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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Mid Month Inspiration and Tutorial ~ Corner Bookmark

Good morning all you Ellephantastic fans!  Tamara here and its my turn to host the Mid Month inspiration and Tutorial.  I decided to go with a corner bookmark for my tutorial as I find them quick and easy to make and they make a gorgeous gift for anyone...


Tutorial for a Corner Bookmark

Craft Supplies you will need 

  • Score board and score tool (I used the Houghie board)
  • Large Scalloed edge punch (mine is 3")
  • Edge punch or border die (I used Martha Stewart doily punch)
  • Pencil
  • Paper trimmer 
  • Double sided tape and glue
Step 1
Card stock and Measurements
  • Card stock cut to 4" x 4" square (if you prefer you could make the square bigger or smaller)
  • 2x Squares cut to   2 ¾” x 2 ¾”  (cut one out of card stock and the other from your chosen design paper).
  • If you make your square bigger or smaller you will need to adjust your smaller square.  To do this just measure your diagonal score mark this will give you the size of your smaller square.

Step 2 
Mark three sides of your 4" square at 2 inches.

Step 3 

Score your lines from mark to mark.

Step 4

The two smaller  2 ¾” squares, cut them both diagonal to end up with two triangles.. 

Step 5 

Use your punch or die to shape the bottom edge of the base of your bookmark..

Step 6

Using one of your design paper triangles, glue to the front. 

Step 7 & 9

Measure from the bottom edge of the triangle to the top edge of your shaped border. Cut a piece of card stock and decorate.  I used distressing inks to add some colour to my edges.

Step 8 

Glue to the front and add ribbon.

 Step 9 

Follow step 8 this is for the back of your bookmark to hide the ribbon edges. 

Step 10  

Use double sided tape to secure the two flaps at the back.  Then add the other card stock triangle to hide the gap.  Decorate with the remaining design paper triangle.

Step 11

Add your die cut circle and scalloped edged circle and decorate.  For this bookmark I used a digital 

image from 

called "New Rosaline"

Add your chosen embellies and your finished.


The Design team have come up with some gorgeous corner bookmarks 


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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making it!


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