Hot Scrapbooking How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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.

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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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!

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: 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: 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 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 an altered baby book

This video shows how to take an old book and alter it so you have a beautiful baby book. Using birth announcements, locks of hair and any other mementos you have you can create a beautiful book of memories. Watch this video scrapbooking tutorial and learn how to make an altered baby book.

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: 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.

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