So rather than buying one for him, I decided to make one. I'm going to show you how you can make a personalized magnetic bookmark.
Here's what you'll need:
- Digi or traditional papers of your choosing
- Trimmer, scissors or craft knife
You can make your bookmark any size that you would like. For a young reader, you might want to make a slightly bigger one to make it easier for their small hands to manipulate. You'll see that there is going to be a fold in the bookmark where it will go over the top of the page it is marking in the book. So there is a front flap and back flap. I decided to make my book mark 1.5" wide and I wanted the front flap to be 2.5". I wanted the back flap to hang a bit longer than the front to make it easier to separate the magnet, so I made the total length of the bookmark 5.5". This allows me to have a 2.5" front flap and a 3" back flap.
My bookmark is for my son who is an avid sports player. I used some digi papers to create my book mark they are Sherwood Studio's Boy at Play Mega Kit and Quirky Twerp's Gridiron Grit. I started in Photoshop by making a rectangle the shape and size of the bookmark and copied it. One rectangle for the outside and one for the inside of the bookmark.
Next I scored the outside piece where I wanted the fold to fall, but I cut the inside piece at the same spot. It just really helps the bookmark work better this way. So you'll now have an upper and lower inside piece.
Some other ideas for this would be to include them in greeting cards, on gift wrapping, as favors at a book group meeting or baby shower. I hope you enjoy making them!