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Save the Place in Your Reader's Heart -Personalized Acrylic Bookmark

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By Terisa Bostic

Forward by Jamie Omahen: Craft Chamemleon is excited to start off 2018 blogging with some of our best and brightest creative facebook group members. We are blessed to have a talented, sharing community there. When I requested help on our blog, these skilled and brilliant people stepped up to the task!

I hope you enjoy this blog post tutorial and those to come as much as we have enjoyed/will enjoy bringing them to you. Now, let's start with our intrepid Terisa's tutorial. the first of many!



Supplies from Craft Chameleon- Click the listing below for more information.


Supplies    Small Triangle Bail
                  Swivel Lobster Clasp

                  Beaded Heart Charms

                  Oval Jump Ring

                  5/8” Acrylic Round Disks—Silver Mirror

                  Blank Acrylic Rectangular Book Mark-Clear
                  Needlenose Pliers  (these are different than those used in the tutorial)
                
           1.   Open the bookmark template ( 1.5' x 4" rectangle) provided by Craft 
                 Chameleon. Create a Text Box in Silhouette Cameo Studio.
Template links are available for download from your shipping confirmation email.

Type the name to run vertically down the bookmark. The font I used here is called LW Lucky Hearts.  Adjust your name so it fits in the bookmark template. 


2.   Open the templates provided by Craft Chameleon for the 1” heart and the 5/8” circle. Add them to your working area. 


      I used heart designs from another file I had in my silhouette library, but you can use any heart you like.  Adjust to fit in the templates until you like the way they look.


For the initials, you can use any font desired and adjust the letter to fit the circle template.  For this design I used ED Chunky Paperworkand LW Sweetheart.
For the name in the hearts, I used the LW Doodle Font .  I used the same hearts from the 5/8” circles in the previous step to design the other heart.


3.  Cut and weed your vinyl designs. Place transfer tape on vinyl and burnish so that the vinyl will stick to the acrylic. 






4.   All the acrylic shapes come with a thin brown or clear plastic covering that must be removed before placing any vinyl onto the surface.




5.  Remove paper backing from vinyl.  Place the vinyl on each shape in the desired way, and burnish again to adhere the vinyl to the shape. 






Assembly

       
       6.  For this step you will need pliers, triangle bails, and jump rings.  

Using pliers open the triangle bail as shown, insert it through shape, and close with pliers. Do this for the acrylic heart shapes, the heart charm, and the lobster claw.





7.  Using pliers, open the jump rings, and attach through the hole of each of the 5/8” disks.  The triangle bails are too large to fit through the hole on the disks.




8.   Insert the triangle bails attached to the lobster claw into the hole at the top of the bookmark, and close the bails with pliers.




9.   Insert the triangle bails attached to the hearts into the hole at the top of the bookmark, and close the bails with pliers.




10.   Slide the jump rings attached to the 5/8” disks onto the lobster clasp.



  Finished!!


Afterword from Jamie: Thank you Terisa! Our first post for 2018. I love the way the 5/8" disks fan out when put at the end of the lobster clasp. I would never have thought to do that and it's perfect!

Ideas like Terisa's and so many others are the reason to subscribe to our new blog!  We are endeavoring to bring at least 1 post a week and some weeks possibly 2 or more.

Have you made a Craft Chameleon bookmark and want to share? Comment below we'd love to hear from you!


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