Hot Scrapbooking How-Tos

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: 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: 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 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 vintage lady tag

Mybutterflykisses12 shows viewers how to make a vintage lady tag! First, You will need a stampof a vintage lady and some cardstock. Dab your stamp with black ink and stamp it onto card stock that is shaped like a tag. Next, you can stamp on vanilla script above the figure. Next, apply clear embossing powder to the tag and then heat this with a heating gun so it can set. Next, place an opaque stamped image of the same woman over the original on the tag. Cover the stamped image before you apply...

How To: Make flower arrangements on a card

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make flower arrangements on a card. To make this you will need punched out pieces of flowers, snowflakes and leaves of different shapes, sizes and color. You will also need some small size paper flowers, glue dots and cards. To make flowers, you can take a rose and twist the wire stem around a paintbrush to give it a curly shape. Then put a glue dot below the rose and attach it to a punched out snowflake. Take some punched out branche...

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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Make an expandable keepsake photo box

Looking to make a homemade keepsake box for someone special? In this two-part scrapbooking tutorial, learn how to make an adorable expandable keepsake box with help from A Piece of Craft. Marion shares a super girly version of this box she made for her young daughter and goes through how to build one yourself.

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: 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: 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: 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...

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