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Topic: bOAKmarks - they're bookmarks and they're oak! - featuring Elmer's products  (Read 1959 times)
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« on: November 01, 2012 11:04:09 AM »

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bOAKmarks - they're bookmarks and they're oak! - featuring Elmer's products

Seeing all the lovely leaves fluttering about the pace and blanketing the floor inspired me to make these. The earthy papers I used were great, but I think they were really enhanced by the CraftBond Gel Pens I used, lots of metallicy glittery colours, perfect for these!



I'm sure you can work these out, they are so simple (but hopefully effective)! But I took some progress photos to share.

So first, gather your supplies. I used...

  • CraftBond Gel Pens
  • Heavy weight cardstock (I used AC Cardstock Earth Tones 216gsm)
  • X-ACTO Precision Tip Scissors
  • Sari silk yarn (but ribbons or other yarn would work too)



Using the different gel pens, draw out various sizes of oak leaves on your papers.


Cut around the leaves using some good scissors. I used a pair of X-ATO Precision Tips and they cut into the rounded corners perfectly.


Do the same with the other sheets of cardstock until you have a nice variety of colours. I went through and matched different colours and sizes up until I was happy. Mine are pairs of leaves, but you could use just one, or three, or... Cheesy


Hole punch the ends of your leaves, then thread your yarn through.


Along the backs I stamped 'bOAKmark' because I enjoy my own pun far too much! Cheesy
I used a lowercase font for the b and mark and an uppercase font for the OAK.


Then you can sit back and enjoy your forest floor of new bookmarks!


You could also use them as decorations.

Now where did I put that book? Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 11:06:35 AM »

These would be lovely strung as garland, too, I think!

Annnd there goes more of my Christmas list.  I need precision scissors now, too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 01:32:18 PM »

These are so pretty. They would be great Thanksgiving favors or table decorations.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 02:35:39 PM »

Oh, Phiz, these are so pretty!  I love the layering of them!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012 02:39:39 PM »

These would be lovely strung as garland, too, I think!


That was my first thought too! Lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012 03:16:03 AM »

Thanks! I have some tied on my candlestick looking very autumnal at the moment. A garland is a great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012 11:50:12 PM »

these are great- so simple and versatile!  I could make some to bring autumn here!
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012 07:26:31 AM »

so cute! you could use these for just about anything.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012 01:25:15 PM »

Love this project. I am old fashioned and love books, and trees. This will be a great fun project. Smiley
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