Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summer reading, need a bookmark! And a tutorial :-)

Hi everyone. Where are the weeks going?  Shannon finishes school on Wednesday, and then only goes in for exams.  Emily finishes on the 27th and then we are on Summer break.

It's my turn to share a project with you all here and over at She's a Sassy Lady blog.  Thanks so much Sheila.

I decided that I need a few bookmarks this summer for some great reads that I want to get through.  I decided to have a play in Silhouette Design Studio and make a scalloped edge bookmark.

Here is the bookmark I made using all elements from the new Polkadoodles CD - Rose Budd Papercrafting Collection.

I thought I would share with you how I designed the bookmark in Silhouette Design Studio and how to add the scalloped edge.

Firstly, I am using a rounded rectangle that I have sized to 6" by 2.50".  Then make a little oval to the size that you would like your scallop to be.  I have made mine 0.5" wide and 0.75" high.  I then made five of them and grouped them together for easy manoeuvring.

Now you can move the set of ovals into place.  I have placed them so about 2/3rds of the oval are inside the line of the bottom of bookmark.  You must position them so that the natural curve is on the line, as below.

Now you want to select both the rectangle and the ovals, then right click and select Weld.

This is what your screen should now look like.

You can then resize your bookmark using the scale.  I made mine back to 6" by 2.5".

You could now resize this to what ever you wish.  Also If you want more scallops to the edge, you can play around with the size of the oval at the start, and the amount of them.  Hope that this has made sense.

Here is a close up of the image from the Rose Budd Papercrafting CD, this is Miss Millicent.

Her dress was digitally pieced together (may be another tutorial on the way, if you like) with papers from the CD and then highlighted with Copics.  Here are the Copics I used to colour her in.

Everything is from the CD, I layered up the little roses and Miss Millicent, but that is all.  After all it's meant to be a book mark and I didn't want it too thick, or else it would get squished :-)

I added a little ribbon to the top.  I did double sided printing, so that the back of the book mark was not white.  Also inked the edges of the layers to finish them off.

This is the collection I used.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.


  1. Such a delightful bookmark and thanks for the tutorial for the scalloped edge.
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  2. This is such an ADORABLE bookmark Karon!!! LOVE that sweet image!
    AWESOME job!

  3. Your Bookmark is beautiful Karon, I love the pretty papers and that image is so adorable. Anet x

  4. What a beautiful bookmark. Th little girl is just precious. Fabulous color. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a creative day.
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  5. Fabulous and great tutorial...I am keeping most of what you post so I can play one day with my silhouette....I have problems with the cutting around digi images...will get there though...love the gorgeous image on the great tag...thanks.
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  6. Thank you for the brilliant tutorial Karon. What a lovely bookmark and a great CD rom too I expect!! Good Luck to Shannon in the coming weeks xx

  7. Beautiful! I love your bookmark!!

  8. Such a sweet project, I love how you've colored her :)

    Creative Em

  9. You are certainly getting some good use out of your Cameo. If I ever get one, I know who to come to for advice.

    Your bookmark is lovely. You have colored this sweet girl so well.


  10. Awesome tutorial!! Adorable bookmark. The image is just Precious!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  11. Miss Millicent is charming in the utmost! I find it enchanting that her little shoe is "tapping" the sentiment. Great tutorial (I'll definitely share with Keri who has a Silhouette!) as always.

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Miss Millicent is so beautiful!! You colored her perfectly!! I always have a book with me and am in need of bookmarks (hint, hint ;) Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. What a gorgeous bookmark, Karon! The papers are so dreamy and the little cutie pie warms my heart. :o) Lovely work, my friend! Have a happy day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Karon, This bookmark is gorgeous. Love the sweet image and the beautiful papers.

  16. Your book mark is so so cute and perfect for summer as that is when most of us read books :)
    Such a sweet image and her hair is beautiful

  17. Oh my - this sweet bookmark is much too pretty to tuck away between the covers of a book! You will have to display this one and use my method - an old receipt from the grocery store for your bookmark...lol!
    This really is a lovely image and the scalloped edge adds a sweet touch. Happy reading my friend!

  18. Oh so cute, Karon. What a great idea!
    hugs, Asha

  19. OMG! the tag is beautiful and sweet!!

  20. Thanks for sharing your sweet bookmark. What a fun way yo dress up a book.
    Crafty hugs,

  21. Such a sweet book mark! These polkadoodles designs are so pretty!

  22. So pretty! I love the designs in the collection you used!

  23. Love this bookmark. Thanks for the tutorial too x


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