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Magnetized Clean Color Pen Bookmarks


If your kids are anything like me when I was a kid – bookmarks make reading more FUN! And with a magnetized bookmark, the fun is amped up even more!

Magnetized Bookmark – with Clean Color Pens

The idea behind these bookmarks isn’t mine – I made these in a ministry eons ago, and thought of them when looking at that long strip of scrap left over when I trimmed down my 9×12 watercolor papers! I use lots of those scraps for color swatches, technique testing, etc – but I folded one in half and it reminded me of the bookmarks! Since it’s summer and kids need encouragement to read, maybe this is a little project you’ll want to do, too. The kids can even paint their own! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sketches & Colors

Since we now have a bunch of small images on strips, what to do with them…..? I figured I’d share some CAS Sketches! The color panels on some of these were made by using other scraps of watercolor paper, and using the same Clean Color Pens on them so they’d be all matchy matchy! Below the sketches are pics of the pieces I colored – and in the captions the colors are listed.



Sandy Allnock TGF Bear Tags
Clean Colors used: Bears 061, 060, 067 …Pink sweater 027, 024….Purple sweater 080,081….Honey 052
Sandy Allnock - Wood Friends Tags
Clean Colors: Nuts – 065 064, 060, 061……Squirrel – 066, 064, 091…Deer – 062, 061….Grass – 045
Sandy Allnock - Cuddly Thanks Tags
Clean Colors – Bird 032, 031 …. Tree trunk 096…..Fox 024, 070, 091


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Hope you enjoyed my little Scrap-Wrangler-inspired project…have a great summer of reading!

10 thoughts on “Magnetized Clean Color Pen Bookmarks

  1. hahaha….oh my goodness!! The scrap wrangler!!! =) These book marks are such great ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Also love the layouts you shared using scraps!!

  2. Love your video. Great idea….bookmarks.

  3. Great idea with the scraps and also the fun scrap wrangler video was a hoot!! I’ve actually started to do that very thing with my scraps! Thanks also for the hex chart, it has been so helpful! I gave you a shout out on my blog today! God bless!

  4. What a nice tutorial on the use of scraps. Great idea and a great way to get the kiddos to pick up a book and read. You never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I so love the sketches. Your talent and capacity for creativity continues to amaze me. Thanks Sandy!!!!

  6. Love the bookmark scrap idea. Plenty of scraps to make quite a few for sure. Another great video and idea.

  7. I thought this was pretty cute, but then at the end, I LOVE how you did that card sketches. I usually make something and then have to figure out how to put it on a card to look “right”, but I love how you just made a plan to work around your scraps. Now I feel like I can just color something and not have o worry about how it will go into a card. Goes very well with the 30 day coloring challenge- which now I’m wishing I did. :). Thanks for sharing!

  8. Kids and adults will enjoy these.

  9. Sandy, you make me smile! Love these projects and the tips on how to use up scraps. Can’t wait to make a few for my family!

  10. Fantastic! I love all of them! Great idea for the magnetized bookmarks! I really enjoyed your video! Thank you!

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