Altered DatebookAdded by My Project Ideas Category : Papercrafting&gifts Difficulty : A Step Up (Medium)
Every Christmas I design an altered date book gift for my sister. It revolves around a quote from one of our favorites in the "Outlander" series books by Diana Gabaldon. (If you have not read the books yet--do so as fast as you can!) This year I chose to quote from "Drums of Autumn"--'Da mi basia mille, dein mille altera.' Translated from Gaelic this means 'Give me a thousand kisses, then a thousand more.' As a starting point, I used a cutout from an old calendar for the colors. Card deets--Cardstock: Island Indigo, Perfect Plum. Smoky Slate ink was sponged along all edges to give a bit of distressing. The 2 scrollie things are a corner punch. I attached a heart/key charm with a pewter brad. On the back is a dragonfly brad--symbolic to the book "Dragonfly in Amber" in the series. I then used sticky strip to attach it to a Target "dollar spot" date book. The hardest part is always trying to decide which quote to use!