Today’s How To-sday comes to you from Winter Design Team member Lisa Spiegel. Lisa shows us how to alter a vintage book using your ordinary scrapbooking supplies to create some fantastic, dimensional embellishments! Simply adorable!

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Happy Tuesday!  Lisa here, to show you the How To’s of making this pretty altered book using your scrapbook supplies. I saw a photo of a similar one on Pinterest, (and I apologize that the pin didn’t take me to the original source) and I knew I had to make one with a vintage book I had laying around.

First, gather your supplies.  I used a Maya Road envelope, some Pink Paislee ribbon, a Bazzill Basics rhinestone button, a Maya Road flower and leaves, a piece of chipboard from Crate Paper, a Jenni Bowlin butterfly, some twine, and some vintage paper. I later added a little tag from Pretty Little Studios and a banner from Elle’s Studio.
Next, make the ribbon flower.
Simply wrap the ribbon round and round until you like the flower shape, then glue it down to a circle of paper.  Remove the flower from the package but save the little plastic clip.
Using the shank of the button, push it down through the paper circle and use the plastic clip that was attaching the button to the packaging to secure the button to the flower.
Now you have a ribbon flower.
Using the twine, wrap it round and round the book securing the envelope and the vintage papers under the twine.
Assemble the chipboard, flowers, leaves, tags, and butterfly to your liking.
Add glue under the pieces to adhere them to the papers or envelope.
And there you have it!  A beautiful altered book made with your scrapbook supplies! Enjoy!
Thanks for letting me share!
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Lisa, thank you so much for sharing with us today! I LOVE this adorable vintage book – you have just transformed it beautifully! If you have an idea that you would like to share as a How To-sday tutorial, please send your photos and directions to

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for an all new Mid Week Mojo sketch – Amber #4!