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: 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...

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: 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: 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: Make clay molds using rubber stamps

GardenOfImagination demonstrates how to make clay molds. To make clay molds with rubber stamps you can use your scrap clay. First, you need to condition your clay by working it in your hands. This will make it easy to work with and get all of the wrinkles in it. Then roll it into a ball and flatten it out just a tiny bit to get it ready for the rubber stamp. Next, pick out the rubber stamp you wish to use for your mold. Make sure that the clay is spread out to the size that you need. Then tak...

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: 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 molded paper using stamps & toilet paper

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...

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 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.

How To: Make a shimmer mixture for cards with Stampin' Up!

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...

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: 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 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 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 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: Use an embossing folder with Stampin' Up!

This video is about using an embossing folder. The video begins off by showing how to create a perfect oval for the main emblem in the picture. First you take your whisper white card stalk and attach it to a piece of cardboard. after this process you run it the embossing machine to make the adhesive attaches correctly. The video contains video and audio instructions as well as multiple techniques to complete the task at hand. this video is very informative and help you indefinitely to complet...

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: 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...

How To: Make a striped Smarties candy holder

Smarties are the all-inclusive candy. With every color of the rainbow, it allows kids and sugar-addicted adult folks alike the powerful option of choosing between eating the Red or Green flavor, or Blue for those days when we're feeling down (that's why we're eating the candy in the first place, right?).

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: 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...

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