Saturday, November 9, 2013

Magnetic Bookmarks with Sizzix Cut and Stamp Die Sets!

I've seen Magnetic Bookmarks on other Craft Blogs especially Saumya of Scrap Your Idea (who does a really stellar job with them) and I've always wanted to try them. I think there's something particularly challenging about making something one-dimensional which is an essential feature of a bookmark that's going to get smashed flat inside a book most of the time. The only real way to embellish such a creation is to stamp.  So when I got a brand new Sizzix Stamp and Cut die set during the amazing Sizzix Sale last month at ItsyBitsy, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to try them out. 

Here is my first bookmark. The shape is a traditional bookmark rectangle. I added some paper from the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack over white card stock before adding a final layer embossed with the ItsyBitsy Flowers Embossing folder. Then using the butterfly stamps in the Sizzix Die Set, I stamped the designs with green and purple ink. Finally I placed the die over the stamped image and cut my butterflies. Two magnets are concealed in the bookmark, one on either flap. The first is under the middle butterfly and the second is under the green PP inside the flap. This way when the bookmark is in place, the magnet ensures it will not move/ slip or shift. 

For my second bookmark I used some pattern paper from the DCWV Luxury Stack and stamped a pretty flower design from the same Sizzix set. I placed the die exactly where I had stamped the flower and cut it out. I added some scallop layers at the bottom of the bookmark using my ItsyBitsy Scallop Square die. Once again 2 magnets are concealed, one under the center flower and the other under the inside flap. 

For my final bookmark, I took a step back from the conventional bookmark shape and went for an oval design. My Scallop Oval and Regular Oval dies came in handy for that. The stamped die cut is another design from the same Sizzix set and the magnets are concealed as with the other projects 

Aren't these bookmarks a fun and cute way to keep your place in a book. I really enjoyed working on this project. I haven't stamped in a long time so that was satisfying as well.

Have you tried magnetic bookmarks or any other kind of bookmark? Would love to see your work. Leave a comment with your link and I will be sure to pop by!

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