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There are a lot of crafty minds at the studio. Leah is one of them and she happened to be taking a bookmaking class naturally made her gravitate towards anything to do with books. Below are her instructions and tips and also a link for the downloadable.
Tips for when cutting with a Xacto knife:
1: Use a metal ruler. It will help you line up with the crop marks and the knife will not damage the ruler as much as it would a plastic one.
2. Always place the ruler on top of the important area you are trying to cut out. In this case, keep the ruler placed on top of the bookmark so that it is protected in case your hand slips while cutting.
3. Cut slowly. Don’t expect to cut through the paper with the first cut, especially with thicker paper.
4. When multiple items with crop marks are placed on one page, try not to make the cuts longer than they need to be. This is important so that all the crop marks are there to be used to cut out each item.
Print the bookmarks on a thicker paper if possible, they will come out much nicer.
Materials: Xacto knife, metal ruler, cutting mat (or multiple sheets of paper or newspaper will do), and printable bookmarks.
Instructions: Use a Xacto knife to cut out each bookmark using the crop marks as a guide. (remember the tips!)
Bookmark #1 Choose any two of the white birds to cut out with your Xacto knife.
Bookmark #2 Cut around the curved edge of two opposite pedals of a flower. Then at the pedal intersections, cut a diagonal line towards the center and push the pedal up from the bottom of the bookmark.
Bookmark #3 Use your Xacto to cut the white border around the top of the whale, leaving the bottom edge uncut then push the whale up.
Bookmark #4 Cut around the edge of the butterfly wings and push them inward towards each other.
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