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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Calligraphy Altered Notebook Revisited

For Artic Fox OSAAT DT Ch194 click here.  

Kraft Journal challenge is to Share your fav project of 2013. This is one of my favs and so I made another of the Calligraphy Altered Notebooks since I gifted the first one.
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:

12/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Dec Linky Ch Anything Goes UE 12/5  
12/31 Ribbon Carousel RCC88 Anything Goes UE 12/3 

1/5 Kraft Journal Ch152 Share your fav proj of 2013 2E(#1) 12/30

1/6 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch84 New Year Resolution UE 12/31
New Year Resolution - use calligraphy in my projects


  1. Happy New Year Melissa! I hope 2014 brings you lots of crafty time! I made vegetarian chili for the first time last week and it was delicious! I am not a vegetarian but I was looking for a healthy option! Great altered notebook! Carri~Abusybee

  2. Very the way this turned out!

  3. Love the way your project turned out! Thanks again for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  4. What a neat project! A friend of mine does calligraphy - I love how it looks and is always something I have wanted to learn! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  5. Very cute altered notebook! I agree,those little notebooks are so much fun t alter! Thanks for linkinh up with us this week at The Kraft Journal!♥

  6. Love what you've created. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubber Stamps.
    Hugs, Dangina