DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates
Hello! A few days ago, my sweet friend in Toronto, Daniela, sent me my inspiration for today’s post. She said that she could not find any good bookplates for her kids and thought it would be a good idea for me to do something like this as a project for the blog. Well, here it is! What worked out really well is Creative Market is featuring the brush font I used by bowery_Studio for free this week. Go on and grab it! I love that the letters seem to have their own personality – much like our sweet little kiddos. Let’s jump in, yes?


The What

The How

1.  Download your font, then open Silhouette Studio. Create a rounded rectangle

DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates with this Silhouette Print and Cut Tutorial

2. Create an internal offset. This will be used as your path for your dotted frame

DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates - a Print and Cut Tutorial

3. Using your Text window, create a few period characters in your font, then place your cursor over the text. When you see the green frame, select the round handle with the arrows, and drag the text over to your internal offset

 DIY Bookplates - a Print and Cut Tutorial

4. Once your text snaps onto the inner rounded rectangle, place the cursor on your text and continue typing the period character until the entire frame is complete. The size of my frame characters was 11 pt

DIY Stationery - Create Your Own Bookplates - a Silhouette Tutorial - how to create a border along a path

5. Now type your “This book belongs to” text in your font. Size used: 43.25 pt

DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates with this Print and Cut Tutorial

6. Send to print and cut (if you do not own a Silhouette cutting machine, yet, send to print, then use a scissors to cut)

DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates - a print and cut tutorial

 

And you’re done! Which books will be lucky enough to grace your lovely bookplates?
DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates
DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates
DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates
DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates

Looking for some more inspiration? Take a look at my other Silhouette projects.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Stationery: Create Your Own Bookplates

  1. Daniela

    Love how the book plates turned out! Aside from being a lovely way to personalize books, it’s a great way to make sure siblings’ libraries maintain their integrity! Brother’s books go back on brother’s shelf; sister’s books go back on sister’s shelf! Lending is, of course, always encouraged!

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