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Monster Bookmark

Materials:

  • pretty paper of cardstock weight OR a combination of plain/pretty cardstock and lighter weight paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • mechanical pencil
  • glue stick
[optional] other decorating tools, such as crayons, markers, stamps, stickers, ink pads, etc.


* Leaders: make a template from card. On a piece of plain paper, draw a square 6cm x 6cm. Use your ruler so its sides are perfectly straight. Draw second square exactly the same size on the right side of the first square (so they share a side) and a third square exactly the same size on the top of the first square. You should end up with 3 squares that compose an L shape.

Instructions:
  1. Trace your template onto your pretty piece of cardstock (or onto the plain piece of cardstock that you intend to decorate), and cut the shape out.
  2. Using your ruler and the tip of your mechanical pencil with no lead showing, score a line (make an indent) along the edges of the square that connect to the two triangles.
  3. Cut a square of pretty paper slightly smaller than the one you used for your template and glue it onto the square portion of your shape. I generally do this if the paper I’m using is quite plain.
  4. Fold one triangle inwards, so it covers the upper half of the square. Apply glue to the underside (the side still facing up) of the second triangle, and fold it over onto the first triangle.
  5. Add any decorations or illustrations you wish. Use by slipping over the corner of the page you wish to mark, like a pocket.


 

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