In this video, Craftside blogger/author/craftster Stephanie Girard shows us how to make bird-like upcycled sweater bookmarks. Joining Stephanie Girard in this video is Jennie Hinchcliff, co-author of Good Mail Day. We're shown how to use a die cutting machine to die cut some sweaters and recycle them into bookmarks. In this example, we use a felted wool sweater and a Hello Kitty die cutting machine. With this tool it is simple to cut out a bird-shaped piece of the sweater. Then you place it o...
If you like arts and crafts then this video is for you. Watch and learn how to make a simple, creative, and fun paper ice cream cone with strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream scoops. Great for scrap-booking, covering diaries, keeping children (or anyone who is bored) busy, or anything else you can think of doing with a paper ice cream cone. You may not be able to eat your finished ice cream cone, but you'll definitely enjoy making it.
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Are your electrical switch covers in your home just too boring for you? Tired of all those receptacle covers just being plain, old beige or white? Then a little arts and crafts project and some fantasy film might be your answer.
This is a great tutorial on making wonderful little artsy butterflies with your own two hands! They're sparkling butterflies, which you make with fantasy film, a butterly image, permanent ink that dries on non-porous surfaces, craft iron, acrylic stamps, and a non-stick craft mat.
Stencils allow you make an image for easy duplication. The stencil can be used for tagging, fabric painting, t-shirts, or whatever else you want. Follow along with the steps in this video from Piece of Craft. You will need an X-acto knife or a wood burning tool (for advanced stencil makers), stencil plastic, tracing paper, a cutting board, and the image to be stenciled. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to make a stencil.
This how-to video stamping tutorial demonstrates two methods of heat embossing using a heat gun or heating tool, stamping powder, a rubber stamp, Versamark watermark ink and a pigment ink. Heat embossing is a great technique to multi-task rubber stamps and create some texture in card-making or scrapbooking projects. Learn how to do two different methods of heat embossing with an embossing tool by watching this how-to video.
This t-shirt tutorial will show you how to make your very own T-shirt design. Follow these step be step instructions and soon enough you'll have a few awesome custom made T-shirts.
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.
This video tutorial teaches how to use alcohol-based dye inks on polymer clay. Learn how to mix the ink with the polymer clay to change the color of the clay.
For this Project, You Will Need: A picture (that you've printed, and drawn yourself)
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.
Brighten up a rainy day with a beautiful painted umbrella. You'll stand out from the crowd, even in a downpour, if you follow this video's instructions on making stencils to decorate an umbrella. Heads will turn when you show off your fun design!
Learn a fun and easy way to decorate your clothes with these iron-on freezer paper stencils. This video will show you how to create stencils perfect for personalizing aprons, tote bags, or t-shirts. With these stencils you can make thoughtful gifts for all of your loved ones.
Freezer paper to make stencils? We're aware that you're probably not used to using the food staple for crafting, but it's actually a super inexpensive way to create beautiful stencils - in this case, monograms - on fabric.
There are so many choices at the craft stores when you go to buy some new stamps! Do you get wood or acrylic? How do you choose the best one? This video shows you everything you'll ever need to know when it comes to stamp types.
This tutorial shows you how to replicate the Rangoli design onto a piece of glass using glass paint. You will also need a few stencils and a pen to trace your design onto. Great for dressing up windows and mirrors!
Proclaim your love for hash tag #Bestof2010 by literally wearing it on your chest! Show off your Twitter addiction in the most fashionable way possible by making this awesome hash tag design t-shirt.
Daddy doesn't have to be the only man in the house who wears a tie. Let your little one engage in some debonair "Mad Men" action by making this super easy stenciled necktie onesie.
This tutorial shows you how to make a lovely Christmas wreath out of cardstock, a few gems and some ribbon. You can include this as an embellishment to your handmade holiday cards, or include it in one of your scrapbooks.
Embossing can add an extra touch of beauty and elegance to any card. This tutorial shows you how to make a lovely thank you card (useful for the upcoming holidays!) and how you can use embossing to add an extra detail to it.
This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to make a faux suede looking card with Stampin' Up! Take the creamy caramel card stock and punch out a large star using the large star punch. Now use the bone folder to curl the star you punched out. Flip the star over and repeat on the other side as well. You will see the edges coming apart. Then peel the star apart and what you will get is a piece of card stock that looks like suede and is really soft. Now you can ...
This is a unique idea you can use to make a card for a dear friend - or anyone you want to express your admiration for. Make a handmade card which features beautiful butterflies and pansies. All you need is some basic crafting supplies.
In this tutorial, we learn how to use the rubber stamp technique wet paper watercoloring. This is easy and fast and it will create a water colored background on your cards! First, dip your stamps into the watercolor and then stamp them onto your paper. Either wait for these to dry or dry them with a blow dryer. Once it's dry, go over the image again with the stamps and the watercolor. From here, it will appear more bold and decorative. Then, let this dry and start to decorate with ribbon, gli...
In this tutorial, we learn how to add texture to stamped images using rubbing alcohol. First, stamp on your image with a regular stamp to a piece of paper. After you do this, you will take a cotton ball and dip it into ink, then dab this on the images. From here, you will dip that into rubbing alcohol and then dab on top of the images as well. Allow this to dry and if you don't have time, blow dry it evenly. Then, use embossed ink to raise the images up from the page. When finished, you will ...
In this tutorial we learn how to stencil your own t-shirt. Start off by grabbing your plain shirt and placing paper inside of it so it doesn't bleed to the back. After this, paint your background on the shirt in your desired color. From here, place what stencil you want on the top of the shirt and then paint inside of it. When you are finished painting it, carefully remove the stencil from the shirt. After this, you will need to let the shirt dry completely so it doesn't bleed at all. You can...
Make a beautiful and spooky Halloween card using the masking technique! Masking technique? It's really not that hard! This card making tutorial shows you how to use masking to create a 3-D effect on your card - all you need is some Post-Its and scrap paper!
Whether you're looking for something extra to hand out to your trick or treaters, or party favors for a Halloween party, this tutorial shows you how to make a cute treat bag. You can make this bag using just some mini paper lunch sacks at the grocery store, plus a few extra paper crafting supplies.
Here's a fun technique you can use to create a unique background for your next greeting card, scrap book or other paper crafting project. All you need is some bubble solution and a few drops of re-inker in your favorite color.
Send your best Halloween wishes to friends, family and zombies! This tutorial shows you how to start with some card stock and spiderwebs stamps, and end up with a crafty and creative Halloween greeting card, complete with bats flying around!
Make your own thank you note cards to send to friends, family, gift givers or hosts. This tutorial shows you how to create cards using cardstock and designer paper along with a few stamps to create your own lovely fall themed stationery.
These cute little flowers can make the perfect addition or accessory to a gift, scrapbook or other similar project. Start with a few pieces of designer paper and then follow these instructions to end up with a lovely five petaled paper flower.
Start with a clear glass locket, and then follow these instructions to make a few cute paper inserts to put inside your locket. Add a few personal touches, and you have a versatile and creativity-inspiring accessory that lets you dress up your wardrobe in a unique and clever way.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do the glitter windows technique when card making. First, you will need to pick an area in the card where you want the window to be at. Then, grab a piece of card stock and stamp the areas out where you want the empty space for the window to be. Next, set this aside and grab another piece of paper in a different color. Apply glitter to this, then let it dry before attaching the cut out piece onto this. Now you can use this for the rest of your card and have a...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Ebenezer Scrooge using Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to grab the guide that tells you which punches to punch out to make the character. Once you have all the colors and shapes punched out, then you will be able to put them together. The hat should be tall with a holly leaf and berries on it. Around his face should be a beard and a scarf around the neck. He should be wearing long sleeves with two buttons down the middle. Use a black gel pen to...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a flamingo using Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to punch out two five petal punches (black and pink), pink scalloped punch, large oval pink punch, 1/2" circle punch, and 2 long window punches in pink. Also, four green star punches. First, put the long lines together to make the legs, then attach to the oval shape and another long one to make the neck. After this, make the beak, head, and wings of the flamingo as well. To finish this, draw on e...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a monkey with Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to punch out all the appropriate punches that you need to make this. Once you have them, start to assemble by starting with the head. Place the eyes and the mouth on the appropriate spots, then use a black pen to add in further details on the face. As you continue, make sure to glue the different pieces together until you reach the bottom. Once you are done, add any additional details with the black...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Tractor using Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to punch out a black scallop circle, another black circle, two yellow circles, a yellow square, and four green square shapes. After you have these cut out, you will glue the black scallop circle to the yellow circle so it's underneath. Then, take the green piece and glue it with the other yellows to create the shape of the tractor. Glue the circles at the bottom to make the wheels, then save this ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a clown punch using Stampin' Up! products. You will need: a red scallop circle, green key punch, orange scallop circle, heart shape, circle, oval, red circle, flower, black eyes, and a yellow small circle. After you have these punched out, make the hat out of the green large and oval shapes, then apply the flower to the top of the hat. Next, glue the circle behind this, then cut up the orange and red scalloped circles to create hair on the sides. Next, a...
In this video, we learn how to make Life Savers treats. First, use the curly label punch and punch it out of a white paper. Next, fold this in half and then use your stamp-a-ma-Jig on card stock with a love and flower stamp. Use a black and pink marker to fill in the colors of the stamp. Next, stamp this on the piece that was folded in half, then punch out a heart and use sticky strip to adhere the individual life saver to the middle of the sentiment. Once finished, apply the heart and you ar...