February 22, 2015

Pretty Gift ...

Hi Everybody,

This gift started life as a really inexpensive ring bound notebook

It is ideal to be kept by the side of the phone for any messages you may need to take

I opened the ring binder very carefully and decorated it with some really pretty paper.

And what's more there is a video tutorial ... that was done some years ago by me ...  to show you the process.

I have used Spellbinders on mine simply because I have them but you  can use punched shapes or hand cut ones to create this look ... Altered Notebook

The die I used is the  A2 Floral Ribbon Threader  and added pink ribbon to the slots

The flowers are from  Wild Orchid Crafts  along with the dazzler on the bow

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


27 comments:

  1. That's stunning Christina. And the colour is lovely.

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  2. Very pretty gift. Nice to have a pretty notebook by the phone.

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  3. Good morning Christina, I am a believer of note books, I carry one in my small handbag as I can't carry any weight on my shoulders, and it's amazing how often I get my little book out. However I hadn't thought about making it look so pretty, so I'll keep that thought for when I see things that would go with my lavender notebook. Thank you . X Ros

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  4. very pretty creation. nice color.

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  5. This is so beautiful and has so many uses. Love the colors too!

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  6. Hi Christine
    What a lovely gift this would make fir someone. It's good to have a notepad by the telephone, for jotting down messages etc.

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  7. A very pretty gift.
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  8. Hi Christina,
    I've loved this since watching your earlier video tutorial. So...I've got as far as buying a nice cheap book from Poundland, now all I need to do is get my act together and decorate it lol. x

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  9. Hi Christina
    Very pretty idea. Must have a go because I have a notebook that I could have a play on.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  10. Good Morning Christina. Well…. this IS an OMG… Love, it, need it, want it, gotta have it, GORGEOUS kind of notebook!! :) I know… I tend to get so dramatic some times, but I just love pretty things Christina, and you always, always, put such beauty in my day! Love, Love, Love it! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful piece of work. Well now that you've made a perfect start to my day, I hope you enjoy a day filled with love, comfort and joy. Big Hugs.

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  11. Hi Christina what a wonderful idea I love the colours and the desihn is wonderful. xx

    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

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  12. Christina this is a wonderful idea . Great job and love the colors.

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  13. Another superb project Christina, I have made quite a few of these, but just watched your video to see your version, thank you so much for this....luv Ursula xx

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  14. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful altered notebook, a lovely gift.
    Lydia
    X

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  15. A really beautiful notebook - I have bookmarked the tutorial to watch later! xx

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  16. Fabulous notebook. I'm going to watch your tutorial later. Pat x

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  17. it is on my "to do" list. thank you. Diana

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  18. What a wonderful idea to have something next to a phone and being so pretty...
    I'm always looking for some kind of paper when I'm on the phone
    well done Christina

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  19. Hi Christina pretty notebook makes a nice gift that shows a lot of thought went into it. I would like to see it on a darker background to show it off more x x x

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  20. Hi Christina, what a beautiful gift this would make, amazing what you can do decorate a notebook and make it look as if it cost the earth, love it, thanks for the ideas.
    Regards Liz.

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  21. Beautiful altered notebook. Such beautiful colors and beautiful flowers.

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  22. Really pretty and also very useful xx

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  23. Hi Christina what a lovely tutorial and beautiful project. I have a die like this but didn't know how to use it. You must be very patient I try to replicate what you produce but it takes me hours upon hours, but I do persevere and get there in the end.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  24. Very pretty! These are great to have on hand for last minute gift giving!! TFS!

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  25. Hi Christina, lovely gift. I will have to look for the video you made. Thanks for sharing.

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