Happy Wednesday dear friends!! I am excited to share some fun and easy gifts using Glitz Design Paper Layers today! I don’t know about you, but I am always needing a quick gift for a friend and I never seem to have that special something on hand. Well, today, we are going to take care of that problem and you will always have a special homemade gift right within reach!
It seems that altered Moleskine Journals are all the rage these days. You can alter them in many different ways from a simple stamp alteration to a full blown scrapbook page type cover. You can find Moleskine Journals with blank pages for an art journal or you can use lined pages for a written journal. They come in regular, large or extra large sizes and they also come in several different colors. Today, I chose to use the Kraft Moleskine Cahier Large Ruled Notebook (5.25 x 8.25) for the base of my project:
then, I found my favorite Glitz Design Paper Layers and got to work and this is what I came up with:
I layered some Glitz Design “Love Games” Poppies patterned paper on top of the journal and added a slightly smaller Glitz Design “Laced with Grace paper layer on top. Then I embellished with lace, buttons, vintage ephemera, Afternoon Muse Peekaboo, florals and ribbon. It took no time at all to decorate the notebook and now I have a special gift for that dear friend who needs encouragement or just a little gift to brighten her day!!
I added a pen, bookmark, and a list of journal prompts to complete the ensemble and before I give it away, I will tie the entire package with a bow.
Glitz Design “Love Games” Poppy Patterned Paper
Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” Paper Layer
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Peekaboo
Other Supplies: Prima Lace and Floral; Papertrey Ink Buttons and Button Twine; Hand dyed Seam Binding; Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Vintage Ephemera
I liked the project so much I decided to use a card I made with Glitz Design Goodies as the inspiration for another altered journal. The Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Paper Layer I used is my favorite design by Glitz! Sigh…I may have to buy more of these Paper Layers for sure!!!
“Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Collection” Paper Layers
“Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Collection” Paper: Banner
Papertrey Ink Cardstock: Kraft and Rustic Cream
Vintage Hymnal Music
PTI Button Twine and Button
Stamp: PTI Embellisments
I hope this idea inspires you to make up some gifts to give to those who are special in your life!!
Nothing makes my heart happier than giving a homemade gift to a friend!!
Have a Glitzy Day,