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Friday, May 08, 2009

Altered Notebook - Weekend Project

I found this adorable little notebook at Michael's. They are a Laura Ashley product. These do have an initial on the front of them but it was a shiny one and I didn't really like it. SO I matched up some card stock and came up with this. I did like the polka dots on the album so I left them. I was going to recover the whole thing but I am such a sucker for polka dots!!!

I took a piece of Certainly Celery and cut it to fit over the front flap. I rounded the corners and then sponged the edges. Then I got out my CuttleKids alphabet set and cut out the letter "A" in Old Olive card stock. I don't have a Stampin' Up! alphabet set because I already had invested in this one.

To jazz up the "A" a bit more I first sponged the edges. Then I added a punched flower, sponged it and put a rhinestone in the center. These rhinestones came on a sheet of almost 200 so I had a lot of them to work with!! I had cut a strip off and removing the one from the strip left a nice size strip to just run along the side of the "A". I liked the effect. It gave the card a little "bling" and it tied the rhinestone in the center of the flower to the rest of the notebook. And these small rhinestones looked to be about the same size as the polka dots to it all just seemed to flow together.

I took a picture of the notebook open so you can see how the flap fits. These have a wonderfully strong magnet that holds the flap closed. GREAT feature if you plan on keeping the notebook in your purse!!!

I made this for my niece and I'm going to be giving it to her on Saturday. I know she'll like it!!!

These are fun to do!! I really enjoy altering notebooks!! It dresses up an ugly one or enhances one you sort of like!!!

These make great little personal gifts for your friends or family!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Jessica said...

That's so adorable!! I love the colors, the bling, the initial...everything!

Connie M. said...

What a fun project! Very creative!

Peggy S from Ohio said...

Very Nice! Lucky Girl to have a creative aunt!

Shirley said...

How very clever! Love the pattern and so pretty!