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How To: Make a heart shaped card that fold into an envelope

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.

How To: Make a leaf shaped card

Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a leaf shaped card. This is a sophisticated card to give an old friend. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled pieces of scraps and ribbon. This unique card is also good for Easter, birthdays, and graduations.

How To: Use masking tape and watercolor paints in scrapbooking

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.

How To: Create your own acrylic embellishments in scrapbooking

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.

How To: Frame pictures in a scrapbook

In this video series, learn tips for framing pictures in a scrapbook. Our expert, Grace Fraga, shows you how to put together a beautiful scrapbook. Learn tips for selecting your scrapbook, and learn how to use double spread in scrapbooking. Frame pictures in a scrapbook - Part 1 of 14.

How To: Make Amy Sedaris' Crafts for Poor People

The multi-talented Amy Sedaris (creator and star of TV show Strangers With Candy) has a new gut-busting venture, now available in bookstores near you. Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People is a tongue-in-cheek DIY guide to projects like seashell toilet seat covers and ringworm pompons. In a recent interview with NPR, a couple statements rubbed some DIYers the wrong way (ahem, ugly people are doing crafts; pretty people are having sex). Or perhaps this didn't sit well:

How To: Make a photo cube

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...

How To: Create a 4x4 tri-fold mini album

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...

How To: Make a slit flower frame card

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 ...

How To: Make a paper bag mini

In this video we learn how to make a paper bag mini. Start out with your paper consistent throughout the entire bag and then distress the pieces that you place on it. When you open it up it will have several pages inside of it. Use different types of stamps, distressing, and tags to make this unique. Use a lot of tags to put notes and sentiments on and then add in designs that are all your own! Add in as many pages as you would like to and create something interesting. Leave it plain or add i...

How To: Make a 12" by 24" two-page scrapbook layout

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a 12" by 24" two-page scrapbook layout. First, you will need to gather all of your papers and stickers that you want on your pages. Also, grab your pictures you want to use. Next, figure out where you want to place your photo, then glue it down. After you do this, add on an additional photo in another space of the paper. Place a background underneath the picture first if you want to give it a matted look. Also make sure to place in any stickers that you ...

How To: Turn a composition book into a decorative notebook

In this video, we learn how to turn a composition book into a decorative notebook. First, measure your composition book, then measure out that same size on a piece of decorative paper. Next, put adhesive on the back of this on all four edges, then diagonally. Now, you will have a solid attachment for the paper to be placed on top of the composition notebook. Use a straight edge to push it down and it's completely flat. Then, use scissors to cut any excess paper off of the edges and corners. Y...

How To: Make a scrapbook about all of the books you've read

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 ...

How To: Make custom chipboard buttons for scrapbooking

In this video, we learn how to make custom chipboard buttons for scrapbooking. First, take a scrap of chipboard and use a circle trimmer to cut circles out. Cut circles out of patterned paper in different sizes using many different patterns. Now, apply glossy finish onto the papers and wipe off the excess liquid. Ink the edges after this, then put adhesive onto the back of each of the different circles. Now, you can punch holes into the center of the circle to make it look like a button. Now,...

How To: Make crumpled flowers for scrapbooking

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to make crumpled flowers for scrapbooking. Cut out three circles of 2", 1 1/2" and 1" diameter out of a sheet of paper. Then wet the pieces of paper lightly with water or colored ink and crumple them one by one as shown in the video. Then place the three pieces together and pin them up with a split pin. Now crumple the edges of the paper further to give them the look of a flower. Allow it to dry and your flower is re...

How To: Flatten a bottle cap in the Cuttlebug

In this video, we learn how to flatten a bottle cap in the Cuttlebug with Sara Sandberg. Before you do this, make sure you purchase bottle caps from a store, the ones from your home beer will not work with the Cuttlebug. Place your thick white A mat in the Cuttlebug, then place the bottle caps flat side down on top. Next, place a dye on top with the metal side down. After this, crank the lever and pull the papers through the machine. When you remove the top, your bottle caps will have flatten...

How To: Use Fiskars Decorative Edge scrapbook layout

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Fiskars Decorative Edge scrapbook layout. First, you will need to pick out the templates, pictures, and paper that you want to use for this project. Now, place the stencil over the card stock and cut out the stencil shapes you want, stars work best if you are doing a fun child theme. Now, apply these to your base card stock, and arrange a frame over the background. Now, apply the picture to the page and add on the stencils you just cut out. Add in quotes ...