Thursday, June 19, 2014

Xyron & Craftwell Blog Hop!

Xyron & Craftwell Blog Hop! 

Hello And Welcome to the 4th day of the Xyron & Craftwell Summer Hop!

If you arrived from this blog: http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/

You are in the right spot! 

Today I have a simple yet cute bookmark I created for my sweet daughter. 

Summer is here, and every summer I make it a point to have my kids read a certain amount of books. Now, I'm actually really relaxed about it, and usually ask they read at least 8 (that's like nothing for 3 months!) but my little girl Olivia is a special case.... 

You see, she has my genes. I did not enjoy reading until I was 25. This was after Twilight & The Hunger Games/ Divergent (don't judge) series. So, i guess I sort of get it, but I like to do things here and there to encourage reading more. 

Case an point here... a vintage bookmark! I say vintage, because of the cute typewriter die cut from the 'Styleboard Collection' By Maggie Holmes. Currently a fave collection of mine!

(used 'vintage' filter to make a point. ;) ^

I made this simple project a little more loose and sort of not perfect. I liked the tattered feel of it. Like, it's well loved because you use it in like every book you have ever read, and since you read a ton it's been places... get it?

Here is an upclose look: 

 I used Craftwell's delicate dots folder to emboss the bookmark body, and loooove the way it looks!

 *You can enter to win this and 11 more embossing folders by entering this blog hop giveaway! 


Used the heart tag from Teresa Collins 'You are My Happy' Collection!!! ^^^^I'm telling you, between all the stuff I buy from Teresa Collins & Maggie Holmes, I'm pretty sure I'm paying for their kids colleges... Ivy League at that! Just love their products!

And all is perfectly glued together using my trusty Xyron mega runner. I only glued the back of things and folded the edges for that used look. 


Here is to hoping Olivia develops a love for reading WAY earlier than i did! 

Thanks for visiting my blog! Now, lets get you hopping some more! 

Here is the entire list of blogs! *Some links may be broken, on a blog or two, if you experience this, please come back here and click on the next one!

ENTER CRAFWELL'S GIVEAWAY!

To qualify for the giveaway, you must leave a comment on all participating blogs and on the Craftwell blog & become a follower of their blog! One comment per person per day. Only the comments left on the Craftwell blog count, but Craftwell will make sure that the winner followed all directions! So, leave me a tiny comment! Even a happy face counts! :)

The winner will be announced on Monday, June 23 on the Craftwell blog! Only US & Canada can participate.


Jazmin 
xoxo

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21 comments

  1. The library has a reading contest for the kids during the summer. This would make a fun gift for one of the weeks that the kids turn in their reading list for the week. thanks for the idea. It is a cute tag

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    1. Oh, I will have to do this! Yes, it would make a sweet gift, and no money spent on it!

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      Jazmin

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  2. Super cute tags, I love Teresa Collins collections too! :) thanks for sharing such beautiful creations.

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  3. I love tags and you've created a very cute one! The teal typewriter and the shimmer from the heart are so much fun!

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  4. Cute, cute bookmark. Love the tag

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  5. I adore this bookmark and the combination of colors and textures it has! That typewriter is adoreable and the embossing dots echo the keys on the typewriter. Hope it becomes more vintage as the summer progresses!

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    1. I really hope so too! Thanks for stopping by!

      Jazmin

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  6. How fun! I'd love to
    have a tag book marker
    like this!
    Carla from Utah

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  7. Beautiful, very vintage looking, love your choice of embossing folder, colors and elements.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  8. She will love it!!! very awesome Bookmark!!!

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  9. Fantastic idea to help motivate a reluctant reader! This bookmark is almost to pretty to use.

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  10. Love the idea of making a bookmark to encourage reading. Clever idea and so cute.

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  11. Great techniques on the cute tag.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  12. Always great to see new techniques

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  13. I love your adorable tag/bookmark, and especially the Craftwell's dots folder.
    Now, can I give you a suggestion for your daughter, I let my kids pick out books from the library and go EVERY week to return them, and get more. After all the trips your daughter may find some that she may end up reading. Also, go to Barnes & Noble just to get her ideas on books that she may want to check out too. Good luck.

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    1. Great idea! Yes, I will have to get more consistent about going to the library!

      Jazmin

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  14. Very cute bookmark--I hope it encourages your daughter to read.

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  15. Lovely bookmark! What a great way to help reading feel special for your daughter.

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