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I’ll Be DIY-ing for Christmas | Bookish Cards

It’s that time of year when my wood floor is covered with little pieces of paper and I have glue stuck to my fingers. Sounds like the holidays, doesn’t it? I’ve been making handmade / collage cards for a long time now. I remember sitting on my rug in my old bedroom at my parent’s […]

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January 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Holly Goldberg Sloan - I LOVE what you did with the cover of Counting By 7s! Super talented.

December 28, 2014 - 6:57 pm

weekly wrap-up 12/28 | The Pretty Good Gatsby - […] received a GORGEOUS handmade card from Estelle (she recently shared past year’s cards and, I swear, she must be magic or something). The second I saw it I knew it was from The House […]

December 27, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Shannan - This is such a clever idea. I’ll have to keep this in mind for next year’s gift giving. They turned out great too!

December 22, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Ellie - These are beauuuuutiful! You are so creative and talented, Estelle! ๐Ÿ™‚

December 21, 2014 - 7:06 pm

December Madness | An Estelle "Shelve It", Estelle - […] I’ll Be DIYing for Christmas: my bookish cards from last year […]

December 21, 2014 - 10:45 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - These are simply the most wonderful ever! You do such a great job, E. Love them so much and I look forward to seeing what you create each year. <3

December 21, 2014 - 12:04 am

Retrospectively Reading (11) | The Reading Shelf - […] “I’ll Be DIY-ing for Christmas” @ Rather Be Reading […]

December 20, 2014 - 10:54 am

Leah - I was wondering if you still made these!! I’m seriously blown away here, Estelle, not even joking. I keep scrolling back up to stare at them – I’m absolutely in love with the Snow Child card!! (& oh my gosh the Nowhere but Home skirt!!!)

December 20, 2014 - 9:29 am

Chloe @ YA Booklover Blog - These are absolutely beautiful! I love the Snow Child one especially ๐Ÿ™‚ The time and effort you put into these is so amazing, they must be such a treat to receive (but I don’t know if I could bear sending them away!).

December 20, 2014 - 2:40 am

Ashley - Those are all such beautiful and thoughtful cards! Such talent!

December 20, 2014 - 12:04 am

Jess, Books and Sensibility - Wow, these are amazing. So creative !

December 19, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Annie - These are gorgeous! It’s amazing how closely they match the books’ covers. You’re so talented Estelle because these are all SO GOOD.

December 19, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Jessica - I love these! Yes to patience as a craft tool. I DIY-ed 15 cards this year with an X-acto knife and there were moments where I questioned my sanity, yikes but the end result is so worth it.

December 19, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Brianna - These are beautiful!

December 19, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - So gorgeous. You are such an artist, Estelle, in your crafting, your makeup, and your writing! I’m sure the recipients must be so grateful for your effort.

I’m making a card for my sister-in-law tonight for her birthday, other than that, it’s cookie baking season for me!

December 19, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Lola - Wow I am impressed, those cards looks fabulous! And indeed sometimes it’s the small things that count. You really put a lot of work and effort in it and I love how easily you can recognize the book the card is based on.

December 19, 2014 - 11:14 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Okay, the Counting by 7s one?! With the little Santa hat? I mean, TOO CUTE! And the Nowhere But Home one? GAH! These are so beautiful! Good job!

December 19, 2014 - 9:45 am

Lauren at Bookmark Lit - Oh my goodness these are gorgeous! Absolutely great job. I’m obsessed with the Twenty Boy Summer one!

December 19, 2014 - 8:32 am

Andi - This is AMAZING E! I am blown away by your talent! I can’t even begin to imagine how much time and love goes into these. Nicely done.

HoliDIY: Book Cover Inspired Holiday Cards

Eee! I’ve been so excited to share this post with you for a year. A YEAR. So today here it is. This whole project was one of those happy accidents. You see… I planned on making a book cover-inspired card for Magan as part of her Christmas present and I did. And then, I thought […]

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December 19, 2014 - 8:00 am

I'll Be DIY-ing for Christmas | Bookish Cards - […] time last year, I shared some of the book cover inspired holiday cards I made in 2012 and today I’m about to show you some of my 2013 creations. Each card is […]

December 31, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Lisa - Wow! I love theses! I think my favorites would have to be Attachments and Cinder! You’re so creative…I’m jealous! Thanks for this awesome post!

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December 25, 2013 - 2:13 am

Secret Santas, Thanksmas, and Holiday Cheer! | The Book Addict's Guide - […] HI. That card? Flipping fantastic! (And in case you missed it, she had a whole post on her fabulous YA Book themed holiday cards) She MADE ME A MIX TAPE of Christmas songs! How lovely is that?! That’s one of my favorite […]

December 9, 2013 - 1:30 am

Johannah - I love these cards! Such a creative idea! I’m not that crafty with stuff that isn’t in photoshop sadly. Great work!

December 6, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Shelly - Woah these are so awesome and creative! Definitely going to attempt this once haha, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

December 6, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Alexa Y. - I seriously love the card that you made for me, and it hangs on a place of honor on the wall above my book stacks in the apartment! It’s so cool how amazing you are at crafts — I should probably hire you to make cards for me sometime. Or at least teach me your awesome ways!

December 6, 2013 - 11:23 am

Candice - Love these! What perfect cards for a book lover! ๐Ÿ™‚

December 5, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Anna - GORGEOUS! I still keep the one you sent me and look at it often and smile!

December 4, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Jess Michaelangelo - These are simply AWESOME! You are so creative! ๐Ÿ™‚

December 4, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Leah - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Colored pencils and glitter make my heart happy and I’m so overly jealous of your creativity! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d like to give this idea a shot on the next rainy (although in this case, snowy) day!

December 4, 2013 - 10:20 am

alice-jane - I love these! I love how you echoed the book covers in your card designs and how you used a real paper clip when you made the card for Attachment. Definitely looking forward to what cards you’ll be making this year!

December 4, 2013 - 12:01 am

Bookworm1858 - Wow-these are amazing! You are so talented. For covers, I wouldn’t mind seeing Scarlet to match with Cinder’s.

December 3, 2013 - 10:17 pm

Sydney - These are absolutely amazing! And inspiring. I might try this out for a friend of mine who has a favorite series. I think she would definitely enjoy it.

December 3, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Rebecca - These are so cool! I especially love The Diviners one. I would have loved to receive of these, so bookish pretty and clever!

December 3, 2013 - 8:08 pm

molly @ wrapped up in books - These are so cute! I love them. I wish I had more time for card-making and general craftiness, too. I might have this be the craft we do at my December Book Club meeting at the library, though!

December 3, 2013 - 7:59 pm

Nicole - OMG I LOVE THESE TO PIECES!!!!! You are so amazingly talented I wish I could create something this lovely (i’ve never been the creative or artsy type). You should start an etsy shop or something. I would totally pay money for one of these pretties!!!!

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

December 3, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Ellie - I love these! Especially the Code Name Verity one.

December 3, 2013 - 7:07 pm

Tara - Hey, I recognize one of those ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, you are so unbelievably creative–I wish I had an ounce of your genius!

December 3, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Annie - These are so pretty and creative! I especially like The Diviners one. Homemade Christmas cards are the best and even more so when they’re bookish! ๐Ÿ™‚

December 3, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Chloe - OMG! What a cool idea! This a cool project I would like to do with my mom.

December 3, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Colleen @ Leenie Always Reading - These are awesome. I wish I was even a fourth as creative.

December 3, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - These are super cool! I can’t believe you waited a year to share them with the blog world. My level of creativity is so low I can’t even come up with any good ideas for this year.

December 3, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Stormy - These are awesome! I was going to say I think the one for Cinder is my favorite but the more I look at them, the more I can’t decide. I do really love the one for Attachments with the paperclip! But they’re all so good. The Code Name Verity one is so pretty.

December 3, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Ghenet Myrthil - I LOVE these! You’re so creative. ๐Ÿ™‚

December 3, 2013 - 12:34 pm

ashley - These are amazing. I wish I was half as creative as you!

December 3, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Wow. Just wow. There are no words for how incredible these are!!!!

December 3, 2013 - 11:11 am

Julie@my5monkeys - Those are so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Love all the pretty covers

December 3, 2013 - 11:10 am

Lucy - You are so clever! What a fun gift idea for book lovers, and I bet they were fun for you to make as well. Thanks for sharing these! They are all awesome but I think Cinder, Love & Perishable, and Attachments are my faves.

December 3, 2013 - 10:54 am

Rachel - Estelle oh my gosh these are amazing!! I don’t have the patience for things like this, but I loooveeee looking at pretty cards. I absolutely adore the Tiger Lily one, and the one for Second Chance Summer. But seriously, SO AWESOME.

December 3, 2013 - 9:36 am

Brittany @ the Book Addict's Guide - These are FANTASTIC! Look at how creative and cute you are! ๐Ÿ™‚ I absolutely LOVE these!

December 3, 2013 - 9:28 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - OMG, I’m dying here! I absolutely love all of these. You’re so creative!

December 3, 2013 - 9:27 am

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - *stares*

These are fantastic, Estelle! Wow and they’re like a minimal versions which is always a good thing. Awesome work =D

December 3, 2013 - 9:26 am

Betty - ESTELLE. These are beautiful!!! Forget the diner, we need to have a craft date! Well, can’t we do both?? I think my favorite is Code Name Verity!! Ooooh… Attachments is pretty sweet though too! They all are!! Mad props to that creative brain of yours.

December 3, 2013 - 9:25 am

Nidhi @ Literature Martini - OH MY GOD! These are absolutely amazing! Great job!

December 3, 2013 - 9:14 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I LOVE THESE!!! How unique and special!! Amazing job, Estelle!

December 3, 2013 - 9:12 am

Jamie - OBSESSED WITH THESE! I loved seeing all the other ones I knew you worked on! They came out AMAZING OMG. Can I say I’m jealous of your skillz??

December 3, 2013 - 9:11 am

Maya - Oh, these are lovely! And such a good idea as well. Do post pics if you make more this year! ๐Ÿ˜‰

December 3, 2013 - 9:11 am

Meg - Such a clever, creative and lovely idea! You’re quite talented. I’m sure mine would look like something cobbled together by a kindergartner . . . very impressive! (Also, love the idea of sitting down with wine and a holiday movie to make these! That’s what I do with my Christmas cards each year. Think I’ll rock a good-and-cheesy holiday Hallmark flick for this year’s session.)

December 3, 2013 - 9:06 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I SEE MY CARD!!! I absolutely adore it Estelle.. even a year later ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s hanging on my magnetic board at home, above my desk and I consider it art — because it is! I can’t wait to see what you create this year. I hope you’ll post pics again. These are so great!

December 3, 2013 - 9:05 am

elena - YAY!!! i love finally seeing all the cards together and i def treasure mine!! these are so pretty and creative. love the paper clip in attachments and watercolor of second chance summer and how you incorporated quotes!