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How to Make Grafix Inkjet Shrink Film Color Me Bookmark

Project Description: Upgrade your card-making game by adding a customized Grafix Shrink Film bookmark to your card!

Designed by: Tami Sanders

Difficulty: Easy


  • Grafix White Inkjet Shrink Film
  • Clearsnap: Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink
  • Hero Arts: Huge Hugs Clear Stamp
  • We Are Memory Keepers: Celtic Mini 8 Punch
  • Doodlebug Designs: Fancy Fills Stickers – Limeade
  • Sharpie: Fine Point Pens
  • Color Me Bookmark Design
  • Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry
  • Aleen’s: Tacky Adhesive Dots
  • Cardstock: Black, White, and Yellow
  • Orange Craft Thread
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Steps to Make This:

  1. Find a color me bookmark image online or purchase one from a site like Esty and save it.
  2. Open a new document in your word processor and size bookmark to fit the length of the page. You can fit 2 images per sheet.
  3. Print the bookmark on Grafix Inkjet Shrink Film.
  4. Begin filling in design using Sharpies.
  5. Keep in mind colors will darken and intensify when the project is shrunk, so stick to lighter colors.
  6. Cut out bookmark close to the exterior line.
  7. Punch a hole at one end of the bookmark. Make sure you use at least a 1/4″ punch since the hole will shrink considerably.
  8. Place the bookmark on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Then bake according to package directions.
  9. Cut a 6″ square of yellow cardstock and use a Mini 8 punch to punch out an embellished circle.
  10. Cut a circle in half with a trimmer.
  11. You’ll only need half of the circle for this project.
  12. Cut a 6″ x 8″ piece of black cardstock.
  13. Score the black cardstock at 4″.
  14. Fold the black cardstock in half and press with a bone folder to make the card base.
  15. Cut a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock and adhere to the black cardstock card front using Zip Dry.
  16. Adhere yellow circle half about 1″ away from the left side of the card, making sure the straight edge faces the fold on the left side.
  17. Adhere a border sticker along the left straight edge of the yellow circle piece.
  18. Ink stamp a saying using Wicked Black Dye Ink and stamp at the right side of the yellow circle.
  19. Wind some thread over a 6″ piece of scrap cardstock a few times; cut at both ends.
  20. Fold threads in half and insert the folded end in the hole of the bookmark.
  21. Pull the ends through the loop to form a tassel on the bookmark.
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