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Faux laminate your old b-day and holiday cards to make pretty, inexpensive bookmarks.
I have a tendency to keep all of the cards people give me for birthdays, holidays, etc. I guess I'm just sentimental :) But all they do is take up space, so I decided it was time to make myself get rid of them, but some were just so pretty... So I cut them up and made them into bookmarks and "laminated" them so they don't get all grubby.

Posted by Rosalie K. from Emporia, Kansas, United States • Published See Rosalie K.'s 13 projects »
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  • How to make a paper bookmark. Up Cycled: Old B Day Cards To "Laminated" Bookmarks - Step 1
    Step 1

    First pick out your card. This one is made with paper that is pretty all the way through, instead of just the front cover.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Up Cycled: Old B Day Cards To "Laminated" Bookmarks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut two strips off, making sure they are about 1/2 an inch less wide than your packing tape. One will be your front, one the back.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Up Cycled: Old B Day Cards To "Laminated" Bookmarks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cover One piece with shipping tape. Make sure there is tape hanging off of each edge.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Up Cycled: Old B Day Cards To "Laminated" Bookmarks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Do the same for the other strip.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Up Cycled: Old B Day Cards To "Laminated" Bookmarks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Very carefully line up the two strips (better than in this picture lol) with the sticky sides in.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Up Cycled: Old B Day Cards To "Laminated" Bookmarks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you have them lined up, press them together. Press the tape together.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Up Cycled: Old B Day Cards To "Laminated" Bookmarks - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lay them on a flat surface and use something like a credit card, or the nonsharp side of scissors to rub the tape together and remove any air bubbles.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Up Cycled: Old B Day Cards To "Laminated" Bookmarks - Step 8
    Step 8

    Trim off the excess tape, and you're done :) Its alot cheaper than buying a laminating machine, or even some book marks, and you can keep a piece of your memories (lol sorry for the corny-ness)

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