Steve's new book next to his iPhone - for perspective purposes
The realization of the need for a bookmark came the first night that Steve was reading the book. Knowing that I have quite the collection of bookmarks, I headed out to my desk to find one he could use. As I was looking through them, I hear him ask "Do you have any that aren't too girly?" and of course being a girl - all of my bookmarks are pretty darn girly.
Today I had a bit of inspiration while taking down all of our Christmas cards and wondering what in the world people do with all of these cards after the season is over. I went to put the cards away with all of the other cards we have accumulated, and decided that I would make Steve a bookmark out of one of our old cards we had received. A quick search through the pile found a Simpsons card he received for his birthday - PERFECT! I went to work and cut out Homer eating pancakes in the shape of a bookmark, which left a rectangular hole in the card.
I mounted the cut-out to a sheet of card stock, held it in place and smoothed over it with some Mod Podge, and VOILA! Steve is now the proud owner of a Homer Simpson bookmark.
So now Steve has a bookmark for his ginormous book (and future reads as well), and I have come up with a fabulous new idea for all of those old cards I have stored up. Everybody wins!