Monday, November 26, 2012

Bookmarks! - Guest Post from Broken Treasures

Today I'm excitehed to have Elizabeth from Broken Treasures guest posting here at Love Bug Living!  I met her when I won a contest that she sponsored.  So fun!  She is sharing a tutorial for the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for someone this holiday season.  I hope you enjoy and visit her at her site as well.

   Hi there :)  I'm Elizabeth and I blog over at Broken Treasures about paper crafting and life with three kids (ages 6, 5, and almost 3).   I have a project to show you - super simple and easy to do with any scrap papers you have around.  These make the perfect teacher gift, tie-on gift topper or stocking stuffer.


I cut paper 2 1/2 inches x 6 inches and then took strips of patterned paper and glued them on the top.  For the gray one I used staples and the purple ones I just used a tape runner to adhere the patterned papers.

Quick easy tip.  Take strips of paper and cut a triangle out of the bottom to give the banner look.  This is a great way to use up those scraps of paper you have laying around.  For these bookmarks I used Avonlea and Moonlight papers.  Then I used an alphabet stamp set and spelled out READ.  You could personalize these with a Teacher's name or for each of your children.

Happy Reading and gift giving :)  Hope you'll stop by my blog for some other fun crafting tips.   Thanks again to Melissa for having me!  


Elizabeth Mindemann


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  1. Cute bookmarks Elizabeth! I love projects that help me use up those scraps! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)


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