Bookmarks and Butterflies - DIY Punch Art Christmas Gifts

Bookmarks for the Kiddos
I've been getting ready for the craft fairs, and I've been making beautiful bookmarks from the Blossom Punch, thanks to April's tutorial shared over at StampinFool.Wordpress.com. They have been really good sellers, and I love that I can use up my scrap DSP and ribbons...

But. I get the comment "Do you have anything more boy-ish?"And no, I didn't. Masculine colors and DSP are still fairly Girly when used in a flower bookmark! I wandered around Pinterest... but didn't find what I was looking for. Then, my son asked if I could make a Creeper bookmark, since I was making all these bookmarks. Aha!! So I managed to craft a Minecraft bookmark. What else was boyish though?? I asked my favorite consultant, Kristin, and she suggested the Owl Builder Punch for some cute monsters! Very cute idea, and totally boy and girl friendly! But, My daughter came along and wanted an Elsa bookmark, since I made her brother the creeper one. SO...sidetracked into girly territory again!

I thought these came out darling, and I wanted to share them to add them to your bookmark collection! I'm sure there are many more detailed (and copyright infringing lol) ways to create Frozen bookmarks, but I thought these were the essence of Elsa and Anna, without being over the top. I also figure, they are pretty enough on their own, that even the NON-Frozen-Fan-Club people would enjoy them! :-)

The basic principal is from Aprils tutorial, but I modified the layers to fit the look I was going for..
For 'Anna' I used the Owl Builder Punch and the Elegant Butterfly Punch, circle and heart punches. For 'Elsa" I used the Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating framelits (Retired bundle). The Snowman is obviously Circle punches, & the Creeper is Squares.


Starting with 'Elsa':
The very back layer is a 2" Pacific Point Circle Punch. The middle layer is a 1 3/4" Elegant Eggplant Circle Punch. The top layer is made from the Owl Builder and the Elegant Butterfly Punches, in Garden Green and Rose Red. I also used the little heart from the Owl Builder, and a Wisteria Wonder heart from the Itty Bitty Accents set of punches. The builder center layers are the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (retired, substitute the 1" Circle Punch). Layer the back layer with a Stampin' Dimensional, then the builder layer, then another dimensional. Next, place the middle layer, adding the little heart to the edge, with the point facing the outer edge. Layer another builder layer/dimensional sandwich. Then to create the top layer, the Tulip of the design, you'll trim the little feet off the owl shape (awww!) and place the butterfly at the bottom edge to form the flower base, attach with some Sticky Strip. Flip over the shapes, and trim around the bottom edge even with the bottom of the owl,
Beginnings of the Tulip / Anna Bookmark

Finished layers, adding the bookmark tail
Once you've attached all the layers, it should look as in the photo above. For the back, to add the bookmark tail, you'll want a circle punch and ribbon. Use a good dab of Hot Glue to attach these. They'll get the most "tug" so make sure they are adhered well!

Tulip / Anna Bookmark
Finished, this will sit on the pages of your novels quite nicely!

For the Snowflake / Elsa bookmark, follow the same steps, but use the layers of the Festive Flurry snowflake set. This is a retired set, sadly, but I love it! Snowflakes are my favorite! You CAN still get this set as a Digital Download, which includes SVG files that would work with most e-cutters!
The colors I used were Pacific Point (to tie in with 'Anna's bookmark), Pool Party, and Soft Sky. I stamped the 2nd smallest snowflake of the set twice, once in Pool Party on the Soft Sky layer, and once in Island Indigo on the Pool Party cardstock. The center of the snowflake is punched from that darker stamp with the 7/8' Scallop Circle Punch, sigh... retired also, but you could use the 1" circle Punch. I liked the ruffly edge of the scallop.
Layers of the Snowflake / Elsa Bookmark
Snowflake Bookmark
Layered, you can add some bling. The back attachment of the ribbon is similar, but because the snowflake has such delicate edges, I used the 2" circles again to help add stability to the bookmark. The ribbon is Island Indigo Chevron, I know, but It really does match the Pacific Point well and I added the dash of Island Indigo to the front for color credibility! ;-) lol

I'm pretty sure that's a long enough post!! But, should you have any questions drop me a note, its possible I skipped over something as I am battling a cold while writing this from under the blanket on my couch...

Hope you have a great weekend! Supplies used in this project are listed below, just click on the link to view the item in my online store for more information or to order.

Happy Crafting!
-Angie


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