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Friday, June 19, 2009

Riley bookmarks and Reading Log

Hello and Happy Friday! The other night when I when I was at their house for a cookout, Jenna asked me if I would make her a bookmark. This is a little unusual because that is normally a project that she enjoys doing herself.  Almost every time that they request something they also request that a Riley stamp to be used. Samantha calls this little guy Reading Riley although the name is actually School Riley. I decided to combine to bookmark with a reading log. I started with a sheet of paper from the DCWV Pocket of Posies mat stack ( I think the papers are 4 x 6) and simply scored it down the middle to create a little pocket. I used a scalloped Marvy punch to create a cut out spot then added the adhesive to keep the pocket closed. Riley was then stamped and colored with Copic/Prisma markers and then punched out with the pink Marvy punch and I chose a coordinating color to punch out two scalloped circles the same size as my cut out portion on the pocket.To make the reading log, I used this library card stamp from SU's Stamp of Authenticity set. I measured a matching piece of card stock so that it was the length I wanted and adhered the largest circles onto the top and the card onto the bottom. When you slide it into the pocket, the scallops match up with the open part at the top. Of course I had to make one for Samantha and the friend that stays with them during the day while their moms work. Each girl's bookmark uses their favorite colors. They were very happy with them when I dropped them off this afternoon. Being little girls, I knew they would love some sparkle, but since it needs to lay flat in a book, I added some glitter dots around my main scalloped circle. I used some Glossy Accents on Riley's glasses.
You still have one more day to enter to Hanna Stamps Guest Design Team call, details can be found here. Thanks for stopping by! My project uses: stamp by Hanna Stamps, paper from DCWV, Copic and Prisma markers, scalloped circle punches from Marvy, glitter pen from Sakura and Glossy Accents by Ranger.

14 comments:

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Gina, these are absolutely adorable. Stop by my blog when you get a chance. there is a surprise for you!

peggysue said...

That is a super cute idea! I am sure the girls were just thrilled and how sweet of you to do that for them!

Jackie said...

OMGosh! These came out sooo cute!! I can see why they'd ask you to do this for them....great work and nice coloring!!!

Becky said...

I love these, these are so cute, and I have that design paper ;).

Cindy said...

Those are so adorable!! What a great idea!! I love the bright colors and your coloring is fantastic!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fabulous idea to include a reading log with the bookmark. I will definitely have to keep this in mind next time I make my niece a bookmark. These are really cute and "reading" Riley is the perfect image to use.

Stephanie said...

Gina - the glossy accents on Riley's glasses is the perfect touch! What a great bookmark image - I think I'll have to get this one and CASE your FAB idea :)

Sara said...

WOW!! These are adorable!

Jen Z. said...

Thanks for the idea...i work with kids and am trying to motivate them to read this summer...something fun like this might just be the ticket... :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a super cool idea!!! I love it!

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwww.......these are so CUTE!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oh gosh, this is super awesome! I want to make these!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I liked your idea so much that I created my own bookmark/reading list. If you are intersted, you can see my post here.

laos348 said...

That is a really great idea - I may have to give that a try!