Custom picture frames can be a fun and thoughtful way to display pictures in your home, but they can also cost a lot of money. Here's how you can create unique picture frames without spending a lot.
Learn how-to use the Fiskars 4-1 Embossing Corner Punch Use a Fiskars 4-1 embossing corner punch.
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.
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.
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...
If you makes serious scrapbooks, you've probably known the desire to make them look older and more antique. Fortunately for you, there's an easy way to age / stress white card stock in order to make it look antique, and this video will teach you how to do it.
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.
This video tutorial craft project shows how to make a holder for post it notes out of fancy paper and coasters.
This video tutorial gives instructions how to make a small scrapbook called a brag book. Learn how to make a personalized scrapbook out of craft paper.
This video shows how to cover the Amazing Twist Pen (from Boston ClayWorks) with polymer clay and use alcohol inks for a watercolor effect.
Learn how-to use the Fiskars Crimper for your paper crafts. Use a Fiskars crimper.
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.
In this quick video learn how to create your own custom chipboard pieces for a fraction of the cost. They look just like the ones you purchase at the scrapbook store! .
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...
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...
This is a video tutorial to show how to create embossed backgrounds with embossing folders, some cardstock paper, and ink. Learn how to use the Cuttlebug embosser with innovative functions. This video also gives instructions on how to clean off the ink from the Cuttlebug embossing folders.
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...
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...
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 ...
This tutorial video shows how to make a manila folder book scrapbook. Scrapbooking doesn't require fancy materials, and this how-to video gives some ideas for making a scrapbook out of materials already around the house.
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:
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...
Add a literary accent to your boxes or other arts and crafts project. This tutorial shows you how to take a page from a book and artificially distress it to make it look antique. Then decoupage it onto the side of your box or anywhere else you want a little antique flair!
If you're creating a family scrapbook, cutting and cropping is more than just a few straight cuts. Use your creativity and these cropping techniques to help you shape and display your treasured photos in a beautiful album.
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use non-standard page protectors when scrapbooking. It is a tip on getting a large number of photos in an album without taking up too much space or using too many supplies. You can get 12 x 12 page protectors in terms of size but with pockets for 4 x 6 photos. This way you will have 6 photos on each side of the protector. Or maybe you put 5 photos and a card on one side. If you don't want to mess around with extra page protectors, you...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a faux suede technique on cardstock. Users will need a plastic stamp pad. This stamp pad will be used for rubbing, so it should be an extra or an old stamp pad. Users will need to re-ink the pad once in a while. This will give the cardstock a textured look. It will give an old age, distress look. Simply take the stamp pad and rub it over the cardstock. This will pick up the texture of the cardstock. This video will benefit those viewers who ...
Sarah20az shows you a quick way of making paper lollipop flowers. You cut 4 circles from 2 different colored pieces of paper. You then take each circle and crumple it up in your hand. You then smudge each of them with an ink pad. You have to make sure that you go one color and then on top of that another one, for the lollipop effect. You pierce all of them using a thumb tack. You can bunch them up and place them on another large piece of paper.
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.
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.
A vision board is a great way to focus on achieving your dreams and goals. Learn how to make a vision board with expert tips in this free craft video series.
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.
This video tutorial teaches how to hand make a card out of art paper. Learn how to craft this fun card with a window peephole.
Check out this video to learn how to make a chipboard monogram letter. Chipboard brings a decorative dimension to scrapbook pages. Make your words really pop by adding these easy chipboard monogram letters.
An accordian fold scrapbook is a great way to make use of minimal space. If you've got a bunch of pictures you'd like to organize all in one album, expand your spatial possibilities by creating accordian fold pages rather than regular turnable pages.
Watch this video to learn how to make metal and paper tags with the Memory Makers tag maker.
Learn how-to use the Fiskars Border Punch for your paper crafts. Use a Fiskars border punch.
Learn how-to use the Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress alone and with Fiskars Templates. Use a Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress and Fiskars templates.
This video demonstrates how to make a post-bound album from scratch. The hints given will help you make a beautiful album that you' be proud to say I did it myself. Make a post-bound 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.
Make your own personalized coasters using Scrabble tiles! You design them, so they can say anything you want them to! Pick a theme and make a set or make each coaster completely different from the rest.