Monday, 21 May 2012

For the grammar geeks and bookworms...


This is my second post for today! Please scroll down to check out my post featuring some new goodies from Uniko Studio :)

Hey!

Yay! It's release day over at The Craft's Meow! Time to feast your eyes on the full sets available from now!


We're celebrating with our traditional blog hop. You should have hippity hopped over here from my fabulous teamie, Amy T. If you haven't, then be sure to start from the TCM Blog :)

For today's project I wanted to play with a couple of sets and picked 'Retro Foundations' and 'For My Dad'.

Grandpa

This is no ordinary card. It contains a removable bookmark!

Grandpa

FYI: There's a good dollop of Glossy Accent goodness on those glasses - shame my pic doesn't pick that up! 

The bookmark was stamped by masking the glasses and top book to create a tall stack of books - perfect for any bookworm methinks!

bookmark clip

I cut up some freebie magnets to create a magnetic 'clasp' so that bookmark will keep your place safe even if the book should fall open.

And here's what the bookmark looks like in action...

Book

...yes, I'm a grammar geek! :)

That's it from me! I hope you enjoy the blog hop and enjoy the new release of goodies from TCM! Remember: if you spend over $50 at the TCM Store, then you'll receive the awesome stamp set, 'Typically Teen' absolutely free! Now that's a price you can't argue with! :)

Right then, it's time to hop along now. Next up is the fabulous Ivana Camdzic! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!








Card/Bookmark Deets
{Grandpa}
Stamps: For My Dad, Retro Foundations (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Versamark
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Chompy! (Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers)/Glossy Accents (Ranger)/Magnetic Strip (Home Supply)/Promarkers

75 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Aimes, your bookmark is so clever, and you've got me wanting to check out that book! I always get frustrated when people make obvious grammatical errors (especially at work), and I hope I don't make any myself!

Karen B. said...

Aimes, this is perfectly clever! What cool execution and idea.

Marlena M. said...

That is such a neat bookmark! I love your card too.

Colleen said...

I love it!!! Fabulous job, great idea with the bookmark :)

Kristin said...

Genius bookmark! I think I may have to get that book....Hopping along!

Jo said...

Oooh lovely! :-) xxx

Jackie Rockwell said...

So clever Aimes! the magnetic clasp is a perfect idea so it won't slide out! Love the colors and clean look of the card as well!!!

shescrafty said...

Clever idea and gorgeous design!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Wow!! I love it completely...such a clever idea to create bookmark.

Annette said...

wow this is just way too cool...totally love it...very creative and fun..

Cyndi S said...

Great card. I love the bookmark.
cstephenson at q dot com

Nancy L. said...

great idea for the card!

jackie 4124 said...

Love the bookmark. Great idea

Jingle said...

What an amazing idea! I love this!

Caroline said...

Love the "bookmark" surprise. What a wonderful idea! Good job!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a great idea! Love that it's a card and gift in one. Great job!

Jennie said...

Oh yes, that is uber creative!! Fun design Amy and definitely need to give that a whirl. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

incredibly clever! Love the card and the bookmark. Great idea to add the magnet. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

Alina said...

Great idea! The bookmark looks cool!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Aimes, your bookmark card is fabulous!! Love it!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great card and wonderful bookmark...love it.

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a great use of the stamp set. Your card is great....as always....and that bookmark is such a clever idea.

Maureen said...

adorable bookmark, Duchess! I love how it comes out of the card...I'm a grammar geek too!!

Geri said...

what a cute little pull-out book mark that also really enhances and fits in so well with the rest of the card! Looks great with the book, too!

Sharon J said...

Love all the sets, especially the background one !!

Sue McRae said...

Love this creative bookmark idea!

Vickie Z said...

Love your bookmark....very clever!!! I believe it's I.

Brenda said...

A bookmark...now that is so very clever and useful. Great idea.

Kelly said...

awww the bookmark is so clever!

donna mikasa said...

so clever! love that bookmark!

Brenda said...

Oh wow! This is totally awesome and unique! What a really neat idea! I really love that the book and spectacles are sticking out!

Jen said...

That bookmark is ingenious! Love the idea.

landerson213 said...

Super cute! Love that bookmark!!! :)

Lauren
landerson.1018@gmail.com

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! What a FUN idea!! I have seen similar ideas on ways to make a bookmark in a card and I LOVE yours!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Chunyuan said...

This is so clever. Love the card with bookmark. AND LOVE that bookmark!!

CraftyRia said...

I love the clever bookmark idea!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

So clever! Love it! Thanks Aimes! xx

Jan Garber said...

This card really struck a chord with me...retired kinder teacher! Love these new stamps!

Sue D said...

Our craft group just made magnetic bookmarks--wish I would have had this book stamp--very clever.

Ann said...

Grammar geek or bookworm? I prefer the term "word nerd"...& this word nerd LOVES this, Aimes! So cool!

Amy said...

Eek! Love how you think out of the box!!! I've so enjoyed your TCM posts this week! Thank you so much!

Christina said...

Amazingly clever! I think there's a magnetic bookmark in my future!

VanessaB said...

love love love it! great design and the pull out bookmark is awesome!

Ann said...

Very clever card!! Love how you masked to create the bookmark--thanks for a great idea!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the bookmark. What a wonderful idea. TFS

howo34 said...

I love the bookmark card, excellent idea!

sharon g said...

The book stamp is just perfect---actually, it's the nicest books stamp I've seen.

Wee Von said...

Great card. The bookmark is the greatest idea. Very great idea and thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

I am so in love with that bookmark. It is fabulous!! What away to once again show us how to stretch our stamps!

Dana Nelson said...

Terrific project! That book is now on my to read list! ;)

alienanessa said...

Looks like I'm a grammar geek too! Eats, Shoots, & Leaves!! Woe is I!! Love that this card has an awesome bookmark!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle and thinking of you and your family right now. I adore your bookmark - so clever to stack those books!

Emily said...

Such a great idea.

Sharri said...

I love how the glasses and on book peek out of the book! Great idea with the magnet to hold the bookmark in place! Love it!

Linda said...

WOW!!! So ingenious!!! Love that bookmark!!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love cards with little gifts included as part of the design. I'll need to remember this bookmark idea. Blessings!

missstamper said...

Awesome card! Love the bookmark! So sorry to hear about your uncle.

Lagene said...

Great card! Love your bookmark!!!

Angel said...

Love your idea and card. Clever!

Makalah said...

Fun bookmark and cute card to gift it in!

You may appreciate what I just pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/109634572149166712/ :)

Lynne said...

Super stuff!!
Great card and book mark.
Lynne from OZ

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

when I saw the first photo I said "ooohhh" and when I saw the 2nd photo I said "WOW!" fantastic cards!

~luanne

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so great

Leanne said...

Aww! Fabulous!Thanks for the inspiration.

Katherine said...

What a great card and bookmark! That stamp set really caught my eye! Thanks for the inspiration.

Helen L said...

I love the removable bookmark: what a great idea!!

Karen L said...

Love this...and especially love your tip on using an old magnetic sheet to make a clasp!

rlovew said...

I adore the bookmark- what a fabulous idea.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Great card, awesome idea for that fabulous bookmark!
b_turpin@comcast.net

Indy said...

Amazing! Just amazing!!

Emily H said...

How fun is this! Love it!

Sandy said...

What a great card with so much inspiration! I love the colors but mostly the way you did the bookmark. GREAT idea!

kasia c. said...

How totally fabulous!!
Amazing bookmark idea and your card is aweseome. Great colour scheme. :)

~amy~ said...

seriously teamie, way to rock the new sets....these are both genius.

Tammy said...

Love the magnet bookmark! As an English teacher, I love the book you used in your photo too! I have to search for that one.

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