Saturday, 30 January 2010

Birthday bookmarkers

Just this past Thursday, we had the pleasure of celebrating our twin boys 8th birthday!  Instead of making a card that would just get stashed away in a box or drawer, I decided to make them a book-mark - a little keepsake of the day.  So this is what I came up with:
I used one of my new stamps - Skater Ian from The Greeting Farm.  I also got a few more of these cute stamps from Marcia at The Stamp Spot
I made the book mark from white cardstock, then added some pattern paper - June Bug by Basic Grey.  I've added a strip of hessian to give it a boyish feel.
The image has been stamped onto watercolour paper and I've used my SU inks and aqua painter to colour in.  Lots of fun!  The birthday sentiment is from Upsy Daisy by Stampin'Up.
I've added a chipboard letter for their initial of their names - these have been painted in red.
Then I've finished it off with a jumbo eyelet and some striped ribbon.
Here's a closer look at the details:

Product used:
Stamps: Skater Ian (The Greeting Farm), Upsy Daisy (SU)
Cardstock: White, June Bug (Basic Grey)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Others: Hessian, chipboard letter, aqua painter, inks, jumbo eyelet, ribbon
And here are the two boys - all happy and smiling with one of their birthday presents.  Aren't they just so cute - and yes; they are identical - most people still can't tell them apart.  I can't believe they are eight years old already!!

3 comments:

amymom24 said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful boys! Love the cards - esp. the hessian. Great idea!

Ryan and Erica Swarts said...

Love those book marks - what a great idea!!

Shivaya said...

very creative!!! Congrats!
I love bookmarks, I have my own blog: http://skirtukai.blogspot.com/