Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Bookmarks: Twine Tassels

Note: My December Daily is at the bottom of this post.

We're big book lovers in my family and it's always handy to have a cute bookmark. No dog-eared pages, please! For Christmas this year, we are doing a holiday countdown with children's books.  We have 24 wrapped books under the tree and each night in December my little one picks a package, opens it, and we read the book inside. 

I thought it would be fun to add a cute holiday bookmark to one of the packages. This is what I made:


Bookmarks are quick and easy to make and are a great use for scrap paper.  The base of my bookmark is about 1.5 inches wide by 6 inches tall and is made from two coordinating papers from Echo Park collections. The diagonal stripe is from EP's So Happy Together and the polka dot is from Hello Summer. Though neither is a Christmas line, they work well here with the colorful snowman sticker from the Holly Jolly collection.

The twine is Trendy Twine and I made the tassel using Holly Berry, a fun mix of red and green.


Trendy Twine is sponsoring a snowman-theme challenge this month. Come play along! There's a great prize up for grabs. Just link your twine project by Dec. 31. You'll find all the details to the challenge here.  You can find other projects from the design team on the Trendy Twine blog.

And continuing with my December Daily. This is Day 2:


For this day, I documented our Lego City Advent Calendar.  This sounded like a great idea, but it was a bust for us because our son was too young. We will pack this away to use when he is a little older. 

Day 3:


For Day 3, I had a church program from a Christmas luncheon I attended that was just about the same size as my foundation pages, 6x8.  I added a small strip of green patterned paper to the right side of the program and it fit perfectly in my album. Yay!  No need to make a foundation page for this day. On the right is a photo from the luncheon and one of Cory on a swing outside the church.  

22 comments:

  1. oh i just totally love this book mark!! just adorable!

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  2. This is so adorable, Izzy, and sure to make a reader out of anyone. :)

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  3. Ohhhhhh this is ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeeeee the snowman and love love love love that twine tassel!!!!!

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  4. Such a sute picture but i bet the Lego advent calendar would be perfect this year now that he is older.

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  5. Love the book mark idea! And everything is better with pretty twine! :)

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  6. Love the doily! Great project. TFS!

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  7. I LOVE these bookmarks! I just told hubby last night I need to make some :)

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  8. Everything is so cute. Hugs, Anita

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  9. Such a cute bookmark!! And that tassel is amazing!!

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  10. Love the bookmark!!!! Great job!! :)

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  11. Super cute bookmark! I've never made a tassel. I love the red/green twine!

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  12. Those bookmarkers are fabulous! Thanks for reminding me to make some, for my own family of readers! You should check out the guest author on my blog today, her latest murder mystery is about a scrapbooker! Love Penny

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  13. Wonderful tassel! I will have to try to remember an idea like that for my twine.

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  14. Super cute projects, love the holiday tassel!

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  15. Your Tag is so pretty. I really like the tassle.

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  16. I love that multicolored twine. You did an awesome job with the tassels!!!

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