Have been out of circulation for a while, mainly due to a major cleaning up of our house and also my eldest's birthday celebration in his class.
This year he turns 6 and i thought, instead of giving the usual candy-filled goodie bags (and some school stationery) to his classmates, why not give out beginner-level reading books or activity books. And accompanying bookmarks with the name of each of his classmates.
While i was working on the bookmarks, Papertrey Ink's video for Make It Monday #54 came out. What great timing! :)
When i was watching the video, i kept thinking: "Please, please, let us use Stickles!" LOL! And Ashley Cannon Newell did! Yaay! Truth be told, am not really fond of using glitter unless it's of the sticky kind. The reason: my eldest had a phase of using glitter. Every day. On every thing. And our house had been filled with it. Everytime we sweep the floor, the dustpan would be glittery and sparkly! :) And so, after that, i've "banned" glitter of the powdery kind in the house. Yes, Stickles is the answer to my prayers! Hahaha!
Here are the finished bookmarks:
For the girls, i made them sparkly :)
Here are close-ups of the glittered buttons. I have used Stickles and Distress Stickles.
These are for the boys. Of course, no bling here :)
Have layered stamping the small star from Boy Basics and the dotted star from MME.
Here's what the backs look like:
Supply list: Cardstock, patterned papers - American Crafts; stamps - Papertrey Ink (Flower Fusion #12, Tag-its #1, Boy Basics: Simple Circles), My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing," Dilly Dally "Adventures"); dies - Papertrey Ink (Limitless Layers 1.75" Circles, Half & Half, Simple Circles), Sizzix (Butterfly #12, Framelits Stars); buttons - Papertrey Ink; ribbons - Papertrey Ink, Maya Road, ixhop; twine - My Mind's Eye; Ranger Stickles, Distress Stickles; Glossy Accents; stickers- Adorn-it, Jenni Bowlin; ink - Papertrey Ink (Autumn Rose, Classic Kraft), TH Distress Ink, VersaCraft; adhesive - Helmar.
I've enjoyed doing these bookmarks (and glittery buttons!) and i hope the children would be able to use them.
Oh, one more thing: i love love love the PTI ribbons! The twill is WOW! and the satin one is just so elegant!
Thank you very much for stopping by!