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Shimelle Minus Pink Bookmark Tutorial by Heather Leopard

Heather Leopard (Blog: Heather Leopard | Instagram: @heatherleopard | Pinterest: @heatherleopard | Twitter: @heatherleopard) has a couple of handmade bookmarks using the Shimelle collection (minus pink!) for the blog today:

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Bookmarks by Heather Leopard American Crafts

 

Wander Bookmark by Heather Leopard American Crafts 
Supplies: Shimelle collection – (368147) – Harding paper, (368152) – Haynes paper, (368139) – Hurley paper, (368136) – Goodall paper, (368173) – die cut cardstock shapes

Wander Bookmark how to:

  • Pick your favorite patterns from your favorite American crafts collection.  Make sure to choose a mix of subtle and busy patterns, with more on the subtle side.
  • Chose one pattern as your background and cut it approximately 1.5” wide and about 6” long.
  • Next, layer different patterns over each other.
  • Stitch along the edges to adhere them down.
  • Stitch fun patterns , like a zig zag, the Star and diamond shown here.

Bookmarks Stitching by Heather Leopard American Crafts

 

Stop Here Bookmark by Heather Leopard American Crafts
Supplies: Shimelle collection – (368151) – Baxter paper, (368143) – Earhart paper, (368136) – Goodall paper, (368173) – die cut cardstock shapes

I think I’ll Stop Here Bookmark how to:

  • Chose one pattern as your background and cut it approximately 2” wide and about 5” long.
  • Cut another pattern (Be Happy) just slightly smaller in width.
  • Stitch along the edges to the background. Add any extra stitching you wish to add.
  • Choose a favorite phrase and adhere it to the top of the bookmark with your favorite adhesive, leaving the bottom with a pocket so you can slip it over a page in your book.
  • Add a few thin embellishments.

Bookmarks by Heather Leopard American Crafts

Cute and functional – my favorite kind of project!