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Corner Bookmark Tutorial

Remember me telling you about my love for Pinterest? Yes, now I’ve started seeing crafts that inspire me that I absolutely must make! This week I found a tutorial for some super cute corner bookmarks that I needed to make. I had some left over scrapbook paper and put my own spin on it. I will show you the steps that I took below, however you might want to visit my inspiration in the link above, because she made some cute ones that would be awesome for new readers!

Bookmark Finished

Materials

  • Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments

Instructions

Step 1: Create a template. Using your ruler, measure and cut out a square 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Trace around this square 3 times on a piece or hard cardstock (or cardboard as I used for my template). On the side squares, draw a line down the middle of them as shown in the photo below. I apologize for the poor quality of photo, and I forgot to take a picture before I cut out the template, so I put it back on and decided I would show you that way.

Bookmark TemplateStep 2: Cut the template out so that you have the piece below.

TemplateStep 3: Place the template on cardstock of your choice and trace. I used double-sided cardstock. This allowed me to have a nice decoration on the back of the bookmark without the additional work. I love shortcuts!

In the photo I show how I’ve already started to fold one flap over for the next step.
Bookmark Step 1

Step 4: Fold the bottom flap up where it touches the side. Please see image for a better description.

Bookmark Step 2

Step 5: Apply adhesive to the other flap and fold it over, making a triangle like the image below. This is the base bookmark. Use embellishments to dress it up from here. I used a cardstock border and some sticker tabs in coordinating papers.

Bookmark Step 3Here are the photos of my finished corner bookmark in a book. It turned out so cute! This would make a perfect gift! I chose western themed paper and embellishments, but you could also create a gift with paper based upon what type of books the recipient likes to read.

Bookmark In UseHere is an image of it from the side. I added the tab so that I could easily find my place.

Bookmark Side

I hope that you enjoyed this craft! If you create one, be sure to come back and share ideas with us of how you chose to decorate yours!

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  1. says

    Such a great idea. Perfect for back to school, too. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now over on my blog. :)

    Ginger

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  1. DIY Christmas – Corner Bookmarks | Dana is a Geek DIY Christmas – Corner Bookmarks | Webmaster by day, mom by night, lifelong learner always. says:

    […] In my last post I showed you the cupcakes ornaments I made for Sassafraas’s teachers, but I needed something else for Buddy’s teachers. When I counted there were about 15, so it needed to be something simple, but not holiday themed because not all of his teachers celebrate Christmas. I found these corner bookmarks and I knew it was perfect – small, easy to make, low cost and usable: http://midwesternmoms.com/2011/08/corner-bookmark-tutorial/ […]

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