It’s Freebie Time

Hello everyone!  I’m always trying to think of new and interesting things to share with you all.  Did you know that?  Actually I spend a huge amount of my daily existence thinking about you and musing upon how lucky I am to have each one of you as readers.  The support and inspiration you give me every day truly touches my heart… it really does!  So thank you.


Anyhowwwww… I thought it was about time for a new freebie, so I’ve created these fun printables for you all to enjoy.  I love vintage books, library cards, card catalog files (oh what I wouldn’t give for one of those babies), so here you have:

  • Library Card Pocket Template
  • Printable Standard Library Cards
  • Printable Mini Note Cards (they fit inside the library card pockets) and are perfect for stashing in lunch boxes or using to top a gift)

I especially love the idea of using these as seating cards at a wedding or event.  Stamping each of the library card pockets with a number (or the guest’s name) and then tucking a mini menu or program inside!  Perfect!

To read directions for use and to download…

{DIRECTIONS FOR USE} – Library Card Pocket

  1. Print template at 100% onto cardstock
  2. Cut out template along the outer lines
  3. Place template on top of a plain or patterned sheet of paper (heavyweight paper works best, but you can use other paper as well).  If your paper has a pattern be sure to place it pattern side down.
  4. Trace template onto your paper using faint lines with a pencil and cut out
  5. Fold paper where shown on the template (along the dotted lines) starting with number 1 and finishing with number 3.
  6. Glue the flaps (labeled on the template as number 3) using a glue stick.
  7. Taa-daa

Download library card pocket template

Download free standard library cards

Download free mini gift cards

Perfect for:

  • Your personal lending library
  • Love notes
  • Lunch box messages
  • Inspirational words left for unsuspecting patrons at your local library or book store
  • Gift tags
  • Seating cards at your next party (even better if it’s for your book club)
  • Just because they are cute and oh so nostalgic!
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71 Comments

  1. Peggy / / Reply

    I just found your site and it looks really nice. I love your pockets and cards.Thanks for sharingBlessingsPeggy

  2. laura / / Reply

    Oooh, I looooove this! Thank you so much! This is my first time on your blog and I’m so happy I found you! I love all things literary (*ahem* am lit. grad student) and these little library card pockets are Just Precious! Well done, miss!

    with love from Pittsburgh…

  3. Kelly / / Reply

    I love, love, LOVE your freebies, Ez! You’ve outdone yourself again.

    Thanks!xoKelly

  4. Elizabeth / / Reply

    Thank you for such great freebies! Can’t wait to use these.

  5. Melissa de la Fuente / / Reply

    Wow! these are so incredibly adorable! i can’t wait to get home to get on that downloading! How amazingly sweet of you Ez, the sentiment above and this wonderful freebie! Thank you so much for thinking of us!xoMelissa

  6. Caroline / / Reply

    No reason for writing, just to SHOUT OUT about how beautiful you and your blog are, and to tell you how much I love your new banner – the prettiest one yet!

  7. Kathy / / Reply

    Where oh where do you find enough hours in the day for all your creative endeavors???

    Thank you for the freebies. They’re supercute.

    Yeah, I want a card catalog or a chinese medicine cabinet, as well. Good thing dreams are free!

  8. neonfoxtongue / / Reply

    This are completely awesome – thanks so much! I’m about to send a care package to a friend and the ‘Hello’ card will be the perfect addition!

  9. S.HOPtalk / / Reply

    You never cease to amaze me…these are amazing! I, too, find vintage books and library elements so endearing. Thanks so much for your generosity. I can’t wait to try these out.

  10. Claire / / Reply

    Thank you so much for the lovely library cards and pockets – you are so thoughtful and generous!xxx

  11. Emily / / Reply

    I love these!! I think I may take the library cards and laminate them for book marks. These are fantastic!!

  12. Creative Origins / / Reply

    Found you via “Folding Trees”, love these printables. Can’t wait to add them to my “must make” list. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Alexis / / Reply

    I’m trying to rearrange my library and I’ve been looking for labels for my books. These are so cute! :) Thanks for sharing!

  14. tifanie / / Reply

    these are great! thank you so much! how thoughtful. you know, i would kill for one of those card catalog things as well. i’ve come so close to getting one twice on ebay, but i’ve been outbid each and every time. sigh. one of these days…

  15. b00kmark / / Reply

    Thank you for sharing your freebie gifts. The library cards and notes are wonderful and are greatly appreciated.

  16. Les / / Reply

    These are great! We will use them for our guests to write notes to us at our reception. As English teachers, we are both thrilled about it!

    Thank you!

  17. Casey Adams / / Reply

    I have been wondering how to make these library pockets. Then I found you!! Thank you so much for the template.

  18. Misty Grosse / / Reply

    I love these, I have been looking for a printable card and this is the best. BONUS pocket too !!

  19. Darlene / / Reply

    I just found your blog through Design Freebies. Your printables are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  20. .amanda. / / Reply

    oh this is FAB!

    when I was in junior high I had a lot of books and I tried to make my own personal library in my bedroom. I snipped lined 3″ x 5″ cards and wrote peoples names on and such. It was a lot of fun!

    Ah memories…

  21. Rebecca / / Reply

    Hey! You are AMAZING!

    I am hosting a Book Exchange at my house and I’ve been scouring the internet looking for ideas for invites but to no avail. Then, a lightbulb went off about using library cards inside their pockets but since the party is in just two weeks, no time to order any.

    And then-I found YOU

    (enter angelic song)

    Here is my question since I am a computer dork.

    I downloaded these amazingly wonderful and PERFECT library card pocket template and cards but what I would REALLY like to do is type the invite out on them BEFORE printing rather than writing them all out by hand.

    Is that possible? I have no idea how, if it is…I’ve been toying with it for almost an hour. (told you I was a dork.)

    If you have a moment, would you let me know if this is possible?

    Thanks so much!

  22. roxanne.barton@hotmail.com / / Reply

    I used your library card & pocket template in a scrapbook for my new nephew…noted God as the AUTHOR, his name as the TITLE, his arrival as the DUE DATE and the parent’s names under ISSUED TO. I think my sister will love it!Thank you so much for posting the freebies!!

  23. Acacia / / Reply

    Love this but the link to the download is broken! Bummer!

  24. Szncy / / Reply

    I would love to download these but the link is not working… could you look at it?
    thanks

  25. Ez / / Reply

    Hi Acacia and Szncy! I’ve reworked the links and they should download now. My apologies. I am still working on bringing all the files from my old site over, so I appreciate your patience.
    Enjoy!
    xo
    Ez

  26. Sachiko Lamb / / Reply

    I love the idea of library cards! It reminds me of the actual experience of going through the card catalog, and all that. Since most big libraries today are using computers it makes me miss that experience.

  27. Mrs B. / / Reply

    Thank you for the ideas. I have a large collection of reference books that a lot of Scouting Leaders borrow. I am going to make you libary card and pocket and put in all of my "Library Books". Great way to keep track of who has borrowed my books.

  28. mosey / / Reply

    Out of all the blogs I read, I come to yours daily for the most beautiful inspiration. Thank you so much for all your amazing ideas and free downloads you offer!

  29. Michele / / Reply

    Hello these are so cute!!! I tried to download them today but it's not allowing me too, some kind of time out error. Please help! I'd love to use these for my son since he's starting Kindergarten in a couple of weeks. Thanks!

  30. Kristen / / Reply

    Hi, I am making a " Library gift" for my cousins daughter. I was planning on posting it on my blog. I was going to link back to this post for the library card print out. Is that ok?

  31. Ez / / Reply

    That would be awesome Kristen! Thanks for supporting my blog by linking back! I appreciate it so much! xo Ez

  32. Jacqui / / Reply

    I think I'm going to put these in every book I can find so that I get that little nostalgic thrill when I get to the end of a book. Thanks for sharing!

  33. Madelyn S. / / Reply

    So cute! Adorbs, I am having a book exchange party with my book club, these are perfect to print my menu on. Thanks again! Love this blog!

  34. J / / Reply

    None of the craft stores in my city had any of these pokets and buying them online was not an option. Was glad to see that I can make them myself givin the fact that I just need one not 50 or 500! Plus it is a Valentines day gift for my sweetheart and its better to hand make gifts, personaly.

    Heres my idea for their use:
    glue the pocket on the inside of a designer notebook (like one that is more like a book with a binding and all). On the card write something like "10 things I love about you"!

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  40. Sara / / Reply

    LOVE this! I was also wondering if there is any way to add text?? Thank you so much!!

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