Thursday, January 20, 2011

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Blog Hop Week #3 - Bookmarks

Hi Everyone!

Happy Thursday!

I am so excited to be a part of this fabulously fun & creative Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Blog Hop hosted by the incredibly talented celebrity design expert, author, national TV host, and syndicated columnist, Kathy Peterson.

For the next 2 Thursdays, ending February 3rd, 7 diverse designers will be making fun and easy projects for you to enjoy.

We will all be using the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner to create 5 projects each from images of objects that are normally too large or awkward to scan on a conventional scanner.

Here is a review of what we have made so far...

Week 1: Make It Happen Mini Journals!

Today, for week 3, we will make ...


To me... bookmarks are little smiles to keep you company while you read or hold your place until you are ready to return.

I love incorporating images that I surround my home with to create new things to enjoy.

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner is the perfect tool to do this!

I made the image for my bookmark by scanning one of my pug placemats that I created in tapestry from 4 of my pug paintings.

After scanning the image, I cropped it to 2" x 6" and printed it on cardstock.

I cut the image out and placed it vertically into a sheet protector with one of the 3 punch holes from the sheet protector right at the top.

I then cut the sheet protector leaving about 1/4" to sew the edges closed on my sewing machine.

I sewed it closed along the right edge and bottom as the left side and top were already sealed from the construction of the sheet protector sleeve.

Half of my work was done before I even started. How fun is that? :)


Ta da!

The final touch was to tie a string of my favorite bobble yarn at the top for a tassel.

You could make your own tassel or pom pom with string, yarn, embroidery thread... whatever you like!

The possiblilites are endless!

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner makes it so easy to create fun and interesting images from your favorite quilts, dolls, rugs, photos, etc.

**Exciting News!**

The kind & creative people at Flip-Pal are hosting a Giveaway of their fabulous mobile scanners!

Please register on their blog for your chance to win!

Please hop over and visit the 6 other wonderful designers to see what they have created with their Flip-Pal Mobile Scanners this week...

Tune in next Thursday, January 27th for my Week 4 project using the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner.

Please let me know if you make any of these fun and easy bookmarks.

I would LOVE to see them!



The Daily Pip said...

What a great idea. I really like the journal made from the owl pillow, too!

Your pal, Pip

BriannaBlueStudio said...

This is awesome, Melissa! I would love to get one! So many possibilities!



Kristie said...

Amazing idea! I love how you sew through the plastic to finish it off. Such simple tools for a really fun project! Hooray Flip-Pal!

Ritaestelle said...

Wow Melissa, what a fun project! AND I love those pug placemats :D

PatSloan said...

how cool is that!! And we both did a placemat... like minds ya know!

Pug Hugs, P@ul@ said...

How awesome and what fun you are having!

Chef Tess said...

Oh I love it Melissa! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

kate blue said...

very very cool, it even keeps the texture in the scan...and I had no idea my sewing machine would sew a sheet protector!! Learned something new!

Swedie said...

That sure looks quick and easy! You could make a bunch really quickly to use for little gifts.

Noreen -

Molly the Airedale said...

What awesome Puggie placemats, Emmitt! We love them!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Brandi said...

Cool bookmarks! Would be a great craft to make with my daughter's class!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

so many new ideas,, we would love to just listen to all of your wonderful ideas... it would be a great time!