This is a fun little make for a card to show some love to your favourite bookworm (although make sure you don’t cut up their favourite book to make this… they’ll never forgive you). I’ve even included a sweet little bookmark to keep them thinking of you while they fall deep into another literary land.
You Will Need
- Cardstock – white and red
- 1 tatty old classic that even the owner has given up on
- a decorative paper punch
- Pencil, scissors and a gluestick
To make the card
Step One: Fold your white cardstock in half
Step Two: In pencil draw a tree shape onto your book page and cut out. If you don’t like sketching you could always find an image online and trace. If you can find page that has a few interesting words or phrases on it even better. Novels are far better than poetry books are they’re likely to be more evenly covered in text.
Step Three: Glue your design into place
Step Four: Now use your paper punch to cut out lots of decorative shaped from your red card. I cut out flowers and added them as blossom on the tree, with a few on the floor like fallen leaves. I am loving these sweet little paper punches at the moment and you can check out my recent blog; 3 ways with Paper Punches for more ideas on how to use them.
To make the bookmark
Step One: Draw two matching hearts onto your red cardstock. The base of your heart needs to be a right angle so it can sit neatly over the corner of a book so I used the corner of my card as a starting point. For the second heart you need to include a rectangular tab on either side (see below).
Step Two: Glue the tabs and stick the two hearts together – creating a sweet corner bookmark to tuck inside your card!