Shaker Bookmark – Gift From Above

Hello Sweet Fans! It’s Cheryl, Sweet Ambassador, here to share how to make a quick and simple shaker bookmark using the new stamp set, Gift From Above!

First using a paper trimmer I cut out a piece of 2.25” by 5.5” of white cardstock and a 2.5” by 6.5” photo sleeve.

Then I stamped the adorable bunny holding balloons from the Gift from Above stamp set using memento ink. I also used versamark to stamp out the sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. Next, I colored in the bunny and balloons using copic markers. 

To add a little more color, I created a warm ombre background using distress oxide inks. I also cut out a 2.25” by 5.5” patterned paper to adhere to the back of the white cardstock to give it a more finished look (especially since the copic markers totally bled through the white cardstock!). 

I warmed up my fuse tool with the fusing tip for about 10 minutes to get it ready to seal up the sides of the photo sleeve that are still open. The fuse tool comes with a tool to help seal the sides in a straight line. I place the white cardstock with the stamped image in the plastic sleeve and then I sealed the long side first. Next I added sequins from the top opening, and then sealed the top. I used the fuse tool once more about a quarter inch above top of the white cardstock which allows for some room for the ribbon.  

Fuse tool tip: Fuse close to the white cardstock, however leave a little bit of room to allow room for the sequins to shake, and so that seam won’t burst easily.

I trimmed the excess plastic sleeve beyond the seal, and using an eyelet tool, I punched a hole and set an eyelet. If you don’t have this tool, you can just punch a whole instead.

I cut two pieces of ribbon and pulled it through the eyelet, pulling a loop through the front as shown in the picture above. Then I pulled the ends of the ribbon through the front loop. Once the ribbon was positioned the way I wanted to, I strategically glued some parts of the knot for extra security. Lastly, I cut the ends of the ribbon and used a lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon to prevent it from fraying.

There you have it! A very cute yet quick to make bookmark! I also did another one using a cooler color palette! Which one do you like better?

Stamps Used:

  • Gift from Above

Additional Products Used:

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Photo Sleeve
  • White Cardstock (preferably one that is meant for alcohol markers)
  • Copic Markers
  • Versamark Ink 
  • Memento Ink
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Scissors
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Foam Blending Tool
  • Fuse Tool
  • Eyelet Setting Tool
  • Eyelet
  • Ribbon
  • Lighter

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