Monday, October 31, 2016

shaker bookmarks

I'm not going to lie--I love the creative possibilities that my Fuse allows. It's one of my favorites tools. It's so versatile and easy to use. Today I've got some fun interactive bookmarks I made using the Photo Sleeve Fuse to share with you. Check them out!

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I've got a first grader who has discovered the joy of reading. She's finally gotten into some short chapter books, and so I thought I'd make her a set of bookmarks to hopefully feed her newfound passion.

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Though my daughter loves to read, she has a hard time sitting still since she has ADHD and anxiety disorder, so I wanted to add something tactile and interactive as well to help calm her as she reads. Photo Sleeve Fuse to the rescue!

For full instructions for making these, visit the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE.

I used my Fuse to make the bookmarks into shaker pockets and filled them with clear glass microbeads, gold sequins, and tiny wood veneer stars. The glass microbeads make a cool rain-like noise and are fun to watch when you move the bookmarks around. Perfect for nervous wiggly hands!

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To finish off my bookmarks, I added some black ribbon at the top. I used the new Ribbon Cutter to trim and seal the ends of the ribbon, and then I attached the ribbon to the bookmarks with my Staple Board. I stapled the ribbon strips 3 times, using the staples not only in a functional way but also as a design element.

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I'm excited for my daughter to try out these shaker bookmarks. I look forward to reading lots of books together!

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1 comment:

Jennifer Reynard said...

OH my gosh, I own this tool and never thought of shaker "card" bookmarks! Thats just the Bomb!! LOL