Scrapbooking With Home Made Papers

Hooray - you made it to Friday and the end of the week!

Today I want to share with you a quick video showing my first go at paper making! I am happy to report that it is easy and fun! Before I tried this, I read the Trash to Treasure Book from cover to cover! This is a valuable resource and will  be used whenever I get my paper making supplies out.

The supplies you will need are:

Trash to Treasure  Papermaking Book
Any of the Arnold Grummer Paper Making Kits

Recycled paper including junk mail, envelopes, fliers, can labels, etc.
 A blender
If you want to make the paper acid free, you will need to add calcium carbonate.
EK Success Scallop Circle Punch

 It is a tradition for my sisters and I to get a photo with my mom every time we are together. We took this one a few weeks ago and I anted to get it scrapped. Once my paper was dry, I punched out the scallop circles which I like to use for flowers. I did fold and bend them a bit and inked the edges before using them on my layout.

Here is a closer look:

I enjoyed using my own paper to make these embellishments. The nice part is, I can even recycle any scraps into something new!!

Thank you so much for joining me. Please visit the Arnold Gummer website to shop and for project ideas and inspiration.



  1. Awesome video.. great steps.. love your paper and and all the speckled goodness.. great way to embellish your scrapbook pages!!!

  2. This is great love your first video. and the great paper you made.

  3. Wonderful layout and the flowers you made with the paper look cool. Well done.

  4. Jean, I loved your video! The close up of the finished papers was stunning with all the speckles. The idea to use them as embellishments was so creative and I also love that you have a tradition of documenting pics with your mom. I have NO pictures of me with my mom as an adult, so I was touched that you have some to keep as memories. This layout is awesome!


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