Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowman Bookmarks

Our newest DT member, Marianne, has made these awesome paper clip bookmarks, using big clips and shrink plastic and some rubber stamps.  Another great, handmade gift idea using the snowmen! Here's how she did it:
StampersBest Rubber Stamps:Snowman Hugs, Snowman's Best Friend, Snowman & Birdies, Snowman Caroling.
Other Supplies
Spellbinders Scallop Doily dieClear Shrink plastic, stamp block
StazOn ink in Jet Black
Bic Markers in desired colors
White polyester cord 1/16", cardstock scraps, label shape dies, Glossy Accents by Ranger, and foam pop dots, if desired.
 Step 1:  Die cut desired shape using Shrink Plastic.  I used Spellbinders Scallop Circle Nestibilites, 4th largest.  Using StazOn ink stamp Snowman image onto the Shrink Plastic.  Color image as desired using Bic Markers, the finer the tip the better.
 Step 2:  Follow manufacturers directions when shrinking the plastic.  I used my oven, you can do this using a heat gun if you have one.  Allow them to cool completely. 
Lace the polyester cord through the scallops and tie a small bow at the bottom, if desired.  Note:  I found this tiny 1/16" cord in the curtain department at JoAnn's.
 Step 3:  Making the paper clip.  You will need two label shaped pieces of cardstock, one for the front and one for the back.  Using Glossy Accents adhere the paper clip to the back of one label shapes.  Add a little extra to the inside and outside of the paper clip to assure the hold.
 Step 4:  Repeat adhereing label shape to the back of the paper clip, as done in step 3.  This is what it will the paper clip will look like with the labels adhered.

 Step 5:  Now we are ready to adhere the stamped Shrink Plastic to the front label shape.  Place a nice even coat of Glossy Accents onto the back of the stamped plastic piece, making sure you get some on the cord.  Center it onto the front of the completed paper clip and press into place, making sure that the Glossy Accents fills the entire back surface of the plastic piece.  You will need to hold it into place for a few seconds until it begins to set up and take hold.  Set aside to dry and you have a new bookmark!


  1. wow - fantastic tutorial!! Thanks for sharing it with us:)

  2. Wow these are so adorable and love the idea!!