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Snap It & Scrap It
By Julie McGuffee

Punched shapes are always fun to create with, but using your computer and digital photos you can create your own unique photo embellishments.

Materials Needed

Fiskars® Pop-up Punches – Flower and Tulip (Daisy shown on card)

Fiskars® Mini Alphabet Punches
Fiskars® Euro Trimmer
Fiskars® 1/16th Hole Hand Punch
8” x 8” Pearlized Cardstock
8” x 8” Yellow Cardstock – DCWV
Green cardstock (small scraps)
4 Silver Mini Brads
Note: When choosing papers for your layout, look for colors and styles that complement YOUR photographs and theme.
Flower photos for this project were taken with a digital camera, but you can also use photographs that have been scanned.
1. Crop photos into squares using software that came with your camera or other software program.
2. Import photos into a Word document. Reduce the size of the flowers (or objects) you wish to showcase to 2 ½ “ x 2 ½” and ¾” x ¾” for shapes you wish to punch out. A background photograph at the bottom of the page was cropped to the width of the paper. You may need to place this lengthways on your document (top to bottom instead of side to side).
3. Mat square photos on yellow cardstock squares, 2 ¾” by 2 ¾”. The large background photo was cropped to 8” x 3 ¼” then cut lengthways into three strips. Punch the tulip design about ¾” from the left edge of each strip as shown then adhere the strips to a 3 ½” x 8” piece of yellow cardstock.
4. Cut a leftover piece of your background photograph about 3” wide and 5” long. Starting with the center letter “I” at the center of this strip, punch the title, “SPRING”. To align the letters, make sure the edge of the strip is pushed to the back of the punch each time. Trim the strip to ¾” x 4” making sure the word is centered. Center then adhere to a 5” by 1” strip of yellow cardstock.
5. Punch two small flower photos and adhere one to each end of the strip as shown.
6. Punch 3 tulips from green cardstock then adhere to a 4” x 1” strip of yellow cardstock. Punch 3 tulips from flower photos. Trim the flower from the stem then adhere on top of the green tulip.
7. Trim the ends of the embellishment and title strips in the shape of an arrow tip as shown. Punch a hole in each end and insert a brad.
Referring to the photograph, assemble the page as shown.
The card was created in the same manner. Small photos of the same daisy photograph were punched with the daisy punch. Two flower shapes were punched, then layered for each small flower embellishment.
Sponsor: Fiskars Brands Inc.

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