Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Recycled Packaging Bookmark
Here's a cute little bookmark I made from the packaging from Sizzix dies. They come in a nice acrylic box but it's a pain to store the die in it because I am always using them. It just takes too long to put them away every time. I just store them in a divided drawer I found. Instead of setting it down as though it was a drawer, I stood it up and use it as a shelf. The dies fit PERFECTLY and I can read the labels so I know what to grab. Long story short, now I have piles of these clear boxes. I had seen a post on the Sizzix blog, where Cara (Sizzix designer/artist extraordinaire) ran it through the Textured Impressions machine and used the embossed plastic on a card. I have to admit I was surprised that it held the shape of the impression and had to try it out. Yes indeed, worked like a charm... I used Copic markets to further accentuate the embossing and colored in green stems and pink flowers to make them stand out. The edges of the matboard were inked in green and I added rhinestones to make it pop. The corners were rounded with my trusty Corner Chomper and I adhered the plastic to the backing with a small line of double sided tape. A small hole at the top was punched and ribbon added for a quick and easy bookmark! These would so easy to do assembly line style for teachers, a party favor or your book group.