Thursday, October 9, 2008

Monograming a Book Mark - and some Special Offers!

Today's Ways to Use It challenge was to use a monogram of some sort on your card. I have acquired a lot of the Just Rite Monogram stamps (!) and am so happy to use some of them here! I made a magnetic bookmark - starting with a piece of 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 card stock that I folded in half.The font of the J is Special Occasions and the 'from the library of' comes in a separate borders set. First I stamped it on yellow - then on blue - then just punched out the J with a circle punch from the blue one and attached it over the yellow with a foam dimensional. I cuttled the green square with Swiss Dots. I punched the bottom with my Fiskars Treading Water punch just centering it and punching once. I attached two pieces of sticky magnet strip inside on each panel.

I also stamped the monogram on a glassine envelope that I got on line at Oriental Trading Co. to put the bookmark in to give to someone (myself in this case!! LOL!!) Tuesdays Double Dare Challenge that I do with some SCS friends was from jdmommy this week - and we had to use an envelope somehow on our project. You can check out the other uses of envelopes for this challenge here.I used these colors - Ballet Blue, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron - for KWerner's color inspiration challenge this week that you can see here
So this little bookmark is covering a lot of territory today! Here is a picture of it in use. Just snapped over the page and the magnets on each panel holding it on.
For those readers looking to see if they can figure out what book this is - it's "Songs of the Humpback Whale" by Jodi Picoult - I love her books - I've read 4 of them so far - and she is from nearby New Hampshire so I feel like I know her (how silly is that!?!?! LOL!!!)
and a couple of special offers for you today!
Heather has reduced the prices on ALL of her stamps so hop on over to H&M Stamps to check that out.
and - Kristin is offering a free stamp grab bag to everyone who orders $25 or more - this is good until 10/12 so get over to Artful INKables quick to get in on that special before it's gone!
And last but not least - I just reached 40,000 hits and to show my total appreciation to you all for coming by here - I'll be posting a "Really Big" (as Ed Sullivan used to say) blog candy on Sunday - so be sure to check back!
thank you so much for coming by!!
Stamps: Just Rite Monogram
Paper: ballet Blue, ruby red, certainly celery, so saffron
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: treading water punch: Fiskars, strip magnet, scalloped square punch: Marvy, foam dimensionals, circle punch; SU, Circle nestabilities, glassine envelope: Oriental Trading Co.

19 comments:

Sherri said...

What a great idea for a bookmark! I'm going to have to try to make one of these - so cute!

Lauri said...

This is a great gift idea! I have been thinking about getting the JustRite stamps. A friend has them and I think I am a little intimidated by all the little letters!

Deb Neerman said...

This is so kewl! And a great gift idea, too ...

Man, I'd love to try something like this but I cannot get those itty-bitty stamps to stay put ... they bounce out all over the place!

TFS this fun project!

~Hugs, Deb

Deb said...

Fabulous bookmark, I love these Just Rite Monograms!! Ahhhh someday!

Anonymous said...

what a cute bookmark...it's funny to see that people have moved away from cards this time in the challenge! TFS ~Donna

SmilynStef said...

What a clever design ... love how you combined the colors.

~amy~ said...

What a FUN idea Julia!!!

Leslie Miller said...

What a wonderful and clever use of this monogram stamp! I love it! I also enjoy Jodi Picoult. I'll read anything of hers I can get my hands on. I think I've read this book but I lose track...

Joan Ervin said...

You clever girl...I love your bookmark and how you worked the envie into you project!!! I have been racking my poor brain trying to figure out what to make. Please send a little of you mojo my way!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a cool little bookmark! I love the little punched scallop on the bottom!
hugs, Jami

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So cute and such a great little gift idea!

Becky said...

What a great bookmark! And so easy! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Ooo Julia this is super cool, what a great idea.

Softangelkisses said...

Great work! I have been wanting to get the monagram stamper forever but have not taken the plunge yet....

Jill said...

Very cool design! thanks for sharing it!

Shirley said...

Oh wow, Julia! What a totally great idea!......and it pretty to by the way!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous, I wanna make one! Love the little detail with the scallop punch!

Anne said...

Love the bookmark idea!! I want to case everything you do and I'm changing my name to Julia. ;o) I can't wait to see what you have going on this Sunday!! Wooo Hoo girl!! Congrats ont the 40 buzillion hits!!

zukesgirl said...

WOW -- this is BEAUTIFUL!