Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Bee" my Valentine... Bookmark

Been busy finishing up a project for my daughter's class to give out on Valentine's Day.  Here it is...  I decided to go a non-traditional route and make bookmarks; along with some candy (not shown), which we'll attached to the back.  I forgot to snap a picture of the backside.  But, I stamped a "To:" and a "From:", so that Abby can hand write her name and her classmate's name.  How sweet are they???

They were super easy to make!  It took two Diet Mt Dew cartons (24 pack) to cut out 22 bookmarks with my Cricut.  The bookmarks were actually the "Rounded 1" tags, under basic shapes in the MTC software.   Since I'd planned to use my crop-a-dial to make the holes, I made sure to remove the hole before I cut.  I've listed the supplies I used down below, but here are just a few other details...  The actual tag measures 2" x 5 1/2".  The bumblebee was cut from the "Create-A-Critter" cart, pg. 68 at 2 1/2".  I covered just the front with K&Company "Smitten" Designer Valentine paper and used plain white Recollection's card stock for the back.

Supplies Used:
2 Diet Mt Dew cartons (24 pack)
Cricut Expression
Create-A-Critter Cartridge
Make The Cut Software
K&Company - "Smitten" Designer Valentine's paper
Recollection's white cardstock
Bee:  Recollection's cardstock - yellow, brown, pink - Neenah Translucent Printing paper for wings
Recollection's Heart and Flower large Eyelets
Natural polished fine hemp - from Wal-Mart
Cloud 9 Design - pink prismatic heart rain dots
Stamps:  "my" - Hero Arts Alpha's CL141, "Valentine" - The Paper Company (I think), "stitch" - Paper Studio Stitches
Scotch quick-dry
Crystal Stickles
Nail file to buff the edges
White Gelly Roll pen

Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a great idea! "Bee" my Valentine - so cute!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

  2. very nice and what alot of work! thanks for playing us with us at Scrapppy Moms Stamps!
    liz :o)

  3. Too cute! Love it.
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  4. How cute are these! & would make lovely little presents :)


  5. so soo cute~!!! This would make anyone want to pick up their books and READ!! Love it...


  6. Such cute bookmarks you did a nice job tfs!!!

  7. they are so cute...They'll surely love it. This is such a great idea.
    Thank you for sharing.
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  8. These are just so cute! love them!