Saturday, December 19, 2009

Altered Composition Notebooks for Gifts

I finally got these altered and in the mail today.  They didn't take very long once I got started. They are for one of my husband's sister's kids.  He is number 10 ( I married a 10!) of eleven in his family.  We don't draw names but are assigned a name and given a spending limit.  I think we all go over the limit.  It can be challenging to get a nice gift for everyone especially if there are multiple children and most, like us, have five or six.  These were a nice add on gift that didn't cost hardly anything.  Everyone gets there own!  If they like them as much as my kids, who all want one now, they will be a big hit.  I guess I better get to work again!

I used 12 X 12 paper from a DCWV Stack - Old World, that I trimmed.  The paper is pretty thick and textured so they have a great feel; however, because the paper is so thick I got some crease marks.  I folded it around and over; sortof like wrapping a present.  They aren't perfect, but they turned how pretty darn cute!  I forgot to picture the inside.  I took a coordinating solid color trimmed down to 9 1/2" X 7 3/8", rounded the corners on one side and adhered over the folded in patterened paper.  I then just quickly used some rub-ons or die cuts on the front.

I cut the the names out with my Cricut using SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot). 

When my 13 year old son saw this one he said, "WOW.!  That looks like Harry Potter writing."  I said, "It is!"  I got the Harry Potter FREE at Craft Edge.  You can get it and other fonts or dingbats HERE for FREE to use with SCAL and your cricut.  SCAL is a great, easy to use software, that I recommend. 
Thanks for visiting my website today!
I hope everyone is getting their Christmas crafts completed!

1 comment:

  1. Laurie!!! How great it is to "see" your beautiful face! You have some awesome ideas! Hope that y'all are doing well!


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