The Gift Of A Bookmark

Shabby Bookmark - Compressed

The Gift Of A Bookmark

As many of you probably know from perusing my blog, my family loves to read. Our home is filled with books – books grace every nook and cranny of our house. Although we share many of our books with friends and charitable causes, we are blessed with a constant stream of new books to read, write about, and pay forward.

What this means is that we can also never have enough book marks to fill the pages of the books we are currently reading!

No matter how many bookmarks we have on hand – there is never a bookmark handy when a new book calls to us and we need a placeholder to mark an important passage!

Have you ever had this happen to you?

A few years ago, my husband read a thriller called The Brotherhood Conspiracy that enthralled him. The book was the second in a series. My husband enjoyed the book so much that he ordered the first book to read – and has been hounding me for the past few years about when the next book in the series would be released!

Well, The Aleppo Code comes out in a few weeks and not only am I planning on surprising him with it, I’ve also made him a hand-crafted bookmark to make his reading experience extra special!

Book & Bookmark - Flip Left

I chose the masculine-oriented color combination of brown, blue and green to complement the book cover – and tore and distressed the patterned paper to give it a shabby look. I stamped playful sentiments and flourishes using Close To My Heart Stamps – and added bright and sparkly bling, textured heart and ribbon, and a bold button to give the bookmark lots of flair!

Since books make the perfect gift – and crafters like to add a personal touch to every gift they give – why not consider creating some lovely bookmarks for yourself and to accompany the books that you share with your friends and loved ones this holiday season?

Now it’s your turn to share your creations with us! What have you created or acquired this week? Whether you’re showing off your desk, sharing your latest acquisitions, or spotlighting your latest creation – be sure to share it with our creative community at our weekly parties!

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38 Responses to “The Gift Of A Bookmark”

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  1. cecilia gunnarsson says:

    What a great bookmark you have done! Love it and just lovely colours
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs! Cicci
    ciccividpennan {My pesonal Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  2. Zoe - craftygasheadzo says:

    You can never go wrong with a bookmark I reckon. I too have so many books. I just love books! Take care Zo xx 32

  3. Mari says:

    What a lovely bookmark! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude 🙂 xx Mari

  4. Patricia says:

    Beautiful bookmark! Great colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!!

  5. pst says:

    Beautiful bookmark. I like how the gems really show of the stamps. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  6. Kelly says:

    Bookmarks are the perfect little something extra to give with a book. Your husband will be pleased both with the new book… and a place to mark his spot when life interrupts. Creative Blessings! Kelly #43

  7. Sofie Vandersmissen says:

    I love the bookmark you made! It goes very well with the book cover!

    Greetings, Sofie #46

  8. Dea Lenihan says:

    Soooo adorable! . I’m popping in from Creative Every Day and just trying to get the hang of this blogging thing. 😉

  9. Judy Mckay says:

    Beautiful bookmark. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  10. What a lovely, idea! I love how yours came out. I think I will try this because I agree with you there’re never enough bookmarks around! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
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      How awesome! A handmade bookmark adds such a nice touch when you are giving the gift of a book!
      Be sure to share yours at one of our parties (and leave a comment so I’m sure to find it!)

  11. karin says:

    beautiful bookmark
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  12. Patacake says:

    I love a good bookmark, and he will be thrilled both with the book and the bookmark! thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog this month.

  13. Sagan says:

    That is a wonderful idea for a gift! I love it. Such a thoughtful addition to gifting a book. Thanks for sharing – DEFINITELY going to do this!!

  14. ~ginny says:

    What a thoughtful gift for your hubby! You know he will love the new book and it is made even more special with your handmade gift! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [#145 – ATG / or Use a Free Sentiment]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  15. Suze says:

    Lovely idea to create a bookmark. Nice masculine feel to it too. Thank you for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  16. LaVoice says:

    I am not creative in any area, but do love to read. I have several book marks as well.

  17. Michelle says:

    I think this bookmark is great. Lovely colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  18. Claudia
    Twitter: Imagesbycw

    Such a beautiful bookmark!

  19. bj says:

    What a nice thing for you to do for your hubby.

  20. Nana says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
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  21. Diane Louise says:

    You have made a lovely bookmark. Thanks for entering the ‘Gems and/or Pearls’ challenge over at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join us for our next challenge… Good Luck!
    Diane Louise (DT

  22. Ema Martinez says:

    I love the gift of a bookmark! How sweet to share your love of reading with your spouse! I think that’s just so wonderful! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  23. Louise says:

    Lovely bookmark thanks for joining us at Crafting with friends Louise DT x

  24. Beautiful Bookmark. I understand the never enought bookmarks!
    I work in a middle school right next to the library. 🙂 I’m always coming up with quick easy bookmarks that the clerk can make. 🙂 cheers!

  25. What a pretty bookmark! You did a wonderful job on it. This would make a lovely gift.

  26. Shell Becker says:

    Lovely Bookmark and sentiments!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska (DT)*

  27. Beth says:

    I love love love bookmarks and am always on the lookout for something new and unusual. This is one of my faves this week on Wake Up Wednesday! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Jacqueline says:

    Nice bookmark!
    Thanks for joining the Sisters of Craft Challenge.
    Hope to see you next time as well.

    Hugs, Jacqueline ~ DT


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