Hot Stencils & Stamps How-Tos

How To: Make a simple Birthday card with Stampin' Up!

Demonstrator Dawn Griffith offers a short tutorial on how to make a simple and cute birthday card. First you will use white paper to make your base card. Then use a scallop edge punch to scallop some green designer paper, which you will glue to the top of your card. Tie some white ribbon around the top and trim for a clean look. Use a greeting stamp to stamp a message onto the bottom right front of your card. Create a center image by adhering white paper on black card stock, stamp the white p...

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: 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: Use the scallop edge punch with Stampin' Up!

This well done video shows you how easy it is to use Stampin' Ups Scallop Edge Punch to make a really unique and stylish card. Dawn's video shows you that it much easier than you would think. In just four short punches you have gone from a simple square piece of card stock to a really fancy embellishment that you can use in your scrapbook or when making a card. The directions are so easy to follow you will be on your way in no time!

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: 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: Recycle an old sweater into a bookmark

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...

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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: Cut QuicKutz dies in a Cuttlebug machine

While embossing machines are marketed to be used brand specifically, all those QuicKutz and Revolution dies and embossers are completely compatible with a Cuttlebug 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 QuicKutz and Revolution dies and embossers to make die cuts with a Cuttlebug embossing machine.

How To: Stencil a t-shirt with inks

This video shows you how to stencil a t-shirt with inks. Tape the t-shirt onto a piece of cardboard with masking tape. Lay the stencil on the t-shirt and tape some blank paper at the edges to ensure that there is no splashing on the sides. Some mist paint in blue Hawaiian is used. You do not need to apply a lot of it. Add some orange paint too. To make the print permanent, you must take out the cardboard put the t-shirt on the ironing board with the design uppermost. Cover the design with a c...

How To: Make a grave rubbing

Grave rubbing is more than just an art. It's a record of the past, one that so many people would just rather forget. And graves are the one way to reconnect with that world. Discover the ancient art of gravestone rubbing to record beautiful headstone images or to enhance your genealogy studies. It only takes a few simple tools and you’re on your way.

How To: Make a decorative mini magnet board

In this tutorial, Bonnie shows you how to make a super fun new craft project for use in your home or dorm room. For this video, Bonnie makes a super cute little bulletin board with a twist. This board is magnetic! No need for push pins, now you can simply display messages and important papers with magnets and avoid all the holes.

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: 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...

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