January 28, 2013

Printable Valentine Bookmarks + A Valentine’s Day Link Party!

If you would like to go a candy-free route for Valentine’s Day goodies this year, today’s idea for printable valentine bookmarks is one you are sure to love. Armed with this free printable sheet of bookmarks and a bit of kicky ribbon, in just a few minute’s time, you’ll have whipped up a classroom’s worth of valentines that are sure to be put to good use! 

 

Printable Valentine Bookmarks at PositivelySplendid.com - A great alternative to candy!

 

Read on to see more about how easily these come together, and then stick around to share YOUR best Valentine’s Day ideas in a special Valentine’s Day party I’m hosting along with nine other lovely ladies!

Assembling these bookmarks would be a great activity to complete with children, as they only require a couple of simple steps, and they are the perfect craft to complete in assembly-line fashion.

To start, print the sheet of bookmarks onto white cardstock. (You can find the download below.) Use a paper trimmer to trim apart each of the bookmarks, and then punch a hole through the top of each.

Cut a 6-7″ piece of ribbon for each book mark. Fold the ribbon in half, and slip the folded end through the punched hole, from the front of the bookmark to the back.

Form a slipknot with the ribbon by pulling the loose tails of ribbon up through the looped end, as shown.

Pull the knot gently to secure it (don’t pull too hard, or you might tear the bookmark), and then trim the ends of the ribbon at and angle with shears for a polished look.

All finished!

My son’s first grade classmates will be receiving these this year. I love the idea of giving a gift that will encourage them to read!

If you wish to make the bookmarks more durable, consider laminating each after trimming them apart.

**Updated 2/12/13 – After receiving a number of requests, I have created an additional version of the bookmarks that contain only a “from” field and no hole for punching at the top, in case you opt not to add a ribbon. (Of course, if you want to add a ribbon to the new version, you still can!) Many classrooms request not having valentines filled out for specific individuals, so this will help all of you who happen to be in that situation. Enjoy!

Version 1: With ribbon hole and “to” and “from” fields.

To grab and print this file, either click on this link or the photo below.

Version 2: Only a “from” field and without ribbon hole.

To grab and print this file, either click on this link or the photo below.

Please be courteous when using these printables and remember that they are intended for personal use only. Thank you!

It’s a very special day here at PS, because this little project is just one of TEN fantastic ideas being shared in a can’t-miss Valentine’s Day Party!

This will be a week-long celebration of all things pertaining to the day of love, and along with sharing some of our best Valentine’s Day ideas with you, we are also inviting all of you to take part and link up some of your best Valentine’s Day ideas.

Let me introduce you to our hostesses…

And here is a preview of the creative goodness being shared by my fellow hostesses. Be sure to pay each one a visit to check out all of the project details before coming back over to link up to our sweet soiree!

By linking your ideas to any of the participating hostesses’ blogs, your projects will be seen on all ten blogs. That means more than 100,000 readers will see your work! Talk about spreading the love! I am so excited to see all of the Valentine’s Day ideas you have up your sleeves. I foresee a lot of pinning in my future. :)

 



 

Linking this to Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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57 Responses to Printable Valentine Bookmarks + A Valentine’s Day Link Party!

  1. Stephanie (Ellie's Bites) January 28, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    I love this idea, and the book marks are so cute, too! I will definitely be using these for my daughter’s “sweet’s free” class Valentine exchange. Thank you :)

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid January 28, 2013 at 8:21 am #

      Terrific, Stephanie! So glad you like them. :)

  2. Lisa~ January 28, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    So, so, so cute! My kids will love these! Thanks girl! Lisa~

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now January 28, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    Thank you for hosting, Amy! :) Love the cute bookmarks!

  4. Sara @ Mom Endeavors January 28, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Awesome, Amy! Thanks for hosting the fun joint party! :)

  5. nest of posies January 28, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    just darling, amy!

  6. Lisa @ Wine & Glue January 28, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Amy, Thank you for hosting this party! I love the bookmarks!! What a great non-candy idea :)

  7. Tiffany January 28, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    So cute! I love a good bookmark!

  8. Amy Allen Clark January 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    These are so adorable AND useful!! I now know what to make for our valentines this year! Thank you so much for the cute printable!

  9. heather January 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    I LOVE these cute book marks, soooo creative!
    kisses // heather

  10. Crystal January 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Love the bookmarks!! So cute!!

  11. Julie January 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    These bookmarks are so cute. And they can totally be used for grownups too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid February 1, 2013 at 6:28 am #

      Yes, they would be a great gift for a book club, or even co-workers! Thanks, Julie.

  12. Christina at I Gotta Create! January 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Amy, your bookmarks are so sweet! Thanks for the party!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  13. Kerry January 30, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Fun idea!! Cute bookmarks – my kids would love : )

  14. Jill February 3, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Thanks for these cute printable bookmarks! My 2nd grade son was requesting a bookmark for his classmates but I was having trouble finding one that wasn’t too girly!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid February 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

      I have a 1st grade son who is averse to all things, girly, too! :) I hope your little guy likes these.

  15. Kalyn Brooke February 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    These look great! Will be sharing with my readers!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid February 8, 2013 at 7:27 am #

      Thanks so much, Kalyn!

  16. Hilarie February 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Thanks so much – very cute!

  17. Julie February 11, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Thanks so much! perfect for the non-treat valentine requirements of my kids’ school.

  18. Carmia @Clementine Creative April 28, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    What a clever idea. And I love the ribbon too!

  19. Law Practice Lawyers August 14, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    Just believed I’d remark and state cool concept, did you create it by yourself? Its excellent! Simple and created nicely, appreciate the post.

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