Hot Stencils & Stamps How-Tos

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 picture frame

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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 a faux suede looking card with Stampin' Up!

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 ...

How To: Use the rubber stamp technique wet paper watercoloring

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...

How To: Add texture to stamped images using rubbing alcohol

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 ...

How To: Stencil your own t-shirt

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...

How To: Do the glitter windows technique when card making

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...

How To: Make Ebenezer Scrooge using Stampin' Up punches

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...

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