It’s almost Halloween! I know, I know…you realize by this point I love candy and I am super excited to have an excuse to keep candy in the house!!! Instead of another candy project, I decided to make a Halloween themed bookmark using my Cricut! Of course, you could modify this project to a different sentiment, and change the book to candy…just saying. These would make great favors for a Halloween party!
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock
- 8.5” x 11” Sirio Ultra Black 104lb
- 8.5” x 11” Bright White Colorplan 100lb
- 8.5” x 11” Candy Pink Colorplan 100lb
- 8.5” x 11” Rust Colorplan 100lb
- 8.5” x 11” Purple Colorplan 100lb
- 8.5” x 11” Gialloro Sirio Color 80lb
- 8.5” x 11” Pietra Sirio Color 80lb
- 8.5” x 11” Vino Sirio Color 80lb
- 8.5” x 11” Bianco Pergamenata Parchment 59lb
- Spiderweb Stencil (I used one by Pretty Pink Posh)
- White Pigment Ink & Blending Brush
- Cricut Electronic Die-Cutting Machine
- Cricut File
- Cricut Gold Marker
- Eyelet Setting Tool
- String or Ribbon
- Bearly Arts Liquid Adhesive
- Orange Enamel Dots (optional)
To get started, I cut the components for the bookmark using the Design Space File. I used Ultra Black to cut the two bookmark panels, and Bright White to cut the back portion of the ghost, the back of the hat band, as well as the top of the book. Bianco Pergamenata was used for the front panel of the ghost and Candy Pink for the cheeks. I used Pietra cardstock for the front of the hat band, spiders and the book binding. Rust cardstock was used for the book cover. The ghost’s hat was cut from Purple and Vino cardstock. The buckle on the hat was cut from Gialloro cardstock. I used a gold Cricut marker to add my sentiment.
I aligned my spiderweb stencil towards the bottom left on the front panel of my bookmark. Using white pigment ink and a blending brush, I added a spiderweb to the bookmark. On the reverse side of the bookmark, I added a spiderweb to the center of the panel. Using liquid adhesive, I attached the front and back panel of the bookmark.
Using an eyelet setter, I added a grommet to the top hole in the bookmark and attached a black and white string.
Next, I assembled the ghost, hat and book with liquid adhesive.
I adhered the ghost to the bookmark, and then added a few spiders. I added some orange enamel dots to the bookmark.
Here is the finished bookmark!
Happy Crafting! Traci Selig