Hot Scrapbooking How-Tos

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 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: Craft a cute pom-pom chicken

Pop pops make very adorable accents for scrapbooking. In this tutorial, learn how to spice up an Easter or spring themed scrapbook with a pom pom shaped like a chicken. This cute little guy makes the perfect addition to any craft project. He is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face when they see him.

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: 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: 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 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 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 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: 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: Make your own scrapbook paper with stamps and paper

Take inspiration for scrapbook paper from anywhere, and don't let scrapbooking be limited by what is and isn't available for sale. In these video scrapbooking tutorials, Debbie Buckland takes designs from her day to day life, a Kleenex tissue box pattern and her daughter's sock, to make paper. Watch these instructional videos and follow along to learn how to make floral and striped scrapbooking paper just using stamps, paper, and markers.

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: Create a vintage-looking mini scrapbook album

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!

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 glitter mist to make a great scrapbook

Making a scrapbook with glimmer mist, allows you to create interesting effects for scrapbooking. Shake the glimmer mist properly. Instead of shaking it up and down, shake it horizontally in circles. If you shake it up and down, it forces bubbles into the mist, which is the cause of splattering. You'll see a tornado inside, if you are shaking it properly.

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: Add texture effects to your scrapbook page with ink

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...

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: 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 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 heart-shaped scrapbook album

This heart-shaped chipboard scrapbook is a hybrid album using both digital and traditional scrapbooking methods. This video scrapbooking tutorial shows how to make a heart-shaped scrapbook mixing different scrapbooking techniques. Learn how to make this scrapbook photo album by watching this instructional video.

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