DIY Cherry Wood Bookmarks printed with 3 stunning, hand drawn digital stamps, cut with a Cricut Maker and colored with colored pencils! You have a lot of options with this project!
Let’s talk about the wood paper thickness, grain direction and printers first. To start, we used our 8.5″ x 11″ .025″ Thick Cherry Wood Back Short Grain sheets.
Grain Direction matters when you are running wood paper through a home/office printer. We used our HP ENVY Photo 7855 printer to print the falling leaves digital stamps onto the Cherry Wood Paper. The wood is more flexible with the shortest length of the sheet (short grain). Short grain goes through a printer easier when inserted 8.5″x11″. Long grain goes through a printer easier when inserted 11″ x 8.5″.
DIY Printing can be challenging with Real Wood Paper but certainly not impossible! We recommend using a straight through feed laser printer with our Real Wood Paper however we have found that this little HP ENVY Photo 7855 printer does a pretty amazing job at printing and the ink not bleeding too much. We tested and compared 2 reasonably priced home/office laser and photo printers. You can view the printing results here.
We laid out our leaf digital stamps in a Word document and due to the size of the bookmarks (2″ x 6″), we laid them out horizontal but printed them on short grain portrait. That will probably make more sense by looking at the photos below. We then aligned a bookmark shape (3 times) from Cricut Design Space to cut out our bookmarks with a Cricut Maker. For you savvier Cricut users, there’s probably an easier way to accomplish this within Cricut Design Space with the Print then Cut feature. For Cricut blades and settings when cutting Real Wood Paper, view this Cutting Wood with a Cricut Tutorial.
For those of you who do not care to cut out your own bookmark shapes, we sell Cherry Wood Bookmark Blanks with Tassels in the online store. As an alternative to printing images, rubber stamps with a permanent ink or even embossed ink works fantastic with Real Wood Paper.
- 8.5″ x 11″ .025″ Thick Cherry Wood Back Short Grain
- OR Cherry Wood Bookmark Blanks with Tassels
- Cricut Maker
- Colored Pencils – we used Prismacolor
- Falling Leaves Digital Stamp Set by Streamside Studios
- HP ENVY Photo 7855 printer
Bookmarks are a great gift for the bookworms in your life. And it’s even more special when it’s a DIY Cherry Wood Bookmark made just for them.
We hope you enjoyed this project. We invite you to share your Real Wood Paper creation photos with us. We’d love to see them!