When Is It Okay to Judge a Book By It’s Cover?

Project Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket, Spellbinders S3-251 Fold and Go Flowers - for full supply list and links see www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32170
How many times have you heard ‘never judge a book by its cover’? Well, that’s simply not true. It’s okay to judge a book by its cover when you are deciding what ‘upscale’ bookmark you are going to make! :-)  I recently designed a bookmark/tag and wanted to check a couple of goals off my list.  I wanted it to be dressy or casual, I wanted it to have layers or be simple, I wanted it to be large enough to stamp on, I wanted it to also be useful as a tag or decoration, I wanted it to have the option of a pocket to preserve the edges of the bookmark, I wanted it to be different enough that people wouldn’t be tempted to simply toss it . . . oh, and I wanted to be able to use it as a decorative element to make cards.  Check, check, check . . . . and check.  Lol!

Today I wanted to show you a sampling of some of the bookmarks I made.  These were all made using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark/Tag along with with Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket.

Please note:  Apparently this is out of stock at Spellbinders.  I don’t get notifications on this so I apologize and for the time being here is an alternate link you might try is here —->  Filigree Bookmark or here —-> Filigree Bookmark

This is the simplest one of the bunch.  It’s a stamped bookmark and it is made so that there is a front flap and a back flap (from the same die) and the page to be marked rests between the two flaps.  That means that the bookmark will never slip down inside the book.
Project Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket, Spellbinders S3-251 Fold and Go Flowers - for full supply list and links see www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32170
The next bookmark is one that uses the filigree insert to create the clamshell flap.  The flap keeps the bookmark from getting lost down in you book and a line of glue elevates the flower so that it never gets smushed by your book pages.  I love this simple, yet elegant look and it was the inspiration for my design of Spellbinders S3-251 Fold and Go Flowerss – I wanted a flat flower that would show two sides of design paper for this reason.  The flower picks up the tones and design paper in the base of the bookmark without being overwhelming.
Project Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket, Spellbinders S3-251 Fold and Go Flowers - for full supply list and links see www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32170
The next one in the bunch is one of my favorites.  It’s casual, it’s feminine, and I think it will last longer.  The actual bookmark is simple – it pulls out of the pocket and slips inside the book.  Eventually you can return the bookmark to the pocket to preserve it.  I also like to use this kind of arrangement to hold a sheet or a little pad of paper for ideas or note taking.  This time the flower adorns the pocket instead of at the top.

Project Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket, Spellbinders S3-251 Fold and Go Flowers - for full supply list and links see www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32170
Here you see it with the actual bookmark pulled out of the caddy.  I love that you really can pour beauty and grace into a gift that someone can use daily.


Project Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket, Spellbinders S3-251 Fold and Go Flowers - for full supply list and links see www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32170
And then on to the last – this one is dressy and is more of the profile of what I would submit for my bible study friends to accommodate their gold edged bibles.  The only thing that is missing in this picture is the actual bookmark is cut from the filigree inlay in gold.  Mine is hiding in my bible :-)

Project Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket, Spellbinders S3-251 Fold and Go Flowers - for full supply list and links see www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32170

WR-Supplies
Stamps:  Inky Antics – Helen Keller
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye, Hobby Lobby Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket, Spellbinders S3-251 Fold and Go FlowersPL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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These bookmarks were made last year this time when I designed this collection.  It felt good to pull them out and share my ideas with you.  By the way, I use them – the bookmarks that is – I hope you do too!

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  • Christine SpringmanJune 29, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    These bookmarks are beautiful and sure to enhance any book. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 29, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Oh sooooo pretty Becca! Would really make nice gifts!!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 29, 2017 - 8:46 pm

    Oh my, oh my Becca.
    These bookmarks are so adorable and useful little gifts any of us could make. I have a friend who makes cutie little ones to put in the shoeboxes at Christmas. I think she makes about 100 or more. Thanks for sharing, Becca!
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Patti J.June 29, 2017 - 8:48 pm

    These are stunning! I love that velvet paper in the last one! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJune 29, 2017 - 9:28 pm

    Becca, I just love these and would love to make some for my sister and Auntie. Thank you so very much on showing me how to do this.ReplyCancel

  • laurieJune 29, 2017 - 9:36 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I must find these dies! Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamJune 29, 2017 - 10:43 pm

    Beautiful book mark!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJune 29, 2017 - 10:57 pm

    Oh WOW these are gorgeous book marks!!! As always your work and creativity just amazes me! Thank you for sharing?ReplyCancel

  • DaleJune 30, 2017 - 1:13 am

    These are so pretty. This gives me an idea for some bookworms in my circle. Thanks as usual for sharing your genius.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 30, 2017 - 1:50 am

    Good morning Becca, another stunning idea!!! These are gorgeous!!! I’ve just finished crocheting two book marks for my daughter’s friend who has just become a teacher but these are something else!!!
    Thanks Becca!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 30, 2017 - 2:04 am

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful bookmarks, a special gift for book reading friends.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJune 30, 2017 - 2:11 am

    These are all beautiful Becca and would make special gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 30, 2017 - 2:15 am

    Oh my these are sooo beautiful Becca. I absolutely love them, and it´s impossible to say which is the best, as they all are in each their own way.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 30, 2017 - 2:36 am

    Such a lovely idea – they are beautiful!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • WendyJune 30, 2017 - 4:08 am

    Hi Becca, These bookmarks are beautiful and make beautiful little gifts to pop into an envelope for a friend, or to make for Charity
    WendyxReplyCancel

  • Annie PenningtonJune 30, 2017 - 4:12 am

    What a super design. I love the gold one, it’s stunning.

    Annie P
    xxxReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 30, 2017 - 4:57 am

    Your bookmarks are delightful! Love both the simple look and the elegant look. I’m an avid reader so I appreciate a good bookmark and have often thought it would be fun to include one with a handmade card. What a great die set!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 30, 2017 - 7:47 am

    Hi Becca, These bookmarks are so pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJune 30, 2017 - 8:10 am

    Love these! ! Another die added to my wishlist!ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJune 30, 2017 - 8:33 am

    What beautiful bookmarks Becca – the team is absolutely creative! I have to make these for my shows – but first I’ll need the die! Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 30, 2017 - 8:52 am

    All so beautiful the simple pink one is my favorite!TFS
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 30, 2017 - 8:55 am

    Hi Becca
    These are so pretty… we were just wondering how many people prefer books to kindle type books.
    I would have no hesitation in buying one of these regardless.
    Sending lots of love
    Joanna (OurJojo)ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJune 30, 2017 - 9:29 am

    Such cute ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleJune 30, 2017 - 10:43 am

    Funny how I posted on istgram that I wanted to make these bookmarks for people in my Bible study. Then I came here and you said the same thing lol I lead a Bible study group here were I live . Some of the people are not able to get out and go to church. They would love ?? this bookmarks as much as I love the ones you made. Thank you for making it possible for me to share these. May God bless and keep you always friend. Thank you for so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderJune 30, 2017 - 11:14 am

    Beautiful bookmarks!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 30, 2017 - 2:08 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is gorgeous, and yes I use my bookmarks and they are so handy to make as little gifts.
    love Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJune 30, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    Beautiful bookmarks Becca. Love the filigree die! So elegant! I love the gold version… I’ve been making bookmarks lately, but much simper ones. :) I truly love yours!ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoJune 30, 2017 - 3:56 pm

    Simply gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 30, 2017 - 4:25 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I love every single one of these bookmarks…such versatility! Later this year, our “church ladies” have a retreat and I go as the song leader. Last year, I made bookmarks for everyone and I plan to do the same this year with my Filigree Bookmark/Tag. You’ve given me such great ideas! In fact, I’ll probably make one for our songbooks and one for book marking. That would be fun!
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 30, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    Your book marks are a perfect gift for the person in one’s life that still enjoys reading the hard copy of a book. I especially like the last one shown.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJune 30, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    These are SO lovely! They’ve been on my wishlist, but just got nudged up to top spot!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJuly 1, 2017 - 2:08 am

    These are lovely bookmarks, Becca. I can’t wait to make some. Won’t they be fun for birthdays, graduations, anytime you want to surprise someone with a lovely treat!. I think you’re brilliant, and I’m loving this design!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 1, 2017 - 2:19 am

    I love them all :) <3 But especially love the last one. You, sweet friend, are heavenly blessed with the gift to make everything you touch gorgeous.Keep on staying sweet and sassy!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsJuly 1, 2017 - 10:06 am

    These are gorgeous bookmarks as only Becca could do them. I love that all. Would be lovely to give with a book for a gift. What the heck, they would be lovely to receive without the book.
    Another gorgeous design.ReplyCancel

  • KathleenJuly 1, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    Love the bookmarks. I work in a library and these would make wonderful gifts for our patrons. Two questions, what is the red paper you used on the last bookmark? It looks so lush. Second, I’m a new papercrafter, how did you join the 2 pieces of the bookmarks ?ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)July 3, 2017 - 6:25 am

    What a lovely variety of bookmarks! So clever!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

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