How to Make a DIY Bookmark

Hi everyone and welcome to Simply Stamps University. I’m Pam from P.S. I Love You Crafts and today I’ll be showing you a different way to use your personalized return address stamps! With just a little creativity, you’ll find there are so many ways to use your address stamps other than for your correspondence. When you have a gorgeous address stamp, like the ones from Simply Stamps, you’ll want to use it every chance you can.

Another great use for your address stamp is marking items you may leave somewhere, for example, your books! I know these days almost everyone reads on their Kindle, but there are lots of us old-fashioned book worms still out there. There’s something so enjoyable and relaxing about flipping through the pages of a good book.

For me personally, I almost always have a paperback book I can stick in my purse and bring along with me. Whether you’re good at keeping track of your things or are a bit forgetful, we all leave something behind from time-to-time. You can use your address stamp to mark the inside of your book cover if you’d like, but since I use bookmarks instead of dog-earring my pages, I thought it’d be fun to make a personalized bookmark.

Creating your own bookmark is a simple project that you’ll be able to use over and over again. They also make a great gift for your fellow book-lovers! The supplies you use can be easily adapted to fit whatever you’d like your bookmark to turn out like. Here’s what I used to create my bookmark:

  • Angie Square Monogram Address Stamp from Simply Stamps
  • 2 ¼” x 6” Scrapbook Paper
  • 2” x 5 ¾” Scrapbook Paper
  • Solid Cardstock
  • 1’ of ribbon
  • 6” of twine
  • Hole Punch
  • Scrapbook Adhesive

Creating my bookmark was easy and fun! Here’s what I did:
1. Stamp your address on a piece of cardstock.
2. Using scrapbook adhesive, adhere the two layers of scrapbook paper together.
3. Attach the address to your bookmark.
4. Using a hole punch, make a hole in the top center of the scrapbook paper.
5. Pull your ribbon through the hole, and gather it together so you can tie the twine around it.

That’s all there is to it! You can also laminate your bookmark to make it more durable. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial!

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