Friday, May 04, 2018

Tuck Spots, Belly Bands or maybe Bookmarks

Hi everyone. Recently I found a package of kraft cardstock 2 x 6 inch bookmarks in my craft cupboard. At some point, I was going to create bookmarks for everyone apparently...LOL. Anyway, looking at them with a junk journaller's eye, I realized that they would also make awesome tuck spots if you applied glue to the top and one side and placed it along one of the edges of your page. Similarly, some would make great belly bands where you adhered the two short ends across the middle of the page and can then slide something underneath the band which will hold it in place. I decided to collage some scraps and embellies and I can decide how I'll use them later.

I used designer paper, music paper and some with book text. I also pulled from my folder of left over embossed and punched or die cut scraps. If I've gone to all the trouble of embossing or die cutting, I tend not to throw away any of the scraps I haven't used. Actually, in the first photo, one of the pages looks rusty. That's because I used that particular piece of cardstock to dry my rusty safety pins and some of the rust and marks transferred to the paper. The four above I doodled faux stitching around the edges and to highlight the layers where they overlap.

The next batch had the background layering completed and then were stitched around using the sewing machine. A vintage button, TH ephemera flower and Big Chat sticker helped complete these two. The embossed paper is a scrap of Idea-ology Kraft Glassine which was embossed with a writing folder.

On the left tag above, you can see that I used another piece of the rusty cardstock used to dry my safety pins when removed from the solution. Can you spot the clear impression of the safety pin? I love that! There are also pieces of an inked doily, a little washi tape, and the holey edge of a shipping paper. The fussy cut butterfly was given a metal photo turn body.

On the left tag above, a burlap fishtail flag was added along with a vintage button (threaded of course :)) On the right one, a TH sticker and Chit Chat sticker were added to the bottom along with a punched border scrap. There's a little length of coffee dyed rick rack and a die cut flower topper. Dictionary paper, sheet music scraps, and designer paper are combined with little bits of the kraft background peeking through.

For the final "bookmark" in this set, I folded the bottom 1.5 inches of the rectangle up and lined it with another little piece of that rusty paper. Once I stitched around the edges, it created a little pocket which I filled with two tiny tags, shown below.

Thanks for dropping by today. I appreciate that you took the time to do that. It's always fun to share my latest creations and I love reading comments :)

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Jane S said...

Sweet! What a great find and use of the bookmarks. I keep tucking bookmarks away in my stash and now I have a new source of embellishments thanks to you.