Thursday, July 5, 2012

Be My Guest: carol of the answer is chocolate

Hi friends,
Today's guest is Carol from The Answer is Chocolate. I was immediately drawn to Carol's blog because, well, I firmly believe that the answer is chocolate! Over at The Answer is Chocolate, you'll find beautiful paper projects, jewelry, scrapbooking and lots more.

So grab some chocolate and enjoy the beautiful project that Carol is sharing with us today.


Ribbon and Podgeable Bookmarks

Hello dear homework readers. I’m Carol from The Answer Is Chocolate and am so honored to be here sharing a project at Carolyn’s beautiful blog.

We are avid readers in our house and even though we’ve kept pace with technology and read a lot online and via an eReader, for me, there’s still nothing like an actual book. But what’s a book without a bookmark? 

I recently had the opportunity to play with some new products from Plaid. I love Mod Podge and they have a new line of acrylic shapes called Podgeables. I had a couple left over from another project I was working on and they were perfect for my bookmarks.

For this project you will need:
  • Ribbon. I used velvet but anything with some body to it.
  • Ribbon Clamps. Find these in the jewelry supply section of your favorite craft or bead store. Mine are from Michaels.
  • Jump Rings
  • Pliers
  • Charms, beads, anything small w/ a hole that will fit on a bookmark!
Measure your ribbon to the length you want. For standard hardback books, this is about 10 inches. Put your ribbon clamps on each end of your ribbon. I’m not coordinated enough to take pictures while doing this but it’s pretty easy. Slide clamp on, pinch it hard with a needlenose pliers.

Ribbon Clamps

Ribbon Bookmarks

Once you have your clamps on, you can add your embellishments. The Podgeables are acrylic shapes that you can decorate. I used Mod Podge  Antique Matte  to adhere paper to the backs of mine. Then added beads and charms from my stash.
Gear Ribbon Bookmark

The little copper charms are ones I made using Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in gold and a bezel I had in my jewelry stash:

Dimensional Magic Charms

I hope you enjoyed this project . I first made ribbon bookmarks last year and you can see more instructions here.  I would love to have you come visit over at my place. I blog about all kinds of creative things and in case you haven’t guessed from my blog name. my creative passion is fueled by my passion for all things chocolate!

Thanks again for having me Carolyn!

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  1. Delish project from the queen of chocolate. Love Carol, great to see her here!

    1. I know - Carol is so sweet (just like chocolate)!!!! Thanks so much for visiting.
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  2. I enjoy what you guys are up too. Such clever work and coverage!

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