Thursday, December 16, 2010

Practical Gift Idea....

As you are crossing off the last few names on your list, here is a quick yet fabulous gift idea to share, an altered planner. We all need a planner of some sort to keep up with our daily schedules. If you have someone on your list that never goes far without a planner, then this little gem is perfect for you.

First, you need to buy a planner, I picked this one up at the dollar store for $2. Then I matched the supplies and style of it to the friend I'm gifting. She is all victorian and I wanted this planner to reflect her beautiful spirit.

Next, I measured, cut, and inked up the paper for the cover.

I also used a little bookplate along with the year as an embellishment for the year.

Other embellishments I added included a tag with a quote just perfect for her, you really can't have vintage victorian without the addition of pearls, roses, and ribbons.

Once you see how easy these are to create and personalize, you'll enjoy creating for all your friends and family!
If you have some practical gift ideas, please share them with us at, we'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for joining us today at Practical Scrappers, practically scrapping in every way!


Tanya said...

Beautiful notebook!

Dawn said...

This is beautiful Kim- such a nice gift for a friend.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great papers on this!

Fern said...

OMGosh Kim, this is beautiful!!! What a fantastic idea!!! Love the Victorian look of this one!!!! Hugs!!

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