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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Calligraphy Theme Altered Notebook

Some of you know I like calligraphy & learned calligraphy over 21 yrs ago (before my daughter was born). I decided to alter a notebook and have a calligraphy theme. I bought several of these small notebooks from the Dollar Store and so they are perfect for altering.

I used mostly Tim Holtz items. Embossed a layer with a Cuttlebug Script embossing folder to go perfectly with the calligraphy writing theme. Used TH Inkwell dies. Used Enamel accents black for look of calligraphy ink. Stamped a TH sentiment. Added lace to complement the shabby chic vintage look. Used a sketch which you can see below.

Supplies List 

embossing: Cuttlebug Script embossing folder
Enamel accents: black
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
lace: the Paper Studio Ecru Lace Doily Ribbon
machines: Sizzix BIGkick, Tim Holtz Vagabond 
paper:  cardstock - black, gray, Ivory Buff (from Kraft Journal store)

Spellbinder: NestHexagons
Tim Holtz: dies - Mini Feather & Inkwell, Writing Desk, 
   paper - cardstock - Kraft Core, black,
   stamp - Odds & Ends - sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:

11/21 MFP Tutorial Altered Notebook 5E(#1) 11/15

11/22 Allsorts Wk233 Make a Gift 3E(#3) 11/16
11/22 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#26 Anything Goes UE 11/15

11/23 613 Avenue Create Ch46 Anything Goes/World Peace Day 3E(#3) 11/17

11/24 LEJ Designs Ch80 Alter it or Gifts 3E(#3) 11/19

11/25 Cuttin & Stampin #46 Anything Goes w/ Numbers 3E(#2) Numbers on the ticket sentiment tag 11/19
11/25 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch79 Shabby Chic or Vintage UE 11/19

11/26 Divas By Design Make it Pretty 2E(#1) 11/20 

11/26 Simon Says Stamp Wed Use Heather's Sketch 5E(#3) 11/20

heathers sketch 2

11/26 Word Art Wed Ch107 Anything Goes 5E(#4) 11/20

11/27 Craftitude Ch53 Anything Goes or Falling Leaves 3E(#2) 11/15 
11/27 Cute Card Thurs Ch39 Anything but a Card UE 11/21

11/30 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes UE 11/17
11/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Nov Linky Ch UE 11/7
11/30 Ribbon Carousel RCC87 Holidays & Celeb Ch UE 11/5

12/1 Aud Sentiments Ch94 Any Sentiment 5E(#4) 11/20


  1. Oh this is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. Great job, thanks for joining us on TTSTV this week

  3. What a lovely job you have done making this gift.
    I hope that you enjoyed it. Thankyou for joining in at Allsorts this week Jo x

  4. Wonderful project and those composition books do lend themselves well to altering.

  5. This is a lovely Job on this altered notebook - I like to do this type of craft - great job!

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  7. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftitude Challenge anything goes with Falling Leaves.

  8. This is lovely Sweetie.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  9. Awesome! Love the lace and pencils. Thank You so much for joining in here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Join us again real soon.
    Good Luck and Happy Holidays, Dangina

  10. Wonderful interpretation of the sketch! Wonderful embossing and nice embellishments! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create! We are always so happy when you visit our neighborhood.
    Chana, Owner

  11. Great job altering this notebook. Love how it has turned out!!!

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky

  12. Fabulous job on your notebook! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps for our vintage/shabby chic challenge this week

  13. Really lovely! :) Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  14. What an awesome project! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to see you play again soon! Good luck in the draw! :)

  15. great book. thank you for joining us for the cuttin' and atampin' challenge! Lynda - dt member

  16. Beautiful, Melissa! I love your altered notebook cover. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  17. Fab creation, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude!
    Hugs Donna DT x