What better way to mark a scary novel you are reading than with these Witch’s Recipe Bookmarks? They are very easy to make. All you need is GIMP, some digital scrapbooking elements, and a list of ingredients from the Witch’s cupboard.

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First, open a new image in A4 or 8.5 x 11 px size to make it print-ready.

You can increase each image by clicking on it so you can easily see all settings used.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Go to View and put a check mark beside Show Grid and Snap to Grid.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Go to Image and click on Configure Grid. Set the width and height to 826 x 1753 x. Make sure that the chain is unlinked to be able to set both fields with different values.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Pull some rulers to your image to make a guide for six bookmarks.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Open the digital scrapbooking background you wish to use and cut a bookmark piece using the Rectangle Select Tool. For this, I used digital papers and elements from the Happy Halloween kit from Digidesignresort.com.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Create a new transparent layer. Paste the cut piece on one of the slots on your blank image. Go to Colors and click on Colorize, if you wish to adjust the color.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Right-click on the bookmark’s layer and click on Alpha to Selection to highlight it.

Witch's Recipe BookmarksChange the FG color to whatever matches your bookmark. Go to Edit and click on Stroke Selection. Change the line width to 8.0 and click OK.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Click Select and None. Using the Rectangle Select tool, create a rectangle within its borders.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

 

Click on Edit then Stroke Selection and change the line width to 20.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

 

With the Ellipse Select tool, create a punch hole on the top and press the Delete key on your keyboard.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Now, add some decor and embellishments on your bookmark.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Using the Text tool, add a fancy name for a witch’s potion ingredient. Repeat all steps to make 5 more bookmarks.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

 

When you’re done, print it out and prepare the things you need, like scissors and some ribbons.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Cut the bookmarks.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Punch holes on them and attach the ribbons.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

Now, you  have a wonderful batch of bookmarks for the books you are reading or are planning to read. These are great presents for a bookworm you might personally know.

Witch's Recipe Bookmarks

 

We have used the kit “Happy Halloween” from the Sunset Scrapper Club – exclusively available JUST there!

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