Craft Your Own Unique Bookmark in Canva

Design a gorgeous bookmark that you’ll be proud to slip between the pages of your favorite novel.

How to make a bookmark - Canva

Design a bookmark that is uniquely yours

Whether you’re a bookworm who simply adores bookmarks with beautiful designs featuring cute illustrations, popular bookish quotes and more, an author looking to create book swag for your readers or a company promoting your name and business, Canva’s Bookmark Maker is perfect for you.

Canva takes the complications out of designing so whatever your design level, you can easily create a bookmark that reflects your own style. Thanks to intuitive drag and drop tools and a vast library of professionally designed layouts and elements, you’ll be able to create awesome bookmarks in just a few clicks.

How to make a bookmark

  1. Open Canva

    First, launch your Canva app or open a new web page to get started. You can sign up for Canva if you don’t already have it through your Google or Facebook account. Next, search for the “bookmark” design type and start designing.

  2. Find a template

    Browse through hundreds of bookmark templates for every theme. Find quote bookmarks, black and white bookmarks, inspirational bookmarks, holiday bookmarks and more. Use the search tool to filter by color, layout or style.

  3. Explore features

    Find millions of stock photos, images, illustrations and other graphics in Canva’s library. Just drag and drop ingredients like color schemes, fonts, layouts, text boxes, stickers, etc. onto your page in the editor.

  4. Keep customizing

    Want to add your own creative twist to your bookmark? Personalize your design to your heart’s content. Upload your own photos, images and artwork. Add your business logo. Mix and match elements from different templates.

  5. Download and print

    Once you’re happy with your design, you can save and download your bookmarks and print them out. Canva Print makes it easier to design at home and have them delivered to your door. Plus, you can edit your design any time.

Open a New Bookmark Design

Personalize your bookmark with your own images or choose from our massive stock library

Want a cute kitten to greet you every time you pick up where you left off? Or how about a famous landmark that goes with your book’s setting? Search for these and more using Canva’s impressive media library which hosts over a million photos, illustrations, and vectors you can use on your bookmark designs.

Each photo is carefully reviewed and curated so you only get the best choices. There are also plenty of free images to choose from. To browse for free images, head over to the Element tab and select the Free Photos folder. Meanwhile, at $1 a pop, using premium images won’t break the bank either.

Choose from over a hundred layouts and designs or create your own

One of the best parts of designing in Canva is that you don’t have to design from a blank page (one of the most challenging parts of designing). Instead, you can browse through Canva’s wide selection of beautiful, ready-made bookmark templates and choose one that inspires you the most.

From there, you can customize as much or as little as you want. Recolor text and elements, move them around, resize them, change images and quotes. You’re only a few clicks, drags, and drops away from the perfect reading companion. And if you want to create another bookmark with the same layout, simply duplicate your saved design!

Print your bookmark in stunning high resolution

Once you’re happy with your design, it’s time to bring it to life! Save and download your new bookmark as a high-quality PDF for printing. You can also show off your design on your favorite social media channel by clicking on the ‘Share’ button to post your design directly on Facebook or Twitter.

Want to make changes or edit on the fly? Access all of your designs on your mobile device by downloading our free Canva iOS and Android apps from the App Store or Google Play.

Use your bookmark as a creative marketing tool

If you’re an author or budding writer, bookmarks are the perfect way to promote your name and your literary works. Make the colors of your bookmark similar to your book covers to create a consistent aesthetic. Add your personal logo to your bookmark design or feature a character or quote from your books. With Canva, it’s easy to come out with book swag that your readers will surely treasure.

FAQ

Printing your own bookmarks is easy. Simply find a bookmark template, create your bookmarks using the design software of your choice, lay them out on the page so that it’s easy to cut them out on paper and hit print.

Most bookmarks are around 2 x 8 inches. A slightly smaller size, 2 x 6, might be used for children’s books or small paperbacks. A longer size, 2 x 7, is for holding more information and photos for a bigger visual impact.

Bookmarks often contain eye-catching images on the front or back, literary quotes from famous books or authors and illustrations and drawings. You can decide what style of bookmark suits your personality or, if it’s a gift, the personality of the person you’re giving it to.

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