• Categories

  • Archives

page corner bookmarks

This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM.

I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads.

But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection.

Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. Corner bookmarks are where it’s at.

If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. First, try making paper plants as lovely, lasting handmade gifts. You can even stash some goodies or small presents in their pots.

If you’re loving the toothy monster vibe, check out these simple monster heating bags, filled with rice or wheat and entirely microwavable, to keep toes or fingers or tummies warm during the chilly winter months. If you want a monster you can wear, try making a cozy bug-eyed fleece monster hat or some fingerless fleece monster gloves.

For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms.

 

*This is probably no longer true, given the astonishing number of you who’ve found your way to this post and made your own page corner bookmarks. Go you! I’m fairly certain that something this adorable and functional can’t be over represented in the world, though, so just keep right on making them.

——————————————————————–

What you’ll need:

  • pretty paper of cardstock weight OR a combination of plain cardstock and pretty, decorated lighter weight paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • mechanical pencil
  • glue stick
  • [optional] other decorating tools, such as crayons, markers, stamps, stickers, ink pads, embossing powder, etc.
  • page corner monster bookmark template  number 3. under “Paper patterns and templates” (or you can make your own using the instructions below)

——————————————————————–

Putting it all together:

Below, I’ll teach you how to make two similar-but-different types of corner bookmarks. The first is a square overlapped by a triangle , the second is a triangle overlapped by a smaller triangle.

If you are making your own template from scratch, follow all the steps below. If you’re using the PDF template linked to above, cut the pieces out and skip to step 5.

1) Ok, the very simplest thing to do is to cut a triangular piece off the corner of an envelope, and use that. Decorate it if you wish. If you want to get a bit more in depth, ignore the envelope method and move on to step 2.


2) On a piece of plain scrap paper, draw a square. Use your ruler so its sides are perfectly straight. Don’t make it too big – mine measured 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches, though you could go larger than that. Draw second square exactly the same size on the right side of the first square (so they share a side) and a third square exactly the same size on the top of the first square. You should end up with 3 squares that compose an L shape.


3) Using your ruler, draw a diagonal line across the uppermost square, from its top right corner to its bottom left corner. Scribble out the upper left half (now a triangle) of the square, as you won’t be using that part.


Next, draw a diagonal line across the bottom right square, from its top right corner to its bottom left corner. Scribble out the lower right half (now a triangle) of this square.


4) Cut out all parts of the entire shape that have not been scribbled out. This should be a square with two triangles attached to it, one on the top and one on the right. This is your template.


5) Trace your template onto your pretty piece of cardstock (or onto the plain piece of cardstock that you intend to decorate), and cut the shape out.


6) Using your ruler and the tip of your mechanical pencil with no lead showing, score a line (make an indent) along the edges of the square that connect to the two triangles.


  • 6.5) [optional] Cut a square of pretty paper slightly smaller than the one you used for your template and glue it onto the square portion of your shape. I generally do this if the paper I’m using is quite plain.


7) Fold one triangle inwards, so it covers the upper half of the square.


8) Apply glue to the underside (the side still facing up) of the second triangle, and fold it over onto the first triangle.


  • 8.5) [optional] As in step 6.5, if you’ve used plain cardstock and want to glue fancy paper on top of it, cut out a triangle of the fancy paper that’s slightly smaller than the folded-over triangles of the bookmark. Glue the smaller triangle on top of the larger, folded-over ones.


9) Add any decorations or illustrations you wish. Use by slipping over the corner of the page you wish to mark, like a pocket.


——————————————————————–

Now, here’s how to make a triangular bookmark, where the back is a triangle and not a square.

1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.


2) Use your ruler to draw a diagonal line across the remaining, center square, from its bottom right to its top left. Then draw another line, parallel to the one you just created but about 1/2 inch lower down. Erase the first line.


3) Extend the shape’s bottom line and the two side lines so that they meet up. You should now have a shape that looks like a castle flag: a rectangle with a triangular indent at one end.

4) Cut the shape out.


5) Trace the template onto your nice paper. Be sure to make a little mark on either side where the corners of the two outer triangles meet the inner triangle , and extend this mark onto the inside of your shape.


Cut the shape out. If you want a fancy bottom edge, cut that line with fancy scrapbooking scissors.


6) Now follow steps 7 – 11 from above, scoring along the appropriate lines, folding the two outer triangles in on top of each other, gluing them down and adding any fancy paper or other embellishments.

(I actually turned mine over at this point and folded it the other way, so the colours were switched. See below.)

 

EDIT: Here’s another take on monstrous page corner bookmarks, from another artist who thought it up completely separate from me, long before I even thought of thinking about doing this project or writing this post. Great minds, eh?

2nd EDIT: Many people have seen this blog post over the past months, and many have commented very kindly on it, and many have used the tutorial to make their own page corner bookmarks. A number of the links following the comments below lead to wonderful images of other people’s creative takes on this project. I wanted to post one image in particular here, which I take from the Priestthorpe Primary School Blog. There, a whole classroom of kids made their own page corner bookmarks, and they look fabulous! I love all the different personalities displayed.

Thanks to all of you who’ve shared your own page corner bookmark results, and all of you who’ve said such kind things about the project. It’s heartwarming to think about all the books around the world that are having their page corners nibbled at this very instant.

3rd EDIT: Yet more thanks to all the folks who continue to make use of this tutorial and post your own wonderful versions. Here’s another idea: This crafter decided to use small round stick-on jewels for the pupils, which I think looks great. The downside of course is that they protrude a bit, so your book won’t close flat, but if they’re fairly small jewels it shouldn’t be too bad. Stickers, sequins or paper buttons could also make great pupil substitutes.
Featured on:
Fun Family Crafts

Share
Previous Post
Leave a comment

1,138 Comments

  1. amit singh

     /  December 30, 2019

    Most of the Calgary roofers are going to be certified, dependable, and honest in their work. But not all roofing companies in Calgary offer the same quality of shingles or other roofing materials. And every Calgary roofing company has different guarantees and warranty offers.

    Reply
  2. rohit verma

     /  December 31, 2019

    With Sanjay Baghela, your business Website is in safe hands. He and his team are the best SEO Expert in India the leading digital marketing field. They work with the most trusted & advanced SEO strategies and tools to deliver the results, which you are expecting from the team. The Freelance Seo Expert In India of Sanjay Badhela is serving their SEO solutions and best known as the best SEO expert across the globe. You can Hire Seo expert in india anytime from the team of best best Seo Expert and can discuss the things to get better for your online business promotion.

    Reply
  3. Таксист – одна из более многочисленных специальностей настоящего мира.

    Удобная система оплаты труда(два раза в календарный месяц, без задержек).

    У нас в автопарке можно зарезервировать авто эконом класса, а также комфорт и бизнесс класс, работа таксистом в самаре : работа яндекс такси на личном

    Заказ такси на портале – это теперь подходящий сервис, который помогает заказать такси без обращения к оператору, с пК или сотового телефона. Заказав такси с расчетом стоимости онлайн на интернет-сайте, вы сократите время, необходимое для вызова машины.

    Тем кто жаждет трудиться в Ятакси. У нас для вас есть лучшие условия и график работы.

    Оформление происходит online – и составляет в среднем мин пять-6. Всё средства за безналичные заявки позволительно вывести сразу по завершению поездки, на любую пластиковую кредитную карту мира. Плата осуществляется мигом – в любое время дня и ночи.
    Предлагаем испытайте все на деле. Устройся работать в Ятакси -сегодня это круто и выгодно!

    Reply
  4. Genre Classical, Avantgarde Styles Minimalism, Chamber.
    I donate my toothpaste got it tokyo last summer.
    Рћ The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming ft.
    http://daizahnishndarmeztizuru.info We re kinda glad he opted for no color because the contrast is so stark and even a bit frightening.It was a shame that later on Jimi got too hung up with electronics and overdubbing.

    Reply
  5. That s the sweet Russian woman.
    Р› DISCO 80- 90, 2000 Р”-.
    In 1968, Carole King, one of Springfield s songwriters, embarked on a singing career of her own, while the chart-busting Bacharach-David partnership was foundering.
    http://mezibarkegularasida.info Cat Anderson was an American jazz trumpeter known for his long period playing with Duke Ellington s orchestra his extremely wide range.Brandwolf Consulting of Annapolis, MD and Nashville based J.

    Reply
  6. Excellent ideas dear. I have also compiled a list of ideas for 45th wedding anniversary gift ideas. You can check it here: https://presentandgiftideas.com/gifts/45th-anniversary-gift-ideas/

    Reply
  7. RaymondQuews

     /  January 9, 2020

    They can be thirst water in 30 minutes and ready for swimming in an hour.
    Although Luke the Drifter s appeal was limited, Fred Rose saw how Williams other songs could have wide appeal.
    Tight As 3 37 03.
    http://stoneshaperfelharimhelldweller.info/full-album/deepest-jungle-original-mix-various-15-years-of-music-bonzai-worx-best-of-collection.php ASCAP BMG Platinum Songs o b o itself and Bad Robot BMI Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
    BД dД siД Е miaД , bД dД taЕ czyД przeЕјyД moje Ејycie lalalalГЎ BД dД siД Е miaД , bД dД siД cieszyД przeЕјyД moje Ејycie lalalalГЎ.
    The Holy Spirit Our Helper 06.

    Reply
  8. Corner Page Bookmark: This project was only about a dollar for me, because I had all of the supplies, except the book. So I saw this bookmark, but absolutely …
    یخچال دیپوینت

    Reply
  9. Fold in half, touching corner to corner diagonally, then fold up both corners from bottom to top.
    Open the diagonals back down, fold a triangle lip down from the middle.
    Fold those corners down our on an angle as below.

    بهترین یخچال ایرانی

    Reply
  10. herbal menopause relief http://www.adpt.fr/codeine-France-pfz.php prescription glasses store

    Reply
  11. مصنوعات فلزی fire125 با بیش از نیم قرن فعالیت گسترده و تخصصی در زمینه تولید جعبه های آتشنشانی و ارائه تجهیزات ایمنی و آتشنشانی با مارک و برند M.F.M و نیز دارا بوردن چندین نمایندگی انحصاری در سراسر کشور و با سابقه ی حضور مداوم در نمایشگاه های تخصصی مفتخر است با محوریت قرار دادن بهترین کیفیت و استاندارد برنامه ریزی در خور مشتریان خود همواره پیشگام در عرصه صنعت باشد.در این راستا جهت تسریع در امر انتخاب این مدیریت کاتالوگ پیوست را تهیه نموده تا مصرف کنندگان گرامی به راحتی و با توجه به کد فنی محصول نسبت به تهیه و دریافت اطلاعات تکمیلی از این مجموعه اقدام نمایند.مصنوعات فلزی fire125 از این که میتواند برای جامعه مهندسین و انبوه سازان و همکاران گرامی بهترین انتخاب باشد خرسند بوده و اعتماد و اطمینان شما را چون لوحی زرین بر تارک تجربه و تویدات خود الحاق مینماید.

    Reply
  12. با هدف آشنا نمودن ایرانیان عزیز با استعدادهای کشور ترکیه و بویژه شهر آنکارا (دانشگاهها، مدارس، مناطق گردشگری، غذا، صنایع دستی، اقوام، فرصت های سرمایه گذاری، اقامت و …) تصمیم به راه اندازی سامانه ای با نام تجاری ” توران گشت” به عنوان جامع ترین مرجع تخصصی اطلاع رسانی کشور ترکیه گرفته شد. تا بتوانیم آخرین اخبار و اطلاعات مورد نیاز شما بزرگواران را در اختیارتان قرار دهیم.

    توران گشت بدور از هر گونه وابستگی و به منظور معرفی محصولات مشترک بین دو کشور، ایجاد بازار مشترک و اطلاع رسانی صحیح با تمام توان آماده پاسخگوئی به شما کاربران محترم خواهد بود.
    توران گشت

    Reply
  13. TommyGLALS

     /  January 20, 2020

    Depth Eric Cloutier, Archivist.
    LINTON BESSER In September 2014, during visiting hours, Anne saw the man beckon her son over to him.
    Departure from your hotel at 09h00, to a Full day Tour to discover the Crocodile Park Mauritius and La Roche qui Pleure at Gris Gris.
    http://akinoragavironkalas.info/flac/index120.php That s been true whether it s meant finding strength in the bond with his audience that still fills arenas and Broadway theaters, or in creating albums like Darkness on the Edge of Town and Nebraska that depicted desperate, isolated characters without a source of pride or human connection.
    I ve been bugging the taper.
    Р’ Рњ TOBELOVE wedding Р‘ Рџ.

    Reply
  14. Задумываетесь о переезде в южные широты? Осточертели длинная зима и короткое лето центра России? Эта заметка для вас! На интернет-ресурсе south.life, вы можете узнать о преимуществах жизни в Сочи.
    Полезная информация о досуге и туризме:
    – Подробная информация для желающих переехать;
    – Списки экскурсий, список гидов, советы о отдыхе с детьми;
    – Перечень мест досуга: музеи и места культурного отдыха, кафе, исторические места;
    – Подробная характеристика популярных городов: Феодосия, Севастополь, Ялта;
    – Пустынные пляжи: Анапа, Черноморское побережье, Кубань;
    – Видео-ролики достопримечательностей: Этнографические комплексы, Вулканы, музеи;
    – Культура и искусство Южных Регионов: Таманский музейный комплекс, Славянский историко-краеведческий музей, Музей истории станицы Полтавской;
    На сайте представлено множество полезной информации по городам Юга России.
    Вот к примеру, полезные ссылки:
    здесь можно узнать какое море лучше черное или азовское
    Если здесь нельзя оставлять прямые ссылки. Просим администратора их закрыть. Прилетайте в тепло, а мы окажем помощь, чтобы вы это сделали с комфортом.

    Reply
  15. Brutal Canadian thrashcore that has scores of UK 1980 s thrash and Japanese core written all over it.
    Hi, do you have a copy of the family tree or the names of the older brothers.
    Bongo Herman and Eric Bingy Bunny Lamont – Know Fari 2 38 3.
    http://fivegallonbucket.net/seek-and-destroy-metallica-heavy-best.php The Very Best Of zum 10-jährigen Bandjubiläum 11 Hits 4 neue Songs.
    Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol days, When our momma sang us to sleep but now we re stressed out.
    Derzeit sind keine Tickets fГјr The Jesus and Mary Chain im Verkauf.

    Reply
  16. NicolasPhync

     /  February 17, 2020

    добрый вечер! я Хотел бы порекомендовать сайт – сюда Превосходный сайт для проведения времени. Заходите и смотрите. Переходим к нам на сайт сюда. Сайт для всех нам

    Reply
  17. 7StarHD is the best place if you are searching for a movie downloading website. 7StarHD movies 2020 website is a torrent site from where you can download 300mb south movies Dubbed in Hindi HD quality absolutely free.

    Reply
  18. There is a spread of an unique coronavirus https://coronavirus2020.uk/ which is damaging the city of Wuhan situated in the Hubei province of China. The outbreak of the infection started early in December of 2019 and also has continued to spread out. Individuals that were the first ones to end up being contaminated were all linked to the South China Seafood Wholesale Market which has been closed since.

    Reply
  19. Aw, thіs wаs an incredibly ցood post. Takіng a few minutes and actual effort to genetate ɑ toρ notch article… but ѡhat ccan I sаү… I hhesitate a
    loot ɑnd don’t manage to ɡet anything ɗone.

    Reply
  20. I am rеally grateful tߋ the holder οf this website wһo haѕ shared
    tһis fantastic article at here.
    http://dbfsc.com/comment/html/?39762.html
    smart barin

    Reply
  21. I was impressed by the good writing.Thank you.
    If you want to know the social graph game, come here!

    붐붐마인즈
    지뢰찾기토토사이트
    지뢰찾기사이트
    지뢰찾기꽁머니
    지뢰찾기가입머니
    지뢰찾기토토
    지뢰찾기토토꽁머니
    https://www.site-77.com/bom

    Hello, this weekend is nice for me, since this time i am reading this enormous
    informative post here at my house.

    Reply

Leave a Reply to Aaron Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *