Monday, May 27, 2013

Magnetic Bookmark Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Magnetic bookmarks are my favorite gift to give to my friends, so I thought I would make this my first tutorial.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Card stock 
  • Decorative paper (I like to use chiyogami or washi paper)
  • Thin magnets (you can use an old refrigerator magnet or buy them at an office supply or craft store)
  • Laminating self-seal paper (optional)
  • Xyron sticker maker or glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Cutting board
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder

Step 1- Cut:
  • Cut card stock into 1 1/8 by 3 1/4 inches
  • Cut decorative paper into 1 by 1 1/2 inches
  • Cut magnets 1/2 by 3/4 inches (you need 2 per bookmark)
  • Cut laminated self seal paper into 2 by 4 inches (optional)

(I like to cut several sets at once, as you can see in the picture!)

Step 2- Assemble:
  • Fold card stock in half (use a bone folder to get a clean crease)
  • Glue the decorative paper onto one side of the folded card stock (to add adhesive to the decorative paper use your Xyron machine or a glue stick)
  • Glue the magnets to the inside of the bookmark about 1/8 of an inch from the edge (if your magnets have an adhesive backing, peel off the backing and place the magnets; if not, run them through your Xyron machine or use a glue stick)

Step 3 (Optional)- Laminate for a professional look:

  • Peel off the backing of the laminated paper and place the front of the bookmark on the stick side of the laminated paper, leaving a little around on all sides. Then wrap the remaining portion of the laminated paper around the back of the bookmark, while the bookmark is closed.
  • Open the bookmark and trim off excess lamination.

Now your bookmarks are finished!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Best wishes,


1 comment:

  1. Great Blog Zaineb! And thanks for the magnetic bookmark tutorial. I'll definitely try this one. Khadija


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