What day is it?? I guess I'm a bit late here, 'cus it's already Saturday, but I will still share Friday's Fast and Fabulous projects. I saw a ribbon bookmark in one of the many magazines I buy although I can't remember which, and I have seen them popping up on Splitcoast too lately, so this is not my original idea...I don't have any of those! However, this is my version, andI love the idea, because it can be cute, pretty, elegant and still be practical. This project is really a favorite of mine because it's so quick and easy to make, even kids can do it...a fabulous personal touch to a book gift you might give to teacher, especially if your child makes it themselves! Are you giving any romance novels as valentine gifts? Here is the perfect wrapping!
I love a ribbon book mark, because it doesn't get bent. Plus if you make this right, it will clip to your page instead of just slipping in. For this project I started with an 18" length of Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon...so luxurious for Valentines! That might be a bit long, but I wanted the tails to dangle out the bottom of my book! I punched 2 scalloped circles in Purely Pomegranate, 2 x 1 3/8" circles in Chocolate Chip, 2x 1 1/4" circles in Pretty in Pink. I stamped the heart from A Cause for Celebration in Purely Pomegranate on Whisper White and cut it out. You will also need a stapler, your favorite adhesive and dimensionals.
Here's how I put mine together. First I folded the ribbon in half, then I positioned the 2 scallop circles on either sides of the fold and lined them up keeping the ribbon as high into the scallops with out poking through the top. Then I stapled them!! How simple is that? I put 2 staples in, nearer to the top, so that the bottom would be open enough to "clip" onto a page in a book. I adhered the Chocolate Chip circles to the scallops with dimensionals or foam tape (because of the staples I don't recommend a flat adhesive), then layered the Pretty in Pink on top.
The Valentine theme is one option, but how about personalizing it with a monogram, or adding a charm or a funky build a brad? Giving something to Dad...this would look awesome with Twill tape and a square or diamond monogram instead of the scallops. All you teacher's out there, this is a cute project for the kids that requires so little in the way of tools or skills.
I hope you all have fun and will take ten minutes to make one! If you do, leave me a comment with a link so we can all see your creations!
Stay tuned, I've got more today!