Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Paint Chip Bookmarks

This craft would be fun to
stick in a book
for that special teacher or Mom

I found these long 
paint chips at ACE Hardware

I cut them to 
2 in wide

stamped them

depending on the type ink you use
you might need to use a heat gun
to dry before you go any further

Cut the corner w/ a rounder punch

Originally I waited to glue
 the back paper on
but learned it was easier
to do it before
 I stamped the front

I used diamond glaze
to embellish this one:

This one I used Elmers flowers

Oh the possibilities!!!!

I got these paint chips
at Lowes
they are shorter and wider

I got these stamps 
and inks at Michaels

I'm not sure that these
all will be bookmarks
I may use some
 on cards as well

These bookmarks 
were inspired by


  1. These are just tooooo cute, Jo! You are always thinkin', girl! ~ Sue

  2. This is really cute, I love paint cards. I really love this! I'm doing a dashboard crawl today and will link this up! Grab a featured button if you'd like! :) Heather @

  3. these are so cute, I went to the paint store asked if I can take a few, I have some now will be making some of these for friends.

    don't forget to add it to our linking party this week

  4. What a fantastic idea!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party!! Here is the link:

  5. So very cute. I have lots of stamps and paint chips. Time to get busy
    Sheila @

  6. what a great idea! I especially love your swirl and flower ones! I love using FREE stuff and making it looks so pretty like this...thanks for sharing!

  7. Super idea! Love using all my stamps too! I followed you here, won't you follow me back to

  8. o my heck these are SOOOOOOOOOO stinkin cute:) LOVE THEM!! such a good idea

  9. Hi Jo - Hopped over from TCB. Your paint chip bookmarks are darling. There is so much one can create with these hidden (and free) samples. Hope the stores do not catch onto us crafters.....I am your new follower, and I hope you will visit me at to see what I recently created with paint chips.

  10. fantastic idea! these turned out great!

  11. These are terrific! What a fun project. Thanks for such a great idea. ~Lori

  12. Very cute! I'm doing a stamping class this Friday -- think I'll add these to the project list! Thanks -- you did a great job on all of these!

  13. These are so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. That is BRILLIANT! Love it!
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  15. My DD and I are paint swatch junkies. We have a drawer full! We have Home depot across our backyard and down half a block. We walk the parking lot for exercise on nice days and always come home with a couple new swatches! This is a great idea to actually use them...LOL! Thanks for sharing!

  16. This is the second project I've seen made with paint chips! Such a great idea! I would love to have you link up with me at Creative Me Monday when you get the chance, it's open all week.

    Have a great day!

  17. Happy Wednesday Jo~

    What a fun & creative idea, these are perfect now for "Teacher Appreciation Week" So glad to have found your blog via Elements Interiors link party. Happy to be a new follower of your lovely blog. :)

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  18. I saw you at The Shabby Chic Cottage. It's a brilliant and prety idea. Thank You! :)

  19. We're getting our house market ready & I actually already have some of these on hand. What a neat idea, rather than throwing them away!

  20. love the green one! what a neat idea! thanks for sharing

  21. what a fabulous idea!! i love them!

  22. I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your post on my blog today!! Thanks so much for linking up to my Marvelous Mess party....I hope you visit and link up again next week!! Here is the link top my post:

  23. This is perfect for my class to do for Mothers Day. Thanks so much for the clever idea! Fiona

  24. I love the idea of using stamps to add such adorable interest!!!! What a darling little prize to tuck into a greeting card!
    All Things Heart and HOme

  25. So creative and simple. Love the stamping. Great how you used some paint chips on your party cards too. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this tomorrow!