Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fun Christmas Gift

This is a book mark I made for my daughter for Christmas. She loves the ocean and subscribes to "Coastal Living" where I found this picture. And she loves to read. It seemed like a good gift for her.

I was surprised when I visited "The Old Post Road" and read "Now that's a good idea" and saw the picture of this bedroom and it reminded me of the bookmark. So I wanted to share my project with you.

Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors. Don't you love the quote I put on the bookmark? The picture seemed perfect!

Making bookmarks is fun. Last year I used pictures of my children when they were young and gave them each four bookmarks. I make it 2 inches wide by 6.5 tall with a resolution of 200. Then merge the layers and move the original onto a blank document 10.5 by 8.25. Four fit across the page perfectly. I print on cardstock and then using spray adhesive I put it on another sheet to make it stiffer. Then cut with a paper cutter for nice straight lines.

Oh, I forgot to say I do this in Photo Elements 6, a really great program. It takes a little studying to learn but it is well worth it. My son gave me "Photo Shop Elements 6: The Missing Manual." The book is a real help.


used cars sioux falls said...

Have you found that hardly anyone reads books anymore? Either they read online, or with their electronic device. So sad. I love the feel of books.

Porch Days said...

to used cars sioux falls - My family are all readers. Books are the number one Christmas gift. My husband and I go to the library regularly and I'm happy to say it is always busy there. I am always pleased to see mothers with their children checking out a stack of books.

Piecefulafternoon said...

We also love books - and I've made a lot of bookmarks. To preserve them I use clear contac paper on both sides - overlap the edges a little and trim it evenly. It preserves the bookmarks without distorting them at all. I love that poem, by the way.

Jess said...

I still have the ones Jess made for me for Christmas one year. :)