The corner bookmark Valentine
I created my bookmarks out of old book pages (you know how I love old book projects) so the only cost for the Valentines was a little bit of my time and a pack of index cards. I enjoy this kind of project because I can do it in front of the TV. The folding of the origami is slightly complex but once you have done 4 - 5 you can really go to town. Here is a great tutorial video that I watched to learn how to fold the bookmarks.
You can start with any size square, the larger the square the larger your bookmark. I made my squares approximately 3" x 3". I chose this size based on the book pages I was using since the pages had two columns. This allowed me to get 6 squares per page.
The only change I made to my bookmarks was the addition of a colored heart punched from picture book pages. I wanted mine to have a definite Valentine's feel and thought the colored heart added that special touch.
I added a colored heart to the center of my bookmarks.
I made about 100 of these and then placed them on a 3x5 index card with my greeting stamped on the card. So the only cost for my Valentines for the whole school was $1.00 and some time. They turned out to be really cute.
A large pile of bookmarks ready to be put on cards.
The center stamp is hard to read but it says Happy Valentine's Day
I stamped READ on the same angle as the bookmark.
They would make a great gift for a book club, classroom or for those friends who enjoy a good book. Did you create something special for your family and friends this Valentine's Day? If you did please share a comment below and tell me about your project.