Carolina Girl (Cely)
Tutorial Wednesday
at Bugaboo Stamps

I learned this little trick several years ago.  I made my own quick tutorial to share with you. Being a crafter, I assure you that you have everything that is needed to make this card/bookmark. After the recipient has read your card, they can gently tear off the attached bookmark and have a little keepsake.

Step 1:
Cut your cardstock 5 1/2" x 11"
Step 2.
Score paper at 4 1/4"
 Step 3.
Now score at 8 1/2"
 Step 4.
Using perforation tool, go down the 8 1/2" scoring line you just made.  NOTE:  You can use a piercing tool and punch holes down the 8 !/2" scoring line OR using a Xacto blade, make tiny slices off and on down the 8 1/2" scoring line)  
Step 5.
After perforating, fold with bone and put a good crease in it.  Fold it backwards and forward again, so it will be a little easier to tear/pull off.
 Step 6.
Make a nice, clean crease at the 4 1/4" score line.
 Step 7.
I tape or staple my ribbon to bookmark/tag area first, then tape my layers.
THAT'S IT!!! Put whatever you want on the front.  Fits into A2 size envelope. 

Tools and supplies needed....
11x 5 1/2" cardstock
Perforating tool (cuttlebug makes one, a piercing tool, or xacto knife)
Scoring tool (Scor-Pal, Martha Stewart scorer, your cutting tool may have a scoring area)
Bone (or way to make clean, crisp crease)
Your imagination for the front and bookmark area

Crafts and Me - Summertime
Paper Pretties - animal

13 Responses
  1. Celeste Says:

    Great card. thank you for the tutorial.

  2. This is terrific. We have just started Back to School shopping, which reminds me that we'll have new teachers in just over a month! This is a great "Welcome Back" idea!
    LOVE the fairy bears and how you spotlighted their little faces on the front! CUTE!!


  3. Tami B. Says:

    What a fantastic idea!

  4. Min Says:

    Cely - this is way too stinkin' cute! I MUST put one of these together for my nephew who begins first grade in the fall! =) Thanks so much for a wonderful tutorial!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  5. What a fun idea! Thanks for posting the great tutorial.

  6. Myrna Says:

    What a great idea. Lovely.

  7. Debbie Says:

    You must be reading my mind, Cely ;- 0 I was just thinking of bookmarks yesterday. I thought they'd make great gifts to make for the teens I send to in college later this year, but I didn't think to incorporate them into their cards. This is perfect. Thanks!

  8. Nicky Says:

    Love your bookmark/card thanks for sharing the techique - and yes my little car is still chugging along he turned 44 last week and still drives 250 miles a week :)

  9. Cole Says:

    Whoa! Super cool project!!! Love that perforation tool - and bookmarks are such a perfect keepsake! Thanks SOOO much for such a great tutorial !

  10. How fun! Going to give this a try. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  11. *CAFE Says:

    Fantastic, girl! Love it, and love to see that image and spotlighting again! I remember you using that in the past - so cool!

  12. Ruby Says:

    Fantastic tutorial...thanks sooooo much for sharing! My BFF and I are both avid readers, so the bookmark will make a great gift for her and very useful for me! I'm know a couple of more people that would just love're an angel!

  13. Tammy D Says:

    LOL, if only I had read this entry first! I was sitting here trying to figure out the measurement of previous post! That's what happens when you travel backwards. Have a great day!

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