A little while ago I saw an awesome post on Facebook where someone in one of the group’s I’m a member of listed over 400 different bookmarks for sale. I was fascinated with all these different designs and at first I wanted to make a few myself and post another DIY post. I googled and youtubed a lot but I couldn’t really figure it all out and really, I don’t think it’s worth all the hassle. Don’t get me wrong, it would be cool if I could make my own bookmarks but I’m not sure they would look anywhere as good as these.
Margret, the woman in question, lives in The Netherlands and makes them herself out of a paper napkin or tissue paper. She sells them for only 1 euro a piece. Can you buy a cool bookmark for that money in the store? I think not. Shipping to me was only 2,80 euro as well so I thought I’d go for it.
The most difficult thing in the end was choosing really (and not going totally overboard). I’ll show you which ones I picked out 🙂 but first here’s how they arrived. I already loved receiving this little package, especially the design on the envelope! She also wrapped them carefully so they would get here in perfect condition :-).
I’m sure there’s something for everyone in the almost 500 different designs but I could only cut it down to 6 which I still think is a pretty good achievement given how undecisive I am normally in life. I chose a few cute ones, one because it has a cat on it and one because it has pink on it. You know me 🙂
They look really professional too, the front is laminated and the two sides are neatly folded with a raised edge. The paper used isn’t really heavy cardboard but it’s not too flimsey either.
You can see that two magnet strips were used. You have to clip only one page between them so they’re definitely strong enough :-).
So there you go… isn’t it fun to open your book and see this adorable little mouse?
So what do you think about these? Which one would you advise me to use first? Do you have a favorite type of design? Anyone who has tried to make their own bookmark? I’m curious so, come on and let me know!