This post is a bit different because instead of stickers, I will be sharing how you can make these cute bookmarks to use in planners, books, and notebooks. I will be doing this by showing you three different methods, one of which including some printable images I have created. I did not come up with this idea, however I did figure out how to fold the paper on my own, and the printable pdf is one of my own designs.
Method 1: Envelope:
This is probably the easiest method, but you won’t be able to use a pre-made pattern.
- What you’ll need:
1 standard white envelope
- Decorating supplies (stickers, washi, paint, markers, etc.)
- Measure out a couple of inches from either side of the bottom corner of a standard envelope. Mark these points clearly.
- Using the scissors, cut diagonally across making a triangle.
- Decorate with washi, stickers, illustrations,etc. I used watercolor to make a simple rainbow.
Again, this is the easiest method, but it limits you in what you can do with it. Using the other methods, you can make bookmarks out of scrapbook paper or other patterns you find online. Still, envelopes are naturally thicker, so the bookmark will be very sturdy.
What you’ll need:
- A pattern (can either be scrapbook paper or a printed pattern)
- Tape (I used double sided)
- Ruler or other measuring tool
- Measure out a square on the pattern. I prefer a 3″ by 3″ square because I think it is just the right size for my planner pages, however as long as you cut it into a square, you’ll be fine. In the pictures I’m using a sticky note because they are perfectly cut into squares.
- Find the center point of the square. You can do this by measuring out the middle of the width and the height and then connecting the lines.
- Cut a diagonal line from the bottom corner to the center point. Repeat for an adjacent corner. You can remove the triangle that results from this cut. You won’t need it again.
- Flip over the image so that the back is facing up. In my pictures I marked each side to make it obvious what side I was working on.
- Take one of the corners you last cut and fold it over so that it touches the opposite corner, and fold.
- Take the last free corner and fold it over to the opposite corner.
- Using a piece of tape, tape down the part that you just folded.
I have attached some pre-measured templates here with various patterns. You can print them out, cut the outline, and just do steps 5-7 from the previous method to create your bookmark!
Overall, these are super easy to make, and I love the way they look! I prefer them over normal bookmarks because they don’t fall out as much and don’t hang over the edge.