Sunday, 28 September 2014

Christmas Bookmark Card

Hello Everyone!

Oh my Goodness!!!! This project took me a lot longer than I anticipated.  I thought I would like to make my own Bookmark Card as that way you can give a Card and Gift all in one.  I spent so much time trying to decide on which dies to use and in what colour to cut them that in the end the whole thing took me 5 and a Half hours to make!!  I enjoyed every minute of it and am already planning what Stamp to use on the next one!  As they need to fit on the Bookmark, I am quite limited.  Oooh I feel a Craft Shopping Trip coming on for smaller stamps!

Before I start on the description I would just like to welcome my new followers.  I only worked out how to add the follow button on recently so its fabulous that I have you joining me.  Thank you!

Here we go then!  The Image is a Clear Stamp from Tiddly Inks and is called Wryn Goes Caroling.  I stamped and coloured her up twice in the same colours using Promarkers.  Once for the Card and Once on the Bookmark.  I have also added Red Glitter to the Berries on her hat.  The Base/Frame layer is Forest Green Card.  I made the Pocket using this and I layered Green Spotty Glitter Paper from the Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Paper Pack.  The Pink Snowflake Paper is also from this Paper Pack.  The Striped Paper and the Circle Snowflake Paper are both from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Paper Pack. (I have so many layers on this card I hope I don't miss some of the info for you!!)  I have used quite a few different Dies on this card too.  They are Memory Box Frosty Wreath (This is behind Wryn!), Memory Box Frosty Border (Which I cut in half!), Crafts Too Holly Border (Which I added Red Glitter to for the Berries) and Robert Addams Snowflake Die (I used 2 out of the 3!)  I used a Red Christmas Ribbon and Made a Flat Bow for the Bookmark Pocket.  I wanted it to look like a Present.  I Hand Stamped the "With love to you at Christmas" Sentiment and Layered this onto the Pink Snowflake Paper and then the Forest Green Card.  I finished off with Pearl Gems in various colours and sizes.  For the Bookmark I used a Crafters Companion Rubber Stamp for the "Story Time" words added a Red Bow (Which I lined up with the Red Ribbon on the pocket), attached a Red Tassel and although you cannot see it in the picture I drew over the Scroll Work using a Clear Star Jelly Roll Pen.  This makes the swirls really sparkly.  It's a shame the Camera doesn't show this.(If you zoom in on the Bookmark Picture you can kind of see it lol!)

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 My descriptions are not usually as long as this one but I used so many different bits and pieces that I didn't want to leave anything out.  When I read a blog I like to know exactly what has been used lol!  I hope that you enjoyed sharing this Bookmark Card with me.  I do intend to make some different ones (but with a different method of attaching the Bookmark, Ideas are already buzzing around!) as I do think they are a lovely keepsake!  Thank you for visiting, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think.  Hope you can come back again soon!


  1. A wonderful Christmas card and bookmark. The image is so cute and I love all the die-cuts you've used.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  2. I saw your card on Scribble and Scrap so popped over to become your follower
    Your project is beautiful so much attention to detail................Lis

  3. A wonderful Christmas card! Love that "hidden" bookmark...
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "add spots and stripes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  4. Oh wow Lisa this is fantastic what a super idea, love that cute image, I just bought her haven't coloured her up yet, the papers and card design is excellent.
    lorraine x

  5. This is lovely - such a great design and great idea too - thank you for playing along with us at Pennys Papercrafty challenge this week hugs Judith x

  6. Really beautiful Christmas card hun love it great make and thanks for sharing at Completely Christmas hugs Judith DT x

  7. What a fabulous idea and your coloring is awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOTS OF LAYERS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 196 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  9. Oh what a beautiful project. I love the idea of a book mark with a card..... Thanks for sharing your idea.
    Linda K.

  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

  11. Fabulous bookmark card...well worth all the time it took. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

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  12. Fabulous Christmas bookmark card... a sweet image. Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope you will join us next time.
    Dorte x

  13. A beautiful project - thanks so much for sharing at Creative Fingers Challenge this week. Good luck and hope to see you again x

  14. Well, it was well worth the effort and it is adorable and awesome!!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Lots of Layers" challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

  15. A gorgeous card and bookmark

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Lorraine x


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