Saturday, May 28, 2011

SVG: Ribbon Bookmark

Happy Holiday Weekend! 
This weekend is extra special to me as today is my 28th wedding anniversary. 
Hard to believe that so much time has passed!

Today's free SVG has multiple uses.  I created it to use for the "Relay For Life" event here in my town (but it is also perfect for Memorial Day).  As an eight year cancer survivor, the Relay is special to my heart and I am very involved in my community team.  If you ever have the chance to participate or attend a Relay in your area, I highly recommend it!
I actually cut three layers for the bookmarks:  a base in colored cardstock, a back in white cardstock, and coordinating ribbon pieces (the dark ones above are purple even though the left one looks black).  The ribbon is in pieces so that you don't have to shade it to get the divisions.  I'm cutting quite a few of these for Relay and the quicker it goes together, the better!
I used alphabet stamps to add the "HOPE" and stamped it on in ink that matches the ribbon paper.  I'm going to laminate them and then cut out by hand. 
While laminating really isn't necessary, I wanted these to be weather proof, since the Relay is held outside and I've yet to attend one where it didn't rain!

The bookmarks could also be used for Memorial Day. 
Cut the ribbon pieces out of yellow cardstock and instead of "HOPE",
you could stamp the words "REMEMBER".

You can get the file HERE.

Hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe Holiday weekend!


Paper Squirrel said...

These are great...I'm sure they will be a hit at the relay!

Anonymous said...

our kids did the relay for life yesterday but I'll save this file for next year. Hope mine look half as good as yours do.

Karin said...

So pretty. I like them a lot.
Thanks for sharing!

michele hileman said...

These are great Cindy, Thank you for sharing

Jody said...

Thank you so much for sharing these!!! I'm doing relay for life for the first time this year on June 3-4. I'm a 16 yr survivor. I'm sure these with come in very handy!!!

snowdraak said...

Thank you for sharing this great file!

Sue in CT said...

These are very nice. Thanks for sharing.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Bookmark(s) post on May. 29, 2011. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [29 May 06:30am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Oh how AWESOME!!! I love those!!!!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary! Congrats also... and thank you!

Jun Bug House said...

This is an awesome file.
Thank you so much for sharing it.
It will be so wonderful to have on hand for all the cancers we will get rid off.
The more we walk the closer we get to a cure.
Prayers for you and Happy Anniversary.

Trisha said...

Thank you so much!

Danka Doo said...

Great job! I really like these!

Barb911 S/E MI said...

Thanks just found this !
I am Captain of our first Relay for Life Team. I am looking for ideas. This is great