Tutorial | Animal Corner Bookmarks

11.29.2015

Greetings friends and followers. Today's tutorial is on how to make a 2.5 x 2.5 size corner bookmarks.  First, I will walk you through the basic steps. Then, I will show you how to create a tiger and a T-Rex. Now, my kiddos think the T-Rex looks more like a mean frog with big teeth!  Don't you agree?  LOL.  Anyway, let's get to the tutorial!


2.5 x 2.5 Basic Corner Bookmark 


Supplies:


Cardstock - 1 solid color of choice
optional - Pattern paper of choice - for decoration
Scissor
Scoreboard & bone score (or ruler)
Pencil
Adhesive (glue)

I also used the following supplies to create the stitched circle tag on the bookmark:

C.C. Designs' Stitched Circles
Dis Digi Stamps' Book Worm Bear image
I colored the image with Copic markers
Dr. Seuss' circle sentiment - created by me


Direction


Step 1 - To create the 2.50 x 2.50 size bookmark, cut the solid cardstock to 5 x 5.  For a 3x3 bookmark, cut the cardstock to 6x6 and so forth.  Just double the measurement for any size you have in mind.

Step 2 - Score at 2.50 mark all around, creating 4 equal squares, each measure 2.50 x 2.50. 

Step 3 - Trim off the top right square.  Leaving 3 squares (in an L- shape form).

Step 4 - For the top square and bottom right square, draw a diagonal line from top right corner to bottom left corner.  

Step 5 - Trim off on the diagonal lines. Now you got two right triangles with a square middle. Doesn't that look like an animal's head?  I call the two triangles "ears" and the middle square the "face."  


Step 6 - Fold in one of the triangle "ear"into the middle square, the "face". I started with the bottom right triangle.  But it doesn't matter.

Step 7 - Apply adhesive on all side of the triangle.  Now fold the other triangle "ear" over and seal the two together.

Step 7a - You got your 2.50 x 2.50 size corner bookmark.  Proceed to Step 8 for decoration.

Step 8 - To decorate the inside, take the pattern paper and cut it to 2 x 2 size, half size smaller than the finished bookmark measurement.  This rule applies to all bookmark size you want to create.  For example, if you're making a 3 x 3 size bookmark, cut the pattern paper to 2.50 x 2.50 size.

Step 9 (Final Step) - Apply adhesive to the back of the pattern paper and carefully slip it into the bookmark.  Align and press down to seal.



Tutorial: Tiger Corner Bookmark



Supplies:  In addition to the basic step supplies from above, you'll also need:

  • Orange cardstock 
  • Black cardstock - for black part of the eyes 
  • White cardstock - for eyes and teeth
  • Black marker - for stripes
  • Glue
  • Optional - Circle die cut or puncher (1.5-inch, 1-inch and 1/2 inch)

Direction:


1. Follow Step 1-7a in the Basic Corner Bookmark above BUT using the ORANGE cardstock

2. Using scissor or a circle die cut/puncher, cut out:
  • 2 (1.5-inch) orange circles - for ears, trimming off a small piece at one end (see photo below)
  • 2 (1.5-inch) and 2 (1/2 inch) black circles - for black part of the eyes
  • 2 (1 inch) white circles - for the white part of the eyes
  • 2 white triangle -for teeth
3.  Glue the pieces to the bookmark.  Draw a tiny upside down triangle for the nose

4.  Add the black stripes by drawing wiggly lines all around the corner of the bookmark.  Go as long, short, thin or thick as you like.



Tutorial: T-Rex Corner Bookmark

 (or is it a mean frog?)



Supplies:  In addition to the basic step supplies from above, you'll also need:

  • green cardstock 
  • Black cardstock - for black part of the eyes 
  • White cardstock - for eyes and teeth
  • Black marker - for stripes
  • Glue
  • Optional - Circle die cut or puncher (1.5-inch, 1-inch and 1/2 inch)

Direction:

1. Follow Step 1-7a in the Basic Corner Bookmark above BUT using the GREEN cardstock
2. Using scissor or a circle die cut/puncher, cut out:
  • 2 (1.5 inch) green circles - For the eye lids
  • 2 (1/2 inch) black circles - for black part of the eyes
  • 2 (1 inch) white circles - for the white part of the eyes
  • 4  white triangle -for teeth (tip - cut a 1.5-inch circle into 4 equal parts)
3.  Glue the pieces to the bookmark.  Draw two dots for the nose



I hope you enjoy these corner bookmarks tutorial. Now that you got the steps down, you can create any size (up to a 6x6 using a 12x12 cardstock) and any designs.  If you need more designs inspiration, there's a ton on Pinterest.   If you know anyone that would be interested in this tutorial, please send them over to my blog.  

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3 comments :

  1. OMGosh - Christina, these are hilarious and a great idea for gift giving if you ask me! I love the Mean O Frog - er - I mean T-Rex! He's my favorite!
    (Hugs)
    Cara

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  2. These are so cute Christina! I bet they were lots of fun to make!

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  3. These are just wonderful, Christina. I see some of these showing up as stocking stuffers for my family this Christmas! I have to say that the frog/rex is my favorite too. Thank you for sharing :)

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