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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!!!!

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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!

Estelle: Shelve It (8/5/2012)

Sunday again! I want to take this moment to wish a very happy birthday to our friend Alexa at Alexa Loves Books who has been not only a great supporter of our blog and our work, but a sweet friend who is funny, adorable, and great to talk to. I hope it was a fabulous […]

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August 8, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Novel Sounds - […] On: Alexa introduces the event and throws a birthday giveaway! Estelle recommends three travel reads. Recommend on Facebook Pin it on pinterest Share with Stumblers Tweet about […]

August 8, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Cassie K - Wow! Great video! I’m going to look into Walk Too Moons, and The Last Song. I tried watching the movie, but… My friend and I gave up halfway through. I have read othervbooks by Sharon Creech, but never this one that you were talking about. Thanks E!

August 8, 2012 - 12:24 pm

April Books & Wine - Ahhhh, Tiger Lily is completely wonderful and so well written. I hope you fall head over heels in love.

And omg Walk Two Moons totally brings me back to fourth grade when my teacher read that out loud to us.

August 7, 2012 - 7:04 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - I like these travel pics! Sometimes I have a tendency to go straight beach reads and I need to go beach reads by way of Jhumpra Lahiri ๐Ÿ™‚

August 6, 2012 - 8:02 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of Speechless because I loved Saving June by Hannah Harrington! I read The Last Song and watched the movie too and I enjoyed both they were really good =) You can check out my IMM over at Comfort Books!

August 6, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Aww, thank you for the sweet birthday shoutout E! Lots of love xo

And for all the books you’ve suggested for our Travel Tales, the only one I haven’t read is The Namesake. Hmm, maybe I should go and check it out…

And YAY SPEECHLESS! I LOVED that book so much.

August 6, 2012 - 7:00 am

Sharon Creech - A treat to find this!

August 5, 2012 - 10:20 pm

elena - We can be reading friends for Tiger Lily and Speechless! It’s been AGES since I’ve read Walk Two Moons and eep for a signed copy. Happy reading, Estelle!

August 5, 2012 - 9:37 pm

VeganYANerds - Firstly, I love your green nails! I got Speechless this week, too, I can’t wait to read it and I really love the sound of Walk Two Moons, I am sure I will cry too!