Sunday, January 22, 2012

School Supplies

I'm taking three classes this semester so I bought myself a simple three-subject notebook.  It was like any other three-subject notebook you've ever seen, until I made these custom labels for it.

I made 'em in Word using AutoShapes.  The text overtop is called Bebas - I downloaded for free from

I printed the labels on cardstock, cut them out, and then attached them to my notebook with clear packing tape.

Here's the cover of my notebook:

Here's how the newly labeled subject folders look:

I was really pleased with how the labels turned out - they're somewhat similar to these labels and these labels which I made a part of other projects.  I also made a label to jazz up my otherwise drab Mead school planner.

In addition to my planner and three-subject notebook, these are the essential school supplies I carry with me to every class:

  1. Carmex lip balm - sitting in class with chapped lips is the pits.
  2. A highlighter in a fun color - the fun color is key because I use it to draw and write as much or more than I use it to highlight.
  3. A black rollerball pen - you never know when you're going to have to write or sign something fancy.
  4. A USB flash drive - for transporting computer files.  This 16GB can hold as many as 4,800 images, and I got it for just $9 on Amazon.
  5. A blue ballpoint pen - for taking notes in class I prefer blue ink for whatever reason.
  6. A wite-out roller - perhaps I'm a perfectionist.
  7. I carry supplies 1-6 in this cute zippered bag - it's by Lulu Gunniess and was a present from my Mom.

And, because this grad school girl is on a tight budget, I just ordered this classic but budget friendly school tote from Lands' End.

Am I alone, or do you get inordinately excited about school supplies too?


Mandy said...

Cute!! School supplies are my fav. This is my first semester since graduating and I still had to go buy some school supplies b/c a girl can never have enough. New sharpies & notebooks are always a necessity.

Good luck with school!

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Elizabeth said...

You & me both! If I don't have the right stationary I just do not feel fully prepared!!!
I like the tote - I might have to steal that idea :)

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