Altering Printables

I really like it when I can use a particular product in a variety of ways.  I don't like to be limited to a single usage.  The reason is that I am likely to get tired of using a thing the same way over and over, or even twice, if the truth is told.

This is one of the things I really enjoy about Scrapbook Circle's printable products.   Each month, Scrapbook Circle offers a new printable in the Main Kit.   This month, there was a fantastic rainbow stripe card and a fun black and white triangle border piece.

While they were great as they were, I really wanted them to be a little different.  Soooo, I altered them to suit my needs.

Since they come as a png, you can select and duplicate portions of the printable and change it as you desire. I wanted the rainbow card to be closer to a full sheet of paper, or at least to have it longer than it was.  All I had to do was duplicate that section and drag it until it matched the existing pattern but created a larger version. In my case, I duplicated it three times and then printed.  

I did the same with the black and white border to give ma a longer boarder piece.

You can see that I used the rainbow to back the Dear Lizzy cards from the kit.  I also used the Lucky Girl add-on for the Amy Tan templates to sew that fun camera onto my page.

You may also notice that the kit contained pink feathers.  However, I could only use so many pink feather on my projects.  No problem, I altered my feathers too!  For the one on this page, I sprayed it with several colors of mist, including a metallic gold mist from Heidi Swap to give it a unique Ombre effect. Then, when it had dried, I gave it a haircut to tone down on the fluff.

Happy altering!


  1. Super fun layout Ursula! I love all the little details!

  2. Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! LOVING that machine stitching and that stitched camera too!!! And loving the photos and the feathers!!!

  3. i really have to make some time to get som stiching done on some pages i really love the effect..

  4. Love this layout!!! All those little elements really add pop to your photos!!

  5. Love all the stitching and those pups are adorable!

  6. I love the stitching. I should plan my time better so I can add that

  7. Oooo love the stiching! i am yet to use that design! I love her template as well! I like how you used the staples in the middle of the leaves:)

  8. Very fun page. I live all the details. My favorite the stitched camera its so cute.

  9. I love the stiching, this camera is so cool!
    Great idea!


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