How to make a layered vintage style bookmark

At the recent Stampin Up convention in the US last month the guest designers/presenters featured a gorgeous bookmark made from Stampin Up ribbon .. so I thought I'd give it a go making one myself - I just love the result!

This project uses mainly circle & scallop punches - one of the basics I would recommend every crafter having in their stash - see my post here with top tips for a basic craft kit :)

The circles are punched from Calypso Coral cardstock, Very vanilla cardstock & making it's debut on my blog - Etcetera designer series paper. The circles have been edged in calypso coral ink using sponge daubers to add definition.

The sentiment is part of one of the stamps from the simply sketched set - the beauty of using markers instead of ink pads is that you can select with part of the stamp you'd like to use, if not all of it! A few basic jewels add a little bling :)

The ribbons are the new Calypso Coral chevron ribbon, some crisp canatloupe ruffle ribbon plus some antique lace left over from the now retired but still beautiful Artisan Embellishments kit. The cute little button snuggling between the ribbon & circles is one of the In Colour Boutique details buttons. 

Guaranteed to beautify any book! 

 In colour boutique buttons - 130938 £8.25         Etcetera designer series paper 130129 £9.95

This project seems perfect for this weeks Less is More challenge - round & round, the current Cutie pie challenge is # 51 Anything Goes as well as The Craft Barn letter "O" challenge wk 17 - all the circles are an O!!