Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Reading at the Nook

My Scrapbook Nook is hosting a laid back summer crop - they posted a whole list of challenges several weeks ago, and the crop runs til sometime in August.  (see - so laid back, I can't even be worried about the dates). 

One of the challenges ties to one of my favorite memories of summer - the library's summer reading program.  For the challenge, you needed to make a set of three bookmarks.  I couldn't resist.

I had some dried flowers I bought a long time ago and some special glue I bought at the same time.  They reminded me of these cards I used to make with my grandmother where we put dried flowers between the two layers of a tissue and coated them with a glue mixture. (I know - sounds really weird.  But as I remember them, they were gorgeous - and it was so much fun to make them with my "Nana".)  But even with all that prior experience, I wasn't quite sure what to do with my dried flowers and special glue, so they've been sitting in a drawer.  I decided they would make great bookmarks.

I cut some Coredinations cardstock from the whitewash collection into strips as my base.  Since my favorite bookmark is a piece of paper I tear from something handy, I used a paper tearer to tear the top and create the same look.  I used my Creative Memories paper edger to rough the edges, and they I was ready to play with my glue and flowers.

The glue worked a lot like modge podge - you brushed it on, added the flowers and then brushed more glue over the top.  After the glue dried, I finished them off with some Studio Calico Mr. Huey's shine.  They might not be as pretty as those kleenex notecards Nana and I used to make, but they aren't bad bookmarks.


  1. Thanks for 'hopping' by! :) Its great to meet you and see your lovely ideas! And I think what you did on these bookmarks is really cool!

  2. Julie -- send me your email mail won my giveaway from last week (linking up a 'happy accident' layout. I will get a little something out to you this week! --Aubree

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. email me at