Hello friends and happy Tuesday!!
I’m an avid reader and I know that many of you are, too. In fact, there is even a space dedicated to talking about our love of reading in the forums here at The Lilypad. The Reading Pad even has a monthly book club.
I exceeded my reading goal last year and I’m looking forward to tackling a new reading goal this year. I love having cute bookmarks on hand to use when I’m reading. I love the quote, “Bookmarks are for Quitters.” It’s cute, but not very realistic??
One of the easiest hybrid projects that I absolutely love is making bookmarks. I just made a fresh batch and thought I would share these with you along with the instructions for how I made them.
I made these bookmarks rather simply, just using a quote and image with a solid colored background on the front and a patterned paper on the back. Here’s how I made them:
First, I opened a letter-sized document in Photoshop and created four 2.5×7.5 rectangles on the page. I filled each of these rectangles with solid colors that coordinated with the kits I used. I used guidelines to make sure everything was lined up.
I then duplicated this image (image>duplicate) and clipped patterned papers to each rectangle.
On each of these first rectangular shapes (with a solid background), I placed a word art and matching image.
I sent the solid background images to the printer first, using a good cardstock paper.
Then I flipped that paper over and printed the patterned paper images.
The last step I followed was to use a paper trimmer to cut the bookmarks out.
Here they all are…these each have a patterned paper on the backside. I prefer my bookmarks unadorned, but if you want to embellish these with tassels or string, you can just punch a small hole in the top to do that.
If you’re a reader or you have a goal to read more this year, I encourage you to give making your own bookmarks a try! And be sure to check out the Reading Pad. The book club February pick is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, the book pictured here with my hybrid bookmark.