Monday, September 12, 2011

Recycled Magnet Bookmark

Have you ever thought about repurposing those magnetic business cards that come in junk mail or on things like new phone books? Welp I love making them into new things. It's pretty easy to peel the layer of paper off of them. Then you can decorate them however you want.
I used black ink to stamp Linda, colored her with copics and various shades of watercolor crayons for the background. Next I framed her with washi paper tape.
For the other side of the bookmark I stamped Angel, colored her with copics, used watercolor crayons for the background and framed her with washi tape.
I stamped her wings again and layered them over the first set to add some depth. You can see the shadow in the picture above.
Above you can see a picture of them together on my refrigerator. If you leave a slight gap in between the magnets they can be wrapped with washi tape around the center. Make sure you add the paper to the correct sides of the magnets. That way when they are back to back they stick together. I love a magnetic bookmark! This way if I drop my book I don't have to worry so much about losing my page. Plus it does not stick out that much and my little one can not take it out for me ;)


  1. What a fabulous idea! I have magnetic sheets from the Dollar Store! Love your bookmarks!

  2. Very Kewl Bookmark and what a great way to use those magnets up too
    thanks for joining Incy Wincy this week
    hugs Nikki& DT

  3. Great bookmark...and what a great way to use your junk mail!! I wish my junk mail was so useful!!! x

  4. What a great idea! Fab bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 37.

  5. Great idea and your bookmark looks fab!!

  6. Wow! What an amazing idea!
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  7. Very cute and creative way to use those advertising magnets. I love the way you let the wings stand up on the one image. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  8. Great recycling and a great bookmark. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.

    PS - I have blog candy if you're interested in entering.


  9. Wow! What a clever idea..great choice of images ♥

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

  10. What a great idea and I like the distressed look of your bookmark. Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique!


  11. CLEVER girl. Love this idea. The distressing is fab, and I adore the images you used, very art journalish.

    Thanks for joining the Squigglefly Challenge this week, best of luck with all your challenges.

  12. wow, now i am going to stop tossing those magnetic cards on the phone books. this is a fabulous idea and you made some stunning projects! thank you for joining the the "let's reuse" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  13. What a great idea!! I love your repurposing!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at icopic : )