Chipboard Bookmark

by Beverly Gerard

Create a magnetic bookmark.


  • Two identical chipboard shapes
  • Small pair of magnets (Basic Grey magnetic snaps used here)
  • Patterned paper (The Paper Studio used here)
  • Liquid glue (Tombow Mono Multi glue & Glossy Accents used here)
  • Sanding block
  • Scissors
  • Brayer or flat edge tool for scraping, such as a ruler
  • Ribbon, cut to about 3 5/8" length
  • Embellishment of choice


  1. Step 1

    Trace around chipboard onto the patterned paper to cut out 4 pieces of paper to fit the chipboard shape. (Allows for front & back of each chipboard.)
    Use a thin layer of liquid glue to adhere cut paper to all 4 chipboard surfaces.

  2. Step 2

    Use a brayer to squeeze out any air bubbles between the chipboard and paper. Do this to all chipboard/paper surfaces.

  3. Step 3

    Sand all chipboard edges with a sanding block. Next, adhere the magnets to the backs of the chipboard pieces, using a strong liquid adhesive, such as Glossy Accents or Crystal Effects.

  4. Step 4

    Add Scor-Tape™ to the raw cut ends of the ribbon. Fold the taped ends over on themselves to hide & secure raw edges.

  5. Step 5

    Once the raw ribbon ends are folded under and secured, repeat the process by adding Scor-Tape to the folded ends of the ribbon. Now secure the ribbon ends to the chipboard backs, above the magnets in the topmost portion of the chipboard backs.

  6. Step 6

    Use strong liquid adhesive to attach the embellishment to the front of the bookmark. Allow just a few minutes to dry.

  7. Your bookmark is done.


Your Turn

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

That is super cute! I can't wait to make some. Thank you!
Wax Beach Artist  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Bev, these are just great! I'm going to make one today! So versitile...can be used for so many occaisions. I'm with Peggy, I'll be making a ton of these!!
Donna Warden  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM
What a wonderful video! I plan to make these for small gifts and stocking stuffers. It's so nice to see a senior citizen being featured at long last - especially one as knowledgeable and articulate as Bev is. Hope we'll hear from some guys too before long!
Sue Speck  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Hi Debbie!
These chipboard pieces all happen to be from retired SU chipboard collections. They were precut. The large ones are 2.25" X 1 1/8". The smaller one is 1 1/8" X 1". Literally any size you choose is the right size for your bookmarks.

wink Bev
TexasGrammy  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM
@Trudie Vick

Hi Trudie!
Welcome to N. Texas! Over the years I've watched stamp/scrapbook stores fade away here to the ones you've mentioned. :( There's a marvelous store in Waxahachie ... I know ... much farther than I'd like for sure. Possibly one in Irving, although I haven't been there. Thankful for online shopping!

wink Bev
TexasGrammy  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Where can I purchase the magnets that you used?
Bonnie  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I wonder if the bulk problem would be solved by using the wood sheets everyone was talking about...maybe...they might not be sturdy enough.
Jan Wills  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Hi Bonnie!
I used Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps. They are widely available ... with many online stores carrying them. I just 'googled' Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps and found lots of stores from which to choose. I always keep some of these handy.

smile Bev
TexasGrammy  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM
@Jan Wills

Hi Jan!
I've also made these from just a couple of layers of cardstock ... as shown in here and here as well. Hope this helps!

Smiles, Bev
TexasGrammy  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Thanks for the info , Bev - will google
Bonnie  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Bonnie, if you have trouble finding a source, please send me a PM here at SCS.

Smiles, Bev
TexasGrammy  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM
Great tutorial - they look wonderful. I love the colours you have used for these.
Scrappin Annie  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 2:39 PM
Lovely idea, kissses!!!
Patricia Alarcón  |  Wed May 2, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Thank you for the tutorial. Clearly and precisely done. What a great idea for a Mothers' Day gift for our church moms or a Fathers' Day gift for dads. I won't get them done for this year, but look out next year!
Sylvia Beschman  |  Thu May 3, 2012 at 10:19 AM
magnetic bookmarkers are the best, won't fall off the page, great tutorial
Carolyn  |  Sat May 5, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Hi Bev~

This is a wonderful idea! Thank you for making the video to go along with the written directions!

I am going to make 5 of these for Mother's Day! 1-My Mom, 1 for each Sister, 1 for my adult Step-Daughter, and 1 for my Daughter-in-Law! Thank you for the great idea!

Traci S.
Traci S.  |  Tue May 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM
I meant to say that it is remarkable that you do all of the paper crafting that you do with such beautiful nails! Wonderful!

Thanks again!

Traci S.
Traci S.  |  Tue May 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM
Awwwww, thank you, Traci!
I hope you'll share the gifty bookmarks with us that you create!

TexasGrammy  |  Tue May 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM
I think this was great. Just found your site. Made my day(night). Think this is a great gift. I can't see how they would be hard on a book.
Donna Hamende  |  Fri May 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM
Please, please where do you find the chipboard?
Donna Hamende  |  Thu May 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

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