Friday, 19 April 2013

Humorous Day – 19th April

Founded in 1976 by Larry Wilde the intent of the ‘Humorous Day’ is to focus on how  the "therapeutic value of laughter can improve health, boost morale, increase communication skills and enrich the quality of one's life." I believe that laughter is very therapeutic and have chosen to use this Penny Black stamp as it always makes me want to laugh when I look at it!

J & C Humorous DAy

J & C Humorous Day2

Available from J & C Creations shop

Stamp – ‘The Sensations’ – Penny Black
Papers (double sided)

To make:

Take a piece of white card 5” x 6”. Find the middle of the side measuring 6” and fold in the corners to make a triangle at the top. Cut a panel of plain card for the front and trim the corners to match the grade of your bookmark. Do the same with a smaller panel of patterned paper and glue together. Cut a rectangle of card and patterned paper for the reverse side and then cut panels for the top and trim in the same way as the front, glue in place. Cut a rectangle of card and patterned paper for the front and glue slightly off centre. Cut 4 lengths of matching card using a daisy punch and glue these to the reverse of your stamped and coloured image. Glue a rectangle of matching card to the reverse of the image to hide the join marks. Add to the front of your bookmark using 3d foam and add pearls to 3 corners and a flower to the fourth. The last panel on the back helps to lift the edge of the bookmark when placing it in your book and so can be any shape and design. As this project is for Humorous Day I have opted for some jokes printed from the pc and glued to a rectangle of card. Before gluing I trimmed off 2 corners and added pearls. Secure to the top flap of your bookmark ONLY with 3d foam.


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