Friday, August 25, 2017

Back To School Bookmarks

I remember being so excited for the first day of school.  Butterflies in my stomach and all!  I like to send "happy mail" to all my great little nieces and nephews on special occasions and going back to school is one of them, so I made them these sturdy bookmarks to help celebrate the occasion.

Here's a snapshot of the products I used for today's project:

I cut four strips of Cougar White Heavy 160lb. Cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 2" and punched holes in the center of the top of each one using a Crop A Dile.  I punched all four layers at once!  The 160lb cardstock is wonderful for this type of project and because it's thick and sturdy, it will stand up to lots of handling from little hands.  

I used an alphabet stamp set to create a sentiment on the top half of the bookmarks, leaving space for the die cut heart.
I stamped colorful layers of books using Simon Says To Thine Own Shelf and a rainbow of colors on to the bottom half of each bookmark.  

Once all the stamping was done, I adhered the stitched hearts to the bookmarks using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and added fun colored ribbons through the punched holes.

This was such a fun and easy project to set the first days of school off to a good start!

There's a sale going on for the whole month of August on all White and Cream colored cardstocks so be sure to check out Cut Cardstock for a whole list of great deals!

I'll be adding this project to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Back to School
City Crafter Challenge ~ Back to School

Thanks so much for checking out today's project.  


  1. These are adorable Birgit and perfect for going back to school! I didn't know there was such a thing as 160lb cardstock but I will definitely have to check that out...definitely perfect for bookmarks!! Love the colorful stack of books at the bottom too. Cute, cute idea my friend!! :0)

  2. Beautiful bookmarks!!! So pretty and useful! Kisses, my friend.

  3. Sounds like a great cardstock for the bookmarks! Love these cuties!

  4. So cute! Love making tags and bookmarks. These are great, Birgit!

  5. What a great idea, Birgit. I'm sure your nieces and nephews will love them and are as excited about going back to school as you were. Super cute!

  6. Wonderful idea to make bookmarks for the first day of school. Thanks for joining us at City Crafter :)

  7. Oh I bet they just loved these, great way to kick the year off with a cute start!

  8. Super bookmarks, a lovely idea to mark that important day!

  9. What a sweet little gift and perfectly stamped. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  10. Love your fabulous bookmarks
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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