Hot Stencils & Stamps How-Tos

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: Decorate a Shoe

Do you have some plain clothes that need a touch of your personality before you can wear them out? Watch this video and learn how you can make any shoe (or just about anything else) your own, by customizing with cute decorations.

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: Emboss a Nestability die with a Sizzix Texturz mat

While embossing and die-cutting machines and supplies are marketed to be used brand specifically, they're actually multi-purpose and compatible with each other. This saves money on having to buy unnecessary equipment, as well as allowing for a greater range of tools to choose from while embossing and die-cutting paper. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use a Sizzix Texturz mat to emboss a Nestability die cut.

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: Make a stained glass mirror

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a stained glass mirror. This video is from Artists Resource. You will need a Marabu GlasArt kit, some spirit, a china graph pencil, scissors, a ruler, masking tape, a container to mix your paint, an object to draw an oval shape, Marabu outliner paint, a mirror and peel off dolphin stickers. Take a few dolphin peel offs and stick them on the face of the mirror; on the edges, to form a design. Place the oval shape object in the cen...

How To: Make and use a stencil

In order to make and use a stencil, you will need the following: pencil, blue painter's tape, Dura Lar film, Self-healing mat, spray adhesive, old canvas board, airbrush, compressed air, airbrush paint, utility knife, paper, eraser, and an idea for a stencil.

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 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: Create a watercolor technique with ink pads

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.

How To: Use the rolling marble technique in scrapbooking

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to use the rolling marble technique in scrapbooking. Take a piece of 2" x 5 1/2" whisper white. Then take the stamp set container with three marbles in it and add 4 -5 drops of color from a bashful blue refill inside the container. Then shake the container till the marbles get coated with the ink. Put some dotto on the back side of the whisper white and stick it to the inside top of the container. Flip it over and r...

How To: Make a 3D lemonade cup card with Stampin' Up!

Dawn Griffith creates a cute card with a 3D lemonade glass embellishment from start to finish. Create a template by making a rough sketch of an 8 ounce paper cup onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. Take the template and either trace it onto a piece of vellum cardstock and cut it out, or use Dotto adhesive to attach the template directly to the vellum and then cut around the shape. Score each side at about 1/4", fold on the score lines and trim the overlap at the top. Apply sticky ...

How To: Make an easel card with Stampin' Up!

Using products from Stampin' Up you are able to create this great looking easel card. This quick and easy project uses card stock, stock lace created with a border punch, stock cutter, embossing plates, a few dimensionals, and a few other items that can be bought in the Stampin' Up kits. Each item adds it's own unique look to the creation of this easel card. The process to create these cards are sped and simplified with the kits and a variety of items can be created to add a personal touch to...

How To: Make a turtle punch using Stampin' Up! products

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to make home made crafts? Bonnie has a great new tutorial just for you. In this episode of Bonnie's Creative Place, she will be showing you how to make a cute little turtle using Stampin' up paper punches. The video will provide you with Bonnie's easy to learn process and you will be surprised at how just a few household tools and office supplies are needed in order to make your very own high quality crafts. Don't miss out!

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: 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: Heat emboss with an embossing tool

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.

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