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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Corner Bookmark – Featuring a Kusudama Flower Dangle

I just realized that I haven't posted here in a month!  That is simply not acceptable.  I have been really busy with dog issues and work issues, so I feel like my life has spun out of control a bit.  That said, I apologize for being gone so long.

I still haven't gotten back to my own personal creating; guess I am still in the grip of artist's block.
Since I haven't been at my work desk, I found a really neat tutorial to share here.  If you try this, please let me know what you think of your finished project.  Maybe send me a picture.  I will share them with the author of this tutorial, or you can visit her blog and leave her a comment.

This is a really sweet and elegant bookmark to give to others as a gift.  Know any readers?  They are always needing bookmarks!

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Supplies – Paper, button, ribbon, white glueStep 1 : Cut five pieces of 2″ square paper
Step 2 : Fold each piece into a petal following this sequence fold in half 
 
 
 
 
 
 
bring flap down
fold flap up
 
 
 
squish-fold the flap open


 
 
turn the tip up
 
 
 
 

fold in half
repeat on other side




bring corners together
Step 3 : Glue the 5 petals together to form a Kusudama flower.
Step 4 : Push the ribbon through the back of the flower and tie a knot. Hid the knot with a button
Step 5 : Attach the other end of the ribbon to a 2.5” square paper with corners folded over
  
Step 6 : Decorate with some ribbon doily if you like (mine is from Basic Grey)
 
 
Here it is all finshed.
 
Hope you have lots of fun making these little bookmarks for yourself and as gifts.


Thank you for sharing with us this great project.  Be sure to check out Sandy’s blog.

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