AD: Make a shaker bookmark to keep your place in any book! A step-by-step tutorial using the Fuse Tool by WRMK. I received a free We R Memory Keepers Fuse Kit in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Have you seen the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers?
This tool is absolutely awesome and is my new favorite crafting toy. Fuse is a heat tool that allows you to easily create custom pockets and sleeves for use in sealing keepsakes, memorabilia, crafts, and party decor.
The other day I was playing in my craft room and had the perfect idea that my Fuse was perfect for, bookmarks! My kids are all big readers so this was something that I could make for them that they would use and joy.
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Cut strips of cardstock that measure 1 ⅜ by 4 ⅜ inches.
Using rubber stamps and ink pads, decorate the strips of cardstock.
Open a page protect and slide a cardstock strip inside. Using the Fuse Tool, go around the two sides and the base and trim the edges next to the fused edges with a paper trimmer.
Next, add several pinches of loose sequins into the bookmark. Add as much or as little as you want. Make sure there is a bit on each side of the paper.
With the welding tip on the Fuse Tool, seal the top of the sheet protector just above the cardstock strip so none of the sequins will fall out.
For the next step, switch out the tip of the Fuse Tool to the cutting tip. The tips simply screw on but you will need to unplug the tool and let it cool before you change the tips out.
While you are waiting for the Fuse Tool to cool, cut a strip of cardstock the same width as the shaker bookmark. Place one end in the tag paper punch. This will give you a template for the shaker bookmark.
Place the paper template on top of the shaker bookmark and go around the curvy edges and the hole with the cutting tip on the Fuse tool.
The last step is to add a cute piece of ribbon through the hole on the top.
The bookmark is now finished and ready to be used! -
I was right, my kids love them and I just love to see my kids reading!
Here are all four of my finished bookmarks. They all turned out so cute.
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