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Decorate a File Folder with Stamps

Take a plain, manila file folder and transform it into something beautiful with rubber stamps and pretty papers. All you'll need is two 12" x 12" paper sheets and an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper for the front (or 9" x 12" if it comes from a paper pad). The large 12x12 sheets are used for the back and inside lining. The letter sized sheet is for the front. It's time to use those super pretty papers that you've been saving and place them on the front of your folder. Then finish decorating with stamps, strips of paper, washi tape, stickers and more. For this project, I chose to use a grey, watercolor print 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper because I wanted the stamped images to stand out.  Start with the front of the folder and trace the top line of the manila folder onto the back of your pretty paper. This will be the line you cut with scissors. It's okay if your paper has the serrated line and hole punch from the pad, you'll cover those p

Bookmarks for Book Lovers

For those book-lovers out there that still like to go to the library or purchase books that you have to flip the pages, a bookmark is something you must have. Digital reading  is  convenient, but some of the most treasured items in your 'collection of stuff' end up being books that you purchased throughout your life. Using sticky notes or creasing the page to mark your place is not as much fun as having a cute piece of handmade art. A bookmark is an awesome 'blank canvas' to create a theme. Imagine a sunflower themed bookmark or one for a music lovers that features our  Spring Compilation Rubber Stamp  or our  Music Swirl Rubber Stamp . Use the search term, 'music' in our store and it will bring up so many beautiful designs... Music of the Heart Rubber Stamp  is another gorgeous stamp for this project, it mentions both music and literature!  Make your bookmarks out of chipboard or card stock, or recycle packaging. You will find that almost anything goes with thi