Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Genre-Themed Book Marks

Hey all! I can't believe it is mid-August already. How does the summer fly by so fast, but the winter drags on and on? Oh well. I am headed out this morning with the kiddos for some swimming with friends. I love you sunny weather!

I created these genre-themed book marks as a PRIZE for our family challenge blog. My sister created this blog a month ago to create fun-filled family competition. It's a challenge blog of course! My sister has posted some really great challenges and will be posting more. We're all having so much fun at the Gross Family Challenge Blog.

I used A LOT of different Cricut carts on this project. That's why I love my Gypsy! I have access to all these awesome carts at the touch of my stylus. I kept the genres simple: Historical, Mystery, Romance, Humor, Political, and Travel.

I used all paper scraps from my stash. I love reusing tiny pieces of paper that otherwise would be thrown away. My detailing includes: Distress Ink, Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents, Stickles, and black/white pen.

Good luck to my family! Winning these bookmarks would be super sweet!


  1. Carissa, these are fantastic! Even more so because you used your scraps, but the doodles are great and each one is so unique. You are so clever to make one for different genres.

    How fun that your family enjoys creating together :)

  2. These are SO COOL! I love the themes and you did such a great job with them- the mystery one is my favorite with the dripping knife! :)Amy

  3. oh my gosh, those are sooo good! i love the mystery one! you are very creative and talented...and patient! to do all those cuts! do you have a laminator you could run them thru? i love mine! keeps everything perfect forever! lol!

  4. My fav is the history. So creative carissa! I know what you mean about the paper stash. What a great feeling knowing you didn't waste any paper! Have fun Gross family!

  5. These are so amazing. Seeing these makes me really want a Gypsy machine NOW! lol.
    Love your use of scrap paper! Great Job.


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