Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paper Clip Bookmark Flower

One of the challenges on the Stampin Connection, site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, was to make a bookmark with a paper clip.  So here is my bookmark.  I am loving making these little flowers with the scallop circle punch.  This DSP paper is actually retired, but it is a good use for your retired products or your current products.  The best thing about this flower is you can also use the little pieces of scrap laying around and it still turns out just a pretty. 

This would be great attached to a ribbon on a card as a focal point to give to someone as a thank you or as a birthday gift.  You attach to the ribbon with the paper clip and then you have two in one, a gift and a card.

Of course I used the scallop circle punch and punched out 7 circles alternating the colors.  I then scrunched each one up really good and then opened them back up, punched a hole in the center, put a brad through the center, scrunched each one up again and then opened them back up from the bottom to the top leaving the top more closed.  It is so simple and easy to do.  Actually Patter has a great tutorial on her site that will show you step by step. 

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Thursday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jonia, What do yo use to keep the flower on the clip? I love this idea. Thanks you for sharing.
Marge Waskiewicz

Anonymous said...

How do you attache the flower to the clip?