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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crafty Project Idea: Creating Bookmarks

While I love to quilt, another passion is reading.  I also enjoy cute bookmarks!  While I purchase pre-made bookmarks for gifts, as well as for my own use, I never seem to find them with wording or pictures that captures exactly what I'd like.  Thus, when I saw this fun project idea by MyMemories, I wanted to share it with you.  Plus, MyMemories will give you the templates for free, where you can modify to create bookmarks perfect for you too! Just click here to download these bookmark samples.

I quickly adapted the free template to create a variety of layouts and wording. 

It was so much fun, I created even more bookmark designs - all within a few minutes.

Once I had  the designs completed, I was able to print them on photo paper, on my home printer.  You can easily trim them with scissors or a paper cutter.   You can use scrapbooking grommets, but I  stitched some ribbon on to these bookmarks.

These bookmarkes now help me find my favorite patterns in quilt magazines.

And, I'm looking forward to using one with some pleasure reading.

I think these would also make fun little gifts.  Can you imagine bringing good cheer by surprising a kid with a cheerful bookmark in their school books?  Or what about including them inside of a Birthday or Get Well card?  What other ideas do you have for creating and/or giving bookmarks? 

While the MyMemories software helped me to create these fun bookmark cards, it is such an easy to use software that it is also fun to enhance photos for greeting cards, blogs, scrapbooks, etc..  I even found it inspirational to use for keeping track of my "Wish List" for future quilting projects.

There are many templates that are included in the MyMemories software, as well as papers, clipart, etc.  It is also easy to modify and create layouts to the size, scale, color you want.  Very easy to use and flexible software that is now my GO TO software when it comes to creating anything with digital images.

Don't forget to download the free bookmarking template from MyMemories.

My Memories digital scrapbooking kits and scrapbook software

While MyMemories software is reasonably priced at $39.97, they have also offered readers of SewCalGal a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software. And, they will also give you a $10 coupon for the My Memories store - $20 value! Just copy and paste the code STMMMS74482 and enter it during checkout to receive your discount!



teachpany said...

What a great idea!! Love them!

Snoodles said...

Oh my goodness, I'm on my way to get that template! I saw some cute things in the My Memories software that I can incorporate for some upcoming birthday gifts! Thanks for the heads up. :)
(Love your designs, too!)

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Barb said...

Thanks for the free bookmark samplers!!

Josie McRazie said...

HUNGER GAMES!!! Loved the books, movie...ehh so so.