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Apr 17, 2009

Paper Corner Bookmark

paper corner bookmark

Remember the old trick of using the cut-off corner of an envelope as a quick and easy bookmark?

This is the same idea, with a pattern cut into it. (I used my CraftRobo). The butterfly is from a font called Butterfly Heaven and the doo-hickie is from Fleurons. I'm guessing they came from Dafont and Urban Fonts.

How to make a paper corner bookmark.

Download and cut the file.

GSD or PDF or SVG

Score the square, as shown, on the dotted lines.

Cut away the back triangle, just outside the scored lines. This makes your fold flaps just a little smaller than the front triangle.

Fold in one flap.

Fold in the other flap.

Open out one flap and spread glue on the other.

Close flaps.

Flip it over. You will end up with a triangular pocket that slides over the corner of your book page.

I want to try some designs from DF Diversions LET,too. Oooo, like this coffee cup and pot maybe?

6 comments:

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

As always....Thank you for sharing!

Cheers,

Dorothy

Crayola58 said...

thanks for sharing.... please stop by my blog as I left a little something there for you.
Carole

home interest rates said...

i like this, paper corner bookmark. thank you for the tricks. i will try it

Anonymous said...

thank you so much!!!
now i can finally show all my friends at school! Woot, woot!!!

domesticrecluse said...

OMG where has this post been hiding?! I tried making these the hard way, by drawing the shape instead of just cutting out the one corner like you showed. (Duh!) In the end, I got so frustrated that I ended up doing it a little differently: http://domesticrecluse.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/creating-page-corner-bookmarks/

Thanks to your post, I just might try again, but this time using your easy method instead. :-)

Anonymous said...

this is so cute!!!
my little sister loves to make these :))