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Topic: Embossed Bookmarks Out of Paint Chips  (Read 2233 times)
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« on: September 23, 2013 06:08:25 AM »

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I love the way embossing looks, but I don't feel I use it enough in my projects. I recently took my Spellbinder's Artisan X-plorer out for a spin, and here's what I came up with. I love these bookmarks, because they're so quick and easy to do. Guess what everyone's getting in their stocking this Christmas? Cheesy


I cut large paint chips down to bookmark size, and then used the Keys embossing plate for the grey card, and the Gray Works One Texture Plate for the pink card. The plates are approximately 4" by 4" square, so I ran each paint chip through the Artisan X-plorer twice to fully emboss the paper. These bookmarks feel fairly thin after embossing, which I personally like, but if you like a sturdier bookmark, you could always mount the embossed paper on cardstock. Once the embossing was done, I punched a hole in the top and reinforced it before threading through some baker's twine and hanging a small charm that went well with each of the embossed patterns.  

I like the look of rounded corners, so I used a corner punch on them, but square corners work just as well. What page are we on?


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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013 06:33:41 AM »

Such interesting embossing plates!  I love the keys!
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013 07:07:46 AM »

Where do we sign up to be on your Christmas list?? Cheesy  I really like the keys embossing!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2013 07:26:19 AM »

Simple, practical and fun!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013 07:52:19 AM »

Love this idea of embossing! Can never have too many book marks...at least I can't. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013 08:20:58 AM »

They'd be really cute gift tags, too.  Naturally, I'd put one around the neck of a bottle of wine and call it a day. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013 09:04:29 AM »

Very cool! I love the idea for paint chips, I was just wondering yesterday what else I could do with my stash of them! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013 10:41:35 AM »

I really like the subtle texture embossing provides on any kind of paper....must check out this machine Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013 12:50:30 PM »

I love these! They could be used in so many different ways.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013 02:34:57 PM »

I love that idea, but when I went to the local Lowe's, Home Depot, and Walmart, they didn't have the long rectangular paint samples...only square shaped ones.  I was very sad.  Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2013 04:44:38 PM »

These were large and square to start with. I just cut them to a width I liked.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2013 06:23:02 PM »

Ohhhhh...... Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013 04:41:25 PM »

Cute and simple... my kind of project! I think embossing adds such cool depth and texture to paper projects. I want to try it!
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What a great idea! I'm going to Home Depot later this week to stock up on some. These would make cute stocking stuffers too.
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