True or False? It’s a great time of the year to craft with your kids.  True!  And to help you get some of those crafty items, Ellen Hutson is having a 10% discount in her store!


How about having some Summer fun and making bookmarks using Basic Grey’s “Max & Whiskers” designer paper.  Use the actual paper pad cover, too.   The cover is adorable.  It shows a sampling of the different paper patterns and is thicker than the paper contained inside.  And, the back cover is even thicker than the front.  When used together with a couple pieces of the designer papers, you can make a sturdy but not too thick bookmark.


After removing the papers, a narrow strip may need to be cut away from the top of the front cover to eliminate any glue that did not come off with the paper.


On the bookmarks that I made today I used some of the Max & Whiskers “Gummies”.  These are coordinating rubber stickers and are so cute.


And get this… I used some Inchies to make a topper for each bookmark.  *Shocker* I know!!  They were colored with a Copic marker (any kind of marker will do if you prefer that your kids not ruin… er-r-r-r  I mean use your Copics).  A small hole was punched on each Inchie which was easy to do using a Crop-a-dile, and a couple of twill ribbons were threaded through.  By pulling the end threads on the twill, a small fringe was created.  Then one of those sweet Gummies was applied to each topper.


Mod Podge was used to adhere the bookmark pieces together while also giving them a protective coating.  Martha Stewart’s Alphabet Punch Set supplied some added fun as the words “dog” and “cat” were spelled out and placed onto the wet Mod Podge.


And all those extra little letters can be stored for some future crafty day.  The kids will use them.  They love to spell things out… especially their names.


A top coat of the Mod Podge was the finishing touch along with two more Gummies on the back side of the bookmarks.  So fun!


These will be great for the kids to use, exchange with friends or give to their teachers as gifts.  And who knows, maybe it will encourage them to read a good Summer story or two or mark a couple of adventurous science experiments to try.




Happy Crafting!


Papers: Basic Grey Max & Whiskers Designer Paper; Memory Box Vanilla Bean Cardstock

Inks: Copic bg05.jpg

Accessories: Basic Grey Max & Whiskers Gummies; Martha Stewart Alphabet Punch Set; Inchie Arts Inchies; Orange and Antique Gold Twill Ribbons; Crop-a-dile; Mod Podge

13 Responses to “Summer! How About Crafting With Your Kids?”

  1. How cute are these? And how resourceful of you to use the cover of your paper pad! I love those little gummies and never saw them before, but they look perfect on your inchies:) Great summer project for the little ones, TFS!

  2. These are super adorable and look so fun to make! Gosh, the papers are cute — good to not let that perfectly good cover go to waste. The science projects sound like fun, too!

  3. These are adorable Susan! Bet your granddaughters would have fun decorating these.

  4. These are adorable! Bet your granddaughters would have fun decorating these!!

  5. hi there rainy girl! these are just so darn cute! luv em! happy 4th!

  6. Oh, what a great idea to make bookmarks. I was looking for a project to do when Dillon visits this summer. After all, he and ‘grandpa’ can’t fish all day.

  7. Rainy, what a cool project for the kids and adults as well! I wish my grand daughters lived closer to me so we could do more crafts? I love the little stickers, etc. and kids love them as well. Great little project, gf!

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  9. WOW these are fabulous! You go girl! Wished I still had some little kids in the house so we could play like this! Oh well … I’ll have to pass these cool instructions onto other family members!

    Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you have an amazing holiday weekend! Enjoy!

  10. These are soooooo fun!! Awesome inspiration!

  11. Absolutely amazing and very creative idea! Love it! I think I am going to try it to do with my son!
    Thank you so much for giving us so much inspiration, Susan! I really admire your talent! 🙂

  12. Yikes…these are soooo cute and so very clever, Susan!! I love ’em!!

  13. Susan these are adorable and such a great idea. I love the little letters. I’m going to do something like this with the kids this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

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