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Monday, August 11, 2008

Altered Day Planner

I got these fun day planners at Michael's last week in their dollar bin. Don't be shocked but I only bought two! Yes, you read that right, two!!! LOL Shocker, huh??? I could have purchased more and I still could if I felt that I really needed to but I think two is enough for this project. I don't have any event that I would need to make more for as gifts.

Now I know on the original planner the purse with all the sparkle around it is adorable but I wanted to keep it simple. I like to keep my day planner in my purse but I don't want a flashy one. I keep a lot of information in it but I don't want it to look like it's all that important of a book if you know what I mean.

For the cover I used Soft Sky. I still had some sheets left and it was the closest color that went with the edges of the original cover. I was hoping that the Stampin' Up! spiral punch would have worked with it but the pitch on the notebook was much smaller. So I had to go to plan B and tape a piece of card stock as close to the punches holes as I could. The Soft Sky just blended right in with the design on the front cover and you can hardly tell. I used the computer and the Stampin' Up! font "Little Lamb" for the wording. I used a 2" round punch for the "Dates to Remember" part and the Word Window punch for the 2009 Planner wording. I wheeled on the background in Soft Sky ink and sponged everything with Soft Sky. It's VERY simple to do, simple looking and is exactly what I was looking for in a day planner.

I do like the frosted plastic protective cover over the front and back of the planner. It will hold up better in my purse than just a card stock covered one. And this was a well invested buck!!! LOL

Thanks SO much for stopping by,


Kelley said...

I bought one of these to alter too! I'm thinking these are going to make great gift items around Christmas time.

Nikki Bond said...

Too cute Wanda! I love the purse image...and you only bought 2?!?! LOL {SMILES}

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wanda that is sooo cute!!!