Hot Scrapbooking How-Tos

How To: Make a map book fold greeting card

This embellished greeting card folds open just like a road map. Be careful not to add to many decorations or it won't fold nicely anymore. The pattern can be a little tricky, but follow along. Watch this video card mkaing tutorial and learn how to make a map book fold greeting card.

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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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 a scrapbook about all of the books you've read

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a scrapbook about all of the books you've read. First, you will want to take a part from the pages that meant the most to you. Type out the text that was written, then glue it onto a similar sized piece of card stock. Adhere this to the top of a picture that has the same theme as the text that you just wrote out. After you do this, decorate your page even more until it's completely finished. You can also take pictures of the books that you have read and ...

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 Prima Paintables paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Prima Paintables paper. These are meant to watercolor on and are very thick pieces of paper. You can take a paint brush and open up a bunch of different paint colors. Start to paint your picture, then allow it to dry. When finished, you can spray a water bottle on it to bleed the picture and make it look unique and your very own. This is something that is fun to do and makes it easy to paint your own creations using this paper that is made just for painti...

How To: Make a scrapbook layout for a pet album

A pet is a wonderful addition to any family. They're a best friend and a playmate all rolled into one. In this how-to video, Bethany creates her own title block and shows us how to stitch and distress a scrapbook page that is really something to bark about! If you don't have a pet, you can still pick up some great scrapbook techniques and ideas. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to make a scrapbook layout for a pet album.

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: 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: 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 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: 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: Distress old wallpaper

In this video, we learn how to distress old wallpaper. First, cover your chip board and then take the piece of paper and tear the edges. Tear all the way around, or how you prefer it to look. Next, rub quick dry adhesive onto the back of the paper, then brush it to the ends of the paper. Now, push the paper onto the chip board and start to roll and crinkle it up. Distress the paper first if you want to, then continue pushing the paper until it looks how you like it. Make sure you work quickly...

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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