Infusible Ink Metal Bookmarks

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I love working with infusible ink. There is something so satisfying about creating something with the intense color sheets and seeing the crafty creations come to life. A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked if there was any way to make bookmarks with the infusible ink patterns so I went to Amazon and discovered that you can order sublimation metal bookmarks. So, of course, I had to try them out and see how they worked. If you love infusible ink projects, you’re going to love these bookmarks!

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Infusible Ink Metal Bookmarks

Making bookmarks with infusible ink is the perfect way to use up scraps and create gifts for every bookworm in your life. Because they are flat, small and super lightweight, they are also a perfect gift to send in the mail.

Materials Needed

Directions

Create your bookmarks on Cricut Design Space. I wanted the infusible ink to cover the full metal blank so I made a rectangle 1.83 x 7.32. That way I had extra overlap and no white space showing around the edges. You can start your own bookmark or use my designs as a starting place here.

Cut your infusible ink with your cutting board or use scissors to cut out your rectangle.

Print and cut. Remember to use the mirror on button!

  • Weed out the excess and reveal your cut design.
  • There is a plastic film that comes on the metal bookmarks. Don’t forget to remove it before you tape on your design.
  • Use heat safe tape to attach the design before you move to the Easy Press.
  • Tip: If you hold your design up to a light, you can make sure it is centered correctly before you attach with tape.

Heat your Easy Press to 350°and apply pressure for 60 seconds. Carefully check that the color has completely transferred. If you feel it needs more time, go 30 more seconds.

Remember that the metal is very hot so use gloves, a cloth or just be patient and wait before removing the tape and paper from the bookmark.

Once your bookmark is cool, attach the tassel of your choice and enjoy your finished product.

What infusible ink did I use?

One of the hardest things when I first started working with infusible ink was knowing what the ink would actually look like when it was finished. Here is what I used for some of my bookmarks today:

Lord Help Me Be Kind

Two of these bookmarks were specifically designed because they tell the story of Hallie Rogers. Last summer, my Mom, Ritchie Hale, published a book that traces the journey that started when she inherited an old tattered box filled with newspaper clippings, telegrams, awards, and photos. “Lord, help me be kind” was the cry of my great-great-aunt from her earliest days, and the word “Wonderful” was Hallie’s response when people would ask her how she was doing. Even though life was often far from wonderful looking from the outside, Hallie had discovered something that allowed her to see life through the right lens.

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I absolutely love how these turned out and can’t wait to make more this next week.

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2 Comments

  1. Sharon, these are great! Now it’s on to Amazon for the metal sublimation bookmarks! I absolutely did not know about this. Of course, that is why I continually read “Hobbies on a Budget.”

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