was omitted.  I stamped and reverse masked the shelf, then stamped the mouse inside.

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After my image was layered how I wanted it, I slipped it into a plastic bookmark sleeve.  Some paper flowers and ribbons finished it off.

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A bonus for using double sided patterned papers is that your back side looks pretty too!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4853 – Pamper Your-Shelf MTF; paper- white, black, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, bookmark sleeve, Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch,  SU! oval punches, Pale Gold Nuvo drops, ribbons, twine, paper flowers, brad.

a clear bookmark

Good morning!  Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is releasing two new sets for their bible journaling line, Creative Worship!  This month, SNSS is offering a Bible journaling KIT which includes the two stamp sets PLUS some extra goodies that will only be sold for 2 weeks or until they are gone.

Since I haven’t ventured into the bible journaling yet, I decided to create a clear bookmark which would give a somewhat similar look.

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I used the new sets called His Book and Decorative Banners.  I also used the Majestic Monarchs stamp set.

I began by cutting a piece of clear acetate to 2 1/2″ x 6″.  Then I used a black Sharpie marker on the edges using a piece of cardstock as a mask.  Each image was stamped on the FRONT of the acetate with Stazon ink.  Then they were colored on the BACK of the bookmark with various colors of Sharpie markers.

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A hole was punched at the top for some twine and that’s it.  Very easy!

Now pop back to the blog to keep hopping and be sure to check out the KIT…only available for a short time!  Krista Hamrick illustrated both stamp sets and Rebecca Rios illustrated the bookmark!  Cute!


Thanks for popping in…happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- His Book, Decorative Banners, Majestic Monarchs; ink- Stazon Black; accessories- clear acetate, Sharpie markers, hole punch, twine.

laminated bookmark

Hello!  Today I am sharing this laminated bookmark that I made with one of Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Bible journaling stamp sets on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.

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I started with the Worship the Lord stamp set and colored it with Copics.  The top was punched with the SU! Scallop Tag Topper punch.  Then it was run through a thermal laminator (Amazon had an amazing deal last year before Christmas!)  I found some pretty fibers in my stash to top it off.  Remember when they were all the rage?  lol.  So glad I didn’t purge them!

Here’s some closer views…

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Thanks for stopping by today… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Worship the Lord; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Scallop Tag Topper punch, Copics, Scotch Thermal Laminator- TL901, fibers.

a bookmark card

It’s back-to-school time for the Ribbon Carousel Crew as we share our school themed projects all month long.  The Week 4 crewmates have cards to share on the Ribbon Carousel blog today.  I decided to use the Sweet ‘n Sassy Bookmark Bits & Pieces and coordinating Bookmarks & More dies to make a bookmark card.

I actually got out my sewing machine and stitched a little vellum pocket to the front to slip the bookmark into.  Some crochet thread was added to the button.

The butterfly on the bookmark has some Stickles to make the card a bit sparkly.

E-readers are so popular now, but I still like to hold a book and turn the pages by hand.  And you can’t use a cute bookmark with an E-reader.  😉

I even stamped the inside of the card…and the front of the envelope…

In case you noticed that this is not an A2 sized card, you are right.  I used a standard #6 3/4 business envelope so my card is 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ (start with 6 1/4 x 7).  If you normally use 12″ paper, you could make a 3 1/2 x 6 card to fit this size envelope.

Come join our challenge and you may win a Ribbon Carousel of your own!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bookmark Bits & Pieces; paper- white, vellum cardstock, DCWV Citrus stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz; accessories- SNSS Bookmarks & More dies, Copics, sewing machine, Stickles, button, crochet thread.

with open eyes

Welcome to day 1 of our August feature Blog Hops! Today we’re featuring a fabulous new stamp set all about bookmarks called Bookmark Bits & Pieces with coordinating Bookmarks and More Dies.  I made a bookmark with 3 of the dies and several cute images…

Look at all the cute images in this set…and the fantastic coordinating dies!

Check out more samples made by our DT on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Bookmark Bits & Pieces; paper- MME Unforgettable; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, and Sahara Sand; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bookmarks & More dies, hole punch, baker’s twine.

Li’l Donkey and Little Susie

Today it’s my turn to post a Stampavie project and this time I have 2 to share.

The first one is a card with Michelle’s Li’l Donkey, a sweet digi image drawn by Tina Wenke.  Click here to find out how you can download this image and at the same time, help raise money for Michelle.  We appreciate all of your help and support!  And also thanks to all of you who are posting on your own blogs to help us spread the word!


Is this Berry Sweet paper not fun?  I love it!  And this layout is great for using up scraps!

My second project is a corner bookmark.  The directions to make these can be found here on the Splitcoast website.

I used one of my Lelo Designs images called Little Susie.  Her dress is just perfect for paper piecing!


This is a great project for pulling out your punches!  They really add a lot to the finished project.

I hope you are staying cool wherever you are.  We are having hot, hot, hot weather!  Not good for trying to get projects done outside.  LOL.

Have a fabulous day…stay in and stamp!  🙂

Li’l Donkey card:

stamps- Michelle’s Li’l Donkey by Tina Wenke for Stampavie, words by Hero Arts; paper- white, Saffron, brown, K&Company Berry Sweet; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch, Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, buttons, thread, Stickles, Primas, Cuttlebug Vintage die.

Corner bookmark:

stamps- Lelo Designs Little Susie by Stampavie; paper- Bashful, white, Summer Sun, DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly and Garden Trellis punches, EK Success Retro Flower and small flower punches, Stickles.

a Sarah Kay bookmark

sk-bookmark-diane-zechman.jpgIt’s time for another Stampavie challenge!

Yesterday Jay Jay issued a new challenge to make a bookmark.  I hope you can play along and enter to win one of our secret prizes!

Bookmarks are fun to make…a nice change from the usual cards.  And they make a great gift when you need “just a little something”.

You can find all the info for the challenge here and see the other DT samples.

I decided to use this sweet Sarah Kay image with the girl and boy reading a book…how fitting!  It is called Quiet Moments.

I hope you had a nice holiday weekend and you will have a great rest of the week!

Here’s the recipe:

stamps- Sarah Kay Quiet Moments by Stampavie, SU! So Many Sayings; paper- Choc. Chip, white, EK Success Mod Squad; ink- Artichoke, Memento black; accessories- Copics, Double Ended Tags, Long Rectangle and Oval Nestibilities, EK Success flower punch, Baby Blue Liquid Pearls, ribbon, linen thread.

magnetic bird bookmark card

magnetic-bird-bookmark-diane-zechman.jpgHere’s another project from one of the gatherings I recently attended that I wanted to share with you.

This was my Shoebox project that I prepared for the ladies at my table to make at the Syracuse gathering.  I had this idea running through my head for weeks (ever had that happen? LOL).  It didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned but I was pleased with it in the end.  My apologies to my tablemates, though…I thought I had Artichoke paper for my card base.  But I couldn’t figure out why it didn’t match my Artichoke ink.  Duh!  It really wasn’t Artichoke paper…I accidentally pulled the wrong color!  Aaagh.

The card base has the fold at the top…and the bottom of the front is folded up to form a pocket for the bird to sit in.  It is kinda like a pocket card only the whole thing would be upside down and the sides are not attached.  Make sense?

The bird and flowers are a Sizzix diecut.  They have a branch attached to them so we had to cut the bird and flowers apart.  The bird has 2 layers of cardstock to make it sturdier.  I wished I had some of the Tim Holtz Grunge paper…that may have made a nice, sturdy bookmark??  I haven’t tried that stuff yet…maybe next time.

The flowers and sentiment on the top were stamped with Basic Brown and watercolored.

You can click on the thumbnails below to see the magnetic part and how the bird is used.  I diecut a heart and folded it in half for the wing…then attached some Basic Grey magnetic snaps which are sticky back and easy to apply.

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stamps- Friends 24-7; paper- supposed to be Artichoke but I think I pulled Handsome Hunter??, Sage, Choc. Chip, Cameo, Blush, DCWV Green Stained; ink- Basic Brown, Coral, Artichoke; accessories- Sizzix Bird w/Vine, QuicKutz flourish, heart Nestabilities, SU! Photo Corner punch, Cuttlebug Spring Floral, Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps, Scor-Tape.

And here’s a photo of another one I made several weeks ago for that raffle basket I made up.  This one has a bit of bling for his eye.


Thanks for stopping by….have a blessed day!

just a simple bookmark


I was asked to make a bookmark for a friend several weeks ago and finally got around to getting it made!

This is for a teenage girl and I was asked to put her name on it and add a turtle.  So the first image that came to my mind was Rachelle Anne Miller’s Playtime image.  (If you love her animals as much as I do, you can purchase them here at All That Scraps.)

The bookmark was a pretty simple design but I think it turned out ok in the end.  I didn’t want to add too many layers or any bulky embellishments that would ruin the pages of a book.  The butterfly was left over from a previous project, as was the green paper by DCWV.  It was a piece of scrap from the card I posted yesterday.  The DCWV papers are nice and heavy and I knew it would be just fine to stand alone as a base without layering it.  And I was visiting a friend the other day who was showing me her Cricut machine, so I had her cut out the letters and photo turn.  I figured a die-cut photo turn would work much better than a real one here.  Then a few faux stitches, some Stickles and ribbon finished it off.

stamps- Rachelle Anne Miller’s Playtime by Stampavie; paper- white, black, Cool Caribbean, Elegant Eggplant, DCWV- Blossoms and Butterflies; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copic markers, Stickles, Jumbo eyelet, ribbons, Cricut machine, Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly punch.

It looks like it might be a nice, sunny Saturday…I hope!  Enjoy your day!


big clippies

Wow- I can’t believe how busy the summer has been! Time is flying by. I haven’t had much time for stamping this week so far but we got our spaghetti sauce canned, among other things. I needed a bunch of quick little gifts and with little time, I thought the giant paperclip bookmarks would be perfect! I was able to use up some scraps of paper on these. 🙂 I believe 11Valerie11 originally thought up this idea…someone please correct me if I’m wrong! They are super easy to make and you can find the directions here. I drew some lines on the center flowers with a marker and added some Stickles.

I did get a chance to finally use one of some special stamps I received a week or so ago. I’ll be back tomorrow to share the card I made. Good night!