Bookmark box

What to Do With Scrap Cardstock: Bookmark Box

November 14, 2013

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I tend to have a lot of scrap pieces of paper left over when I make a set of cards. A typical 8.5″x11″ sheet, folded and trimmed to make a standard-sized 5″x7″ card leaves just enough paper left over to make an excellent bookmark. So, by combining pieces, I can make a beautiful bookmark box set that is perfect for a gift to a reader, a teacher gift, or a “note” that is perfectly sized to reuse as a bookmark.

Probably the most important part of assembling a bookmark set like this is the packaging. I use a folded box sized to hold ten bookmarks

The bookmarks are not usually all the same color, but are complementary in nature.

Here is a template for one size of bookmark boxes I make.

Bookmark Box template: 5.75″ x 1.75″