8.08.2017

Free Binder Cover Printables

Hello and welcome!

As we are approaching our kids starting up school again, I wanted to create some new binder covers for my daughter.

I'm sharing them on here for free today for personal use!
This is a set of 8.5x11 JPG format (not editable) binder cover printable images.

free binder covers free printables

These can be used by printing and slipping inside the clear covering that covers most three ring binders.  Not all binders come with that clear covering, so make sure to get one that does.  After printing, just slip it down into the top of the clear covering. 

These do not, however, have editable text. I've included a cover in five different patterns for the following subject titles:
Math
Science
History
Social Studies (not pictured)
Language Arts
Spelling
Writing

(See below for our set with blank centers)

While the freebie set does not come with binder backings or spines, we do have the set in our shop with blank centers that does come with matching backings (see below for link).

***A few notes about printing***
1. Printed colors often vary from colors seen on screen.  Screens are capable of producing many more colors than printers, and monitor (screen) settings vary.
2. Some printers can print borderless. If you have a printer that can print all the way to the edge of the paper, you'll find a "borderless" print option in your print settings. If not, a white border will be left around your image.
3. My favorite paper to use for these is soft gloss photo paper. It's sturdier than standard printer paper and has a nice finish.

 Click the image below to head to the download folder.  Once there, you'll need to click on each individual file to download the ones that you would like.
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ah0vmBFkzdt5uAI7K5Nwv_5V5bke
If for any reason the link is expired or the download folder is empty, please send us an email to lillyashleyetsy@hotmail.com so that we can get it fixed asap. Thanks!

Since there's other subjects and classes (or other types of binders such as planners or recipe books) that you may need, I've also made the set available in the shop with blank centers (also JPG format which is not editable, see below for options to label them)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/549548821/binder-cover-printables-set-85x11-jpg?ref=shop_home_active_1

 The blank center set could be used for any type of binders...lesson plans, calendar planners, recipe binders, school subject binders, etc! Or use them as binder section dividers inside the binder!

As far as labeling the binders, one option is to use a colored permanent marker after printing. 
Typing on them prior to print with a cute font is possible too!

Now...these are JPG images rather than PDF documents, so they do not have editable text. They can be typed on though, the same way you would type on top of a photo. I use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Elements most of the time, but even without these, it can still be done...from a website!! (one I use often and love!)

Here's how (and it's free!)...

1. Head to PicMonkey website (www.picmonkey.com). It's a website for typing on images! We love it.
2. Click "edit" near the top of the screen.
3. Find your binder cover file to load it.
4. Once your file comes up on the website, click on the "Tt" text tool at the left of the screen. 
5. Now that you see a list of cute fonts to choose from, you'll want to click on the "add text" rectangle at the top of that list.
6. Now you've got a text box on your image! It can be moved as well as made bigger or smaller.
7. Choose from the list of fonts and click the one you want to use. Lower down in the list you'll notice that some of them have a little crown next to them, which does require a membership to the website.  But all the ones without a crown are totally free!
8.  Type in your text box and get it sized and centered how you want it.
9. Change the color of your text by using the color box to the right.
10. Once you've got your text how you want it, you'll find a "save" button near the top left bar of the screen next to a square shaped arrow.
11. Choose your resolution (I always choose the largest to ensure a pretty print once complete) and save it to your computer!

Here's what it looks like while you're editing, I've circled in red some of the important areas to look for when you're adding text:

I love this method for adding text as there are no limitations to exactly where the text can go.  The text box can be put exactly where you want it, in the exact size you want it! What I love most is that it's free, with no programs to need or have to download.

For more binder covers, you'll find free sets here on the website, as well as a variety of options in our design shop!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LillyAshley?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=16601412

PicMonkey could be used to type on any of these, as all of the sets are images rather than documents.

Enjoy today's freebies, and be sure to check back with us soon for more free downloads!

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