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The "Altered" Scrapbook Page
by Julie McGuffee for Fiskars

Create your own "altered book" look on a scrapbook page using the following techniques with tools from Fiskars.

Materials Needed
  12" x 12" Brown Manuscript Vellum - Fiskars
  8.5" x 11" Cardstock - Black, Off White and Tan
  12" x 12" Cardstock - Off White
  12" x 12" Tea Dye Music Paper - Design Originals
  Script Transparency Sheet - Design Originals
  8.5" x 11" Sheet of Acetate (Transparency)
  Scrapboss and Stencil - Fiskars
  1/8" Hole Hand Punch - Fiskars
  Deckle Paper Edgers - Fiskars
  Nested Templates - Squares and Rectangles - Fiskars
  Shape Cutter - Fiskars
  Craft Mat - Fiskars
  Alphabet Rubber Stamps
  Stayz On Ink - Black
  6 Brass Brads- American Traditional
  Antique Tag, Small Clock and Gold Spiral Clip - 7 Gypsies
  Key and Metal Title Plate - K and Company
  Vellum tape, Double Sided Photo and Document tape, Craft Adhesive Clear
  Dots, Craft Stick - 3M
  1. Cut 1/2" off the top and one side of the vellum sheet. Adhere to the Off White background sheet aligning with the bottom left corner. Tear the music sheet diagonally from top left to bottom right then adhere on top of the vellum.

Cut around the photograph with the deckle scissors. Mat with tan cardstock. Emboss the corners of the tan paper with the frame design using the Scrapboss and stencil. Mat with black as shown.


Emboss a 12" x 1.5" strip of Off White cardstock with music notes. Mat with black. Use rubber stamps and Stayz On ink to stamp a title on a 1.5" wide strip of acetate. Place over matted strip then attach to the page with brads, aligning with right edge as shown. Note: It is easier to attach with brads if holes are punched first with the hand punch. Attach opposite end of embossed strip.


Create the slide mount by cutting a small rectangle from a piece of off white cardstock with the Shape Cutter and template. Cut a square around the rectangle. Cut two. Emboss music notes along top and bottom edges. Adhere together with double sided tape, sandwiching a transparency of music notes in the window area. Adhere to the top of the embossed strip.

  5.  Tear a narrow strip of the music paper to attach across the upper right corner. Attach with brads. Referring to photograph add additional embellishments as shown.
Sponsor: Fiskars

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