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.

@Donna Hamende ...
Hi Donna!
This particular chipboard is from a package of Stampin' Up!'s onboard chipboard. It's possible that it's a retired offering.
Any 2 identical chipboard pieces will work just fine ... some is thinner, but still works beautifully. wink
TexasGrammy  |  Thu May 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM
Thanks so much. I will ask my team member.
Donna Hamende  |  Fri May 18, 2012 at 2:10 PM
Hi. As a new member, today!!, this was my first choice to watch, and I have to admit there will not be any more looking right now cuz I just haaaaaave to rush to my desk and try some of these magnet chipboard bookmarks. Thank you very much, you made my day/hugs from sweden
ingridblad  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 2:28 PM
What a great idea. I adapted it a bit by using magnetic business cards. They take the place of magnetic buttons and chipboard all in one. I had a bunch of blank magnet cards with the peel-off backing that I cut to the size I wanted, and covered with patterned paper. Used Aleene's Tacky Glue to adhere the ribbon. It sealed the raw edge just fine. If you don't want to buy bunches of blank cards, just reuse ones you get from advertisers, covering their message with cute paper. These are quite thin, and shouldn't damage a book at all, especially if placed away from the spine. P.S. I was a librarian for 25 years and adore books. 'Nuff said.
Eliece  |  Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM
What a cool idea, Eliece!
TexasGrammy  |  Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 6:14 PM
Hi there, I love the ribbon idea! I have been making magnetic sheet Book marks for years, but I used a long piece of card decorated it with a sentiment or name and folded it in half. Than I would glue and tape magnetic sheet strips to the insides.BUT I like your IDEA MUCH MORE WITH THE RIBBON...!! Can't wait to try it....THAnk YOU SO MUCH...Regards from Sunny South Africa!,,
Vicki Hill  |  Mon Nov 5, 2012 at 3:17 PM
I'm so glad you like it, Vicki! Thank you!
TexasGrammy  |  Mon Nov 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM
great job! smile
Susanne Gleason  |  Mon Jan 5, 2015 at 9:10 PM
Thank you, Susanne!
Bev Gerard  |  Tue Jan 6, 2015 at 10:51 AM

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