At my March stamp clubs, we made these cute little corner bookmarks out of an envelope!
We used a standard A2 card envelope for this project. We were able to get 2 bookmarks per envelope. I have a diagram showing you how we did this:
The first thing you'll want to do is seal your envelope closed. I didn't actually draw all this on the envelopes, I just did it here for demonstration purposes. Basically, I measured 4 inches from a corner in both directions... then I used a straight edge to draw a line between those marks with a pencil. I cut on the line and got my corner piece. To make it a little more decorative, we scalloped the long end using the Scallop Edge Punch.
Once you have that done, you can decorate it how you want it. In order to get the triangle shaped pieces for layering, I cut two squares: 3" sqaure and 2-3/4" square. Then to make the triangles, I just cut the squares in half on the diagonal.
It helps to add a ribbon in between the envelope and your base decorative layer. Once your bookmarks gets placed on a page in your book, it doesn't stick up very far, so the ribbon lets you know at a glance where it's at.
That's it! It's a super easy project, and very cute for a wide variety of occasions. These would be great for Mother's Day, a First Communion, and even a Birthday!
Please let me know if you have any questions about my instructions. I hope you try a corner bookmark soon!
Supplies Used: Flight of the Butterfly stamp set; So Saffron, Regal Rose classic inks; Peach Parfait, Whisper White card stock; A2 white envelope, grosgrain ribbon; scallop edge punch.