Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Homemaking Tip— “I claim there ain't another saint as great as Valentine.” ~Ogden Nash

A year or two ago Barb sent me a vintage Valentine. I’ve used it as a bookmark ever since and it makes me happy every time I see it. The other day I was putting together the kids’ Valentines so that I could get them in the mail, and thought of my Valentine bookmark. I decided to make one for each of them.


First I googled vintage Valentine images, then printed the images on white paper. Next I cut them out and mounted them on card stock, covered them with clear contact paper, and punched a hole in the top for a ribbon.



I wrote something that I appreciated about them on the back so that every time they open their book they’ll know they’re loved and someone thinks they are important. Simple. Quick. Affordable. With heart.

Here are a few of my favorite images:



What does your bookmark look like? (One of my other bookmarks is the corner of a peanut M&M wrapper.)


19 comments:

Becky said...

Brilliant--you are truly brilliant.

Thanks for sharing the genius with the rest of us!

angie said...

these are possibly the cutest things in the whole wide world. :)

Deanna/Mimi said...

These are adorable!! I love seeing your talents on your blog. You truly are an amazing woman. Oh yes, these Valentine's remind me of "my time". Thanks for that too.

Carolyn said...

I love these! They are so much fun.

Usually my bookmark is anything I can find. Right now it is a bill....not so fun to look at every time I open my book.

My favorite bookmark is a post-it though. It stays and marks your spot exactly.

Nikki said...

I want to be you when I grow up. My favorite part of your post is where you said, "so that every time they open their book they’ll know they’re loved and someone thinks they are important." I love that you think on such a celestial love one another level. I have warm fuzzies just thinking about it.

melanie said...

The last book I read I used a craft stick. It annoyed me every time I opened my book but I never changed it.

I agree with Angie. Adorable!! And so copy worthy.

Barb said...

They turned out so great with the ribbon and everything. Are they for your own kids or your seminary kids?
My most recent book mark was a certs wrapper, and often it is the library check-out slip.

Julie said...

My bookmarks are usually old grocery receipts or "to do" lists. Yours are much cuter! I love them! I think I'll copy. I'm a great copier. Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

What a great idea! I love it when I end up using random things like a magazine ad for kitty litter, a good mail item or a photo for a bookmark because it makes me smile every time I see it.

Cali said...

GUESS WHAT! I don't have a bookmark. Is one of those, by chance, for me.

Cali

Lynn said...

These are adorable. I'll make some tonight for Relief Society. I can't help but include the picture of the farmer and his wife from a few posts ago. Now that's a Valentine's Day card if ever I saw one. Thanks for the tip.

Lynn

Emma J said...

I so miss these funny valentines we used to get. What a great idea!

. . now if I just had a color printer . . .

Marie said...

Funnily enough, my bookmark is from Barb too. She made me one out of a Harry Potter postage stamp and a gold tassel.

michelle said...

Great idea!

Most of the bookmarks I use are ones that Jill made me. I love them. I haven't used an m&m wrapper, but I do love those...

Marc uses photos.

Lucy said...

Hey, I just used a Dove foil wrapper as my bookmark last night!

These are so adorable. We don't have a color printer, but I'm tempted to run out and buy one so that I can make these! Love the idea.

joking said...

Jayne, I love it. You are so amazing.-cathy

Janiece said...

Most of my book markers are candy wrappers :-)

visit my blog I have something for you.

Wendy said...

Love this idea! This would make a nice bloggy giveaway next year - if you do giveaways ever.

I have visited your blog before (through the same link at Lucy's that led you to mine).

I also share your great love for Abe L. He was a great man who never let his failures define him. It would be grand if others could say that of me when I am gone.

Kim Sue said...

i love bookmarks - one of my favorite {besides ones made by Carly} are postcards. i have a drawer of various bookmarks some look well loved, others new that are waiting to find a home. A couple years ago, Carly got a new bedside table that has a little drawer. I told her that it was the perfect bookmark drawer. she told me she only had one bookmark. i told her that was silly that she had lots of things that were great for bookmarks including a sweet card she had gotten from her greatgrandmother that day. Now she has a fabulous drawer full of happiness.