Hey there! It’s Kira and I am back with another fun project using my favorite Cardstock Warehouse papers.
- Cardstock Warehouse Papers:
- Cipria Woodstock 83lb
- Natural Colorplan 65lb
- Lavender Colorplan 100lb
- Blu Intenso Woodstock 105lb
- Giallo Woodstock 83lb
- Azzurro Woodstock 105lb
- Pistacchio Woodstock105lb
- Azure Blue Colorplan 65lb
- Limone Sirio Color 80lb
- Hot Pink Colorplan 100lb
- Candy Pink Colorplan 100lb
- Cricut or paper trimmer
- PVA glue (like Elmer's School Glue)
- Clamps or heavy books
- Paint brush or foam brush
- Heat gun (optional)
I don’t know about y’all, but in our house we are ALWAYS losing our bookmarks. And most of the time I reach into my scrap cardstock and just use that. But the other night while reading to my son, he asked for a bookmark and I just grabbed a sticky note and said, this will do. Then it gave me an idea. What if I had a notepad of bookmarks??? Then I could just tear one off every time I inevitably lose the one I was using.
So, that is exactly what I did. First, I started out by planning my design. I used Procreate on my iPad to design both designs I used. But you could just as easily design these on Microsoft word or any design software.
Once my design was complete, I uploaded into Cricut design space to print and cut. Again, a Cricut isn’t necessary and you could easily just print from your printer and cut down on a paper trimmer.
If you would prefer a pre-made project, you can CLICK HERE or on the image below for a printable PDF that you can cut with scissors or a paper cutter. But I think it's more fun to design your own!
I printed the rectangular bookmarks on a bunch of colors listed above, and the "Library Card" bookmarks out of Natural Colorplan.
After printing and cutting, you’ll start to put your booklets together. For my “Library Card” booklet I used 25 bookmarks and for my rainbow bookmarks I used 18. You could do more or less, depending on your needs.
Next, you will need to glue the edges to create a notepad. Grab some clamps or binder clips (mine are 99 cent clamps from Lowe’s) and clamps your paper together. I used some scrap chipboard on the top and bottom of my papers so the clamps wouldn’t cause any indents on the paper.
You’ll want to use PVA glue (I used standard school glue) and a foam brush, a paintbrush, or even your finger to coat the edges with a light coat of glue. Let the glue dry and apply another thin layer of glue. I did approximately 6 layers on my pads. You can also use a heat gun to speed up the drying process if you are impatient like me.
Once your edges are dry, your bookmark booklets are ready to use! Just tear off a bookmark and use in your latest read!
You could even use the "library card" stack as an actual notepad!
I have placed mine in a few rooms of my house so we never need to use post-it notes again.
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xo, Kira (@kira.gets.crafty)