Custom picture frames can be a fun and thoughtful way to display pictures in your home, but they can also cost a lot of money. Here's how you can create unique picture frames without spending a lot.
This video gives a demonstration of how to make a double bow for scrapbooking. First, cut a short piece of your ribbon off the end. Make this piece about 5 inches long. Next, after leaving a tail of ribbon bend a longer piece of the ribbon over and over, smoothly, until you have 2 loops on each side which creates the double bow. Cut off the end of the ribbon, leaving a tail. Pinch the middle of the double bow. Use the short piece which you cut earlier to tie around the middle of the bow. Adju...
You have many great memories to share. Why not collect them all in one book? Learn the fun and meaningful craft of scrapbooking. In this video how-to, learn how to get started on your scrapbooking adventure.
Instead of buying photo albums, make your own to get exactly the size and style you want. Book bindings require a little technique to maintain the right size of the page, without ruining the edge or making something that's going to fall apart. Watch this video book-binding tutorial and learn how to bind a photo album insert.
You will need: white glossy card stock, 2 ink refill colors, an optional metallic ink refill, cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.
If you're creating a family scrapbook, cutting and cropping is more than just a few straight cuts. Use your creativity and these cropping techniques to help you shape and display your treasured photos in a beautiful album.
Mail custom packages and envelopes or quirky objects; learn how to make custom envelopes and packaging for personal letters in this free video.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a photo cube. This project can be done in a couple of hours and only costs a couple of dollars! To start, you will first get an exact measurement of the width of your wood. After marking these, you will cut the wood using a band saw. After the eight blocks are finished, line them up in a cube and use clear packing tape to secure them together. Use a sharp blade to trip the tape. You can then open up the cube to show six different sides and tape your phot...
Stampinmama1 shows us how to soften edges of paper with ink sponges. When you sponge, you get a little softer look onto the paper. You're going to want to use a round stamping sponge and you would want to cut it up into six pieces to have more control over them. Rub your sponge directly onto the pad, grind it on pretty hard. Go right along the edge of your paper, ink it up again and keep going. You will get a soft feathery edge instead of a fairly bland edge with no soft look to it.
The ATG gun is an essential tool for scrapbooking projects. The adhesive is strong, and it's easy to apply. Loading more adhesive tape into the ATG gun can be complicated. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to load an ATG double-sided tape gun.
This video tutorial will teach give you a couple tips using this fabulous ink called StazOn. StazOn ink is wonderful for scrapbooking and various other arts and crafts activities.
This video instructs how to burnish, or affix, rub on transfers onto paper. Transfers are a quick and easy way to decorate any scrapbooking project.
Make the photos on your scrapbook pages pop by matting them. This easy technique is both colorful and decorative, while helping draw the eye to your page's focal point.
This tutorial video will show you how you can make your very own Tag Book. A Tag Book is a little book with tags in it, and on each side of the tags are pictures and text. They serve much the same function of a scrapbook, and can make any occasion seem all the more special.
Learn how to use the Tim Holtz' Distress Crackle Resist technique with this tutorial that gives step by step instructions on applying this method to a Manila tag. Materials you will need include distress crackle paint, distress ink (for this project, in "Vintage Photo", "Fire Brick" and "Black Soot"), Inkssentials' ink blending tool, foam, nonstick craft sheet, Inkssentials' Mini Mister filled with water, heated craft tool, paper towel, stamp, and a Manila tag. After done, use this tag in a s...
This tutorial shows how to make an explosion display album. The pictures seem to explode as you unfold and open them. This makes a lively gift. Make an explosion display album.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the Crop-A-Dile to set eyelets. The Crop-A-Dile is a tool that can punch holes and snap eyelets. The sides of the tool allows users to set a measurement for hole punching. This allows for users to make accurate and straight holes. Then put the eyelet on the hole and use the middle part of the tool is set it. Simply squeeze it to bind the eyelet to the paper. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy making arts and crafts, and would like ...
Do you have a great article that you're really proud of, that was printed in the newspaper? Did something amazing happen, and you want to preserve the newspaper article about it? Newspaper is delicate, and can fall apart quite easily if not preserved properly. Check out this video to learn how to preserve a newspaper clipping.
This instructional video shows how to making scalloped circles and ovals with corner rounder punches. Learn how to quickly and easily add a little extra flair to circular shapes with the aid of paper punches.
Did you know you can create beautiful covers for your scrapbooks using all kinds of materials? This video tutorial shows how easy it is. Linen scrapbook covers need slightly different materials than regular paper compatible materials. You'll need Tombo (or another double sided adhesive) and liquid glass. Watch this video scrapbooking tutorial and learn how to decorate a linen scrapbook cover.
Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a greeting card with a sparkly window frame. You can use this technique to make a small paper window in your card or make a picture frame. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled pieces of scraps and ribbon. This unique card is good for thank you cards, holidays, bat mitzvahs and birthdays.
Learn how-to use the Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress alone and with Fiskars Templates. Use a Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress and Fiskars templates.
In this video, we learn how to make a multi-pocket/tag envelope page for mini scrapbook. To start, you will need to put the different pieces of paper together. You will need to use a standard number 10 envelope, then trim off each end so that the envelope body is nine inches long. Then, stick down the flap and then score from one end out four inches to the middle. Then, fold this down. After this, you will cut the ends off and two pockets will be created. Now, cut out half circles to create s...
Watch this two part instructional scrapbooking video to make a heart shaped card that folds into an envelope. This is an affectionate love letter can be personalized to really charm your special someone. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled scraps of paper and ribbon. This unique card is also good for Vanetine's Day, teen birthdays and get well soon cards.
This scrapbooking video demonstrates how to decorate a paper circle frame using EK Success Corner Punches. You will need x-acto knives to make specific cuts. You can use store bought paper cutouts or make your own using scraps of recycled paper. Use embossing ink, embossing powder and a heat gun to add extra texture to you paper picture frame.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a slit flower frame card. First, gather all your cardstock together in the colors that you would like. Then, take the first one and cut a circle window in it using a blade and a template. Then, punch slits on the outer frame of the window. From here, shade the petals and pull them out from the card to stick out. Then, place a rubber stamp with hearts on the other place of card stock. Then, turn the flower frame over and apply foam tape to the back. From ...
If you makes serious scrapbooks, you've probably known the desire to make them look older and more antique. Fortunately for you, there's an easy way to age / stress white card stock in order to make it look antique, and this video will teach you how to do it.
To make paper lace flowers, also known as doily flowers, you first need to get some paper lace. Fold the first tip over and then turn the laces over just a little bit. Fold on the straight line every time. Fold three more times. At this point you will see half of your flower. Then continue folding on the straight line until your flower is recognizable. With scissors, trim off the excess. To cover up staples, put a little glue over them and cover them with a nice ribbon.
Make framed artwork from old greeting cards! You will need a greeting card, paint, cardboard, double stick tape, ruler, a pencil, a craft knife and some ribbon. This video demonstrates how to craft artwork from recycled material. These pieces make great gifts.
This tutorial video shows how to make a manila folder book scrapbook. Scrapbooking doesn't require fancy materials, and this how-to video gives some ideas for making a scrapbook out of materials already around the house.
In this quick video learn how to create your own custom chipboard pieces for a fraction of the cost. They look just like the ones you purchase at the scrapbook store! .
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a scrapbook about all of the books you've read. First, you will want to take a part from the pages that meant the most to you. Type out the text that was written, then glue it onto a similar sized piece of card stock. Adhere this to the top of a picture that has the same theme as the text that you just wrote out. After you do this, decorate your page even more until it's completely finished. You can also take pictures of the books that you have read and ...
First of all you have to arrange for materials like ink blending tool, ink blending foam, some tags to be used as practice surface and a distress ink pad. The tutor advises that you must not use a blending tool like a stamp and never make a lot of impressions using it on any surface. Instead of stamping the ink on the surface like a stamp you have to be careful while using it. Use a blending tool in such a way that the whole ink goes slowly onto the tag. Start by working the blending tool on ...
How to make a Prima "Pastiche" Paperbag Album. The demostrator shows us how to make a Prima "Pastiche" Paperbag album. Take a french paper, apply fix some pearls, old keys, artificial flowers, key mantle, all this for the back cover of the album.
Everyone loves the personal touch of a homemade greeting card, so why send such a beautiful gift in a plain white envelope? To maintain the crafty beauty of your card, why not make a custom envelope to go with it?
StampinMama1 demonstrates how to add ink texture effects to your scrapbook projects. When creating backgrounds for your scrapbook pages, you can use ink to both create texture and create interesting effects on the layout. Press the ink on the paper to use a direct to paper ink application technique. You can create cool effects like waves using this technique. Don't swipe the pad around or smudge it onto the paper. Instead, drag the ink pad in a motion of waves across the page. Start at one ed...
Check out this video to learn how to make a chipboard monogram letter. Chipboard brings a decorative dimension to scrapbook pages. Make your words really pop by adding these easy chipboard monogram letters.
Learn how-to use the Fiskars Combo Corner Punch for your paper crafts. Use Fiskars combo corner punch.
This video explains how to create a 4z4 tri-fold mini album. The first step is to score your designer paper at four inches and then fold along the score mark. The previous step is completed three more times until you have four score marks along your paper. Three separate pieces of paper are then cut measured at three and half inches. Your chosen picture is then glued into the center of your original twelve inch panel. using the three individual pieces of paper you must glue them around the pi...
Want to create scenery to decorate your scrapbook? You can use torn paper to create this effect cheaply and easily. This video describes how. For example, if you want to create mountains, choose some brown paper, and tear in a jagged pattern, using your finger as a guide. If you want white-capped mountains, tear with the front side facing you. If you don't want white-capped mountains, turn the paper over and tear. You can also create other scenery. The woman in the video creates scenery such ...