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.
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!
RELATED VIDEOS AND INFO:
Here are some related videos and info:
- Partial Die Cutting Tips Video
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens Video Playlist
- Swatch and Color Samples for Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
- Minc Machine Info Video
- Carry On Warrior Book – I am just starting this. So far it is really good.
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!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with asterisks.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.