Saturday, August 21, 2010

Corner Bookmark

by Kris Hankins

Corner Bookmark

A stamping friend introduced me to corner bookmarks. Her design is made from a cut corner of a sturdy envelope. I love making these bookmarks although I now make mine differently – without any envelopes.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Favorite white stamping cardstock
  • Stamps
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
    • Silk Ribbon 1/4", Silk Green     ( MA-SK4-15   $0.59/yd)
    • Glass Beads (a few)
  • Tools
    • Stipple Brush #6     ( STIPPLE-6   $2.99)
    • Martha Stewart Score Board     ( MSC-TOOL-board   $19.99)
    • PrismaColor Colored Pencils


  • Cut a 6” square from your favorite white stamping cardstock.

  • Place it on your Martha Stewart Score Board.
    Using the angled guide, line up the opposite corners of the square with one score line.
    Make sure the points of the corners are centered evenly over the score line.

  • Repeat using remaining corners.

  • You will end up with (4) triangular segments.
    Cut away one of the triangles segments.
    Cut on the inside of the score lines to make the finished bookmark lay nice and flat.

  • Fold the cardstock into a triangular shape.
    It should lay smooth and flat.
    Give it a good crease with your bone folder.
    Trim the bottom edge if necessary.

  • Open up your cardstock and start stamping.
    I stamped images (bird, flourishes, flowers) from the Inkadinkadoo “Hello Hummingbird” set using Adirondack Pesto ink.

  • I colored the hummingbird and flower images using PrismaColor colored pencils and a blender pencil.

    NOTE – color the stamped images with your favorite coloring media - i.e. Copic markers, paint, Marvy or Tombow markers, etc.

  • To make the beaded corner pull tab, take about 8” of ¼” silk ribbon and thread it through some glass beads.
    Double-knot it when you reach the end of the beads.
    Thread the ribbon back through the beads to the starting point.

  • Fold one triangle toward the back of bookmark.
    Securely attach the ribbon/bead tab to the center point of the bookmark.

  • Fold down the other triangle and glue securely.

    I stippled my finished bookmark with French Blue Fluid Chalk around the edges, and added stippled highlights in Citrus Yellow and Pink Pastel.

You now have a beautiful handmade corner book mark that is very practical and useful. I use mine in books and in all my magazines. They stay very secure and are better than dog earring corners of magazines.


  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this one!

  2. This is super! Love it and thanks for showing how you put it all together.
    Cynthia Schelzig