Friday, April 5, 2013

Aaahhhh, Spring Has Sprung!

Finally, it's warming up for a long stretch of days here...woo hoo! Here's a quick and easy gift for any bookworms in your family...bookmarks! If you have ribbon, brads, adhesive buttons like these from Dear Lizzy (for scrapping) or little gel adhesive pieces like the Love, Elsie "I love art" one below, it takes minutes. If you gotta run to the nearest Jo Ann Fabrics, it takes a bit longer. 

Measure a book and add a an inch or two for the end pieces to hang out. Cut your ribbon (grosgrain works best imo) to fit whichever kind of book you've chosen (paperback, hardback, etc.) Add the brads or other bits you have (the watermelon is a Tim Holtz clear fragment with a cute little piece of paper behind it) to each end of the ribbon. I sandwiched the ribbon between flare buttons. Mine already had adhesive, but use glue dots if yours don't. Easy, Fast, and you can personalize the bling to suit your recipient. Have fun, they are a bit addictive.

Happy Friday, y'all!