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Heart Bookmark

This practical valentine befits your favorite bookworm.




  • Heavy card stock
  • Decorative paper
  • Utility knife
  • Glue stick


  1. Step 1

    Create a template of a heart, about 1 1/2 inches wide.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out with a utility knife, and trace onto heavy card stock.

  3. Step 3

    Copy it at 80 percent, cut out, and trace onto decorative paper, such as wrapping or origami paper.

  4. Step 4

    Cut out both hearts, and use a glue stick to secure smaller patterned heart to center of the larger one; let dry.

  5. Step 5

    Finally, trace bottom half of inner heart with a utility knife, cutting through card stock beneath. Then your valentine can slip pages between the hearts.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2002



Reviews (10)

  • Jessica Beard 11 Feb, 2014

    Love this, so easy and such a cute idea!

  • SimpleLifeandHome 6 Feb, 2013

    What a fun and simple idea! I'll be making these for my writing students with this message on the back: "Valentine, Read Your Heart Out!" Thanks again.

  • Kudryashka 20 Feb, 2011

    Hello from Russia!
    Thanks for your simple and brilliant idea! I maked it for my teacher of English!

  • 1elena 29 Jan, 2010

    Great assembly-line type project for a handful of sweet bookmarks for a teacher or avid reader! Different colors for different seasons?

  • akismom 18 Jan, 2009

    I love this's simple; I think it its best if you use this with another gift..

  • rouxinlim 18 Apr, 2008

    nice..i love it..

  • mpittman 26 Mar, 2008

    Very easy and very good use for leftover scrapbook papers and cardstocks.

  • mulberrywall 12 Feb, 2008

    This looks really easy and is a useful gift too! I can't wait to try it!

  • CraftTestDummies 10 Feb, 2008

    This would be great to make into a card: just cut a horizonal slit in the front of the card and slip in the bookmark. Voila! Card and gift in one!

  • inclover 3 Feb, 2008

    my friend and I made these. They were very easy. We used a craft punch for the heart instead.