Making your own personalized valentines is easy, inexpensive and so much fun. Here’s how to create class sets of Valentine bookmarks in just a few minutes. Your kids will love them. All you need is a computer, Karen’s Kids clip art and your imagination (everyone has one).
OPEN YOUR FAVORITE TYPING/WORD PROCESSING PROGRAM
What program do you like best, Word, Google Docs, Pages? Open a new page and make light gray visible lines that divide your page into 8 parts. This is enough room for eight bookmarks and the lines will help when you place your clip art (stay within the lines) and when you are ready to cut your bookmarks apart.
CREATE SOME SIMPLE SHAPES
Create some simple shapes in each space. Rectangles with rounded corners make a nice background for your message and any clip art you want to add.
ADD KAREN’S KIDS CLIP ARTThis is the fun part. Pull (insert, place, copy-paste) your clip art image on top of (in front of) your rectangle.
You can add the same clip art image to each bookmark or…
…you can add different clip art images to each of the bookmarks.
ENLARGE or REDUCE THE CLIP ART
It is easy to enlarge or reduce the the clip art image to any size. If you want lots of space for your message reduce the size of the clip art image or enlarge it if you message is short. Your rectangle size can be changed too.
ADD YOUR MESSAGE
Type you message. The kids love riddles and jokes. You can find plenty of fun riddles, verses and poems online. Google: ‘kid-friendly Valentine jokes and riddles’. You can make a page with different messages on each bookmark or…
…you can make a page with all the same message and clip art.
PRINTING YOUR BOOKMARKSWhen you are ready to print your bookmarks you can print them in color or set your printer to print your color page in gray scale instead of color. I like the way the gray scale bookmarks look.You can also create your bookmarks using black and white clip art. Your little Valentines can color their black and white bookmarks too.
DIY BOOKMARK SAMPLES
Create your bookmark page and keep the template for next year and years to come.
The bookmarks are a special treat by themselves or you can add a little extra treat – popcorn bags, pencils, chocolate kisses.
CLIP ART FOR YOUR CREATIVE DESIGNS
Karen’s Kids clip art sets come in full color and black and white. They have a transparent background so you can overlap the images. You can download the images immediately to get started on your Valentines today. CLICK HERE to see Karen’s Kids Valentine Clip Art.
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WISHING YOU A HEARTFELT VALENTINE’S DAY AND A FEBRUARY FILLED WITH LOTS OF LOVE!
Can you DIY with clip art? EVERYONE CAN…It’s easy and fun for you and your kids. Use clip art ( Karen’s Kids Valentine Clip Art ) Just open your typing program, pull in your favorite clip art, add your message, print out and enjoy.