"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln


As a follow up to my previous blog entry I thought I would share some project ideas that can utilize our new found laminating talents (whether they be of the laminating machine, self sealing, or warm iron variety).

The first project idea?  Bookmarks!
I LOVE to read.  I devour books as often as I can and I've found that my kids are becoming little bookworms themselves.
Unfortunately, as a result of rigorous over-use, every book mark that ends up in this house is crumpled, ripped and destroyed in a mere matter of days.

I think you can see where I'm going with this...
we needed a way to protect our bookmarks so that we didn't end up having to resort to using string, pieces of paper, old bandaids (j/k about that last one), or whatever is laying around the house to keep our page.

Plus, it's a great way to personalize them.

I decided to whip up a quick photoshop image using royalty free and common use images and vintage ephemera...

I also found a whole host of pre-made bookmarks for microsoft office here that are available for download and I printed off some of those as well.

It's best to use cardstock for this project.
It adds even more stability to the bookmarks.

I proceeded to laminate in the same manner as I described in the last post and...

The finished product.
Now we have nice, personalized, and sturdy bookmarks.

Case closed ;)