Why spend money on embossing folders when you can make homemade ones for cheap? This video tutorial shows the process of making your own embossing folders easily and cheaply. You can make your own designs or you can use die cuts that you already have made, and make coordinating folders for them. All you need for this crafts project is card stock and glue. You can save a fortune!
A waterfall card is a cute and clever interactive card you can give your friends. Pull the tab at the bottom, and watch a series of small cards cascade down the card. Starting with a series of card stock and your own stamp collection, this explains how to make a lovely waterfall card using Halloween stamps.
Spring-loaded clothespins are used for more than just clothes. If you looked in anyone's home, you'll see these springy wooden clothespins used for things like chip clips, photo holders and even for attaching sports cards on bicycle spokes. They're even used in the film industry (called C47s or bullets) for clamping colored gels or diffusion to hot lights on set. So, there's a million uses for these wooden clamps, but that doesn't mean they have to look the same— drab and unoriginal.
This video teaches how to use pigment ink to dye or color polymer clay. Learn how to mix colors to create custom pigments on polymer clay.
The Dremel Stylus tool is ideal for any wood worker or wood crafter. This versatile and easy to use tool can let you carve or whittle any number of projects out of wood, such as a wooden relief. This video demonstrates how to carve a piece of ivy onto a wooden box.
If your bags have seen too many highways and byways, treat them to a first-class upgrade with this idea from Rust-Oleum and ReadyMade: Give world-weary luggage a new lease on life with Rust-Oleum paint and hit the road, stat. Spray paint a stenciled image on your suitcase to update and personalize your look! You will need an image, rustoleum spray paint, a utility knife, masking tape, spray adehsive, rubber gloves and a mask. Cut out your bold simple design and use as a stencil. Use a spray p...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a four leaf clover pattern. First, fold your paper in half, then fold it in half in the other direction. Next, fold the edges making a point and then cut a half an inch along the edge, making a cone shape. end the shape on the right side, making a heart shape. When you unfold, you will have a four leaf clover! You can use any size of paper to make this, just make sure you use green paper to keep the theme Irish. This is a great project for kids to learn ...
This video tutorial teaches how to use Jones Tones foil paper with polymer clay. Learn how to burnish foil paper onto polymer clay to create a unique effect.
While embossing machines are marketed to be used brand specifically, all those Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders are completely compatible with a Sizzix Big Kick embossing machine. Make the most of your stamping materials without having to purchase to much of everything. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders to make die cuts with a Sizzix Big Kick.
This how to video teaches how to use gold and silver leaf on polymer clay. Learn how to manipulate gold and silver leaf to decorate and give a unique finish to polymer clay.
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a stained glass picture frame. This video is from Artists Resource. You will need a Marabu GlasArt kit, some white spirit, a china graph pencil, scissors, a ruler, sheets of scrap paper, lead tape and a picture frame. Take the frame and remove the clips. With the ruler and china graph pencil mark off and draw 6” squares. Rub off the center lines with a tissue. This is where the photo will fit. Next you fill the squares with the g...
With some vinyl, matte, and a printer you can make customizable stickers to post anywhere. This is a really quick and easy method and this video shows you exactly how to make durable, custom stickers.
This how-to video demonstrates the right skills for stamping with a watercolor technique. You will need non-running inks to stamp the initial image, a specialty brush pen, and watercolor paper. This watercolor effect is pretty, and can add some different texture to your stamped images. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a watercolor look with stamps.
While embossing machines are marketed to be used brand specifically, all those Cuttle bug dies and embossers are completely compatible with a Sizzix Big Kick embossing machine. Make the most of your stamping materials without having to purchase to much of everything. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use Cuttlebug dies and embossers to make die cuts with a Sizzix Big Kick.
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use markers & water to create a watercolor stamp look. You can use rubber and acrylic stamp for this. You will need water based markers, minimister and card stock. Select you stamp and color it with markers as you would do in a painting. For example, you can color the leaves green and flowers red. You can also apply different shades. Then spray water with the minimister and stamp the image. Just stamp and lift, don't keep it too long ...
Attention card maker enthusiasts! In this three-part stamp tutorial, learn how to unmount your wood mounted rubber stamps and how to store your unmounted stamps. For more card ideas, tips, and tricks visit the Stampin Inspirations.
Self-adhesive foam inside the QuicKutz squeeze will allow for a more crisp cut from the embossing and die-cutting molds. Make sure not to accidentally adhere the foam piece to the paper that is being embellished. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use QuicKutz 2x2 dies in a QuicKutz squeeze embossing and die-cutting machine.
Feeling inspired? Looking for a place to express yourself creatively through art? Why not take to the streets, and use the city walls as your canvas. This video shows you how to make a stencil, just like the ones the international star Banksy uses.
In order to make a flower vase card, with Stampin' Up, you will need the following: card stock, scissors, greeting stamp, Shimmer Mist, stickers, and ribbon.
Stampin' Up Dawn shows how to use Stampin Up to create original gift card holders and sleeves in this craft tutorial. The tutorial shows how to create the Bashful Blue gift card holder. However, it should be noted that the Certainly Celery card does not utilize the scalloped edge design. The third style, Elegant Eggplant, uses ink #10510 and card stock #105126. You will need a strip of bashful blue card stock cut 4.5" by 7 3/4" scored at 3/4 and 4 1/4. Fold the score lines to create the sleev...
Polymer decorations are easy to create and beautiful to exhibit. These amazing polymer clay flowers can be used as a beautiful assortment of decorations or just a little keepsake for yourself or for a friend. They don't take long to make and all you need is some polymer clay, a stencil cutter for your petals, and a tool to round off your petals. This video will demonstrate how to make these amazing polymer clay flowers great for any occasion. Enjoy!
What to make your own leprechaun punch using just Stampin' Up! products? Well, this video shows the viewer how to make your very own leprechaun punch! The video provides detailed step by step instructions on how to make the leprechaun punch using nothing but Stampin' Up! products. The video is very simple and each instruction is very clear and exact. Viewers will have a easy time learning this and will be making their own leprechaun punches in no time! So get working!
This video tutorial teaches how to make masks out of polymer clay. Learn how to craft and decorate a mask out of polymer clay.
Even as early as first grade art class, you learn that watercolor/painting is an entirely different category from stamping, which basically requires a stamp pad and rubber stamp. But this tutorial blurs the line between the two art forms in the most attractive way possible.
You can engrave just about any surface available, as long as you can press your engraving pen over it. Watch this tutorial to learn how to engrave stones from your garden or the beach with gorgeous floral designs or names. If you have a party coming up, you can create stunning party favors or stylish decorations by engraving pretty designs onto common garden or beach stones!
This video tutorial teaches how to use powdered pigment on polymer clay. Learn how to manipulate powdered pigment and how to make your own colored powders for use on polymer clay.
Create your own glass etchings! You will need some pieces of vinyl, your Cricut machine, etching solution and the glass you want the design on. It's very easy, and all you need now is to pick the right graphic or design!
A shadowbox card is a lovely three-dimensional card you can use to showcase a particular design or picture. Starting with some card stock and cutting tools, this video demonstrates how you can create your own elegant shadowbox card the next time you need a gift.
Freezer paper isn't just for the freezer. In fact, with a little ingenuity garnered from this crafting video you'll learn how to transform blah and boring freezer paper into a stencil that you can use to decorate t-shirts, jeans, tote bags, or whatever you want!
Basic paper punches do two very extraordinary things for crafters: 1. They minimize your workload and save your fingers from completely drying out and falling off from weilding scissors at oblique angles the whole day, and 2. They create perfectly cut, perfectly uniform shapes and can be used over and over again.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make molded paper. The materials required are toilet paper and stamps. Begin by wetting the toilet paper under some water and lay it down. Use about 10 layers of 2 ply toilet paper. Now press the stamp onto the wet toilet paper and then press down on the stamp with a towel or cloth. Remove the stamp and heat dry the toilet paper. Now let the toilet paper dry fully overnight or half of the day. This video will benefit those viewers who are intereste...
In order to make a Cuttlebug Smoosh Card, you will need the following materials: card stock (at least 3 different prints or colors), a ruler, distress tool, double sided tape or glue, distress ink, watermark stamp pad, decorative accessories, and scissors.
If street art is your thing, maybe you should make and print your own stickers to post around. Well this user shows us a pretty sweet way to do so. This video shows us how to make, import, edit, and then print our own stickers
Here are some instructions on heat embossing on polymer clay. This video includes tips for embossing both baked and unbaked clay. You will need polymer clay, a rubber stamp, pigment ink, embossing powder and a heat gun. Roll out the clay onto a nice thin sheet of clay and bake the selected piece. Then stamp the baked clay with ink as desired. Sprinkle the embossment powder onto the stamped area, and tap off the excess powder. Next, heat the embossed area with the embossment gun and watch the ...
Multilayer stencils require a little bit more planning than a single layer, but are still easy to make, especially with the the help of Photoshop. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to digitally modify an image to create a multilayer stencil.
This video tutorial teaches how to craft beads and other home projects out of cane slices and polymer clay. Learn how to combine polymer clay scraps with cane slices to create a variety of handicrafts.
When you hear the word "watercolor," the image of Monet sitting in his garden in Giverny slowly whittling monumental versions of his garden's lillies on canvas probably comes to mind. But you don't have to be a superstar painter to be able to create beautiful watercolor prints.
Caulk is not the first material you'd think of using when crafting a birthday card, but when guided onto the paper in neat designs as created with the help of brass stencils, caulk motifs can be quite beautiful and tactile.
Funky Foam? This product is for kids and can be found in any arts and crafts store, and it's the key to making homemade stamps in this video crafty project. See how to make your own stamps with funky foam! It's cheeps and oh so simple. You can either create your own designs or convert your die cutters into coordinating stamps for embossing, etc. Quick, easy, and super cheap stamps!
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a shimmer mist mixture for cards. Begin by filling a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. Now add about 1/2 tsp-tbsp of Champagne Mist shimmer paint into the spray bottle and shake it to mix it. Users can also use frost white or platinum shimmer paint. To apply the shimmer mixture on a card, spray the mist in the air and wave the card stock into the mist. The alcohol will help dry the paint faster. This video will benefit those viewers who...