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It's (sort of) That Time of Year!

Well, sort of anyway.

All 5 books

There's a lot of pics in this one, so just a heads up before you continue reading!

School's been back in Queensland for a week and other states go back today.  That being said however, I don't go back to uni until the end of this month (so excited!) so this post is... still relevant.  Sort of.  I have a point, I swear.  If there's one thing I like about going back to uni, is getting to decorate my books!  Yep, I still like to have pretty stationary.  This semester, I got to decorate 5 (yay!  I'll be doing this over 2 posts so you don't get completely inundated with pictures), but it turns out deciding on 5 different book covers was harder than anticipated.  Onto the covers!

Oh, before I forget, this is what they looked like before I prettied them up:

The expected "before" pic

The first one I'm showing you, dear reader, is the result of a good idea turned... still cute but not what I was intending.

Woven front cover

Woven covers

The idea for that one was to weave the entire cover, rather than just a portion.  None the less, I still find the weave adorable, especially the colours.  Ahh how I love the printable scrapbooking paper I found...

Close up of the weave

The next cover is possibly my favorite - I absolutely adore the colours and the stripes - it's a little bit vintage whilst being a whole lot adorable.  Those letters are also scrapbooking stickers, by the way, which I found at (believe it or not) Big W.

Striped front cover

Striped covers

The final cover for today, is an experiment.  See, ages ago I found on Pinterest an idea that mixing glitter and modpodge to get glitter that shouldn't fall off...  So what did I do?


Glitter-fied front cover

Glitter-fied covers

I'll let you know how much my bag fills with glitter.

Do you like decorating your stationary too, or are you more of a "whatever's there that fits the bill" kind of person, or something different?

See you Friday!

Note (21st March, 2013): Guys, the glitter book is a terrible idea.  Don't do it.  There is glitter everywhere...


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