9/06/2007

Altered Target Journal

Target stores have plain, sturdy, quality notebooks in their office supply aisle. They feature a colored binding and coordinating elastic closure, plus some, like this 6" x 6" one, feature a nifty pen slipped through a loop on the journal inside. I created this gift ensemble for a pillar of our community who is opening up her home tomorrow to various moms with children attending our local elementary school. She does this every year, and this is the first year my schedule has permitted me to attend. The small jar is a new Ball canning jar from their Elite Collection, also found at Target. This altered jar idea is from my good friend Michelle (see post below, she's standing, back row far right). The handmade Italian paper in the Florentine scroll is from a little store in Clinton, NJ called The Write Touch. Picked up a big sheet today (only a snippet of the sheet is shown in photo) and covered the notebook from Target and altered the Ball jar. Filled the jar with Choxie chocolates (Target). I do hope the hostess likes this - I am in love with this Italian paper! White cardstock from Papertrey Ink was spritzed with Solar Gold Glimmer Mist (allow to dry), stamped with circular word image then punched out and mounted onto gold rimmed tag. Layered Prima flowers and affixed with a 7gypsies crystal brad. Adhered completed tag to journal cover with red-line tape. Target spiral notebook & pen, Ball jar; Italian handmade paper; white cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Technique Tuesday Infinite Wisdom - Times to Treasure circle image; Archival pad in black (Ranger); Solar Gold Glimmer Mist; SU gold rimmed circle tag; Prima Forever Flowers #3; 7gypsies crystal brads; 2-1/2 Marvy circle punch

10 comments:

Bevie Pearl said...

what a beautiful way to use beautiful paper. Wow !!

Sue said...

Simply stunning!!! We need to plan a road trip ....

Otter said...

I think I'd have a hard time parting with this one!!! Beautiful work Cindy!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very beautiful!! LOVE it!!

asela said...

Oh I love how these turned out! Target does have some awesome finds to alter.

Susan said...

Just lovely! It's a beautiful gift.
Susan

Catherine said...

oh, i saw these notebooks at Target the other day and it comes in 5 different sizes. I had 1 each already on the cart when I got a call from my DD's school to pick her up (sick).

Love it =)

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

What a special gift set. Lovely -- no, stunning, and not a backbreaker ;^)*

Sharon said...

Brilliant, Cindy!! OMIGOSH - I'm in love with that paper too! (How the heck do you get the paper to look so great on your corners? I always just cut mine to fit the front of those notebooks cause it looks lumpy on my corners. SPILL YOUR SECRET!!!)

Kathyc on SCS said...

I'm wondering the same thing as Sharon! I clicked on the photo for a closer look at the finsihed piece; not only is the paper just stunning, and a perfect match to the book, but it just looks so perfectly finished! Wonderful work!