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Now for what you all have been waiting for a tutorial on how to make a great photo bookmark...
Photo Scrapbook BookmarkKnow of someone who loves reading? A simple crafty gift to make for them would be a photo bookmark. The ones I usually make are like this one where the top has the picture cut around it. But you could also put photos onto the middle of the bookmark, holepunch the top, add ribbons and you would have more of an old school style of bookmark. Either way you make it these bookmarks are sturdy enough to last for years because the center of it has a thin layer of cardboard. So what are you waiting on go recycle that box sitting in your trash can and make something special for someone today.
Thin cardboard (Like a cereal box. I used an eggo box)
scrapbook paper or construction paper
scissors or xacto knife
glue stick or other adhesive
scrapbook embellishments or stickers
Step 1: Cut a piece of your cardboard the size you want your bookmark to be this will be your template. If you want your picture to fit inside the bookmark make sure the template is wide enough. Cut another piece of cardboard bigger than the template this will be what your bookmark will be cut from later. If you want to have the picture stick over the top of the bookmark make sure this sheet is tall enough for the template plus the part of the picture that will stick out.
Step 2: Glue the bigger sheet of cardboard onto your scrapbook paper or construction paper. Then glue another sheet of paper to the other side of the cardboard. You are going to cut this down to size later so all the layers don't have to be exactly the same sizes. By making this wider and longer than you need now an then cutting it down later this will give you crisp edges for your final bookmark.
Step 3: Cut your photo around the person or object you want to put on the bookmark. Put the smaller piece of cardboard (your template) on top of the one you covered in colored paper and trace around it. Then glue your photo on the colored cardboard paper letting it go over the top edge you outlined.