In case you missed Week One of :lovelyDIYdesigns:
let me catch you up on what this is all about.
See the girl on the left.. That's me!
and that girl on the right...Gina from Acute Designs (we love her!)
We have dreamed up a fabulous weekly feature that we want to share with you.
Every Wednesday one of us will feature a new tutorial..but there's more to it then just that.
The tutorials we create are from things we pin.. um you know that slightly unhealthy obsession right?
If not, then you are missing out!
are calling out to us "make me, make me"
So.. we will!
Every Wednesday we will put our spin on something we pinned.
(^whoa that last line was genius!)
WEEK TWO: Paint Swatch Bookmarks
Paint Swatch Papers
Some sort of tie (string, twine, rope, ribbon, etc)
I would like to point out that all of the items I am showing in this tutorial, are things I already had.
You could go buy a specific stamp for this tutorial, but I'm showing you it with what I had handy!
I started out by laying my swatches side by side in a row,
I did this because I wanted my stamps to overlay and sort of be random as opposed
to perfectly placed, so arrange them how you would like your stamps laid out.
Ink your stamp (duh!)
Next place your stamp in the design you want, I wanted mine to look a little more on accident
rather then perfectly placed. So I just stamped a pattern so each swatch had a different look.
When done stamping I had this..
let dry or use a product like StazOn Ink Pads so you don't risk smearing.
If you are wanting something more finished, you can laminate these
or use packing tape to seal the deal!
Next I used my standard hold punch and on the top of each
swatch bookmark I punched a hole.
Next up get your tie, I used Divine Twine (love!) and coordinated the ties with each bookmark color
To make a legit tie (yep legit!)
fold in half, take the loop through the hole then take the ends through the loop and pull
Repeat til you have them all done, and hot damn you have some cute bookmarks!
Stay tuned next Wednesday for Gina to show you something spectacular!!!