Video: Die Cut Bookmarks + Giveaway!

Hello. Today’s video shares how to create quick die cut bookmarks. Recently, my kiddos started back to school and I wanted to create a little something for their teachers.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

There are many ways to create fun fold-over-the-page bookmarks. Today I used a Create A Smile pierced banner die to double partially die cut a long banner. You could do this with many different die shapes!

I stamped each bookmark with a sentiment and image from the Sunny Studio School Time and Create a Smile Magic Flowers stamp sets. I needed to do some quick coloring so I reached for my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. These markers are fun because they blend together beautifully with or without water. (I used Neenah cardstock today but I do recommend using watercolor paper with these markers to help with blending – even if you don’t use water.) I finished off each image with a couple coats of Clear Wink of Stella.

I’ve gotten many questions asking if the Minc Machine can laminate. From my experience, it can! I placed the bookmark inside a laminating pouch and ran it through my Minc Machine on the 4 heat setting and it worked great. When I trimmed the extra lamination off the bookmark, I left a little lamination around the entire image so it would be durable. Oh, and the lamination really makes that Wink of Stella coating sparkle.

Another option to create these bookmarks would be to die cut two banner images and have them adhere together end to end in the laminating process. You could also add some twine or ribbon at the top for a finishing touch. If you want to skip the lamination, you can!

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GIVEAWAY

Interested in winning a set of dies from Create A Smile? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/15/15 telling me your favorite go-to method for quick coloring. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

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593 thoughts on “Video: Die Cut Bookmarks + Giveaway!”

  1. GORGEOUS!! with 4 kids, we do a lot of homemade teacher crafts and cards!

    My kids would say crayons *smile!* but my go to coloring medium is prismacolor markers!
    LOVE them!

    TFS! ♥

  2. I LOVE my real brush markers! I use them almost all the time. And like you, stick them in my bag with some stamped and/or embossed items to do on the go!

  3. Coloring done lickety splickety by using Prismacolor watercolor color pencils, a water brush and a paper towel 🙂

  4. My go to method is my promarkers (am saving up for copics!). I am going to try and break out into using other methods, particularly like some of the pencils that Julia Alterman uses. Great video, as always, thanks!

  5. Adorable bookmarks. Right now my go to quick coloring is distress ink. I would really love to try those Zig Real Color Brush markers!!! They look amazing.

  6. I love your bright and cheerful bookmarks! I’m a big bookmark fan! If I need to swipe some colour on super quick, then it’s chalks for me set with hairspray…..!

  7. So glad I discovered you today. Your videos are wonderful and you are a pleasure to watch. You make everything look quite simple. I look forward to your next project. Thanks, Vickie

  8. My go to method for coloring is copics. I love playing with them but they are mostly my go to because they are the only coloring method I currently have! I think the Zig markers look really nice though and am thinking that soon I will have to give them a try 🙂

  9. I’m loving the pierced banner die. Very creative use of the die. This is the first time I’ve heard of Create A Smile. Thank you for the introduction….VERY cute stamps and dies!

  10. My favorite go-to method for quick coloring is using Tim Holtz’s ink or markers b/c they are easy to blend and always go well together vs me having to try and find colors that blend together. I do not have a lot of markers or products so right now I have to use them. I so wish I could have some better marker like copic but right now its just not in my budget but I still think I can do everything I want with the products I have. I just love these bookmarks and I agree that they are great gifts for teachers b/c they are easy and simple. Thanks for another great video and ideas!!!!

  11. Hi Jennifer ~ My go-to coloring choice for quick coloring is using a blender pen and ink pads. Stampin’ Up inks work well for this method but Distress Inks work well too. The bookmarks are awesome and I’ll be making some in the near future for my toddler-friend’s PreK class. She begged me to! Ally loves books and crafting (and I can laminate them for her!) so this is a perfect project we can do together.

  12. My quickest coloring choicenis just a crayola watercolor set, got the large set so lots of colors and easy to use! I’ve started with tomboy markers they seem pretty quick. I think I will end up getting the copic set though.

  13. My quick go to for coloring would be my copics. The more I use them the more confident I’m becoming. ♡♡♡♡ would love to win the dies and thanks so much for the opportunity and all your inspiration♡♡♡♡♡

  14. Thanks Jennifer for these great ideas and giveaways. Ink pads with a blender pen work well for me and provide a little more color flexibility with the supplies I currently have.

  15. Such a fabulous idea and the die you used for these bookmark is wonderful and very versatile, really it’s a must have for me! Thanks for sharing!
    For quick coloring I use markers. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. I currently dont have any markers to color with, but ive been looking at the zig clean color markers. Ive just watchex all your videos on them and ordred the 60 pack! Im very excited about this. I’m always on the go and i think these are going to be very easy and convenient! Thamks for your help!

  17. I’ve fallen in love with Copic markers and lately I’ve been having a blast with Zig Clean Color markers. My decision on which to use is based solely on what I’m coloring. Some die cut, stamped figures are better colored with Copic…..some with Zig markers. I take a lot of my cues from you and Sandy Allnock. Thank you for all the great tutorials and links to all the products.

  18. I love your idea and method for creating quick bookmarks! I think these all turned out awesome! My quick go-to method for coloring is my spectrum noir markers but now seeing how quickly you did this with the real brush markers, I just may have to use mine as well!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

  19. What a fantastic idea for teacher’s gifts, I’m always looking for fun and useful gifts to give to my grandchildren’s teachers and coaches, this one is a winner, thank you for sharing this fabulous video, Jennifer.
    My favorite, and to me, fast way of coloring is water colors, this is what I use 99% of the time, I use water color markers and an aqua painter.
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prices.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  20. My quick coloring method is using colored pencils. I really love these bookmarks and I’m thinking about making a whole class set for my mom to give to her students. Great practice for me and fun for the kids!

  21. I’m really just learning about all the different ways to color. I’ve stated the copics for card makers and am really enjoying that method, even though I have a long way to go. I like colored pencils as well….haven’t tried the watercolor ones yet!!!

  22. Just starting to explore the world of blending and coloring. I have used Tombow markers and distress markers. I only have a limited supply of Copic, so I am not as good with these.

  23. Hey Jennifer, I haven’t done very much coloring, I have stampin up markers and colored pencils. So far I have only colored with colored pencils. I want to experiment with my markers and would love to try some others . Those are on my wish list…..

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