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Xmas bookmarks from paper strip leftovers

I like to recycle every bit of paper when I'm crafting!!!

At the beginning of this week I've been re-sizing Xmas craft paper to create soap boxes with the envelop punch board and ended up with a bunch of paper strips...

I kept wondering for a day or two what to do with these paper leftovers and all of a sudden their simple shape suggested me to create Xmas-themed bookmarks! You always think you have too many bookmarks (receipts, postcards, flyers😅), but when you need a nice one... you never find one! 😁

Step 1) I reinforced the back of the bookmarks with red cardboard 

Step 2) I've die-cut some Xmas trees with this lovely Sizzix set

...or used leftover Xmas trees from the shaker cards project you can find HERE, and glued them on the front of the bookmarks.

Step 3) I've cut a tiny rectangular opening on the upper part of each bookmark and threaded an organza red ribbon through the slit.

Step 4) I've printed out some sentences and book drawings. I've cut out the printed text/image and stamped a stitch-like line with a clear stamp and poppy red Versamark ink on both sides of the sentiment.

Step 5) I've glued the sentences and Xmas decorations on the paper strips...and there you go!

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