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Preserving Memories
Making it stick, the joys of vellum and tips for easy Summer Scrapbooking.
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Hot Off the Press has made vellum — a translucent matte paper — even more elegant with white scroll borders, dots and tiny hearts in its Vellum Papers book. Here are some Vellum scrapbooking possibilities: • Create a lacy photo mat using punches and scallop scissors. Layer it over solid or patterned paper as shown at right. • Make an envelope to display a lock of hair, flower petals or a non-acid-free memento. • Use it for bubbles, glasses, snowflakes, Halloween ghosts and other seasonal add-ons. • Cut out see-through photo corners using the template at left (use decorative scissors for a special touch), then fold along the dashed lines. Slip over the corners of a photograph and adhere to the page. • Cut vellum letters for a page title — subtle and elegant!

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