Friday, October 19, 2012

Bookmarks XLI: Put on Your Party Hat

I loved the color scheme in the card that Katie made for Loves Rubberstamps' Sensational Sunday Inspirations post.

Plus I realized that it gave me a reason to cut into a fresh sheet of paper, which is always fun.

Going through my stamps, none of them really seemed to fit the color combination until I came to a party/Happy Birthday set. So, although it isn't really a common subject for bookmarks, I made a party bookmark.

I have a lot more use for bookmarks than I think I would for cards, see.

Originally it was just going to be the balloons and the sentiment, but I kinda messed up punching the stars in the lower right corner. So I stamped and embossed the party hat (using it as an excuse to cut into yet another new piece of paper), cut it out, colored it in to help the pattern appear, and whacked it jauntily over my mistake. To help the colors fit, I used the same pen to color a bit of one of the balloons.

Then I put some of the punched-out stars onto the hat. Originally they were both centered on circles, but the upper one seems to have shifted off a bit... oops.

It only took me 40 sets of bookmarks to figure out that hey, do you know what would make a good backing paper for photographing bookmarks? BOOKS. This one is Pippi Longstocking, at the beginning of the last chapter... where she throws herself a birthday party.

I'm entering this bookmark in the following challenges:



  1. You made a very pretty bookmark here and a nice colour palette, but I'm afraid it's not eligible for Stampalot as you have combined more challenges than our rules permit.

    I do hope you find time to join in with another piece of your pretty work.

    B x

    1. Oh dear! I'm so used to looking for the rules in all sorts of odd hidden places that I missed them -- they're right at the top of the blog in plain sight! I'm terribly sorry.

  2. Usually our mistakes help us created something even better! And your party hat is so cute that it looks great on your bookmark! Love all the colors you used and your balloon stamp, too! :^) Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Great bookmark. I'd lose it though. I'm always losing bookmarks. So I got a kindle... but I appear to have lost that now. Oops.

    Thanks for joining in with the 3 celebrations at CCC!

    Susan x

    1. At least the bookmarks are cheaper to replace, hey? I'm sure your Kindle is hiding under a pile of paper somewhere, the pesky thing.

  4. Nice bookmark! Love the punched out stars! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts! ;D

  5. great bookmark. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

  6. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the YNS Anything Goes Challenge!!! Great seeing you!!! :)

  7. Bookmarks are always such a good gift! Thanks for sharing with us at YNS!