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Bookmark Bookmarks 22 May 2009

May 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

bookmarkpixel.JPGHere are this week’s bookmark related links, collected from May 16 through May 22.


Bookmarks In the News


Two beautiful bookmarks made from Bakelite are Lauren’s inspiration for this article on the material and the man who invented it, at BiblioBuffet - Link

Contests :

The Boonville-Warrick County Public Library is promoting a summer reading program where participants receive a bookmark on which they record the books they’re reading to receive various prizes – Link

Contest Winners:

Winners of the bookmark design contest at the library in New Orleans (Louisiana) have been announced – Link

The Wilmington Pulblic Library won first place in the Bookmark Category of the Massachusetts Library Association’s Public Relations Awards (wait, there’s a promotional bookmark contest?) – Link

Make Your Own Bookmark

Instructions to make a bookmark from recycled materials, by Brenda Flynn at The Gainesville Sun (Florida)Link

A tutorial on repurposing those ubiquitous advertising magnets as magnetic clip bookmarks, at Craft ChiLink

A downloadable set of free promotional bookmarks for a series named Keyholders, at Tor/ForgeLink

Instructions for making an elastic strap bookmark with a paper bookmark as the ornament, at Instructables - Link

A standard bookmark made from fabric, by Arlette at Polka Dot PineappleLink

Bookmarks For Sale

You can buy this cross stitched bookmark and have it personalized, at LunaMark CrosstitchLink

An interesting design for a bookmark with a light, at ThinkGeekLink


At the website for Momnesia The Book, by submitting a story of your “Momnesia Moment”, the author will send you a free bookmark – Link

On-Line Bookmark Collections


Some additional bookmarks from San Jordi along with bookmarks promoting authors and reading – Link

A symposium on book arts will also have a session on bookmark arts – Link

A set of four bookmarks that are promoting pharmaceuticals – Link

Flikr Images:

Some great looking bookmarks made from recycled cereal boxes, by Creative KismetLink

A cloudscape in a bookmark shaped image, by Kevin DooleyLink

Hand Made Bookmarks:

A handmade card with a stamped paper bookmark, by Julie Davison at Julie’s Stamping SpotLink

Very clever (and lovely) ‘Asian Lady’ Bookmark made from paper in a kimono shaped cover, at Papercraft PleasuresLink

A hookmark, handmade from the wire base to the fimo bead ornament, by Cindy Lietz at Polymer Clay TutorLink

A bookmark and card from a stamping workshop, at Julie’s JapesLink

Some lovely fabric bookmarks made for a swap, both standard and clip styles, by VanmariekeLink

A set of bookmarks by the graphic designer DTM, at The Art of DTM – Creative GeniusLink

A very nice paper collage bookmark and card, by Marianne at Scap ‘n Stamp CanadaLink

A fairy themed collage paper bookmark, by Kersten at Collagevisions - Link

A paper bookmark with a wonderful woodblock print of a mermaid, at CraftGawker - Liink

Stamped paper bookmarks made for thank you gifts, at Savvy Style - Link

A clip style bookmark made from a jumbo paperclip, by Lana Lepinski at LunarLana - Link


The Ireland Library has posted a selection of holy cards that were found as bookmarks in their collection (found via Marti Weil’s Ephemera Blog)  – Link

Technically, it’s a brochure, but since it was used as a found bookmark it’s a worth a mention here, and it’s a fascinating peek into the attitudes towards nuclear defense in 1955, at Forgotten BookmarksLink

2009 Bookmark Challenge:

An update on promotional plans for next year’s 2010 Needle and ThRead Stitching for Literacy Bookmark ChallengeLink

Results for the 2009 Bookmark Challenge are in from Fancy Works in Bloomington, IndianaLink

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