Forever Fern Friendship Bookmarks

Stampin Up Forever Fern Friendship Bookmark Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Being a book lover and librarian, bookmarks are a necessity. And being a paper crafter, making bookmarks is so enjoyable!  I also gift books as often as I can and like to include a handmade bookmark as a special personal touch. 

 I created these using the Forever Fern stamp set in an array of colors.  I think I could have made them in just about every color Stampin’ Up! offers.   

Here’s the details…

  • I cut a piece of colored card stock at 2″ x 6″ and punched it using the (retiring) Delightful Tag Topper punch.
  • Next, I embossed a 1 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White card stock with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder.
  • Before gluing the embossed piece to the colored tag, I cut (2) 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ strips of silver foil and glued to each end.  

Stampin Up Forever Fern Friendship Bookmark Idea-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Using the Forever Fern stamp set, I stamped a variety of images and cut them with the coordinating Forever Flourishing dies.
  • I then arranged them on the embossed panel using both glue and dimensionals.

Stampin Up Forever Fern Friendship Bookmark Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The sentiment is also from the Forever Fern stamp set and is stamped in black ink and cut using a circle die from the (retiring) Stitched Shapes dies.
  • I created a little more definition to the sentiment circle by cutting a silver foil circle from the Layering Circles dies and gluing it behind the stitched circle.
  • The circle is adhered to the center of the bookmark with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Forever Fern Friendship Bookmark Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Lastly, and probably my favorite thing about these bookmarks is the handmade tassels.  I used some thicker Baker’s Twine to create them.

I had such a good time creating these bookmarks. I could have (and probably will) make more using some other Stampin’ Up! colors.  I’m not sure which color I like best.  If you have a favorite, please let me know in the comments and I’ll pick a random comment and send you the one you chose.  I’ll also be sending one as a thank you gift for any orders placed in April.

Here’s a look at what products are retiring along with some really deep discounts.  However, once a product is sold out, it’s gone for good!


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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your looking forward to a wonderful week.

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  1. Rosanne, these book marks are absolutely beautiful, and what a great gift to give to friends and family, a set of these would really make someone happy.
    Thank you for sharing your talent and for the inspiration.
    Oh, by the way, I’m loving my calendar, the Spring wreath is gorgeous!!
    Stay healthy and safe.
    Maria Rodriguez.

    • Thanks for the kind comment, Maria. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the calendar. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

  2. What a beautiful project and what a useful project! You have such a talent in pulling things together to make it look so special… So unique… So special! I totally agree as the sky is the limit with the colors that you could use… Nothing like a beautiful bookmark to talk inside a great book! Enjoy the sunshine

    • I love the idea of a bookmark talking inside a book…just brilliant! Thanks, as always, for the kind and thoughtful comment, Susan.

  3. They are really beautiful. It is a very hard decision to pick a favorite. This stamp set is probably one of my favorites for just the reason you made them in all the different colors. I guess I’m going to go with the pink! Thanks for sharing

  4. OH So beautiful, Rosanne!!!

  5. They are all so beautiful. If I had to choose I would probably choose Calypso Coral. I also love the tassel.

  6. Your bookmarks are all beautiful. It’s hard to pick just one, but my favorites are Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose and Highland Heather. Your handmade tassels are awesome!! Thanks for all you share on your wonderful blog!

  7. These are stunning!!

  8. Your bookmarks are beautiful and such a special gift. TFS

  9. I just discovered your beautiful book marks. A friend phoned me this morning and asked if I would make book marks for her book club. She needs 15, so I started immediately to cut and stamp. Thank you for including all the measurements and materials you used. I am using some of the same colors you used. I extended the length by one inch, I am sure it was not necessary, but I loved the greenery embossing I did on the white and I wanted to expose it just a bit more. I know she will love sharing them as a little good by gift to her friends as she is moving to Arizona permanently. Thank you for sharing.

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