Thursday, July 2, 2015

Playing Card Bookmarks


I first want to thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I appreciate your visit so much, and I hope my website inspires you to get crafty!

I love to read, so I also love making bookmarks. Most of the time I make them out of leftover scraps from my cards, but today, I wanted to experiment with something a little different.

I found these miniature playing cards the other day, and I knew they would be a great accent on some kind of project! As I was laying them out and trying to figure out what to do with them, I realized that they would be wonderful by themselves. I decided to make bookmarks with them, and I love how they turned out! 

All I did was select the cards I wanted to use and line them up so that each card was partially covering up the card to its left. I glued some together with some Glossy Accents and some with my Scotch ATG. I have to say that I like the ones I attached with the Glossy Accents the best because the glue made those bookmarks feel much more sturdy. I used a 1/8" hole punch at the top and threaded some satin ribbon through. Red, black, or white ribbon would look great, but I chose to use black. I knew the bookmark needed something to finish it off, so I took a chisel tip Sharpie and colored around the edges to tie in the black ribbon with the rest of the bookmark. The chisel tip ensures even lines!

I love these bookmarks, and I hope you do too! I hope to craft with some more playing cards in the near future.

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