Hot Stencils & Stamps How-Tos

How To: Make a Halloween themed waterfall card

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.

How To: Make your own embossing folders

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!

How To: Paint spring-loaded clothespins into colorful, decorative wooden fasteners

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.

How To: Make homemade stamps with Funky Foam

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!

How To: Upgrade your suitcase with customized, printed designs

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...

How To: Use Cuttlebug Dies and Embossing Folders with Sizzix

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.

How To: Make an owl with Stampin' Up punches

In this video, we learn how to make an owl with Stampin' Up punches. First, cut out two dark brown scallop circles, then two light brown scallop circles. After this, cut out two orange flowers, two black small circles, three white circles, and an orange heart. To put these together, cut one of the dark brown punches in half so you have two pieces. Then, cut off half the flower on both of the flower shapes. Next, put all the pieces together, using the dark brown for the face along with white a...

How To: Start a paper doll dress-up tin/purse project

The video describes the making of Paper doll dress up and a Tin Purse to put the dolls inside. You can use the cartridge paper but regular paper should do. She was sticking to the princess themes in this tutorial. The tin comes from provocraft but creative imaginations also offers one. Instead of purchasing a tin you can find a old tin purse maybe once for a over sized set of playing cards. There is a tab feature you can use on the dolls but which children the might come off. She suggests usi...

How To: Gmask your gadgets

In this short demonstration, see how a Gmask is made for a cell phone. A Gmask is a DIY skin for your gadget (such as a cell phone or iPod), that could last and protect your electronic device for up to 7 years if made correctly. The Gmask at times covers your gadget's corners, edges, screen and even keypad in some cases.

How To: Use Cuttlebug dies and embossers in a Sizzix Big Kick

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.

How To: Engrave Pretty Designs onto Garden and Beach Stones

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!

How To: Make a four leaf clover pattern

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 ...

How To: Use markers & water to create a watercolor stamp look

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 ...

How To: Make polymer clay flowers

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!

How To: Use the Cuttlebug combo cut and emboss sets

The Cuttlebug combo sets are very simple to use. The same machine can be used to cut out a desired stamped image from a piece of paper, and then that same image can be embossed for further effect. These are so helpful when creating unique cards and scrapbooking layouts. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use the Cuttlebug combo cut and emboss sets.

How To: Heat emboss on polymer clay

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 ...

How To: Make a mini Big Shot Box with Stampin' Up!

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make a mini Big Shot Box with Stampin' Up! For this you got to use the Bigz Die Box #2. Cut a Whisper white card stock at 6" x 11", place it on the die box and run it through the machine to get the box template. Cut off one edge of the template along the score line with scissors. This will be the top part of the open box. Now fold the bottom part of the box along the score line. Take a strip of cottage wall desig...

How To: Make your own Journaling line stamp

First of all you need an acrylic block, stamping pad, packet of rubber bands and a piece of paper. Open the rubber band packet and then you have to choose several rubber bands which are of same size. Now you have to get these rubber bands on your acrylic block. You can also use a wooden block or an old stamp instead of acrylic block. Now you have to sort out the rubber bands so that they are placed in order with a gap of around a quarter of an inch between each one. You also have to adjust th...

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