Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Different Card With A Built In Gift

Hello again and thanks for stoping in for a peek at my creations.....I hope you try this new type of card with a bookmark built right into it, that I did for a challenge over at Mark's Finest Papers. This is such a novel idea and I hope you will try one for yourself.

I used a Goldfinch (canary) stamp that I purchased a few weeks ago. Then 2 weeks ago I found the companion stamp and I almost didn't buy it but now I'm glad I did as it worked out perfectly for the bookmark portion of this card.

I see now that I forgot to put a ribbon at the top for the bookmark but I promise I will...... I noticed it when looking at the photo's that I placed here. I'll just punch a hole at the top and add some nice yellow ribbon to match the Goldfinch.

Here are three photos of the card that I came up with. The side on the right has been perforated so the recipient can tear the bookmark off to use.

Card standing showing front and bookmark.

This photo is showing the card laying open looking at the back.

This one shows the front.

To make one of these you will need an 8 1/2  by 11 piece of card stock.  Measure in along the  8 1/2 in (at the top) and cut at 5 1/2" to form the card base. This will give you a cut piece which is 5 1/2 by 11.

Now place the 11" at the top of your score board and score at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2.

Now you will pierce down the 8 1/2" scored line which will form the 2" bookmark portion. You can place a ruler and pierce or use a piercing pack for accurate measurements.

Now simply decorate.

You can see step by step with photo instruction's here  by Jane, at Mark's Finest Paper's Challenge.

I hope you like what you see here and will come back again for a visit.




  1. Very pretty. Thank you for participating in this week's Tutorial Time Challenge on

    1. What a lovely idea and the colours look great together. Will have to visit back and try one later in the week. Thanks for sharing Carolyn. Dianne C.

  2. Love this Carolyn, the images are gorgeous. Carol x

  3. A beautiful card and gift! Love your colors and the pretty book mark, too. Thank you for sharing how to create a card like this, Carolyn! hugs, de

  4. WOW! You did a fantastic job with this "Detachable Bookmark card'!! Thanks so much for joining us on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV this week!

  5. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining TTSTV.

  6. Beautiful and elegant bookmark card - and the colors are so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV!

  7. This card and sweet gift are just lovely!!! I am so glad you enjoyed the tutorial and thanks so much for joining us this week at TTSTV.

  8. This is gorgeous! Congrats on your win!

  9. Love this idea! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.


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