Friday, February 10, 2012

Bookmark Book for BOOKMARKS!

 I love reading, and I love bookmarks of all kinds! I like to use a bookmark that matches the particular book I'm reading, either by theme or color :) It's fun. Up until a few days ago I had just been keeping all my bookmarks in a big jar, but I figured I needed a better way to both store and display them! Thus, my bookmark book for bookmarks.... The cover is bound together with my Zutter Bind-it-all, but was taken off of an old Reader's Digest condensed book. If you've ever noticed, the ones from the 60's have absolutely gorgeous colors and patterns, plus you can find them wicked cheap at thrift stores, flea markets, the library, etc.
 For the insides, I took 5 sheets of colored cardstock and trimmed them down to 10x12". They're folded in half, then a I made one cut to make that slant in the pocket. I suppose that slant isn't really needed, but I thought it looked nicer!
The creased side is along the outside, and the raw edges are bound into the binding. So there's a pocket on the side of each page to stash bookmarks galore! Now this strangely makes me want more bookmarks.

Happy Friday! Have a lovely weekend :)

Stamp on cover is Toby on Books by Alphastamps

9 comments:

Kaotickrafter said...

Such a great idea! I think this would be a great gift to a reading addict. Especially one who is always loosing their book marks.
I went a little crazy a few years ago and bought about 50 of those readers digests for very little money. The covers truly are gorgeous, and useful for some many different crafts.

Jakewetzma said...

Very cool idea...love it!

Judith McCarthy said...

Hi Kira, love this book mark keeper.Keeps them all in one place. I love bookmarks too, but mine are all over the place.Time to get them organised!!

Lynda Erickson said...

LOVE this!

Limeriot said...

What a clever idea!! I rarely use bookmarks anymore since I mostly read on my Kindle but now I want a book of bookmarks!! So cute.

Allison said...

What a great idea! I keep (most of) my bookmarks in a picture box by my bookshelves, but I likes this idea much more!

Craving yogurt anytime soon? :)

Shanna Tucker said...

Oh that's cute! And a great idea. I used to just store my bookmarks in a bag on my shelf. But this is so much more fun!

drend said...

so very inspiring!:O love this idea! also- great blog!i'll follow you from now on,trying my hardest to learn some skills in the BEAUTIFULcrafting-department. x3'

Sandra McCall said...

You clever girl! So cute.