Friday, 6 February 2015

Magnetic Bookmarks revisited

It's about 18 months since I last made magnetic bookmarks, but a recent meeting with some bloggy friends meant I wanted to think of something hand made to take along with me as it's tradition to exchange 'little somethings'. So I opted for a 'little something' useful:
I used:

- SU 'Smoky Slate' card stock - after stamping and trimming them, the bookmarks ended up at approx. 1.75" x 5" , when they were folded in half from top to bottom
 
- stamps used are from the Clarity 'Letter Box' set for the names, along with the matching masks to cover up the lettering when doing the floral stamping - and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- once the letter boxes had been stamped then covered with the matching masks I used a stamp from KanBan's 'Stamp 06' set and the following dye inks, all made by Memento, 'Rhubarb Stalk', 'Teal Zeal' and 'Cottage Ivy'

 - the word 'friend' was then stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from Winnie & Walter's 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy' stamp set

- tiny little butterfly stickers

- then I laminated them, my laminator is just a cheapo one from Lidl btw

- trimmed the excess lamination from the sides and ends and rounded each corner with XCut corner rounder punch then made sure the folds were as tight as possible by using the Hoogie Borad and firmly re-embossing the fold lines

- then just added the pairs of magnets, I bought mine from Abel Magnets but can't find them on their website any longer :(

Then, with nothing else to do (that is soooo not true), I made matching holders just to make them look more like a little gift although they certainly won't be robust enough to use much :
 Closed

 And open

They're pretty self-explanatory - and I just invented and measured them as I went along :) The bow was punched with the SU 'Bow Builder' punch and I used lovely thin self-adhesive Papermania 'Magnetic Clasps' to hold the little flap closed.

Di

30 comments:

Pat said...

What wonderful little gifts Di and the holders are a master stroke! I love the Clarity Letterbox names and the floral flourish is perfect in the background. Pretty colours too. x

Glennis said...

I love these Di, I remember when you gave me instructions on how to make them last year, (or was it the year before?) - they were a big hit with my friends

Jacee said...

These are gorgeous Di, I'm sure they will love your gifts, wish I was going too!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

vinita jain said...

What a lovely bookmark gifts with their pretty holder, I totally adore this creation with beautiful stamping and masking, Love it:)

Ann said...

These are gorgeous Di - I use magnetic book marks all the time - sadly I leave them in books by accident so I could really do with making my own. Imust try and find a supplier for the magnets. Love love love these.
Ann xxx

Aquarius said...

Pretty gifts and very useful too - I'm sure you enjoyed getting together with your crafty friends

Sarah said...

These are amazing little gifts Di and hugely well received I am certain!! xx

KandA said...

These are so pretty Di and I love the little holders too. I bet they were greatly appreciated xx

Carole said...

Brilliant gift idea...and the holders too!....a lovely finishing touch. How lovely to be able to get together with blogging buddies.......hope you had a great time.

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a fun gift and I love how they are personalized with the names!

Hettie said...

I love mine. It is much nicer in the flesh.
You may be pleased to note mine is between the sheets of Paul Hollywood!! Don't get too jealous now!
Hugs
xx

Brenda said...

Oh I love, love these bookmarks and the "gift" wrapped box!! They are fabulous Di and I bet the ladies loved them too!! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute thoughtful gift. The box is perfect for those. I love bookmarks and have a collection of them. I am such a reader and always need bookmarks.Congratulations on being on the Cuttlebug Mania team!! How fun to get to meet up with your buddies.

SARN said...

I love mine too! Fab idea and that holder is just PERFECT gift wrapping. Thanks so much Di. Was a fun day out and lovely to see you again.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a great idea, Di. So pretty and I love the little holder you made for them
Caroline xxx

Kath said...

These are fabulous Di - I bet your friends loved them.
Kath x

Cornelia W said...

Oh, they are delightful - I am totally in love with the wrapping - what a fabulous gift!

Sandra H said...

What a fab gift idea Di so perfect l love them xx

Alison C said...

I love the holder even more than the bookmark! It is so pretty. What a great gift. Fun to make and useful. x

Ann said...

Oh Di so sorry missed the challenge this week and got Grandchild for a sleepover so my crafting days are over till Monday. I will be shattered. I'll catch the challenge next week - promise.
Ann xxx

Jean said...

Beautiful bookmarks Di, I think they make a lovely and useful gift. A super wrapping idea too.
Jean x

Liz said...

Love these beautiful, personalised bookmarks and the matching holder is fabulous! xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww. very sweet and so thoughtful. I like that you even made a fancy schmancy envelope for them!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di they are gorgeous your friends must have been very pleased. Hugs Jackie

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
these are so gorgeous.
I love your superb stamping and designing of the book marks and their lovely holders.
My those inks used sound very yummy. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol L said...

You're so clever to create these personalized gifts for your friends, and I'm sure your friends treasure them! I love the little enclosure as much as the bookmarks!! Nice job on these Di!

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Di
what beautiful gifts and I love the holder too.

Congratulations on joining the Cuttlebug design team - you showcase dies so well as I have the Santa's clothes die to prove it!!!
xx

Carole said...

They are Fab I sure they will all love them x

Elizabeth said...

These are fab Di, I'm sure the girls were delighted to receive their very own bookmarks and the little holder is lovely, making it such a special set for each of them :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

LesleyG said...

what fantatstic gifts! xxx