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!