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Overcoming Adversity Scrapbook Page

By: Sande Krieger for AMACO

Create an overcoming adversity scrapbook page from AMACO using stamp art and rub 'n buff.

Overcoming Adversity Scrapbook Page


  • Black Cardstock — Doodlebug
  • Patterned Paper — Scenic Route Paper Co. Leo’s Harlequin: Black & Cream, Creation: Black & Red, Italian Script: Black, Black & Red Stripe, Red Linen (“Overcoming”)
  • Stamp — Limited Edition #8814G
  • Ink — Ranger Distress Black Soot
  • AMACO® Rub ’n Buff® — Ruby
  • Embossing Powder — Ranger Fine Clear
  • Ribbon — Making Memories
  • Charm and Beads — Jewelry Supply Store
  • Hinges and Latch — The Weathered Door
  • Quickutz Letters — Paige “OVERCOMING”
  • Chipboard Letters — Making Memories “ADVERSITY”
  • Mini frame — K & Co
  • Fonts — Journaling Inside (Book Antiqua), Charles W. Allred (AL Aunt Marie)
  • Red Thread
  • Sewing Needle


  1. Cut the following paper to the sizes indicated:

    Italian Script: Black — 8½" x 11"
    Black & Red Stripe — ½" x 8½"
    Creation: Black & Red — 5" x 7"
    Harlequin: Black & Cream — ½" x 9½" and ¼" x 9½"
    Cardstock: Black — 1½" x 9½" and 3½" x 9½" and 5" x 7" (photo mat)
  2. To make photo mat, cut Creation paper on the diagonal, 1" down from the upper left corner to 1" above the lower right corner. You can mark each spot with a pencil then draw a diagonal line to cut along. Mount Creation paper on the black cardstock photo mat. Attach photo.
  3. Sew the ½" piece of black and cream Harlequin paper to the 3½" piece of black cardstock. Sew the ¼" piece of black and cream Harlequin to the piece of 1½" black cardstock.
  4. Sew the strip of black and red Striped paper across the bottom, 1" up from the bottom.
  5. Either use your finger or a soft cloth to apply Ruby Rub ’n Buff® liberally over both the chipboard and Quickutz letters. Let dry then buff with a soft cloth to a glossy sheen.
  6. Using the Limited Edition stamp, stamp four times on white cardstock in black ink then cut out the outline.
  7. Attach the letters “Overcoming” to the 3½" piece of black cardstock.
  8. Attach a stamped piece (using only about 2/3 of the stamped piece) to the top and bottom of that black cardstock. Mount on the left side of the layout just above the black and red Striped piece.
  9. Mount the photo mat on the 3½" of black cardstock so it hangs over the center and covers the black and cream Harlequin piece on the other side of the layout.
  10. Attach the stamped pieces on the top and bottom of the 3½" piece of black cardstock and then attach it to the layout with the black hinges.
  11. Adhere the rub and buffed chipboard letters to spell the word ADVERSITY.
  12. Attach the latch to the left center of the photo mat and tie on a frame and charm with ribbon.


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