Hot Scrapbooking How-Tos

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: 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 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: 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: 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: Make a homemade foam applicator tool for distressing

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...

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 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: Make a spooky Halloween paper bag mini album

Halloween is just around the corner and this spooky paper bag album you can really create a masterpiece. If you love scrap booking this project would be a blast for you. All items were bought for less than a dollar at the local dollar store and the detailing is quite manageable from intermediate to advanced scrap booking. So if you have time and patience to make this then get ready to create an album ready for any Halloween adventure. In this video you will learn how to make a spooky Hallowee...

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: Create a paper circle frame using a corner punch

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.

How To: Assemble a scrapbook

You've organized your materials and chosen your book. Now it's time to get down to brass tacks. . . and tapes, stamps, stickers, cardstocks, markers... Watch this how to video to learn how to make your own scrapbook.

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 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: Add hemp twine to accent your scrapbook photo

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add hemp twine to accent a scrapbook photo. Users will only need a line of twine and tape. Put the twine on one side of the picture and tape the back to hold it. Now wrap the twine in a diagonal pattern (right and left). Then wrap it down the middle and tape the back again to hold it. Trim off the extra twine and tape all the strings of twine at the back, so that it won't move. This video will benefit those viewers who want to add an embellishment ...

How To: Make silk glimmer misted flower for your scrapbook

Kathryn shows how to Glimmer Mist silk flowers for an additional decoration in scrapbooking. In this tutorial, she uses the Red Velvet and Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist colors. The flower is made with strips of silk. The strips should be cut to your own desire. Using a white gel pen, trace circles onto black paper, which will be the center of the flower. Use a dye to add color to the strips of silk. Before beginning this process, place the strips on a piece of foil to make sure the spray does not ...

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: 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 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: 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 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:

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