Back-to-School Bookmarks

Sweet Bookmarks

by Alison Heikkila


Get your kids motivated with a date stamp on their bookmark. These are fun, simple to make, totally customizable and useful.

Skill: Beginner
Time: About 15 minutes per bookmark



Step 1

Begin by cutting Mixed Media Paper to your desired size bookmark. Stamp the images with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.


Step 2

Color the stamped images with Memento Markers. I love how blendable these markers are, yet they dry pretty quickly. They’re perfect for quick coloring projects of all kinds. Being the Twi-Hard that I am, I decided to make my first bookmark about Twilight. The fact that you can rate the book, as well as write out the dates you read it, makes for a fun keepsake. Alternately leave it blank for your kids to fill out as they read books through the school year.


Step 3

To keep them sturdy, laminate to keep protected. Punch a whole in the top. Cut the twine to twice the desired size. Fold in half, and push the looped end through the back of the bookmark to the front. Grab the ends of the twine, and pull through the loop. Ta-da! Your bookmark is complete.


Here’s a close up of another design. Now, go read a book!


  • Stampendous – Mixed Media Paper
  • Sweet Stamp Shop – Book Club
  • Xyron – Creative Station with Laminating cartridge
  • Acrylic block
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors


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