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. Mark the center of two more sides of the square.

  3. Step 2

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

  4. Step 3

    Score between the markings.

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

  6. Step 4

    Prefold at both score lines.

  7. Step 5 (Optional)

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

  8. Step 6

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

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

  10. Step 7

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

  11. Step 8

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

how did you make the brown and blue things you put the flower on? Those are new to me. Can you help?
shawnnita  |  Fri Jul 2, 2010 at 12:03 AM
Shawnita,
Those shapes were cut with Label 3 Nestabilities dies.
Beate  |  Fri Jul 2, 2010 at 1:13 PM
THANK YOU!!! this is the first time one of these corner bookmarks actually worked for me. l love the video tutorials!
snail  |  Fri Jul 2, 2010 at 2:22 PM
THanks Beate! smileI'm going to have to get some of those!
shawnnita  |  Fri Jul 2, 2010 at 3:20 PM
I think this is a great idea and one that even students could make in upper elementary school. I often my students make a bookmark to coordinate with a novel study.

Question - I have never seen the fold tool that is used in the video. Where would a person get one of these?
Lois  |  Sat Jul 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM
FAB tutorial, Beate~! I just whipped one up and loaded it to the gallery! TFS!
Dawn Easton  |  Sun Jul 4, 2010 at 1:10 PM
This was an awesome tutorial and very fun and EASY to do. What a quick way to use up scraps. I have a die cut for my Cuttlebug and I cut out some flowers and put some sticky backed jewels in the centers of them. Some of the paper that wasn't patterned I stamped on them.
Thanks and I have already given some to my Mother to give her friends in a reading group she belongs to.
Lesley  |  Sun Jul 4, 2010 at 1:53 PM
What a great idea! I can't wait to get into my craft room and try this. Thanks so much for posting!
Christy  |  Mon Jul 5, 2010 at 11:53 AM
This is great! It was very easy to follow and fun to make. Will be posting mine on my blog.
Thanks for sharing!!
Diana Soling  |  Mon Jul 5, 2010 at 2:31 PM
Wonderful! Thanks so much for the tutorial on your pretty bookmark!
dee in N.H.  |  Mon Jul 5, 2010 at 6:09 PM
I love this. My son and I spent a little while tonight and each made one. Here is mine and here is his.
Michelle  |  Mon Jul 5, 2010 at 6:41 PM
Very pretty. I think I am going to make smaller ones and add them to the corner of my scrapbook pages. Thanks for sharing!
Cathy  |  Tue Jul 6, 2010 at 8:06 AM
I've read the tutorial and watched the video, but am still not sure about the need for the first triangle. If you are going to decorate the bookmark with diecuts, etc. what is the need for gluing a triangle on the front? I understand that the one on the back covers the place where the two folded corners come together but don't see a need for one on the front. What am I missing?
Colorado  |  Fri Jul 9, 2010 at 5:28 PM
What a fantastic tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing! I have to try this out!
Hanna  |  Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 3:13 AM
That is a quick little gift to a person that reads a lot. I am making several to give with a book as I give them for gifts.
You don't have to embelish just as you did but gives a clever way of doing it, I had a friend from out of town who reads daily and while we were talking I made her one and she was so happy. Will make her more before she goes so she can give to the folks in her book club.Thank You!!
Elaine  |  Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 9:57 PM
Thanks for this great tutorial. I love it so much, I placed a link to your blog on mine, hope you don't mind!
Monique  |  Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 12:31 PM
Love it! And had to smile when I bookmarked the bookmark page. wink
Cindy E.  |  Sat Aug 21, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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md  |  Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM
Fantastic, would be a great present for any age who loves reading books.
Chris x
Crafty Chris  |  Wed Sep 8, 2010 at 6:22 AM
What a neat idea. Refreshing from your usual simple bookmarks, a great gift to give or to add to a book gift.
Tracy  |  Wed Sep 8, 2010 at 5:58 PM

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