Paper Clip Bookmark
by Beth Silaika
Embellish jumbo paperclips for a fun desk accessory or bookmark.
- Chipboard (medium or lightweight)
- Paper scraps (cardstock and patterned paper)
- Sanding block
- E6000® or other strong adhesive
- Jumbo paper clips (available at most office supply stores)
- Die cut machine and dies
- Paper punches
- Ribbon, buttons, or other embellishments
- Glue such as Scotch® Quick-Dry Tacky Adhesive
Die cut shapes from chipboard using dies and die cut machine according to machine directions.
Note: If you do not own a die cut machine, try using thinner chipboard and cutting shapes with scissors.
Cut two large shapes for front and back of clip as well as one smaller shape.
Die cut two large and one small of the same shape from Step 2 from paper scraps.
Mix and match patterned paper and cardstock for a fun look.
For added texture, dry emboss cardstock shapes with a pressure embossing folder.
Adhere paper shapes to chipboard shapes with glue. Scotch Quick-Dry Tacky Adhesive was used here.
Sand edges of chipboard shape if desired.
Adhere small chipboard piece to one large chipboard piece with glue.
Embellish smaller chipboard piece with ribbons and buttons.
For variety, try brads, eyelets, Stickles™ and/or stickers.
Apply strong adhesive to undecorated side of larger chipboard shape. (E6000 was used here.)
Place jumbo clip into adhesive.
Top with embellished chipboard shape.
Allow at least one to two hours to dry, then add some ribbon to paperclip.