Whimsy Stamps ~ Phone Shaped Bookmark

Hey friends, I'm back with a quick make that I created to go with one of the pressies I was giving for the family birthdays on the 27th. I love giving books as gifts and what better thing to create to accompany that, than a handy bookmark?!

As you can see in the background, this was given with the rainbow card I shared previously. I think they made a really lovely combination. I used a fun die set from Whimsy Stamps which has a phone die in it. The perfect thing for this generation of teens! I wanted to add some sentiments that were encouraging and uplifting, so found two sets that I could combine to create the message I wanted. I used the fabulous Speech Bubbles die set from Whimsy to add the text detail on the front. But first, I needed a screen background image. I found the perfect one to give that 'phone background' feel, in the Glorious Sky Slimline Paper Pack from Whimsy. So I was all set! You may notice that I used the phone die upside down? I did this, so I could loop the string and charms through the bit where the 'button' sits. I punched the whole with a handheld punch and then added the eyelets on top from another Whimsy Set, to reinforce the hole.

I wanted to add another sentiment on the reverse side, which is from a lovely Whimsy sentiment set. It fit the size of the phone perfectly. I stamped it onto white cardstock which I then traced the outside of the phone die onto and trimmed with my guillotine trimmer. I used a corner rounder to create the rounded corners to match the die. I added a white eyelet to the back and black one to the front to reinforce the hole I'd punched, then strung some black twine through which I then added the charms to and twisted the twine to give a nice finished effect. Happily, the book and the bookmark were really well received!

If you missed my previous post, Whimsy is having the most amazing 'LAST CHANCE' sale right now. There are oodles of fantastic stamp and die sets in this sale, paper sets too! Well worth a look if you're a Whimsy fan like me! You can click through on the banner above, the discounts are incredible and there are some truly wonderful stamp and die sets in this sale! Let me know if you score something lovely! Hugs, Wends xoxo


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