Card with Detachable Bookmark

by Mary Brown

Create a card with detachable bookmark.

Supplies

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Place the Cutz Starter Kit Cartridge into the Creatopia.

    Set the perforating blade at 2 1/2".

    Tip: Use the arrow to help position any cartridge exactly where you want it.

  2. Set scoring blade at 6 3/4" and the cutting blade at 11".

    Add your two guide wheels in between.

  3. Step 2

    Slide feeder tray horizontally and lock in place.

    Line 12" x 12" piece of cardstock up with the right edge of the tray and slide toward the blades.

  4. Step 3

    Place stabilizer bar on top of your cardstock.

    Turn handle and guide paper through cutter. Go slowly and stabilize paper coming out the other side.

    Paper will be cut, scored, and perforated all at once.

    Tip: Be careful at the very end as paper might veer a little off course.

  5. Your cardstock is now perforated at 2 1/2" and scored at 6 3/4.

  6. Step 4

    Your paper is now 11" x 12". Turn the paper a quarter turn and cut down to 11" x 11".

  7. Step 5

    With score and perforation lines perpendicular to the cutting blade, cut slowly at 5 1/2".

    This will make two cards measuring 11" x 5 1/2".

    Cutting and scoring information for regular paper trimmers:
    Take a 5 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock, score at 4 1/4" and perforate at 8 1/2".

  8. Step 6

    Take one card and fold the bookmark on the perforated line.

  9. Step 7

    Fold the left side over your bookmark and crease the score line.

  10. Step 8

    Decorate your card front

  11. and your bookmark.

Video!

Variations

  1. Change the size
    Here a 4 1/2" x 12" cardstock strip was scored at 4 1/2" and perforated at 9" to create a square card.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Card with Detachable Bookmark. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This is such a great idea, Mary...and your card is so pretty!! Wonderful tutorial!!

Your video is awesome too, Beate... and I love your card!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Oct 7, 2009 at 5:46 PM
WOW! Great tutorial. I love this idea of a little gift with a card. Thank you Mary for the beautiful card.
Judy  |  Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 6:24 AM
This is such a great idea! Even for a wedding invitation with the save the date attached as the bookmark! Thanks for sharing!!
Nikki  |  Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 9:08 AM
Thanks for a great tutorial Mary. I used it for a workshop and it was really appreciated. I think I will be using this for a lot of birthday cards this year, maybe Christmas cards for teachers as well.
Annette  |  Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 4:33 AM
This is really nice.I'm gonna use this for my demo at stamp Club! thanks very much for sharing.Very nice card too!
Teresa  |  Sat Feb 7, 2015 at 6:05 AM
This is a terrific gift idea, and a wonderful tutorial. The only trouble for me is I don't have a Creatopia. Is there a different way to make a perforated line, so the bookmark can be removed?
Renee Drew  |  Sat May 23, 2015 at 8:41 AM
I have a rotary cutter from Fiskars that has a perforating blade. An alternative can be found at a fabric store with the pattern making tools - it's a tool called a tracing wheel. It's also a rotary tool, with a toothed wheel which leaves a row of close perforations or piercings when rolled over paper. A sewing machine can be used without thread for a pierced row as well. Hope that helps!
dina  |  Sat Jun 20, 2015 at 2:35 PM
Thanks, Dina, for the terrific suggestion! I know that I have a tracing wheel, in my sewing desk in my basement. I'm super excited to check it out and see if my tracing wheel has a toothed wheel!
Renee Drew  |  Sat Jun 20, 2015 at 4:58 PM
With some help from one of my caregivers, my tracing wheel was found, AND it has a toothed wheel! Thanks to your suggestion, Dina, I can now create cards following this wonderful design!
Renee Drew  |  Tue Jun 23, 2015 at 5:13 PM

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