Hot Scrapbooking How-Tos

How To: Make baby sock roses

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...

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: Use the feature keys for your circuit machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the feature keys for your Cricut machine. There are six feature keys on every cartridge. The first is the shadow feature key that create a matte to highlight your letter. The shadow blackout key creates a solid matte that doesn't cut out the holes in between the letters. The charm feature key puts a charm top on the top of letters. The sign feature key puts letters inside of a small sign post, making it one inch from top to bottom. The slotted feature key...

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: Preserve a newspaper clipping

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.

How To: Decorate a linen scrapbook cover

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.

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: Bind a photo album insert

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.

How To: Soften edges of paper with ink sponges

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.

How To: Make a multi-pocket/tag envelope page for mini scrapbo

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...

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: Making paper lace flowers (doily flowers)

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.

How To: Make a shadowbox

In this video, we learn how to make a shadowbox. First, you will need to have a frame that is thick and pops out from the wall. After this, layer hot glue down on the inside of the frame where you are going to put what goes on the inside. Decorate it how you like, a good idea is to use fake moss, wood chips, and stones on the inside. Decorate this as unique as you would like to, let your imagination go wild! After you have decorated the frame as you would like it, grab a piece of paper that y...

How To: Alter a children's book into a scrapbook

This video scrapbooking tutorial shows how to make an altered book using a children's board book. This craft project is simple, as there's no need to build a book from scratch; all you need to do is decorate. Learn how to make a scrapbook from a kids' board book by watching this instructional video.

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 three dimensional photo collage

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...

How To: Use the Crop-a-dile to set eyelets

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 ...

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: 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: Cover chipboard or cardboard for scrapbooking

This video scrapbooking tutorial shows how to cover chipboard shapes with papers to match your layouts. This same technique applies to any sort of thick paperboard or paper. Watch this instructional video and learn how to add finish to chipboard and cardboard, fully incorporating a variety of materials into any scrapbooking or paper design project.

How To: Make a Tag Book

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.

How To: Distress a tag using Tim Holtz distress inks

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 an Alice in Wonderland story board craft

This video is about how to make a story board craft. In this case the story is about Alice in Wonderland. In this case 3 Eco art boards are taken of a suitable size of 2 1/2"X3 1/2" the left edge is decorated with a lace spray painted with Memorie mist spray, the rest of the card is also spray painted. Now from Queen Kat Designs the stampings are selected and stamped on each board as per the story. Whilst stamping Indian stamping ink is used as it does not smudges. For extra decoration paper ...

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