Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Basic Grey Flag Bookmarks by Guest Designer Michelle Wofford

 I want to share with you a fun way to use these cute Basic Grey flags.  Really the possibilities are endless with these fun embellishments. 

I was brainstorming ideas of how to use these when I realized I didn't have a bookmark for a book a received recently.  Easy problem to solve, today I'm going to show you how to make a Corner Bookmark embellished with the Basic Grey flags. 

Supplies List:
Cardstock - 1 or 2 colors
Scoring tool
Paper Trimmer
Border Punch

Trim two piece of cardstock, one 4" x 4" and the other 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Next mark the center of three sides of the 4" x 4" square with a pencil

Next carefully line up two of your center marks on your scoring tool on the diagnal and score, flip and repeat on the other side.

Use the bone folder that comes with the scoring tool and fold in on the score lines

On the remaining side punch a decorative border punch on the edge

Next take your smaller square and cut in half on the diagnal using your paper trimmer
Use a strong adhesive on the triangles and attach one to the back side to hold the flaps closed and one to the front side as a decorative piece

Now for the fun part, the embellishing with the flags.   For this bookmark we'll create a pinwheel, to do this remove the picks from the inside of the pennant shape flags (you could use other shapes to create a fancy pinwheel). 

Play with the layout a bit and when you're ready adhere the flags to the bookmark.  For the pinwheel you'll need 4 pennant shapes with the with one corner of each meeting in the center.  Adhere with a strong adhesive.

Add a adhesive back rinestone to the center and stickers with the word READ.  Or add ribbon or other embellishments you like. 

Slide your book mark over the corner of your page. Here's another option keeping the flags intact

Thanks for looking and have fun creating with these awesome flags.

- Michelle Wofford

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