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Project

Scrapbook Paper Landscapes

Use this innovative technique for creating decorative winter landscapes out of beautiful scrapbook paper.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Create a 12-by-12-inch background by overlapping two smaller pieces of scrapbooking paper. One piece will represent the ground, the other the sky; the overlap should be 3 to 4 inches from the top or bottom of the page, depending on the design. Tape pieces of paper together on the backside.

  2. Step 2

    Enlarge and print template of your choice. Roughly cut out template pieces, and use a glue stick to attach each to the backside of different patterns of scrapbook paper. Cut out shapes precisely along lines.

  3. Step 3

    Attach pieces to background with a glue stick to create landscape.

  4. Step 4

    Glitter details on landscape with a glue pen or white glue.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2009

Reviews (19)

  • plainisgood 23 Feb, 2009

    Since March is rapidly approaching, I thought I'd squeeze in a quick winter craft before my thoughts begin to turn to spring. I chose to make the scrapbook paper landscape winter scene with a sweet silhouette of a young girl skating on a pond using templates provided. It was a quick and easy project. This craft created a wonderful flood of memories... You can see my completed project at http://www.whiteleycreek.com/queen_of_the_meadow_bloom/2009/02/skating-p.... ~Adrienne

  • CountryMouse103 21 Feb, 2009

    Thanks so much. Appreciate the help. I will try that.

  • hillfarmlady 21 Feb, 2009

    Such a great idea! I love the suggestion to use old colouring books! These would make wonderful seasonal cards. Thank you!!

  • DebbieDurham 20 Feb, 2009

    What a GREAT idea. I love it!

  • zaftiq 20 Feb, 2009

    RESIZING PROBLEMS:

    When you use the drop box, you are only resizing the view on your *screen*. To resize for print, you have to resize through the print menu in Adobe or else it will print out 100% on the paper.

  • CountryMouse103 20 Feb, 2009

    I tried to enlarge the template by clicking on the drop down box and I selected 150% then ok to print, and it came out the same size?? I saw the enlargement, but it didnt print out that way. Could it be the printer?? Thanks

  • Crissy519 20 Feb, 2009

    This reminds me of Eric Carle for some reason. I like it.

  • mehrll 20 Feb, 2009

    To enlarge the templates, look at the top of the template page where the percentage box is. Click the drop-down box and select the amount of enlargement you want or type it in.

  • dreama1947 20 Feb, 2009

    toybox...to get the templates, just click on the actual word shown in blue (snowman, etc.).

  • jozee 9 Feb, 2009

    I'm having a problem enlarging the templates, does anyone have any suggestions! I hate to have to go to one of those office supply places everytime I need an enlargement..... Thanks...

  • toybox 30 Jan, 2009

    I am having trouble locating the templates on your website. Could you please direct me exactly as to where I can find these templates... Thanks so much, I just LOVE this project...

  • crafty_counsel 17 Jan, 2009

    Love love love! Such a cute idea, and I'm excited to do more than just winter scenes and get my creative juices flowing. So simple and easy, but the finished product is so classy. Her children's portraits are beautiful, I just love her style and the colors she uses!

  • ChickadeeSprinkles 15 Jan, 2009

    I am in absolute LOVE with this idea! I'm thinking of making a silhouette picture like this one but with a kitty and a little mouse for my little sister's bedroom! and thanks to "aspmom" I will also be making these for Valentine's Day! Fabulous idea! Thanks!

  • aspmom 15 Jan, 2009

    So cute! Everyone I know will get one for Valentines Day! Just adorable!

  • Retha_Sue 15 Jan, 2009

    You can even use color books to get your simple lines for your pictures as well as just photocopy something you like then use a dark marker to designate the lines for cuting.

  • chcs57 14 Jan, 2009

    Where can I find templates for paper landscapes that are not winter themes? I am in Florida and would love to do this great craft.

    Thanks-

  • interiorartistry 14 Jan, 2009

    I have trouble enlarging on my own home printer as well. I go to the local office supply store - they charge 10 cents for an enlargement - well worth the effort.

  • ScienceAmy_1 14 Jan, 2009

    The easiest method is to photocopy it. All you need to do is go to a business coping centre and ask them to do it for you. It will cost you a couple of bucks though

  • evelynmarie 14 Jan, 2009

    I wanted to try this with my granddaughter but, I can not get 200% enlargement. I cant get it on my computer. It always comes back to 8 x 11. Any one get it right?