Corner Bookmark

by Beate Johns

Create a bookmark to slip over the corner of your book to mark your spot.

Supplies

  • One 4" x 4" piece of cardstock
  • One 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of cardstock
  • Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool
  • Paper cutter
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Borderabilities™,(Eyelet Borderabilities used here) or border punch (optional)
  • Stamps, Flourishes Cherry Blossoms used here
  • Ink or coloring medium
  • Additional cardstock, patterned paper and embellishments to decorate bookmark

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Mark the center of three sides of the 4" cardstock square.

  2. Step 2

    Place your cardstock square on your scoring tool so two of the marked spots are aligned in one groove.

  3. Step 3

    Score between the markings.

  4. Line up the other two markings and create another diagonal score line.

  5. Step 4

    Prefold at both score lines.

  6. Step 5 (Optional)

    Add a decorative border to the unscored side with either Borderabilities™, other dies or punches.

  7. Step 6

    Line up the 2 3/4" cardstock square diagonally in your paper cutter.

  8. Cut the square in half. You will need both triangles.

  9. Step 7

    Use one of the triangles on the front of the bookmark and decorate.

  10. Step 8

    Turn the bookmark over, fold your corners back in and apply Scor-Tape™ over them.

  11. Adhere your second triangle over the flaps. This will keep your bookmark closed.

  12. Step 9 (Optional)

    If you used ribbon to tie around your bookmark you might want to cover it up with more cardstock or patterned paper. Otherwise your ribbon might get snagged between the bookmark and the book pages.

  13. Step 10

    Your corner bookmark is finished.

Video!

Variations

    Different size:
    You can make your corner bookmark smaller or bigger. Just measure the angled side and cut your second square that size before cutting it in half.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Corner 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.

Hi, I really would like to watch this video. It's the corner page bookmark. It says this is set to private and need to accept friend request.

Is there a way for me to watch?

Thanks, Nanette
(Splitcoaststampers web site for video)
Nanette  |  Tue Jun 8, 2010 at 9:13 AM
What a great reminder of a great little gift! Not too expensive, but a lovely thought!
Martha S.  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 3:18 AM
Excellent! Nice and easy and very useful.
Sandra K  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 3:41 AM
A fine idea, but as a former teacher/librarian, I would suggest that the bookmark not be too heavily embellished with dimensional elements. Not good for the book, if it can't be closed "flat."

Even with that caution, there is still plenty of opportunity to create beautiful bookmarks, and they would, indeed, make excellent gifts for readers of all types.

Thanks for the great tutorial!
ec  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 4:58 AM
This is adorable! Thanks!
Kelly Bee  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 5:31 AM
Fantastic, Beate! TFS!
Dawn Easton  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 5:33 AM
Love the bookmark!! Especially the shape of the die you used on the brown and white paper...which one is that??

I always enjoy your artwork.
Patty  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 5:45 AM
Wonderful! I love corner bookmarks. I will definitely have to give this one a try. Thank you Beate!
Carole  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 5:58 AM
Patty, those are Label 3 Nestabilities.
Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 6:26 AM
You've made the bookmark simple and fast to do. Thanks for the great tutorial. It makes a nice addition to match with a card!
Wendy Moore  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 6:29 AM
How funny, I just knocked up a quick square one to give to my daughter as her teacher was using a post-it note for a book mark.
sharron246  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 6:53 AM
Beate....this is such a nice little gift, and wonderful for those last minute things that may come up! Thank you for your video!
Traci  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 7:06 AM
Thanks Beate, a great idea for using all the little scraps of card and a great pressie for any age.
Nanny Barbara  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 7:16 AM
Beautiful bookmark! Can't wait to make a few today to give as fun gifts. Thanks for the tutorial!
Betsy  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 7:35 AM
I really like this! I will make some as gifts.
Brit  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 7:50 AM
Super sweet, Beate! smile
BevMom/Bev Rousch  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 11:53 AM
I've never tried one of these before! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!! Your bookmark is soooo pretty, Beate!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 12:05 PM
Recycle! All you need is the corner of a used envelope, decorate (as flat as possible) and done!
When you cut the corner of the envelope use decorative scissors and punch holes for a decorative look.
Maus  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM
Grat Idea! I always learn and love your videos.
thanks heeps for all your videos
Pattie Jones  |  Thu Jul 1, 2010 at 9:06 AM
Lovely idea, I think I will make several for my reader friends and mail them out as a because-I-love-you gift.
ReneeMK  |  Thu Jul 1, 2010 at 9:51 AM

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