Magnetic Bookmarks
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Magnetic Bookmarks

A few years ago I received the most delightful and practical bookmark I’d ever seen.  It held on to the page by sandwiching it between two thin magnets. I was in college at the time and found it incredibly useful. It didn’t get lost between the pages or cause any damage to my books. Now that school is back in session I wanted to share with you how simple it is to make your own magnetic bookmarks. School can be exhausting and we all need a little encouragement. How about sending your kids back to school with a set of inspirational bookmarks?

DIY Magnetic Bookmark | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

To create these bookmarks I used the card shape from the teeny tiny card kit and resized it so that each square is 2 1/2″ by 2 1/2″. Then I inserted a phrase onto each bookmark and colored it in. The bookmarks were cut from white cardstock using the print and cut feature.

Each bookmark will need two strips of magnets 1/2″ by 1 1/2″ cut from adhesive magnet paper. Once the magnets are cut assembly is quick and easy. Remove the white liner from one of the adhesive magnets to expose the adhesive side. Adhere it to the inside of the bookmark. Now place the second magnet on top of the first magnet with the adhesive side on top. Peel back the white liner and place the other side of the bookmark down for it to adhere. The magnets should be facing each other perfectly. Isn’t it great not having to mess with glue?


DIY Magnetic Bookmark | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

Of course the sky is the limit when it comes to customization. If you’re anything like me you already have a whole library of shapes ready to be printed on these nifty magnetic bookmarks!

DIY Magnetic Bookmark | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette



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Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

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  1. Analisa, these are so great! I think the sayings you chose will be liked by K-12.
    My grandson will be attending a brand new charter school this year and his mom is over the fund raiser for the library.They are turning used shoes into books (long story). I would like to make some of these as a thank you to the kids who participant. Since I am not selling these, but hopefully making quite a few, would I need to purchase commercial licenses?

    Again, thanks for such a darling idea!!!

    1. Robyn, I believe the commercial use licenses are for items you are selling. If you buy a shape simply to make as many as you want and give them all away, that’s what the normal standard purchase covers.

    2. Thanks Robyn! It is so sweet of you to make these for the kids. Like Kelly said, as long as you’re not selling them you can make as many as you’d like. I’ve never heard of shoes being turned into books. I’m intrigued! Best of luck with the fundraiser!

  2. Great idea. You’re a clever lady Analisa!

    1. Aww…thank you Martha!

  3. Analisa, these are fantastic! Definitely making some. I’ve been collecting a bunch of those quotes in the online store, and now I know where to use them all!

    1. Thanks Kelly! I’m a huge fan of the quotes too.

  4. Very creative Analisa…def making some of these as gifts!

    1. Thank you Annie! I have a ton of readers in my family so I’ll be gifting some as well.

  5. These are adorable! I made some with washi tape like this a few months ago, and have loved them. I love that you can stick a quote on them with these. I will have to get busy at nap time! These would be cute with a sketch pen geometric design too. 🙂 I love the “the book is always better,” one…so true.

    1. Washi tape! That is a terrific idea Lynette! I’m a naptime and after bedtime crafter too. One of my very favorite things about the Silhouette is that I can design everything on the computer while my little one is occupied, then when I get time to myself all I have to do is plug it in and make it. Hope you have a blast making these your own!

  6. This is so creative! I’d love to try this – such a clever bookmark.

    1. Thank you Kim!

  7. These are wonderful. I am trying to make these to send to my granddaughter in Chile. Evidently the school makes
    It very special to get a library card. Want to make them and put the Spanish translation on the back side. Have not done much print and cut and would like to know of a tutorial that would help with the “many” steps in this process. :-). I AM going to get them done ..?

    Thanks for a project that arrived “arrived” at just the right time…..

    1. What a thoughtful gift to send to your granddaughter. Silhouette has a ton of helpful tutorials on their YouTube channel. You can find the one for print and cut here: Hope that helps Emily!

    1. Thank you Guiseppa!

  8. These are great. Following your example, I made some Mythbusters themed ones for my 11 year old son. I would suggest covering the printed side of the page with some clear Oraguard to protect from smudges and to extend their life a little.

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