I’m really into “crafty lit” – juicy novels that have characters who paint, bead, knit or sew. I’m the nerdy type who always has a book on me and I utilize every pocket of time to take in a chapter. Sometimes I’ll lend a book, so for my favorite hardcovers, I make little borrowing pockets to keep track of who has it.
NOTE: IT is always better to BUY a book, that way the publishing industry will thrive and allow more scrumptuous titles for us to devour. However, it’s OK to lend every so often. Therefore, this project is dedicated to book lovers who share their finds. These pockets and bookmarks are a fun way to add spice to your library, and keep all the titles in order. If you belong to a book club, think about setting aside a meeting so the members can whip up a batch!
Book pockets and insert cards (one for each book)
Embossing powder and inks
Tape writer and tape
Double-sided adhesive tape
Directions: To make the pockets, work on a flat open surface. Before you begin to decorate the book pocket, think about the theme of the book, so you can make a card to match. Use the stamps, embossing powder, watercolor paints, beads and anything else that inspires you. Do the same for the card insert, but make sure to list the name of the book, and leave room for the name of the lender. Use the double-sided adhesive tape to affix the pocket to the inside of the book.
To make the magnetic bookmark, cut a piece of card stock measuring 2 inches square. Fold it in half and use a bone folder or other tool to make a sharp crease. Embellish the outside of the card as desired. Use adhesive to apply a magnet to the bottom of each inner flap.
Peace, love, and glitter!