Tuesday, January 6, 2015

THE WISE GOOSE

Way back when I first started my Paper Seedlings blog, I did a few pieces on MDS (My Digital Studio) featuring some of my favorite quotes.

I decided recently that I wanted to revive this practice. Instead of using MDS though, I thought I would present the quotes in the form of a bookmark.

All the bookmarks will be the same width because I will form the tag top with the Angled Tag Topper punch.

To make this bookmark, starting with a 2" x 12" strip of the Designer Series Paper I have chosen for my creation, I made the top of the tag with the punch. I then proceeded to hand letter the quote with a Stampin' Up! alphabet stamp set. I purposely was not careful about my letter spacing and evenness because I really think it adds to the handmade look of the piece. And I just like the way it looks.

Once I finished with the author's name, I added the weeds from the Wetlands set in Always Artichoke. I then added the goose from the same set over the weeds in VersaMark, embossing him with Black Embossing Powder.

At this point, I was able to determine just how long my bookmark would be. After cutting off the excess DSP. I sponged all the edges, then added a piece of the retired green denim ribbon to the top. Because this particular DSP was not as thick as I would like it to be for a bookmark that would be handled frequently, I backed it with a like size piece of black cardstock. This gives it strength and durability.


Isn't that Honest Abe just the smartest? There are so many wonderful quotes attributed to him.


Please let me know if you would like to see me continue to create these quote bookmarks on occasion and share them on Paper Seedlings. 

P.S. The lovely ecru doily shown in the first photo was crocheted by my mom. I love her doilies!

Quotable
Smiles.

11 comments:

  1. This is adorable and a great idea, too!

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  2. I absolutely love the idea of making quote bookmarks! This one is darling! Thanks for stopping by and linking-up with us at the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday.

    Wishing you a beautiful week!
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    Lysa xx
    Co-Host OMHGWW

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  3. I love your bookmark. You sure can keep doing these! BTW, won't be there Monday. The hips and thighs are still giving me fits.

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  4. What a great idea. Love your choice of quote. Please continue with these often. Think they would make great gifts for book clubs. Which stamp set did you use with upper and lower case letters? Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. So cute! Thanks for sharing and linking up with me today!

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  6. What a great idea putting quote on a bookmark. As an avid reader I think they are just awesome! I'd love it if you shared this at the Saturday showcase at bowdabrablog.com

    ~Crystal

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  7. So cute! I love this idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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