Monday, August 24, 2015

Giant Halloween Bookmark

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Have you wandered the aisles of your local craft store lately.  Seasonal items abound.   Fall and Christmas items are already in many stores and in some cases, have been for at least a month or two.

I've been wanting to pair a Harry Potter die cut image, with the Rare Oddities collection from Graphic 45, so I finally sat down and came up with this Giant Bookmark.  Perfect for the Potter fan and back to school fun.



To begin, I cut two of the Rare Oddity pages that featured library books and cut them down to 3"x 8" with my We R Memory Keepers scorer/trimmer.  These are the perfect pages for a book lover!  

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I ran all my elements through my Xyron 9" Creative Station to turn everything into stickers.  It's such an easy process to add sticky adhesive backing with this tool.  A few turns of the handle, a little rubbing with a bone folder or even something like a credit card, and you are finished.  Just peel off the backing.  
from: Scrapbook.com


Next, I stuck my too library pages together so they are the same design front and back, then added my toppers, lining them up and sticking them together as well.


This Harry Potter-ish die cut image was perfectly pieced and placed and was cut with my Cricut Explore using the Too Cute By Jessica svg file, Worldly Wizards.  

I fussy cut the owl image with shelving and placed it to the left of my wizard.  I ran my wizard and owl images through my smaller 2.5" Xyron Sticker Maker which is perfect for smaller jobs.


Now check out this topper.  I used the Rare Oddities quote from the Tags and Cardstock set.  There was only one, so I traced the outline on a piece of coordinating paper, to use on the backside. 



Everything is finished off with these brand new super cool ribbons from the Ribbon Resource online store.  

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These ribbons are not yet available at the Ribbon Resource, but they soon will be so check back!  The fuzzy wired pom poms and mini wired pom poms are just too fun!  And, I'm addicted to their 2 mm baker's twine

To make sure my twine bow doesn't come unraveled, I dropped a little hot glue in the middle and added a black bubble embellishment from DoubleClick Skittles.











As an avid crafter, my day wouldn't be complete if I didn't link up my crafty project to some fun challenges, starting with this one:





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