Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Bookmarks

ETA: I've had a few emails asking questions about how I made these with the magnets. I apologize for not being clear! :) These bookmarks are the leftover pieces of an A2 card (5.5"x4.25") that I cut down to 4.25" square. So, if you unfolded the bookmark, the piece measures 1.25" x 8.5". I adhered pieces of magnet strip on the inside bottom of the bookmarks. . .right about where "Merry & Bright" is. It "works" by opening the bookmark, sticking the book page in the middle and then closing the bookmark. The magnets will meet up with the book page in between them. Hope that explains it a little better!

Last week before Christmas break, I went into Savannah's kindergarten class to make a craft with the kids. I decided on these magnetic bookmarks made of scraplings. I just LOVE being able to use up scraps of paper, and what better way than to create something that kids will love?

I gave each child a packet of supplies. They each got a different color of paper for the base and the patterned paper matched the base. Also included in the packet was the ribbon, the stamped sentiment, magnets and the black scalloped circle. Each child got to pick and stamp their own image and then I punched that out for them with a circle punch. I expected everyone to choose the snowman, but surprisingly most kids chose "Rudolph". LOL They really loved stamping, coloring and putting their bookmarks together. They thought it was REALLY cool how the bookmark stuck to the page in the book!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I've been busy visiting and enjoying family, so I haven't been able to post. I thought I'd pop in quickly today and share this project with you. Hoping to get more stamping in soon! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying your day!


Pam Speidel said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family Charmaine! The bookmarks are such a cute and clever idea and I can only imagine how much FUN the children had making them! :)

Danni said...

What a wonderful project!!So cute!

Julie Masse said...

Very cute little bookmarks!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! :)

Christi said...

These are adorable!!!!

chelemom said...

These are super cute!

Babs Y said...

I love these, but my mind must be on Christmas overload. I can't figure out how they "work". Can you help me out?


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