Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Simple bookmark and a big Thankyou

First of all i need to say a really big thankyou to Shirl over on vintageseamuse for the gorgeous bloggy love swap parcel she sent me.  I adore all the items and when i get a minute i will take some pics and do a proper post on it but while you are waiting for that why don't you pop over to Shirl's blog and say hello.  She is very talented and i am so lucky to have been paired with her for the swap.

Now secondly i wanted to share a really simple project with you.  Me and Mr G love reading and for one of his valentines pressies i wanted to make him a bookmark.  I have made wooden bookmarks before but these all look a bit girly so i thought i would make a card one instead.  I started with a card luggage tag (i bought a pack of 10 for £1.20 in Tesco's)
 Then i used double sided tape to stick one side of the luggage tag all over (once i had removed the string) then i placed the luggage tag onto the reverse of a piece of patterned background card and then cut around the edge.  I then did the same on the back of the tag.  Then i punched a hole in the top and fed some ribbon through.  I then used stickers to apply the text.  This is the front....
 and this is the back....

This is such a simple project and turns out better than i thought it would.  I'm now going to make some more the rest of my family.

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  1. Hi! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving me a comment. :) This craft is so simply but so cute!

    It's always great to be friends with other bloggers from 'this side of the pond' so I am your newest follower. Have a great day!


  2. Glad you liked your bloggy swap parcel. The luggage label looks great, very stylish ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

  3. Neat idea for a bookmark. Love the colors you chose and the sentiment as well.

  4. that is a cute tag. It would look so cute in a book as a book mark.

    Visiting from Pinkapotamus

  5. That's just lovely, I use those tags blank as my bookmarks ~ I must give them a little makeover!
    Kandi x

  6. Cute idea! This would be a useful way to label alot of things around the house.

  7. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love your tag, it turned out way cute! I'm your newest follower - can't wait to see what else you create! Have a great day!

  8. Love the Tag.. so great for a guy in such wonderful colors! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  9. Very fun and quick! What a great bookmark. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!