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Back to School Bookmark

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It’s Thursday so it is time for the new Meljen’s Designs release and the new challenge. Melissa is releasing the cutest back to school images this week on Whimsy Stamps. And…. they work perfectly with the new “Back 2 School” challenge.

Once again my daughter was looking for a bookmark. If you have followed my blog for awhile, you might remember that I have already made her several. I don’t know what she does with them! I will make her a new one (she even made herself one) and she will use it for a week or so. Next thing I know there is a Kleenex sticking out of her book again. What’s a mom to do?

I made another book mark but this time I make one of my own design. I made it a bit bigger than usual (approx. 3-1/2” x 5-1/2” finished size) and slips over the corner of the page to help keep her place. Maybe it will be too big to lose?

I was able to use up some scrap paper when I made this. In fact, everything on the book mark except the image and the stickers, were scraps. Woo hoo, I cleaned out a little bit of my stash.

Please stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog to see the creations from the rest of the DT. Our challenge this week is “Back 2 School”. I hope you will join in and link up your back to school themed projects.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Apple for Teacher by Meljen’s Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Neenah Crest Solar White CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics red CS, October Afternoon Schoolhouse paper pad,
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Copic markers, EK Success edge punch
  • Embellishments: October Afternoon Report Card stickers, October Afternoon Ducks In a Row Journal cards, misc. gingham ribbon and cotton crochet thread



Kathy and Lucky said…
This is adorable, may have to hop on over there, love Meljen's Designs and haven't visited in a while. Love the size and the layout with the fun colors and images. Hard to believe that school starts here in about 2 weeks.
Hussena said…
love your bookmark its totally adorable love the image and the way u have layered it its so pretty.
Brilliant bookmark Cheryl, I like the image you have used and the stitching.
Kevin xx
Sussie said…
Fabulous bookmark! Love it!
Have a great thursday!
Anita said…
Such a cute bookmark Cheryl! I love the design and the image is beautifully colored. That's the size bookmark I need cause I'm always misplacing mine too.
Shore Girl said…
Super cute! Love all the elements you used!
Audrey Pettit said…
My gosh, this is such a fabulous bookmark, Cheryl! I just love that new digi image, and love the back to school theme. And your layering and detailing is just fabulous. Adore the stitching and the ribbon wrap. I just used those OA stickers this week, myself. Love those. :)
Helen Dooley said…
W?hat a super fun bookmarker. Thanks for playing along on FOr fun.
earthspirit927 said…
Oh I am an avid reader so I love seeing bookmark creations:) To cute!!Thank you for Joining us this week for Anything goes at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Good Luck and have a wonderful week.

silkeshimazu said…
Adorable! Love all the layers and stitching.
Sara said…
Wow... these are so awesome Cheryl! Where do you come up with all these wonderful ideas? You are the best!!! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara
sarahw said…
Love, love, love this!
Hazel said…
I think youre daughter looses them so she can have another on eoff you coz they are great.
Thanks so much for joining us at Craft your passion and good luck,
GDT August
Love this bookmark. I bet she isn't losing them, just putting them away so you make another. ;0)
Karen B. said…
What a cute bookmark, I think I need to make some of these!
Sara I. said…
Oh Cheryl -- is there nothing you do that I don't absolutely love?! This is amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
rockwelldesigns said…
Hi Cheryl, I just love that bookmark! The layers are terrific. I bet your daughter LOVES it.
Marlene said…
That is the coolest book mark ever! Your daughter must LOVE it! I do!
Fleur said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl, perhaps your daughter secretly sells them LOL, I'd definitly buy one!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx
michele said…
Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x
Jinny Newlin said…
So, stinkin' adorable, Cheryl! LOVE every ounce of it!
I just love that book warm, adorable!
Linda McClain said…
Oh Cheryl - cute, cute, cute! You've done it again - just adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us a Catered Crop - love it.
pinky said…
Perfectly done, just love this bookmark Cheryl. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.
Karin said…
Forget too big to lose, more like too CUTE to lose! Love all the school-ish elements, especially the punch at the top and the ribbon hanging off the side :)
Kary said…
Cheryl, this is such an adorable bookmark!! Love the design and the images are so cute. Thanks for joining the Daisy Doodles challenge.
Carrie Sampsel said…
Ohh this is to cute!! I just love the little bookworm. TFS
What a gorgeous card and I do love that border punch (I have it myself). Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley.
BarbaraW said…
Fun back-to-school bookmark. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.
Using scraps makes me SO happy! So you had a great use of yours!!! That is a GREAT bookmark! Hopefully she won't lose this one!

I'd hate to lose it! It's soooooooooooooo cute!!!!

Linda said…
Oh this is so sweet! I love your card. Thanks for joining use this week at SSDS.
Sande said…
Stunning creation!

Thanks for joining us on "Back to school" challenge at SSDS this week. Hope to see you soon again.

Pop over to see a new vintage challenge blog It's all about the vintage. We have some yammy blog candy to offer on the whole August.

See you there!

Hugs, Sande xxx
Joanne said…
I love your little critter creation! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo
Beautiful Creation Love your work

Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink
Pat (mspfd) said…
Oh Cheryl, what a terrific bookmark. Love the school theme and all the amazing details! Really like how it slips over the corner of the page.
Rush'd Lady said…
Great teacher/student card! :)
runzalot81 said…
I love this! Well, I actually love all your work :) Just wanted to drop in and say that I appreciate you supporting the blog hop. Such a great example and a fantastic DT member.
Tanya S said…
Fabulous bookmark!!Thanks for joining us at Scrap-Creations.
Linda said…
Hi Cheryl You are our winner at SSDS. I tried to email you but the email didn't work. I need it to send to PFE so they can send your prize.
LOOOOOVE this! It's perfect for the new school year!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at RCC!
Jamie M. said…
This is great! I just made a corner bookmark with this same image and same punch. However I love yours! So cute!
Kathy D. said…
What a clever design! Love that it slips over the page. Just might have to try that sometime!
Thanks for playing at For Fun Challenges! Hope to see you tomorrow when the new challenge is posted!
Sammibug said…
Fantastic bookmark, Cheryl! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us this week in our school time challenge at Daisy's Doodles.
Your daughter is very lucky to have such a creative and talented mum. I bet she is so proud to show off her new bookmarks at school, especially when its is a cutie. and so wonderfully made. Thanks for sharing

hugs Julie
Now this is one heck of a bookmark! Love it.

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