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.
Collages can be used for a number of different art projects. Learn how to organize and make a creative collage in these free video series.
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...
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.
This is a video tutorial to show how to create embossed backgrounds with embossing folders, some cardstock paper, and ink. Learn how to use the Cuttlebug embosser with innovative functions. This video also gives instructions on how to clean off the ink from the Cuttlebug embossing folders.
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...
Are you a scrap booking nut? Why not add some flare to your page with a three-dimensional looking photo collage? 3D photos are the best way to jazz up a page and take it from boring to popping! In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to make your photographs from Fourth of July a three dimensional fireworks experience using a Fiskars' Fingertip Craft Knife, as well as a self healing matt, a 5x7" background photo, a 4x6" focal point photo, and some Ranger's Pop It! Shapes. Before beginning yo...
In order to make your own designer brads, you will need the following: clear or colored ultra thick embossing enamel, brads, glitter, ink, acrylic paint, a heat gun, and tweezers.
This video shows some basic tips on how to use brads for crafting. Learn how to make use of brads as a basic part of many arts and crafts projects, especially scrapbooking.
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 ...
This how to video shows you how to create your own home made foam applicator for blending. This will be useful as you can use items you can find at home and save money. You will need a piece of wood, such as a child's letter block, a piece of foam, and two pieces of velcro. Stick the pieces of velcro on to the block. From there, stick the foam applicator on top of the velcro. Once this is done, you are ready to use your very own home made foam applicator. You can use this for blending and oth...
You will need: white glossy card stock, 2 ink refill colors, an optional metallic ink refill, cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.
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.
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.
This video demonstrates how to make a post-bound album from scratch. The hints given will help you make a beautiful album that you' be proud to say I did it myself. Make a post-bound album.
Add a literary accent to your boxes or other arts and crafts project. This tutorial shows you how to take a page from a book and artificially distress it to make it look antique. Then decoupage it onto the side of your box or anywhere else you want a little antique flair!
Add some color to your next project which uses rub ons! This tutorial shows you how to take several colored ink markers, color in your rub ons and then transfer them to your current project for a unique and colorful addition!
In this seven part series, you're shown how to create a whimsical mini-scrapbook with a very vintage, Alice in Wonderland feel. From taking your materials out of their wrappers to the final pen stroke, this video series will show you how to create a beautiful "World of Wonder" scrapbook. A lovely gift idea for the Lewis Carroll fan!
Clear is a great way to go when it comes to scrapbooking. It's trendy and looks cool, and that's exactly what you'll learn in this how-to. It's a scrapbook photo album in one, plus more! Check it out.
See all the steps required to make this nifty photo album, which can be used as a picture greeting card or a simple scrapbook for yourself. Despite its complicated look, it's really not that hard to make. This stunning star album card can be made up as cards including many messages, pics, stamps, etc., or they can be made up as miniature scrapbook albums — especially great for kids after a special day out. It's good for a series of "happy" photos to cheat someone who needs "get well" messages.
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.
In this video, we learn how to distress old wallpaper. First, cover your chip board and then take the piece of paper and tear the edges. Tear all the way around, or how you prefer it to look. Next, rub quick dry adhesive onto the back of the paper, then brush it to the ends of the paper. Now, push the paper onto the chip board and start to roll and crinkle it up. Distress the paper first if you want to, then continue pushing the paper until it looks how you like it. Make sure you work quickly...
Maria from [www.stamininspirations.blogspot.com stampininspirations.blogspot.com] shows us how to make a 4x4 mini double accordion picture album. You will need a 4 x 9 in. piece of designer paper, a 4 x 9 in. piece of card stock, a 3.5 x 8.5 piece of designer paper, two 3.5 x 12 in pieces of card stock and two 4 x 4 in pieces of chipboard as well as some smaller pieces of designer paper and card stock and some ribbon. Rubber cement, a scorer and some double sided tape are also needed. Maria s...
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 scrapbook how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to make a scrapook shaker box using card stock, a square cut from a page protector, mounting tape and micro beads. This fun project can be used as a page in a larger scrapbook, or craft piece of its own. Learn how to make a scrapbook shaker box by watching this instructional video.
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...
Have you ever been in the middle of making a layout and wanted an acrylic embellishment but couldn't find the right saying or color? We're here to keep you from ever having that problem again! In this quick video learn how to take clear acrylic pieces and turn them into the cute designer pieces you find at the store. This video has tips and techniques to use in scrapbooking.
Brown paper bags aren't only for storing your PB&J sandwich for lunch. In fact, in the craft world they're heralded and used frequently because they're cheap and give projects a whimsical homespun feel. Just take this kraft paper bag album, for instance.
Watch this video to learn how to make metal and paper tags with the Memory Makers tag maker.
In this video series on scrapbooking you will learn many tips and techniques that will help your scrap book come alive and push your creativity to become more personal which will, in turn, create a more personal scrap book.
This video demonstrates how to make a day at the circus scrapbook page. Using circus die cut, alphabet, and embelishments. You'll have a beautiful page that will remind you of your trip to the circus for many years to come. Make a circus scrapbook page.
How to make decorative roses out of baby socks. All you need is a baby sock and some floral wire and green floral tape. Watch the video to learn how to wrap the sock to look like a rosebud around a wire stem, and then tape the base of the sock well with the floral tape. Continue to wrap the tape all the way down the wire so it looks like a nice green stem. Makes a great gift for expectant mothers as it's not only cute but they can also unwrap them and use the socks for their new baby boy or g...
Mailer envelopes have a way of piling up, if not going straight in the trash, but why not turn them into a scrapbooking project? This mini album then has built-in pockets for storing keepsakes. Decorate with designer paper, stamps and ribbons to suit any taste. Watch this video scrapbooking tutorial and learn how to make a mini album out of recycled mailer envelopes.
An accordian fold scrapbook is a great way to make use of minimal space. If you've got a bunch of pictures you'd like to organize all in one album, expand your spatial possibilities by creating accordian fold pages rather than regular turnable pages.
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.
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.
This video shows how to fit 12 photo's on one page with a flip and fold photo album. Using paper strips for borders and a few more embellishments you have your scrap booking page that is a flip and fold album. Make a flip and fold photo album.
Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a spooky Halloween card that says, "Boo!". This charming Halloween card will cheer up anyone who won't be going trick-or-treating. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled scraps of paper and ribbon. This unique card is also good for Halloween party invitations!
Scrapbooking is all about using a variety of materials to create different effects. This idea just uses simple household masking tape and watercolor paints. Masking tape can be stuck onto a glass surface or anything else where it can be easily removed, and then painted with watercolor paints. The end result is a really great finish. Watch this video scrapbooking tutorial and learn how to use masking tape and watercolor paints to create a unique look for any scrapbooking project.