Vinyl Bookmarks Tutorial

Vinyl DIY Bookmark Tutorial
Vinyl DIY Bookmark Tutorial

Today I have a super fun blog post ready for you. I made two super adorable bookmarks with vinyl.

To make these I used the “Groovy Retro Flowers” and the “Happy Pencil” SVG Files.

Let me show you how I made the first bookmark.

02 Vinyl DIY Bookmark Tutorial

I started out by creating a bookmark template. Measure a real life bookmark and try to mimic it as much as you can – a basic rectangle about 5”L x 2”W (12cm x 5cm) will work if you want to cut your own base from cardstock or chipboard. 

Next, make a pattern with the elements you want to use (here 2 flowers from the “Groovy Retro Flowers” SVG Files). 

Vinyl DIY Bookmark Tutorial

With the ‘slice’ tool from Cricut Design Space, you can cut a shape from another shape. Using the slice tool will split two overlapping images in different parts. Each new shape will appear as an individual layer. Now you can delete the unwanted images. I used “slice” to trim the edges of the daisies that extended past the edges of the bookmark template.

For my first bookmark, I used a clear acrylic bookmark. For that reason I cut out all images out of vinyl. I used the layout that I created in Cricut Design Space as a reference to place all the flowers while finishing the bookmark.

I finished it off with a tassel and wooden bead. This is really so cute!! 

Of course I also wanted to show a second example…

Vinyl DIY Bookmark Tutorial

For this bookmark, I used the ‘combine’ tool from Cricut Design Space. This allows you to create new shapes. I used the ‘Unite’ button to merge the two yellow parts of the pencil shapes to make one larger pencil (little note; the layers may change position). Next I united the eyes with the yellow layers so that it became one image. As the last step I added my name.

Because I had a wooden bookmark for my second example, I used heat transfer vinyl. Heat Transfer Vinyl sticks much better to wood and provides a professional look,

Vinyl DIY Bookmark Tutorial Cricut Design Space

These happy colors really make my heart jump up and down. It’s great as a teacher gift or simply for your own use.

Vinyl DIY Bookmark Tutorial

P.s. Want to see a third way to make bookmarks? Check out my sublimation bookmarks here:
DIY Sublimation Bookmarks (printablecuttablecreatables.com)

-Ellen

PCC Design Team - Ellen
DIY Vinyl Bookmark previewP

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