5 Free Spring Printables featuring Jane Austen, L.M. Montgomery, and more
These pretty free spring printables feature green eucalyptus designs, a script font, and favorite quotes from Jane Austen, L.M. Montgomery, and Elizabeth Gaskell. Put some spring cheer on your walls with these literary printables!
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Freshen up your home with some sweet spring printables featuring quotes from Pride and Prejudice, The Blue Castle, Emma, and more. Each of these prints is designed for an 8″x10″ frame and you can opt to print one or all of them if you wish.
I wanted to create some fresh art for my walls and I thought, what better way to start than with some of my favorite books? These printables are excellent for brightening up a workspace or office.
If you’ve never read The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, oh it’s charming. It’s a little more gritty than Anne of Green Gables and just full of, well, life! Read it.
Another favorite of mine is North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. This one was first brought to my attention by the BBC mini-series featuring Richard Armitage (go watch it!). The book is even better in my opinion (and I love the mini-series), but the cast did such a wonderful job in the adaption that it is their faces and mannerisms I always envision now when I read the book.
And, of course, I had to include Pride and Prejudice. After writing up this post I think it’s time for me to go grab my copy and give it a re-read.
Alright, enough about my favorite books!
Let’s download some printables. Note: don’t download the preview jpeg image that you see, instead click on the link to the PDF and download that as it is the full-resolution file.
Spring Printables with Jane Austen & More
“It is home, and I can’t put its charm into words.” from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Download here: “It is home, and I can’t put its charm into words.”
“Home and I are such good friends.” From Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
Download here: “Home and I are such good friends.”
“I was in the middle, before I knew that I had begun.” From Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Download here: “I was in the middle, before I knew that I had begun.”
“We don’t know where we’re going, but isn’t it fun to go?” from The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery
Download here: “We don’t know where we’re going, but isn’t it fun to go?”
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” from Emma by Jane Austen (Ok, on this one I debate if it sounded too weird out of context, but it’s just such a sweet moment in the book that I love it!)
Download here: “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
How to Print the Artwork
Sometimes printing can be a little fussy! I’ve included 5 PDFs here sized in an 8″x10″ format for 8″x10″ frames. At home, the pages print on a 8.5″x11″ sheet of standard letter size paper. Printed correctly, the image will be exactly 8″x10″ and the excess can trimmed away. You could also get them professionally printed right onto an 8″x10″.
I found that Microsoft Edge worked best for me as I test printed. Don’t forget to select “Portrait” for the correct layout of the page.
(Preferred Printing Method) To Print from Microsoft Edge: Under “Layout, select “Portrait” and under “Scale” select “Actual Size”. Your preview should show a centered image with a white border around it. The image will print as an 8″x10″. All you’ll need to do is trim the edges.
To Print from Google Chrome: Make sure the preview shows a portrait image and under “Scale” select “Fit to Printable Area”. Your preview should show a centered image with a white border around it. You may need to further adjust the printing percentage to get the image to print as an 8″x10″. I suggest a test print in grayscale/eco-mode and then go from there.
Happy crafting! ~Ellen