Fire Hydrant Bookmark

October 20, 2014

Hello my crafty friends, it’s Raquel Mason. I like encouraging good reading habits. A great way to do that is with a fire hydrant shaped bookmark complete with the new Puppies Peel-Offs. Let me show you how I made it.

ECD hydrant 2

1.  For the base, cut red cardstock at 3.25 x 5.5 then die cut using the basic tag shape from Tags & More 3 Leaves. Sponge with black ink.

2.  For the bottom band, cut red cardstock at 1 x 3.75, use Tags & More 3 die to curve the ends. (See photo below) Sponge with black ink. Adhere to bottom of bookmark.

ECD hydrant cut

3.  For middle band, cut red cardstock at .5 x 3.75, round edges with scissors.  For top band,
cut red cardstock at 1 x 3.5. Sponge both pieces with black ink and adhere bands to top & middle of bookmark.

4.  Cut 4 pieces of red cardstock at .5 x 1, sponge with black ink. Adhere to top band of bookmark using photo for placement.

5.  From red cardstock, die cut 1 circle reinforcement and keep the little center circle.
Sponge both pieces with black ink. (*These two pieces will be used next to the word “reading” in step 8.)

ECD hydrant POS

6.  Place desired peel off stickers onto watercolor paper. Color with Tombow Dual Brush markers and water brush or desired medium, then cut out.

7.  For the greeting, use the bone as an “I”, use the heart as “Love” and use the letters from Good Luck, Dream & Season’s Greetings dies to make the word “Reading”.

8.  Assemble using photos for placement. Add red grosgrain ribbon at top of the bookmark.

ECD hydrant 1

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Happy Crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

953 Tags & More 3 – Leaves

786 Good Luck

733 Dream

747 Season’s Greetings

2584 Puppies Peel-Offs in Black

WP903 Watercolor Paper

802 Fine Pointed Scissors


Other Supplies:

Tombow Dual Brush Markers

Red and Black Cardstock

Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!)

Aquapainter (Stampin’ Up!)

Black Soot Distress Ink (Ranger)


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  • kellyboothKelly Booth October 28, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Sooooooo Cute Raquel!!!

  • Mary Prasad October 22, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Adorable! Great idea for a tag!

  • Robyn October 21, 2014 at 4:13 am

    brilliant job done

  • Frances Byrne October 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Such a fun bookmark, perfect tag for the puppies

  • Christine Kosmak October 20, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    This is just so cute, Raquel!! I’m thinking of trying to make some bookmarks for the Church that I attend for them to give to the Sunday School kids at Christmas. Thanks for the idea!!!

  • Debra Hensley October 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

    So adorable Raquel! You are so this!

  • barb macaskill October 20, 2014 at 9:06 am

    This is so adorable!! I just love these sweet little puppies! I think my grandson’s would love a bookmark like this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Rita Edwards October 20, 2014 at 8:58 am

    What a super creative bookmark! Love it!

  • Candy Spiegel October 20, 2014 at 8:13 am

    So cute!!

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