Monday, August 1, 2022

By The Book

 Hey crafty friends! 

Welcome to August and a new challenge at A Place To Start.  We are always "Anything Goes with an optional Twist".  This month our twist is "By the Books".  Create a project that includes a book or something about books.

It's not much longer until school is back in session and I've taken on the task of making bookmarks for my nieces first grade classroom.  It's something I do for our local library once a year, but I'm adding 40 more  to the list and will have them complete by the middle of August.

The first one in the collection is for the head of the class, the teacher!

 I used some fun, brightly colored scraps in my stash for this bookmark.  The primary colors were perfect for a first grade classroom teacher.  I embellished with die cut stars to coordinate with the patterned paper in the background design.
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María said...

This bookmark is super cute. I love those bright colours and the layers you've created. That bear is adorable. Hugs, María.

LeAnne said...

This is so cute! The bright colors and fun images make this a real stand-out! LOVE the stars! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tic Tac Toe this week!


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