Easy Paper Bookmark for Mom

Make an easy bookmark for a special mom in your life. Pick some cute scrapbook paper and you can have this bookmark gift finished in just a few minutes. My favorite crafts are cute, quick, and easy to make. Handmade gifts are special to the recipient because they know you thought specifically about them when creating the item.

Mothers Day Bookmark Tutorial using Cricut machine

You can make this bookmark for your own mom for everyday reading use, cut quite a few for kids to decorate, or to give as a gift for Mother's Day.

I'm joining with other crafty bloggers to create Mother's Day projects made with a Cricut machine. Not only do we have many great projects to gain inspiration from, but we are also providing a giveaway of two Cricut Explore Air 2 machines - one for you and one for your mother! Not only the fun and creative machines, but two $125 gift cards as well. Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

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Make an Easy Bookmark for Mom

Mom's have busy lives - taking care of the family, cooking, working, as well as trying to find a bit of time to themself. Sometimes they have to put their book down for a day or two, or let's be honest a few weeks. Bookmarks are a necessity to keep place in their book between readings. Handmade bookmarks are even better because they bring a smile to the face when thinking of who gave it to them.

Supplies to Make a Cute Bookmark

Craft Supplies Used to Make an Easy paper Bookmark

White Cardstock
Cute patterned scrapbook paper (mine is from American Crafts)
Cricut Machine (or paper trimmer and paper punch)
Cricut Design Space
Cricut Mat (I generally use the green or blue ones)

Easy Bookmark Making Tutorial

I use cardstock as a base for my bookmarks. It is sturdy and will hold up better than printer paper. For the paper that shows through from the back, pick a cute and fun scrapbook paper print to use. Pick moms favorite color, flower, animal, or quote to make this bookmark special for them.

My design for the bookmark is 6"x2" - with the cut out for peekaboo paper 1.8". When you add the project to your design area, you can customize it to be what size you would like.

1. Place your cardstock piece onto your 12x12 Cricut cutting mat.
2. Install your Cricut pen into your machine. The pen you choose to use will make an outline of the letters "MOM". You will fill them in during a later step.
3. Download the Mother's Day Bookmark file to your computer (click here to download).
4. Upload the file to your Cricut Design Space and prepare to draw and cut your bookmark.

Cricut Machine Easy Paper Bookmark Mother's Day

5. Load your mat, then draw and cut with your Cricut machine. Mine used the drawing pen first, then reset itself to use the cutting blade.
6. Trim your decorative scrapbook paper to size - my square was 2"x2"

colored pencils or markers add a pop of color to your bookmark

7. Remove your bookmark from the cutting mat. Use a colored pencil or pen to fill in the letters on your bookmark.

step by step tutorial quick and easy bookmark for Mom

8. Place your bookmark face down on your crafting surface. Use glue dots or glue stick to adhere your decorative paper to the back of your bookmark.

easy to make bookmark and quick craft

9. Cut your ribbon then loop through the small hole at the top of the bookmark.

easy paper bookmark cricut machine

There you go! All done with a super cute handmade bookmark! And they are so simple and quick to make!!

a simple tutorial for your cricut machine to make a cute bookmark for mother's day

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And now the exciting part! A giveaway for TWO Cricut Air 2 machines and TWO $125 gift cards! Good luck!!

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