Thursday, October 9, 2008

Mad about Bookmarks

Bookmarks made from old clothing tags.... Every once in a while I tear the 'price' tag off of something that I have purchased, and the tag is just such a good thick texture that I can't bring myself to throw it away. Tags were just piling up in my drawer of uselessness. I have finally found a purpose for them. My favorite images (from magazines, catalogs, scrapbook paper, etc.), some Mod Podge, Versamark, ultra thick embossing powder, a heat gun...........and voila. LOTS of ribbon makes perfect. I am excited about them, and tempted to go ETSY with them, but then I would be forced to start making art again and use my own images. I don't know if I am ready for that kind of emotional commitment just yet. :)

17 comments:

Mandi said...

I followed the link over at The Shabby Nest. These bookmarks are fabulous and I love the music on your blog!

Julie said...

I came from Wendys blog and I love your bookmarks anad your cute little pixies! Welcome to blogland and Have a great weekend
julie

Rambling Girl said...

I like this idea...Never even thought of saving mine before but now you have showed me something that can look really pretty afterwards.

KMR said...

Holly, Now I know why Wendy wanted you to start your own blog. Very cute. I spy your ribbon on some cool looking holders in the background. What is that all about?

Wendy said...

Good to see your still posting (ha ha) You know I love the bookmarks...and to echo kmr...what are you keeping your ribbon on?

Jen r. said...

I love those bookmarks!

Valarie said...

Those are really cute! Great gifts for teachers too. :)

Darlene said...

I LOVE your bookmarks and tags...those are ADORABLE!!! Oh, yea...a new very clever crafter in town...YIPPEE!!!

Are those fancied up paper towel holders you have your ribbon on??? Ut oh, an idea is swirling in my head!!!

My Place of Peace said...

I confess...I'm jealous you have that variety of ribbon in your house! The bookmarks are beautimous!

perilloparodies said...

ooh, i do the same thing- keep tags. they are also good for making artist trading cards, gift cards, and greeting cards... scraps of paper are not junk, they can be such ART!!!

Jennifer said...

Holly... wow these look great!!! I love seeing all your ribbon in the background!!! So fun! If I new what versamark and those other things you mentioned even where maybe I'd attempt to make something like this :)

Sandy said...

Really cool bookmarks! Love 'em!

Ms. Tee said...

I love your bookmarks - so creative and what a great use for old tags. I came over from Wendy's blog and I wanted to say welcome! :)

Meg said...

Wow, I love your bookmarks! How creative!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Came over from your sis's site...now two wonderfully talented ladies to come visit. I love to do papercrafts/scrapbooking..so I adore your bookmarks. cherry

cakescraps said...

Cute bookmarks! And the fact that you used tags from your clothing...even better!

Traci said...

I love the bookmarks, but what I love even more is the idea of keeping your ribbon on the paper towel holders! They make such a visual statement like that, I love it!

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