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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Back to School Challenge at Paper Sundaes

Can you believe that we're almost halfway through the summer already?!  I am always amazed at how quickly the time passes, especially as my kids get older.  So, in recognition of the upcoming school year, the girls over at Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog have challenged us all to make something with a Back to School theme. 

Every year I tell the Munchkin that I'm going to make her a bookmark...and this year I actually did!  I've put these together and I plan to include them in her lunch on the first day of school, so she'll have a nice surprise from me.

I took the pictures before I sealed them, as there would have been a lot of glare, but I would recommend using laminating pouches to seal bookmarks when you make them....nothing like a Jewel or brad getting caught and ripping the pages of a beloved book!

These bookmarks are quick and easy to make, and also make great additions to birthday gifts...and they use of little scraps of paper that you might have hanging around.  FYI - my bookmarks at 2.5 x 6 inches.
Thanks for stopping by today.  I spent almost 3 hours cleaning/organizing my scrap room today and I am so exhausted...which leaves me almost too tired for crafting.  I'm craving my pillow and a good book....and since the kids aren't around I may just retire early and snuggle up with a book. 

Stamps:  My Favorite Things I {heart} books
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Ooh La La for Her, Misc. Kraft Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Black Ink, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Dollarstore sticky jewels

5 comments:

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Love the bookmarks, Danielle! Those images are perfect! I bet it feels good to have your craft room clean and organized!

Crystal said...

Great ideas for the bookmarks! The bookworm image is to cute! I need to make some bookmarks for myself as I have a horrible habit of folding over the page I'm on. I need to clean up my scrap area too but a nap sounds like a much better idea :)

BananaStamper said...

These bookmarks rock girl! Fab idea! Hope you get some time to craft!

alicaz said...

Great idea Danielle! You inspired me to make some bookmarks too(I was planning to do it for a long time and finally it's done)
Love the stamps and sentiments you used!

Lindsey said...

What a good idea! I must make some bookmarks as i have LOADs of scrappy bits that need using
Linds xx