I made a commitment to myself to be more involved in my son's school this year. I love volunteering once a week during my lunch break in his 1st grade classroom and getting to know each of the kids and their teacher. The next day I'll be in the classroom is Halloween and I thought it would be fun to give each one of the kids a fun bookmark! So yes, I made 24 of these suckers!
I recently got my hands on a few new goodies - the new Mama Elephant Tags a Lot die set and the Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamp and coordinating die set. The new Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamp set is extremely versatile - not specifically a Halloween set but it lends itself to birthdays, Valentines, Get Well too! I love when I can get a lot of bang for my buck.
Mama Elephant dies are always packed full and designed perfectly! I thought it would be fun to pull this one apart and show how much is in this set. They snap apart easily by twisting or using some snips.
To create the base of my bookmark, I used one of the tag shape dies. I wanted a little bit smaller canvas to work with since the images are a bit smaller.
To create the background for the monster to be in front of, I die cut the cloudy shaped border from the Landscape Trio die. I simply cut 4 strips from one piece of 8-1/2x11 cardstock to create strips to work with.
Then, I simply ran them through my die cutter again using the tag die to create the stitched border.
I did the same thing with the medium grey to create the ground.
Then I assembled all the layers to create the bookmark base.
Next, I stamped a bunch of the monsters. I didn't get pictures of it because there would just be so many is the coloring of all the different monsters. Since there were so many, I just played with my Copics and found color combinations that I liked.
I die cut the monsters out and then stamped a cute sentiment on each one.
To finish each one off, I punched a hole in the top of each tag and ran bakers twine through each one. Then, to each monster, I added a little glitter and some white gel pen accents.
Here they are in a book - too cute!
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