Bookmarks and Bookplates
Label Books with Book Plates - Save a Page with a Bookmark
If you love to read and have a collection of favorite books, you probably have a collection of special bookmarks for your personal library or collection of favorite tomes.
They hold our place between the pages of a book or magazine - gently keep track of where we left off reading and prevent damage to the book's spine and pages.Library labels pasted inside the cover or on the flyleaf page identify the owner or the institution that owns and houses a loaned volume.
Book lovers often mark their personal library collections with decorative labels that may say "Ex Libris" and include their name.
This story provides tips on finding bookmarks and bookplates you can print or buy plus designs, tips and patterns for making your own from free clip art.
Free Printable Gifts for Readers
Artistic Placeholders Save Your Page and Protect Your Book
You can design a personal page marker and label to match the theme of a book you're giving as a gift, or make a one that relates to the gift recipient's hobby, interests or favorite things. My mother loves to garden, so I designed a set of Spring Tulip Bookmarks a couple years ago to give to her on Mother's Day.
When my older granddaughter was beginning to read and building her own library, I sent a sheet of Valentine Bookmarkers enclosed in her Valentine's Day card.
Laminating Adds Strength and Durability to Your Bookmarks
Protect papers and crafts that take a lot of wear and tear by laminating with this nifty home office machine. Slip papers into special plastic sleeves, feed into the front and out comes a nicely laminated piece ready for trimming.
I like to laminate paper items that will get lots of use, especially bookmarks and recipes I use frequently.
Free Printable Bookmarks Make Wonderful Gifts or Gift Tags - It's a Greeting Card and a Gift Tag
Printable Spring Scene Bookmarks
Bookmark greeting cards you can print and craft yourself are frugal and thoughtful.
Print out this sheet to use as gifts or gift tags - free for personal or classroom use - made from a print of an original oil painting, Spring Forest.
Printable Animal Labels
Printable Animal Stickers Book Labels
Print your young reader a set of these cute animal notes and use them as book stickers, cubbie tags or lunch box notes.
Each sheet contains the set of four cute animal critters shown in the picture: moose, duck with sunglasses, lion and puppy dog.
There's plenty of room to write a child's name in the space provided. Glue inside your child's books on a loose flyleaf page or on a temporary cover.
Mark books discretely with a paper embosser
Personalized with your name or desired text. Precision crafted to give crisp impressions on envelopes, stationery, greeting cards, books, photos, foil labels
- Ergonomic Soft Grip Handle
- Available with 1-5/8" round die or 1"x2" rectangular die.
Childrens Bookplates - Encourage Kids to Love Books and Build Their Own Library
My Home Library offers a wide assortment of kid-favorite bookplates. Some bookplates are original designs by kids - both color and black and white plates are included in the collections.
Reading is Fundamental bookplate designs feature fun characters on free printable bookplates for kids (some to color in, and some already in color).
Robot Book Labels designed by Creative Mamma, these Robot Book Labels designed using her original illustrations are sure to make your child's books way cool for school!
Free Kids Book Labels - printable, personalizable book labels for children in several different styles
Spine Savers Poll - How do you mark your page in a book? - Never lay a book face down in the open position to hold your place.
What's Your Favorite Way to Mark Where You Stopped Reading?
Gift Ideas for Readers - Make Your Book Gift Extra Special
Bookmarkers are an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift for anyone who reads. You can find one or more to give as a gift for just about anyone in thousands of themes, materials and sizes.
Think about what the recipient enjoys - cooking, gardening, sewing - or design your own around a holiday theme. Select a marker and label to accompany a book you've chosen as a gift.
Printable Bookmark Craft Pages - Freebies to print, cut out and use
These craft sheets are free to print so you can make your own page holders or labels for your book collection. Don't forget you can use a printed bookmark as a gift tag, too.
Treasures for children encourage reading and a love for books. Making bookmarks is a popular kids craft and many adults enjoy crafting their own from paper, fiber, greeting cards and ribbon.
Quick Print Bookmarks
Encourage Reading and Prevent Damage to Bindings
You can encourage kids to read by having them make colorful bookmarks for themselves and as gifts for friends and family. Bookmarks make ideal party favors and craft activities, plus they offer a creative way to use up bits of leftover craft papers, cardstock and trimmings.
Younger children will enjoy decorating a coloring bookmark, then pasting it onto card stock to make a personal bookmark or gift.
Bookmarks are popular favors for kids parties, and as treats for Halloween, summer camp activities or as a small extra tucked into a birthday card. Some bookmarks can even be used as a gift tag - simply write your personal message on the back and the tag becomes a bookmark to treasure for years.
Family Printables Bookmarks - Print and cut bookmark sheets for holidays including Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Grandparents Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day,Father's Day
Recycle Cards, Wrapping Paper and Calendar Pictures into Bookmarks
Cut up old greeting cards to use the pictures and the card stock.
Cut scraps of gift wrap and glue them to scraps of greeting card backs.
Cut up the pictures from old calendars and paste them onto slightly larger pieces of cut up greeting cards. You could also use this idea to craft a collage bookmark.
Cut off the corners of envelopes to slip over a page tab to hold your place.
Recycle Crafts - Make Bookmarks from Cards, Calendars, Gift Wrap
- Bookmark Craft Sheets - Holiday Themes to Print, Cut, Color
Free printable holiday bookmark craft sheets for family crafts or classroom arts and crafts, a free coloring and cut paste activity.
- Kid Goodies - Bookmarkers
8 collections of free printable bookmarks in PDF format.
- Fine Art Printable Bookmarks
Free printable 2-sided bookmarks with exclusive work by sketch artist John Fisher, vintage fine art and more.
- Full Color Printable Bookmarks : MochaBayDesign.com
Bookmarker printables with original designs for non commercial print and use.
Bookplates - Artistic Name Labels for Your Library
Art nouveau bookplate labels make a nice Mother's Day Gift.
Bookplates were first used in Germany after the introduction of movable type and the book printing press. The practice of sticking a label with the library owner's name and a bit of art or coat of arms took off from there and was very popular. Today book lovers and libraries still affix bookplates to books to identify and adorn the inside book cover (front or back).
Childrens bookplates encourage young readers to build a personal library beginning in childhood, and they instill a sense of love and respect for books at an early age.
If you love to read, you probably have a collection of books you love, and loan books to family and friends. Adding a bookplate to the inside cover of your books reminds borrowers where to return your treasured volumes when they've finished reading.
Label Your Book Collection
Add a bit of personality to your private library with distinctive labels.
Bookplates, or book labels, have attractive designs and space to add your name. Never lose a loaned book again - add a bookplate to the inside cover or title page.
Vintage Book Plate - Ex Libris (from the Library of )
Printable Bookplate Designs and Collections
You can make book plates from antique and new design bookplate collections and pictures available on the Internet. Older book plate label designs offer a history of ownership in vintage book collections, while new bookplates identify books from libraries of all types and sizes.
- Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie
Random thoughts from a passionate bookplate collector. Lots of beautiful illustrations of antique bookplates.
- Free Printable Bookplates for Children
Many different free printable bookplate book label designs for boys and girls.
- Free Bookplate - Whimsical Girls With Books - From theblackapple
Popular artist and designer, Emily Martin of theblackpple.com and Inside A Black Apple blog, created this whimsical free bookplate to download and print in conjunction with her podcast interview on Craftsanity.com. So cute and so cool,
Fabric and Fiber Bookmarks to Craft
Knit, crochet, sew, macrame, embroider or quilt a treasured bookmark for yourself, or make one for a book-loving friend or family member.
Bookmark Crafts Promote Reading
Develop a love for reading and books with children's bookmark crafts or create a lovely gift for a friend from a printable bookmark sheet. Include a new bookmark along with a book you give as a holiday gift. You can also use bookmark printables as gift tags or ornaments.
Reading Lovers Book Light Bookmark - It's a light, it's a bookmark, it's a terrific gift
Not only will this handy tool mark your place in a book, it lights up the page for you when you read.
Printable Bookmarks to Print, Cut Out and Decorate
- Bookmark Gifts & Craft Projects
Free printable bookmarks and coloring bookmarks to print, cut and give as a thoughtful gift to dad, mom, grandma, grandpa or teacher for father's day, mother's day or any gift occasion.
- Free Printable Bookmark Craft Sheets
Free printable kids bookmarks with love, wildlife, reading is cool and holiday themes.
- Pirate Bookmarks to Color
free printable templates for pirate bookmarks
- Kids Crafts Gift Crafts: Bookmarks
Kids Crafts Gift Crafts: Bookmarks These kids crafts bookmarks are simple enough once you have made them a few times.
- Mardars Printables - Printable Bookmarks
Printable bookmarks, book corners and book place holders - free for personal use.
How do you save your page in a book, or keep track of your books from your personal library?
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© 2007 Lee Hansen