Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cooking With Cricut- School Days

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Cooking With Cricut-
School Days

Welcome to the School Days Cooking With Cricut challenge.  It is so hard to believe that summer has come to an end and I am back in school!  I am guessing for most of you that your kids are back in school and you just might even be celebrating!!  I do read the blogs you know:)  That's ok! I know we can be a handful at times. 

I have been making bookmarks since elementary school.  I'm a big fan of homemade bookmarks!  Most of you have probably already seen corner bookmarks, but if you haven't I wanted to share these with you today.  Many other crafters have made these.  I am going to share a tutorial with you later in the blog post so that you can make them too:)    

These adorable kids were cut using the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge.  One option is to cut them on blackout, as seen here, and use a stamp set, such as the PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment Stamp Set from Peachy Keen Stamps to create the adorable faces.

I baby sit for a sister and brother with the initials K. W. and

J. W.  These personalized bookmarks will be perfect for their schoolbooks.  When I design corner bookmarks I don't use googly eyes or gems or things that will easily pop off.   When using stamps for eyes, I do use a white gel pen for the whites of the eyes to make them stand out just a bit.  The cheeks are given a bit of red ink to make them look rosy:) It is applied with the tip of a Q-tip.

 You can see how the page of the book fits between the opening of the bookmark.  Since the bookmark will be handled a lot, you could even put Mod Podge on it if you want:)

Click on the photo to enlarge and read this cute book:)

Here is how I stamp and finish off the back of my bookmarks.  The solid color is a perfect square.  The stamp is applied and then the patterned triangles are added covering the solid paper.

If you would like to learn how to make these corner bookmarks, click HERE for a step-by-step tutorial. 

Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge- Girl and Boy (2.75")
Pooh Font Set Cricut Cartridge- "K," "J," "W"
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Gel Pens
Red Ink

Please be sure to visit the Cooking With Cricut blog to see what the other design team members have cooked up for you. You have until next Tuesday to enter this week's challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our sponsor, Click HERE to enter.

If you were a part of the Labor of Love Halloween Blog Hop, check back tomorrow to see if you were chosen as one of our lucky winners:)  Good luck. 

I will be linking this project to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Back to School Challenge and 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW Madison! These are SO CUTE! I'm going have to defintely make these!

  2. Oh my gosh, Madison, these are "fantabulous!" I wonder why I don't have any of these bookmarks? lol

  3. Great bookmarks! I am sure the kids are going to adore them :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  4. These are darling Madison, I've never seen them before! Thanks for the sharing the tutorial, I'm going to have to try this!!!

  5. Thanks for this new idea! I was thinking of making my students bookmarks before I left them to go to my next student teaching placement, but I still didn't have a design in mind. I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  6. Those are so cute!! Great idea! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!

  7. Your bookmarks are way cool :D Thanks for sharing your idea!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  8. Oh Madison these are absolutely Delightful! I've seen them before but I've yet to make some, the kids you sit are going to Love them and I think you've inspired me to try them this weekend! My Son loves to read and I always make him new bookmarks and then the teachers see them and he always gives them away so this will come in handy and probaly a great way to use up some scraps, lol! I'm so glad you joined us over at the Quick Quotes school challenge and thanks for the inspiration!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa (QQ DT)

  9. Beautiful job Madison! I had never seen these before! Thank you so much for the link to the tutorial. I am going to have to make some for my nieces and nephews..hopefully for some cute little stocking stuffers :-) Thank you SO MUCH for playing along at Quick Quotes and of course for being such a wonderfully committed CWC girl :-)

    QQ DT
    CWC DT

  10. wow!!! these are cute and fun!!! these are so special with their initials on it!
    thanks for sharing this and playing along with us at QQ!

    (QQ DT)

  11. oh my are those ADORABLE!! I love those bookmarks. Someone is going to be lucky to receive and use them! Thanks for joining us at the QQ blog.

    ~Julie QQ DT

  12. Very cute! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

  13. Hey There Madison, I just wanted to let you know I gave you a shout out over on my blog so if you have some new visitors you'll know why, lol! It will be going live on my blog tommorrow at 11:00 am EST so if you'd like you can check it out: I told you I was going to try those adorable bookmarks and I had so much fun making them. I made a Back to School Ensemble for another Design Team I'm on and it will be linking back to the Quick Quotes blog also. So Thanks again for the inspiration, it's so nice to see young people enjoying papercrafting.
    ((Hugs)) Theresa (QQ DT)

  14. Really cute!! Great idea!!
    Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  15. These bookmarks are so cute. Good thing I retired from teaching or I would be up all night making 25 of these for each of my students. Love how they have initials and idea of making kids look like recipient. Thanks for joining the FCCB challenge this week ABC's and 123's. You did a great job on the challenge.

  16. Congrats! Just came from Blog Quick Quotes site and your entry is in Top 3 for Ch#3 Back to School.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"



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