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Metal Bookmarks Tutorial

Metal Bookmarks
Hi friends if you are like me there will be at least some paper scraps you just cant bring yourself to throw! I just cant throw any pretty paper with images of butterflies and flowers and especially if it's paper like Graphic 45....all bits get hoarded!
Using up scraps is a challenge especially the tiny bits. In this post I am sharing how you can use tiny teeny bits to create useful handmade metal bookmarks.
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial  
Materials Required
Glass Cabochons + matching Metal Bookmarks
Pretty Paper
Adhesive : an adhesive which dries clear and is super strong and wont yellow over time.
Cut out the image using a paper punch[ I am using an EK success 3/4th inch punch here]. Put the image upside down so that you can see exactly where you are cutting from the underside of the punch.
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
Alternately place the glass cabochon/disc on the image and trace the outline of the disc using a pencil and cut it out. You don't have to be super accurate as the convex shape of the cabochon will hide minor jagged edges.


Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
Apply a tiny bit of adhesive on the flat surface of the glass disc : I use glossy accent and find it is the best for this  as only a tiny bit is required, it doesnt alter the color of the image, stick very well and fast and dries absolutely clear.
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
Smear the glue evenly [ I use my finger for this!]
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
Stick your image so that the image side is on the glue.
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
It dries almost instantly and you can use these cute glass discs on their own or go ahead and make bookmarks!
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
Apply glue on the metal bookmark
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
Spread evenly making sure you have glue on the inner rim too.
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
Stick the Cabochon and you are done...So easy and so beautiful !!!
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
 Here is another Graphic 45 butterfly .
Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 

Metal Bookmarks Tutorial 
These metal bookmarks are so easy to make and will make awesome gifts .If you add a matching handmade card it will be just the perfect handmade gift set!
Handmade Rose Card
This Card features a handmade rose made using Spellbinders Rose creations dies using this Tutorial : Easy Rose Tutorial 
Handmade Rose Card
I used Ranger texture paste and a beautiful stencil to make the background
Stenciled background 
This card is a variation of this Rose Card shared earlier.
Handmade Rose Card
Supplies : Dies :  Spellbinders Rose Creations  , Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways , Nellie Snellen Hearts, Cheery Lynn  Rose Leaf Strip
Stencils: Scrapberry's Petals Pattern Stencil
WCMD 2017 Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri - built the background using stencils and texturing media.
WCMD 2017 Variations Challenge with Shay

Linking the Metal Bookmarks  to
WCMD 2017 Anything But a Card Challenge with Kelly
Linking both to
Word Art Wednesday 

15 comments:

  1. Dr Sonia
    Lovely awesome. I love this idea as u shared it in another post but it is difficult to get it in Sl. Will try in NZ as I am going to stay with my daughter and grand daughter who is five years. Tomorrow must make some hair clips and bands to take with me as I am leaving on Thursday.Stay blessed.

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  2. Gorgeous bookmarks Sonia, a brilliant way to preserve small pieces of our favourite papers.
    Your cards are stunning, fabulous textured backgrounds and beautiful roses.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  3. What gorgeous bookmarks!! They're so stunning!! Beautiful papers you used, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Such a wonderful stylish bookmark. The glossy accents is wonderfully used. I just finished reading the latest John Grisham book "Camino Island" from library.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. You have been very busy. Love your latest creations. These bookmarks are great !

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  6. Fabulous bookmarks and card Sonia..loz

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  7. those are so very nice

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  8. Fabulous bookmarks and great papers! I love this creation, Sonia. Kisses, my friend.

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  9. Oh how beautiful are your bookmarks- love the beautiful pieces of DP you used! And, your rose car is just gorgeous!

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  10. Your metal bookmarks are so gorgeous. I have been thinking of getting these you've used them very wonderfully! The card is so elegant and beautiful. I love the rose and stenciling on the background.

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  11. Those bookmarks could be for sale in an upmarket gift shop, so Very beautiful and your card is stunning.
    Faith
    x

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  12. WOW! Your bookmarks are so elegant & stunning.. I love the vintage style... your cards are beautiful!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  13. This are truly awesome cards. Thank you for blessing us with your entry at Word Art Wednesday. Hope you link more projects soon. Leaving you with the hope found in God Word in Psalm 147:11 which says, "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." Have a fruitful and blessed day!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I'm always SO grateful to have you play along with us.
    Blessings.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  15. if you asked me which card I love much the one with stenciling like waterdrops
    elegant!!
    and the bookmark woow so beautiful set
    I want have it one pleaseee
    you know my address right :)
    hugs
    Monika

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