Saturday, July 18, 2015

Butterfly Bookmark Tags

I wanted to play some more with the new Bo Bunny products I purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  Since I use more tags than cards, I decided to add to my tag stash with these bookmarks.  I cut the top half of the bookmarks with one of the tag dies from the Little B set (from BFC).  To make the tag longer I rolled the paper through the die cutting machine until just before the bottom cut.  Then, I used a paper trimmer to cut the rest of the bookmark.  I cut two of these bookmarks per bookmark, one from a Bo Bunny printed 6x6 sheet and one for the back from a solid colored paper glued on to add strength to the bookmark.

The floating butterflies were die cut (Bo Bunny die) from white vellum and tinted with Brilliance lavendar and gold ink plus Bo Bunny gold glitter paste (the one with the less intense gold color).(I did not glue the entire die cut butterfly down so that the butterfly would appear to be in motion.) This glitter paste and the butterfly stencil (Bo Bunny) were used to make the glittered butterflies on the bottom of the bookmarks.  (The pink glitter paste was used on the bookmark below.)

To finish off the bookmarks and to form a tassel, several strands of specialty yarn were looped onto each bookmark. A knot was tied near the end and flowers glued on the knots so the tag can be slipped over the gift bow.  Distress Ink or Momento pink ink were rubbed on the edges of the bookmarks.  I was so happy to find matching colored hydrangea flowers in my stash to glue onto the yarn of one of the tags (because the Bo Bunny card stock I used was a hydrangea print.....hard to see under all that glitter...hahaha!).
Although I did not use the large butterfly stencils or floral boarder dies on these tags, I put them in this photo to show you some of the many new Bo Bunny products.  I hope you've enjoyed learning about how I made these bookmark tags which serve double duty as  gift labels  and book place holders.  With Kindle do people read books any more?  Maybe these should be craft magazine markers. LOL!


eva said...

those are some pretty bookmarks! i love the butterflies!

Leanne said...

Aloha Lynn!! These bookmarks are very pretty! The colors are lovely and I love the yarn design you created. It's so different and pretty with the different flowers. The colors on the bookmark are pretty and love all the glitter!!

yyam said... pretty! I love those tassels!

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous bookmarks.. i love those tassels..