Aug 23 2010
A while ago, I saw a window tag at the scrapbook store that held confetti. The tag was made from two pieces of card stock with a clear plastic window sandwiched in between. As I examined the piece, I wondered if it would work with quilling and filed the idea away in my idea box.
We have a dog, Trixie, who is part golden retriever, part husky, (and who knows what else) that my husband brought home from the pound. She loves the treats I purchase that come in a plastic bag. This bag is heavy duty, clear, and pliable. In other words …. perfect for crafting … so into my inspiration bin it went.
While looking through my inspiration bin I ran across the plastic bag, remembered the window tag, and I knew it was time to give the idea a try.
First, I created a bookmark template with a window and printed two (front and back). Then, I cut two pieces of plastic (from the recycled plastic bag) larger than the window. I quilled a little acorn and slid it between the plastic sheets. I then placed this between the front and back pieces of the bookmark, tacking the two together at the top and bottom away from the stitching area. Next, I stitched around the edges to hold it all in place. Finally, a tassel on the bottom completed the bookmark.
You’ll find the free quilling pattern for the acorn, along with the bookmark template and complete instructions and photos for creating the bookmark, in the next newsletter. So if you haven’t already subscribed to “The Art of Quilling News” be sure to sign up today. (You’ll find the enrollment form in the upper right-hand corner.)
(Oh, and please excuse the sewing around the window. I was almost done when Trixie decided that she needed my attention and bumped my arm.)