Bookmark Tips

I’m not finished with last week’s window bookmarks, so nothing to share on that front…yet!

The card stock theme continues, though, with a tip from Gayle at Accents, Inc. in Metairie, LA (read: New Orleans). Gayle has participated in the Stitching for Literacy Bookmark Challenge since Day One. She also pitches in behind-the-scenes, tirelessly helping, brainstorming, encouraging, promoting, and on and on and on.

Gayle keeps a stock of 2 1/2 x 7 1/4″ vinyl bookmark sleeves that are perfect for holding and protecting bookmarks stitched on perforated paper. There’s a hole in the top of the sleeve to attach a ribbon or tassel.

Protection for hand-stitched bookmarks intended for kids…um, that’s a good idea, no?

And then there’s the pocket aspect–great for holding a list of the books that bookmark has marked. If the bookmark is backed with plain card stock, one could write book titles directly on it. The sleeve allows the bookmark to be easily removed.

I’ve never tried it, but I wonder if tacking a fabric bookmark to card stock would make it easy to slide into the sleeve as well.

If you’d like to give these sleeves a shot, give Gayle a shout

gayle [AT] accentsinc [DOT] com

and, of course, tell her I say hi!