Saturday, May 12, 2012

Paper Clip Bookmarks

Howdy Folks!  I am back with another project I made for teacher appreciation week.

I decided to make them all a set of paper clip bookmarks.  Each set contained a butterfly, rolled flower and a regular flower in coordinating papers.  I made several styles, so I have lots of pictures to share!  I failed to take any pictures until they were packaged and ready to go, so please excuse the glare from the plastic packaging.

**I used a different paper pack for each set of clips.  I am posting this from work on my lunch break and don't have the list with me.  If you'd like to know about any specific paper, please leave me a comment and your email address and I will gladly respond with that information.  I will post the cut sizes when I get home.**

This one is my favorite...I think.  I keep changing my mind because I love them all!  I got the paperclips from Staples and they are jumbo size.  I chose gold instead of the traditional silver because they looked shinier.  True story.  I really like things that shine.  I put each item on the clip with a glue dot.  I will be doing a tutorial on these soon.

For each butterfly, I cut two sizes and adhered them together, then bent the top one to give it some dimension.  The butterflies were cut from Gypsy Wanderings.

This is glitter paper so it's all sparkly!

I have mixed reviews on this set.  I really like the "earthy" tones for a change.  And I love the patterned paper on the flower on the right.

All the rolled flowers came from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  I basically just went down the line on the keypad and used a different flower for each set.  I have never been so sick of rolling flowers in my life!  Thank goodness I bought a quilling tool a while back because it really helped make it go faster. 

The rolled flowers on this set were a big pain in the backside!  Because I cut them so small, this one kept tearing on me.  I like the way they look, though!

And, last but not least, the men's sets!  There are only 3 male teachers and I really struggled with what kind of clip they could use.  I honestly figure they'll never use these, but I didn't want to do pencils or crayons since they're on the other boxes I made.  I really like how bright and fun they.  I may need to make some for me...

I put each set of clips on a card I designed on my Gypsy using George and Basic Shapes, then put them in the clear bags and taped them shut on the back.

That's all, folks!  I hope you're having a fabulous weekend.