Mother's Day is just around the corner! Kathleen here with you again with a very special project. Being a first time grandmother I am always buying my grandson books even though he is far to young to read! So, I thought it would be nice to make an over-sized book mark for my daughter-in-law this mother's day.
Over-sized book mark
This project is perfect for any of those 8x8 paper pad collections you may have. I used this sweet Graphic 45 Mother Goose collection. The packaging from the ornate metal label holder was a perfect template for the base of the book mark.
1. I traced and cut out two 8x4" pieces (Twinkle Little Star, and the back of the pad). I glued these two pieces together with Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue. You want a nice sturdy book mark that can stand the test of time with young fingers!
2. Next I cut out the rest of the bits and pieces I would need.
Playful Postage 1/2"x4" and 1"x4" strips of the checkered side(I used a Martha Steward punch on this piece), flower border and twinkle, twinkle saying on the other side. Sunshine stripe 2 1/1x4" strip. Fussy cut various flowers from the Ring Around the Rosies paper. Finally a large postage stamp from the Story time paper and a large post card of your choosing.
3. Using a corner punch round all the bottom pieces. You will have already done this step with the base of the BM. The top checker piece will also require the corner punch to fit nicely in the curves of the BM. Now I simply started layering the bits and pieces on the front side. I found a bit of lace which I tucked into the pocket where the small postage stamp peeps out.
4. Now on to the glam! In my stash I found these adorable stars by Creative Embellishments. They were lightly painted with Shimmerz Inklingz Meet Me @ Sunset yellow. To top them top them off I used Helmar Gemstone Glue to adhere these coral dots. I don't about you but I find that unless I use a really good glue these gem will fall off your projects! Diamond gems are scattered around the stars to give a twinkle to the book mark.
I wish all you moms and moms to be a bright and happy Mother's Day.
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