Sunday, 19 February 2012

Birthday card with bookmark

This week's prompt over at Tuesday Morning Sketches is a double sketch, originally intended for a square card plus a scrapling. Instead of cutting the small part of the A5 cardstock (to create an A6 card) off myself, I used the perforating blade of my manual paper cutter to create a perforation line. If the birthday girl so wishes, she can tear off the right section and use it as a bookmark.

I started with the perforation line and then scored the top fold of the card until the perforation line. I did not score the bookmark part until I had marked the top end of the bookmark/tag to be cut out. I folded the card after I had cut out the top of my tag/bookmark. See picture below for a rear view.

EDITED: The idea for a tear-off bookmark was not new. I saw it a few months ago in this post over at the Top Tip Tuesday blog. I simply took things one step further by combining the TMS sketch and the bookmark idea.

Materials used:
Patterned paper - First Edition (Birdsong collection)
Image - Penny Black
Colouring - Spectrum Noir pens
Sentiments and small flower stamp - Marianne Design stamp set
Ribbon - from stash
Button - from big bag of buttons
Scalloped circle - Spellbinders Nestability

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #133 (+ 2 ribbons, 1 embellishment,4 layers)
Bunny Zoe - Celebrations
Crafter's Companion - #21 Anything goes
Simply Create Too - # Add sunshine to your day
Cute Card Thursday - #204 Flower power
Paperplay - #7 Critters
Totally Papercrafts - #104 Ribbons and/or bows
Allsorts - #142 Anything goes (#2)
Paper Sundaes - #108 Birthdays


  1. What a lovely creative card. The perforated bookmark is such a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing this great card with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. This is such a brilliant take on the sketch. Love the idea of a perforated bookmark. Adorable card and image, too. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

  3. What a fun card! I love the stripes and how you did the scrappling. Thanks for joining in this week's challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. Very clever! I love your card!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. Marianne: Your card is so very clever--I would love to card-lift your idea if OK with you?. Thanks for entering in Challenge #7 - "Add Sunsine to Your Day" at Simply Create Too. Join our next challenge too?

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. This is so adorable! I have this stamp, too. (I"m a sucker for dog stamps!) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Totally Papercrafts.

  7. So very sweet and oh so clever way to use a tag!! Love it!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  8. Fabulous card, I love that little notch at the top from the tag...very creative! Thanks for playing in Paper Sundaes Birthday Challenge this week!


  9. Very creative, love the idea.

    Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

    Hugs Tracy x

  10. That image made me smile :-) Great bookmark too. Thank you for playing at Simply Create Too. xx

  11. Wonderful creation, thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo