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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: Create scrapbook scenery by tearing paper

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 ...

How To: Get a stain glass effect for your scrapbooking

This video is a step by step demonstration of how to make a stained glass effect for cards or scrapbooking using glue, colored ink and sparkles on acetate. This is not for beginners, this is an intermediate level project for experienced stampers. You will be able to understand the process and will be able to copy it by the end of this six minute video. The audio instructions are easy to follow and the visual demonstrations make it very easy to learn.

How To: Make a map book fold greeting card

This embellished greeting card folds open just like a road map. Be careful not to add to many decorations or it won't fold nicely anymore. The pattern can be a little tricky, but follow along. Watch this video card mkaing tutorial and learn how to make a map book fold greeting card.

How To: Make a memory book

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.

How To: Make a star picture album greeting card or scrapbook

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.

How To: Make a Halloween mummy card

Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a Halloween card with a scary mummy design. This is a spooky Halloween card for 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 invitations!

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: Make a double bow for scrapbooking

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...

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: Do the Brayer technique for scrapbooking

Anyone interested in scrapbooking can learn how to do the Brayer technique with ink refills for cards with this video tutorial. You will need a piece of glossy cardstock as well as stamps. Make sure to keep your fingers off the paper to avoid smudging. You will need the dandelion stamp to stamp the cardstock. Add a stem stamp to your flowers followed by the dandelion fluff along the top of your paper. Then, emboss your stamps with black embossing powder making sure to use a separate piece of ...

How To: Make a "The 2 of Us" scrapbook paper bag mini album

About a minute into the video, the narrator/instructor, Kathryn, shows the viewers the items that were used in making the mini album scrapbook. She shows the layers in which the contents are placed. She also shows what the finished product should look like, in the beginning of the video. A little past halfway, she shows her audience how the scrapbook is organized. Her prime examples were having a picture on one page and the person's written thoughts on the adjacent page. With each page, Kathr...

How To: Make sparkly window picture frame card

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.

How To: Make a mini album out of recycled envelopes

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.

How To: Make a flip and fold photo album

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.

How To: Distress old wallpaper

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...

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: Alter a bottle cap for a scrapbook piece

Bottle caps can be used for so many different reasons. They can be used as cheap weapons, fake money in card games, and even decorations for arts and craft pieces. This tutorial will focus on the arts and crafts aspect and will show you how to alter a bottle cap for a scrapbook project. It's simple, easy, and fun to do. Enjoy!