Monday, January 2, 2017

How To Create a Bookmark From Any Die

Hi, everyone!  Today I would like to share how to create a bookmark or tag out of any open centered cutting die.  For my bookmark sample, I have used the largest die from the ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies.

The first step is to choose a die with an open center which will be the top of your bookmark or tag;  measure the inside edge of the die.  For my bookmark, I cut a piece of cardstock which was 2-1/2 inches wide.

ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies

Next, place the top of the cardstock through the center and under the cutting side of the die.  Line up the sides evenly and tape down.  Once the die is run through your cutting machine, only the top of the panel will be cut.

ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies

Trim the bottom to your chosen length and round the corners if desired.  Punch or die cut hole or slot in the top so that you may add ribbon, cording, etc.

Here is the finished bookmark which was featured in the new release post this month for Our Daily Bread designs.  The products I used along with the Vintage Labels Dies are 'His Timing' (Bible Journaling stamp), the clock image from 'Time', and the ODBD Custom Circles Dies.  Once the bookmark was stamped and sponged, it was adhered to gray cardstock; the straight edges were trimmed with a cutter and the shaped edges were trimmed by hand. 

ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies, ODBD His Timing, ODBD Time, Bookmark Created by Angie Crockett

Here is a bookmark created earlier this year with the same die set with the 'Your Heart' Bible Journaling stamp.

ODBD Your Heart, ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies, Bookmark Created by Angie Crockett

Thanks for sharing your day with me!  Anyone who comments on this post by Friday, Jan 6, will have a random chance to win some goodies!  Please make sure that I will be able to contact you either through your blog or email.


ODBD Designer Angie Crockett


Chrisd said...

Thank you for sharing how to make bookmarks and tags from the open centered die. I had tried that with disappointing results. I will give it another try soon.

Chrisd said...

Thank you for the explanation of how to create tags and bookmarks from any opened centered die. I will try it myself soon.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous way to make a bookmark Angie - I do love how you have cut and finished the two bookmarks you have shown. Thank you so much

Robyn said...

Sweet little card enclosure !