Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...A Winter Hop!

Welcome to the third 2009 Holiday Hop! A group of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are ready to show off their paper crafting skills with inspirational ideas using Stampin' Up! products for the upcoming Christmas/Winter holiday season.

For today's Hop project, I wanted to make something other than a card, but I didn't have a whole lot of time. There are a lot of heavy readers in our family, so I thought a nice little treat might be a handmade bookmark. These were quick and easy, and could certainly be embellished in any number of ways.

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First, I found some tags (picked up at any local craft store) and used a border punch along the bottom. Then, I stamped this wonderful snowflake image from Stampin' Up's Patterned Pines set in the color of my choice (for these three I chose Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, and Dusty Durango) in a random pattern to create a pretty background. I then used a sponge dauber along the edges and added a strip of matching cardstock. With a Stampin' Write marker, I colored each hole-punch reinforcement to match as well. Next, I stamped three of the terrific images from Christmas Punch to on colored cardstock in Whisper White to create my dangling bookmark charms. A cute snowflake from the same set and a little ribbon later and I'm all done!

BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Christmas Punch and Patterned Pines Stamps; Whisper White Craft Ink; Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, and Dusty Durango Classic Dye Ink; Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, and Dusty Durango Cardstock; Stampin' Write Markers (Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, and Dusty Durango); Grosgrain Ribbon; Wide Oval,Curly Label, and Scallop Oval Punches; Fiskars Scallop Punch HAPPY BEANS: Tags (generic)

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Click on any of the sites listed below to start hopping! We're thrilled to have you visit and excited to hear what you think of our hop. Feel free to leave as many comments as you'd like along the way...

1. Kris Kilcoyne (Kween Bee Kreations)

2. Carla Bazhenow (Carla's Scraps)

3. Linda Callahan (Stampin' Seasons)

4. Melanie Collins (Oops a Daisy)

5. Mary Fish (Stampin' Pretty)

6. Tricia Gillam (Soul Stamper)

7. Jill Gregory (Stamping Heart)

8. Kim Lampone (Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative)

9. Kalshelia Lloyd (Stampin' Fabulousity)

10. Regina Mangum (The Stampin' Bean)

11. Margaret Moody (Margaret Moody)

12. Debbie Pierce (Stampin' Sunshine)

13. Ann Schach (The Stampin' Schach)

14. Gina Shaw (Cards by Gina)

15. Lourdes Torres (Cozy Crafty Corner)

If you've hopped over from the fabulous Kalshelia's Stampin' Fabulosity, I'm stop #10. Now head on over to the inimitable Margaret Moody and check out her wonderful Hop project. Thanks for stopping by!


Debbie said...

What a great idea, very creative. I can't wait to make some of these. :)

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

Very creative Regina! Love those bookmarks!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 2. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/

Stampin' Diva said...


love these tags. I have a few book readers and I definitely think I can make those. Great job!!1

Linda Callahan said...

Cute bookmark tags!

Kim said...

Great idea Regina!!

Cards by Gina said...

Love, love, love these bookmarks. I will definitely be CASEing them for the people I freelance for at my publishing company. Perfect idea as gifts for them! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Thanks for the gift idea!

Anonymous said...

I may make some of these tonight. Thanks for the great idea!

Lourdes Torres said...

Very Cute, I want to do some!!

Mary Fish said...

I love to read and bookmarks are always a huge hit. These guys would be charming stocking stuffers or groovy tucked into a holiday card. Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

Fantastic idea, Regina. And perfectly executed. I like how some match the book covers!

Jill Gregory said...

These bookmarks will make cute little gifts for someone special!

Margaret Moody said...

I love your bookmarks, Regina! I've seen many ideas for bookmarks, but this idea is certainly one of my favorites! You've inspired me to make several of these for the readers in my family! Love it! Thanks for sharing!