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: 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: 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 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 a shadowbox

In this video, we learn how to make a shadowbox. First, you will need to have a frame that is thick and pops out from the wall. After this, layer hot glue down on the inside of the frame where you are going to put what goes on the inside. Decorate it how you like, a good idea is to use fake moss, wood chips, and stones on the inside. Decorate this as unique as you would like to, let your imagination go wild! After you have decorated the frame as you would like it, grab a piece of paper that y...

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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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 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 distressed scrapbook tag

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a distressed scarpbook tag. Take two tags, one red color and one yellow color and strip the threads off. Take a light color ‘Distress’ ink on a sponge and dab one side of the yellow tag with it to give it a light rough look. Now take little darker brown ink on another sponge and dab the edges of the tag with it. Then place the tag in a box and spray Glimmer mist on the tag. Dry the tag with a dryer. Now dab some more brown in...

How To: Make a 4x4 mini double accordion album

Maria from [www.stamininspirations.blogspot.com stampininspirations.blogspot.com] shows us how to make a 4x4 mini double accordion picture album. You will need a 4 x 9 in. piece of designer paper, a 4 x 9 in. piece of card stock, a 3.5 x 8.5 piece of designer paper, two 3.5 x 12 in pieces of card stock and two 4 x 4 in pieces of chipboard as well as some smaller pieces of designer paper and card stock and some ribbon. Rubber cement, a scorer and some double sided tape are also needed. Maria s...

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: 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: Add hemp twine to accent your scrapbook photo

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add hemp twine to accent a scrapbook photo. Users will only need a line of twine and tape. Put the twine on one side of the picture and tape the back to hold it. Now wrap the twine in a diagonal pattern (right and left). Then wrap it down the middle and tape the back again to hold it. Trim off the extra twine and tape all the strings of twine at the back, so that it won't move. This video will benefit those viewers who want to add an embellishment ...

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 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: 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.

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