I am so excited to share this guest post by my friend Megan from MNM Special. We met a couple of years ago through our blogs, and have been great friends since! Megan is a domesticated type mom of four that left a career in finance to follow her love of fitness, crafts and food on a journey around the western United States with her husband of 14 years. She loves to organize closets and drawers, paint and do DIY projects around the house and sleep in. Check out her tutorial for the adorable Valentine Craft for Kids, Doodle Love Bookmarks!
Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. It is a special day that seems to be set aside to show those around us that they are loved just that much more. This year I want to send my parents the drawings my children have made especially for them. I think their full page artwork is just lovely, but I wanted a project that was also useful and didn’t take up a lot of space. Doodle love bookmarks are personal, crafty and useful.
My four young children enjoy coloring on every piece of scratch paper, wall, piece of furniture, and anything other surface that will soak up ink, pencil or waxy crayon. It seems as though my home is overflowing with art projects.Doodle love bookmarks use little clips of art to personalize the project in a sweet way. The bookmarks can be used in recipe books, planners, scriptures, novels, or even framed to display on a desk.
Doodle Love Bookmark Supplies:
Cardstock (color and prints as desired)
Glue or Tape Runner
Embelishments* (stickers, rhinestones, washi tape, stamps, ink, ribbon, etc)
1.Chose a color palette that coordinates with your doodles.
2.Cut out the drawings and any additional pieces of cardstock to frame the drawing. The measurements for the bookmark can be whatever is desire.
Use a paper trimmer to make even cuts and scissors to clean up any edges.
I cut out strips of white paper that were 1 1/2 inches high by 7 1/2 inches long and let my kids draw their pictures to fit. Then trimmed a base layer of cardstock to 2 1/2 inches tall by 8 inches wide and the center layer 2 inches tall by 7 3/4 inches wide. I then trimmed down the pictures to fit the center layer leaving 1/4 inch between them and the sides. It isn’t exact, but close enough.
3. Use glue or a tape runner (I prefer a tape runner) to glue the drawing to the cardstock in the desired places.
4. Add embellishments to the bookmark.
We stamped words on the image and a background print to the yellow and gray doodle love bookmark. Used my Stampin Up Chevron border punch to make the hombre red and pink doodle love bookmark. We also used a mustache washi tape on the blue doodle love bookmark for grandpa. I want to add the white and grey twine to the yellow and gray one, but I misplaced my hole punch.
The possibilities are endless!
What type of Doodle Love Bookmark will you make?