Harry Potter Magnetic Bookmarks. Use your Cricut machine to create adorable Harry Potter themed magnetic bookmarks.
You all know I LOVE Harry Potter. Today, I am going to show you how to make some cute Harry Potter bookmarks using your Cricut machine.
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How to Make Harry Potter Magnetic Bookmarks
- Cricut Machine
- White Cardstock, 8 1/2 x 11
- Contact Paper (optional)
- LightGrip Mat
- Scoring Stylus
- Adhesive Magnet Strips
Create Bookmarks in Cricut Design Space
Start by designing your bookmarks in Cricut Design Space. I purchased the Warner Bros. – Harry Potter™ Chibi Image Set in Design Space. It includes 67 images. If you want to only make a few bookmarks, you can pay for individual characters.
I decided to make Harry, Ron, and Hermione bookmarks. Start by adding one of the characters to your canvas.
Select the bottom outline layer of the design in the layers panel.
Add an offset using the Offset feature. I used an offset of .25 inches. Click Apply.
Change the color of the offset to white.
Duplicate the offset layer. Use the Flip tool to flip the duplicated offset layer horizontally. Place the duplicated offset directly above the original. Use the Align tool to make sure they are both centered.
Adding a second offset is what will create the back side of the paper bookmark so it can fold over the page.
Select the Shapes tool and add a rectangle. Then, unlock the rectangle so you can adjust the size.
Resize the rectangle to fit between the two offset layers. Then, select the two offset layers and the rectangle and click Weld.
Move the white offset layer to the back of all the layers. Select both the white offset layer and the color image of Harry and click Flatten.
Select the Shapes tool again and add a Score line. Rotate the score line 90°.
Adjust the size of the score line to fit inside the rectangle shape you added earlier.
Note: This step is optional if you don’t have the scoring tool, but it does make it easier to fold the paper after it is cut.
If you added a score line select both the score line and flattened image and click Attach.
Resize the image to 4.5 inches tall.
Print then Cut the Harry Potter Bookmark with Cricut
Follow the same steps as above to create more characters. If you don’t want to create your own designs, you can use my pre-made Harry Potter Bookmarks file on Design Space.
Once you have your file created (or you open the one I created), select Make It. Check the mat preview page and then click Continue.
Load your cardstock into your printer, and then click Send to Printer. I turn off the Add Bleed and turn on the Use System Dialog.
This allows me to adjust my printer settings to the best quality before printing.
Allow the ink to dry before cutting or adding contact paper.
The contact paper isn’t necessary but will make your bookmark last longer. You can also use transparent vinyl in place of contact paper.
Helpful Tip: Cut the contact paper to fit inside the black sensor marks. If you put the contact paper over the sensor marks, the machine may not be able to read the lines and it won’t cut.
To cut through both the contact paper and cardstock I chose the Cardstock, Adhesive-Backed setting.
Place the cardstock on a LightGrip cutting mat. Load the mat into the machine. Add the scoring stylus to Clamp A.
Click Go on the machine.
Before you unload the mat make sure it cut through both the cardstock and the contact paper. If it didn’t cut all the way through you can send it to cut again.
Unload the mat and fold the cardstock in half.
Cut the adhesive magnetic strips into small squares. Remove the adhesive backing and add one square to each side on the inside of the folded cardstock.
I lined up the two magnets on one side, removed the adhesive backing on the second magnet, and then folded the cardstock in half. This way I made sure that the magnets would line up correctly when folded.
I love how cute these magnetic bookmarks turned out! The magnets help to keep the bookmark in place. I don’t know how many times my cats have knocked a book off my nightstand and the bookmark fell out.
Team Creative Crafts – Harry Potter Crafts
This craft is part of Creative Crafts Harry Potter Edition. Creative Crafts is a series hosted by Me and My INKlings, Creatively Beth, and Artsy Fartsy Mama. Some of your favorite crafters come together to create crafts around a specific theme! Check the posts below for more Harry Potter craft ideas.
- Me and My Inklings – Room of Requirement Sign
- Smiling Colors – Harry Potter DIY Scrunchies
- Sunshine and Munchkins – Free Printable Patronus Fortune Teller
- Little Dove – Harry Potter Movie Night Printables
- 5 Little Monsters – Crocheted House Elf Dobby
- We Can Make That – Harry Potter Mug
- Debra Quartermain Designs – DIY Flying Broom Photo Booth Prop
- Creatively Beth – Harry Potter Flying Keys
- Artsy Fartsy Mama – Chocolate Frog Earrings
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