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« on: February 05, 2010 07:39:13 AM »

I made a few bookmarks for the bookmark swap and I really like how one of them turned out (so did my husband) so I made a few more in the same style for my mother-in-law's birthday  Smiley

Here are the first ones I made for my swap partner:

They are native american themed and the one on the right is an image of a girl looking up that I printed onto the book paper then colored with colored pencils.

Using the same technique I printed two pages for my mother-in-law and made these:

"A good book is like a warm sauna" "Hyv kirja on kuin lmmin sauna"
I added little steamy curls that are a little hard to see in the picture. The blue ribbon and buttons make me think of Finland Smiley (we are both Finnish)

And she loves cats:

"You should be paying attention to me"

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Mini tutorial (in words):
~ Find an image you like that will look good when shrunk down to bookmark size
~ Test print onto a regular page of printer paper (not how the paper starts in the printer tray and comes out, you can do this by writing something on the top of one side before printing)
~ Tape the book paper over the image once you like the size. I only used a few small pieces of tape and focused on the side that went in first so it would not get caught/folded by the printing thingies
~ Place paper with book paper in print tray, remembering how it needs to be placed to come out with the image in the same place
~ Color
~ Glue onto card stock, or what-have you (I used a file folder)
~ Cut out, embellish, admire!

I don't have pics, but I made a few color printed pages for the paper supply swap that my partner loved. I used the same technique, just made the images as large as the book paper and printed them in color.  Smiley

Be sure to have extra pages on hand! I messed up quite a but even after I had my technique down  Wink And if you make your own I'd love to see!

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010 09:31:22 AM »

oh i love these! there are so sweet and creative.  I especially love the A good book is like a warm sauna possibly because I love books and all things relating to Finland X) and the cat one because its so true heheh. I will keep this all in mind you can never have enough bookmarks! I'll show you what got created. thank you for the tute!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010 04:40:18 PM »

I saw your book pages in the gallery & this is such a great idea! Smiley It looks really cool. I can't believe I never thought of it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010 10:16:12 PM »

I love them!!!

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 05:04:40 AM »

Love them! I need to make a couple. This time Im actually going to keep one for myself. I make book marks and give them away and here I have a playing card to keep place in my book. Makes no sence.
I really like the sauna one..up here in northern michigan most people are finish an nearly all people have and enjoy a good sauna.

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