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!
- Cardstock Paper
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.
Step 2: Cut the template out so that you have the piece below.
Step 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.
Step 4: Fold the bottom flap up where it touches the side. Please see image for a better description.
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.
Here 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.
Here is an image of it from the side. I added the tab so that I could easily find my place.
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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