Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Bookmarks with G45 Ladies' Diary

I was looking at a bookmark I had in a devotional book I read before bed at night. It made me think of making bookmarks for Mother's Day that we celebrate this Sunday. I decided to make some that are feminine and some that are nature related. Here's my first set. I wanted them to have a special scripture verse on the back, so I chose Philippians 4:8, which I've often quoted to my kids, myself, and friends when negative thoughts trouble the mind. Here's the version I stamped using an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp:

"Whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things." Philippians 4:8

This is the back of each bookmark:

I cut out the tag shape using Cricut Artiste and very heavy cardstock. For the stampers visiting my blog, I used 2nd generation Bamboo ink to random stamp a design onto the backs of the bookmarks. I used a CTMH stamp from the set "In the Moment." It added a definite vintage feel.  Then I stamped the verse with black ink and inked the edges with Saddle Ink.

I cut out the same tag shape using the heavy graphic45 paper. I glued the top to the stamped cardstock. Because I was using the Cricut Explore Design Space, I was able to set the width at 3". I love the way you can control the dimensions in Design Space. I cut the three tags from one sheet of paper and mixed which side showed according to which set of images I cut out. I inked the edges to maintain the vintage look.

I used approximately the same design on all three with minor variations. Here's a close-up of each one:

I added some bronze glitter gel to the center of the flower and a gold trimmed organdy ribbon on this one.

Thank you for looking. May God bless you as you focus your thoughts on things that are noble, pure, right, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy!

I'm sharing these bookmarks with the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #90 - all for mom, anything goes
Crafter's Café #62 - for special mom or lady
Crafty Creations #262 - anything but a card
Creating in Faith, Hope, and Love - anything goes with Scripture
Creative Moments #42 - anything goes and bingo - flower, punch and die cut, ribbons
D.L.Art Thankful Thursday #132 - anything feminine
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #176 - two or more patterned papers (I used one for background and three others for ladies and stamps, plus borders)
Tuesday Throwdown #194 - Special Lady
Word Art Wednesday #131 - anything goes with uplifting message


alex said...

Gorgeous set of bookmarks, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

These are outstanding, the verse just blesses whoever, and memories of Vogue patterns from the 40's and 50's carry such a sweetness with them. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage

Marge said...

Very nice tags. Thank you for joining Its all about the Vintage challenge.

Debbie said...

These are wonderful!! This is one of my favorite verses! I share it a LOT!

Anonymous said...

So creative, lovely idea.
Leona (Creative Moments DT)x

Nicola Gold said...

Wonderful bookmarks. Makes such a change to just doing cards.
Thanks for joining us this week at TCCCB
Nicola DT

Crafty Humphreys said...

Gorgeous tags!Thanks so much for joining us at the Artistic Inspiration Challenge. Suz xxx

Katie Stringer said...

Lovely tags
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

Diane Noble said...

Love all of these! Love all things nostalgic like these, especially with a fashion/sewing theme. They are beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time to join us at Word Art Wednesday and participate in our challenge. We love having you there to showcase your designs.
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

charlene said...

Love your bookmarks! very pretty with the vintage theme. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments

Heather G said...

Beautiful bookmarks. I love the color scheme. Thank you for linking up with us at Crafty Creations.

Sarah said...

These are beautiful and such a wonderful idea! Love the scripture, too. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Teresa said...

Beautiful bookmarks, love them all. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments - good luck x

Jen said...

WOW!!! Love these vintage tags, Vickie! They are all so very pretty!!! Thank You for playing along with me in my Creating in Faith Hope and Love Scripture Challenge. I hope you are able to play along with me again this week.

Aloha, Jen