Thursday, June 24, 2010

Boom Mark Tutorial

Happy Hip Hop day! I know, I know, I say that a lot, but really Thursday's are a happy day for me. I love knowing I can come here, the Unity blog and the Unity forum and know were to find some of my favorite stamping Peeps! I've been waiting patiently for my day to come around to do the Thursday tutorial. I've had this one ready to go for weeks now. I decided back when I made my sneak peeks for the latest {ippity} release that I would share with you all how I did my chipboard/ribbon bookmark. Remember this? It really is easy and you can apply the technique to just about any stamp image or chipboard piece.


Here's what you need to get started:



  • a sheet of chipboard to die cut (you can also use thin, recycled cardboard, like a cereal box) or a pre-cute chipboard piece.

  • your favorite stamp, {ippity} of course!

  • a long piece of your favorite ribbon

  • decorative metal piece or favorite button

  • scor-tape or sticky strip

  • die cut machine and small to medium sized die

  • designer paper of your choice

And here' s how to put it all together:



  1. using your die cute machine cut a piece of chipboard with your chosen die (here I used the nestabilities label 13 die)


  2. die cut two pieces of designer paper with the same die, to cover your chipboard piece. You will then have 2 pieces of designer paper and 1 chipboard piece all cut in the same shape


  3. adhere your designer paper to die-cute chipboard piece-front and back sides.


  4. stamp, color, and cut out your stamped image (here I used Books A Flutter. Colored my image with copics, cut off my butterfly, and paper pieced it to place on the sentiment. Another great tip to get more mileage from your stamps!)


  5. Attach 1 end of your ribbon with a strong adhesive (I use scor-tape) to the middle of your covered chipboard piece, then attach metal decorative piece or button of choice to the other end.


  6. attach stamped image over the attached ribbon piece with dimensionals




There you go-a finished bookmark. I really love mine and use it all the time. Hope you feel inspired to make one for yourself or to give as a gift.


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39 comments:

  1. Lisa, this is such a cool bookmark...love it...thanks for sharing how to make it!

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  2. Lovely idea for a little gift - thank you :)

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  3. Love how you put together the bookmark! It's adorable! Thanks for the tutorial and also for the chance to win! :)

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  4. this would make an adorable gift, lisa, thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Awesome idea and I LOVE the tutorial! Thanks sooo much for sharing! Now I want to stay home and create :)

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  6. Great idea! Thanks for the tutorial. Love it!

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  7. What a fabulous bookmark!! And great tutorial for making it. I'm so glad you shared it all today :)

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  8. NEATO!!! I think I may have to try this. I'm always losing my bookmark. I'm currently using a strip of cardstock that I found on my desk.

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  9. I'm so glad you shared this, I really would love to make these for some of my bookish friends! Lovely project!!!

    lisa a.

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  10. SUPER fabulous tutorial Lisa! LOVE it!

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  11. I just love Thursdays! Your design team always leaves me in awe - such beautiful adaptations of Unity's fabulous stamps - their card designs are always so stunning.

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  12. Fabulous Tutorial! And what a very cute example!

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  13. I just love this bookmark! Thanks for an easy to follow tutorial. This would be great for gifts and for teachers to give to there students.

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  14. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. It's so cute.

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  15. i read a lot and am definitely going to make some of these. If giving the gift of a book (or a bookstore gif certificate!) adding one of these would make it so much more personal and special. Definitely going to use this one!
    Kelly

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  16. i love this - and thanks for the inspiration last night when i needed it! i am going to make so many of these to hopefully sell & they will make the perfect makentake i was looking for! TY TY TY

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  17. this is awesome! I can't wait to make one! thanks for the idea :)

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  18. LOVE this--gonna have to make some of these for sure!!!

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  19. What an adorable bookmark, and a perfect gift idea! I'm going to have to make some of these this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. What a fantastic idea amd sooo pretty...x

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  21. awesome bookmark...thanks for the great tutorial! so sweet :)

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  22. Your bookmark is fabulous! I appreciate your sharing how to make it...
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. Great Idea!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!!

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  24. Lovin' this bookmark tutorial. I just bought a book today...I will have to make myself a matching bookmark. Just love that cutie stamp of the butterfly on the stack of books

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  25. What a fab idea--a bookmark! I need to start making more than just cards:) THANKS for sharing this wonderful idea!

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  26. Hm...Blogger said I couldn't comment....I'll try it again (sorry if this is a repeat):::

    What a clever idea--a bookmark! I need (NEED) to start making more than just cards! Super fun! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea;)

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  27. The book mark is cute! But I was a little disoriented by the typo in the title - sat there for a minute thinking 'what is a boom mark?' :)

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  28. I see making bookmarks in my future! Great tutorial, thanks!

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  29. Neat idea--thanks for sharing! I am always looking for simple, unique projects for church and school. This bookmark fits the bill!

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  30. what a great idea thanks for sharing

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  31. What an awesome book mark!! I am doing a lot more reading lately and should make one of these for my paper back books!! It looks great!!

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  32. this turned out awesome!! I really love it.

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  33. that is the coolest thing..love it!! may have to make some of these.

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  34. Thanks for sharing, I am gonna make some of these to share with my friends.

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  35. I love this!!! What an awesome bookmark. I have to get those labels now too :)

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  36. Stunning, simple and a great idea for a girlfriend gift. Thanks!

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