The Christmas Mouse-an Altered Tale

Well, another weekend has passed, and I’m happy to say that some of my Christmas shopping did get done. Not much, but some and that makes me feel good! Its always nice to tackle that “To Do” list…even if its just a little bit! Luckily that productivity also included tucking away the Halloween decor!

And, the time to make a project with this new great kit! Look at all the fun to be found in the Altered Story Vintage Christmas Kit

Every family has those special holiday traditions-how about highlighting them in a special way this holiday season? This sweet story was an “Easy Reader” in a 1970s classroom. The story is super cute, and the illustrations are beautiful!

This paperback story measures 6″x6″  (the perfect size!) and is so easy to “stuff” with extra cardstock sheets. To begin, I removed the staples from the binding, and cut the book in half (yes, GASP, but the story remains intact) 🙂

Then, simply determine how many additional 6×6 inch cardstock pages you would like to add. You can certainly “scrap” over the story itself, but I chose to keep the story as is. Reading the story, and looking at the photos and journaling and maybe even special recipes of your family will be a wonderful new tradition!

Once all the pages are stacked, and the story is back in order, punch out 2 holes on the left side, about 2 inches apart with a Crop-a-Dile.  Embellish all of the pages first, before doing the final assembly.

Then, finally, thread the book together with vintage green wool yarn. Before knotting it off though, make sure it is kind of loose so that your pages will turn easily. To the green yarn, I added some green tinsel, and tied on a  vintage mini ornament and a vintage mini glass ball.  I also edged the book in glitter with black Stickles and added some green glitter to the evergreen swag in the top right corner.

Make one as a special gift  for your family this season, and enjoy it for many Christmas seasons to come!

Happy Creating!


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2 Responses to The Christmas Mouse-an Altered Tale

  1. mary tschopp says:

    Hi Michelle,
    GOOD JOB on your Thanksgiving and Christmas projects! MT

  2. Linda says:

    This is adorable!

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