Monday, February 21, 2011

Colours of Spring Release: Photo Bookmark & Brag Book Freebies

Everytime I get a new kit from Louise at Adopri Graphics, I fall in love again! This time I'm digging the doodles that look like they are kid drawn and colored in with crayon. They are so whimsical and cute, just perfect for many layouts about my own little artist! Plus the pink rain boots seem tailored made for us!
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To show off the pretty colors of this kit, which really helped chase away my winter blues, I designed three photo bookmarks. Each one is 3.5"x8", which is a little wider than I'd do in the future, but at least their larger size means you're unlikely to lose them. I think the size also means they'd make cute photo cards...just sayin' ☺
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After printing three to a page, I cut out and mounted each on cardstock before laminating them individually. You can skip that step but laminating makes them extra sturdy for embellishing. Links to download the png file freebies for each bookmark, so you can add your own text and pictures to each, are below in the descriptions. Enjoy, but please use of Personal Use Only!
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The first design has been left unadorned. Here is a link to the freebie. This design has three circular frames created using one of the papers in the kit. I also recolored the string elements to make them pink. In my example is a circular journaling spot, not on the freebie.
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The quickest and easiest way to add a little extra oomph to the bookmarks, is by adding a little ribbon. Mine is a sheer pink so the flowers still show through. For this freebie design I created my own flower "paper" by adding several flower elements over and over in a random pattern. Then I used my favorite element of the kit, an ornate aqua frame. A quote by e.e. cummings "The earth laughs in flowers," finishes it off.
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For the last hybrid bookmark freebie, a zig zag stitch to adds some interesting texture without a lot of bulk. (Don't look too closely at the stitching, I'm a novice with my machine.) The three part frame is part of the kit, and I chose to use one big picture, but you can also choose to feature three. The journaling tag is from another of Louise's kits, used as a clipping mask with paper from this kit to make it match. For an extra special bookmark you could combine stitching with ribbon!
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Design Team Blog Train!

Once again, the Adori Graphics Design Team has put together an awesome Blog Train for you! Visit each of the members to snag a super cute 4"X6" Brag Book Page! The preview for mine is above. Click here for the png freebie version, it's minus the picture and journaling text and is for Personal Use Only.

Don't forget to visit each member for the complete book as well as other freebies, like quick pages using Louise's newest kit The Colours of Spring. We even have two more stops now! Welcome Ashley & Christin to the team! Once you see all the goodies we've made, I know you're going to want to pick up the kit for yourself:) Here's a full list:

For tips on printing for hybrid projects, see my guest post at Adori Graphics.
For help on assembling a Brag Book, check out
my previous post for the Jungle Jane Kit.

Shared At: Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Sew Can Do, Skip to My Lou, Embellishing Life, CraftOManic, and Today's Creative Blog.


Disclosure: I'm a member of the
Adori Graphics Design Team and receive access to kit for designing promotional items.

7 Friends Said:

Mama King said...

Katie, Beautiful! You have such a great photographic eye. Those pictures of ER are great. They go perfectly with the kit. The kit is adorable.

Ashley Ziegler said...

Oh my goodness! Your work is beautiful! I love the bookmark idea!! :) Your work is inspiring!! I love it!! :)

- Ashley

Unknown said...

A different Ashley here! These are so adorable, I love this and think of your loved ones at the same time. What an idea for grandparents!! Great! Stopping by from Embellishing Life's link party:)
Newest follower!!

Anonymous said...

I love how you did the 3rd book mark. It looks like the picture is popping off the page.

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

I love those colors. So pretty.

Nicole said...

I love the colors! I like the idea to add a ribbon too! Very cool.

Amanda said...

I am so envious of your talent Katie. Gorgeous layouts and the bookmarks... wow! Thanks for sharing.

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