It's a Card....It's a Bookmark!!

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


  1. 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. 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!

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

  5. Cely
    What a great idea. Lovely.

  6. 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!

  7. 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 :)

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

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

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

  11. 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 this...you're an angel!

  12. 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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