Valentine's Day Scratch-Off Card How-To
Learn how to make an adorable scratch-off card for Valentines' Day.
Create a Paper-Pieced Accent
Master the art of paper-piecing to create custom scrapbook page accents. Scrapbooks etc. Associate Editor Megan Boettcher takes you through the easy steps and gives time-saving tips to ensure your success.Hi! I'm Megan Boettcher, associate editor for Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine. Today, I'm gonna show you how to use paper piecing to create original embellishments, like this angel. First, let's talk about what supplies you're gonna need. You'll need card stock in various colors, a pencil, adhesive, scissors, and a great design. You can find designs anywhere at your local craft store, maybe on the internet, or in your clip art , but I found this one in our special issue of Let's Start Scrapbooking. Now, let's get started. Once you have a design picked out, go ahead and make a copy so that you can keep the original for future use. Then you can use your copy and just cut it out right along the lines. Like right here, we have the wings. Take that, cut out. Place it on the card stock and trace around it. I went ahead and cut out our card stock pieces here. And you can see, I've already cut the hair, and the face, and the arms, and flowers. Put them together.
Crop and mat a photo
Learn the basics of cropping and matting a photo with Scrapbooks etc. Associate Editor Megan Boettcher.Hello! I'm Megan Boettcher, associate editor at Scrapbook Etc. Magazine. Today, I'm gonna show you how to crop and mount a photo. Let's look at the supplies you're gonna need. Of course, you'll need a photo, card stock , a ruler, adhesive, and a paper trimmer. Now, let's get started. We're gonna start by cropping this photo. As you can see,easy for figuring. What we're gonna do now is cut out some card stock so we can create a nice little border to mount this. Now the border, we're going to cut out 1/2 an inch
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Fiskars Easy Stamp Press
Make stamping multiple images over and over a breeze with the Fiskars Easy Stamp Press. Scrapbooks etc. Deputy Editor Michelle Rubin points out the features of this cool gadget and shows you just how easy it is to use.Hi! My name is Michelle Rubin, and I'm deputy editor of Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine. Today, I'm gonna tell you a little bit about a cool tool called the stamp press from Fiskars.
Clean your stamps
Extend the life of your stamps by keeping them clean. Watch this video for a few tips from Contributing Editor Polly Maly.You can find similar cleaning products from many manufacturers. Check your local scrapbooking store to see what's in stock. If you clean your stamps, you'll be able to enjoy them for years to come. I'm Polly.
Line up your letter stamps
Got a pen and ruler? You, too, can have evenly spaced stamps. Watch this segment to see Contributing Editor Polly Maly's clever technique.what I'm gonna do. On my tag, I'm just gonna draw a straight line , and of course, any ruler will work, but I also like using a clear ruler. Make sure your line is light so that it's easy to erase. You wanna start by stamping this rose color , and just set your letter right on the line, rock it back and forth just gently so that all the ink is
Outline with chalk
Punch up plain chipboard with a dab of colorful chalk. It¿s a quick fix taught by Senior Associate Editor Katie Nugent.continue this. Chalking offers you a diversity of options. You can add squiggly lines , just do outlines, or color a whole letter like I'm doing here, and if I continue this, you'd see the entire letter
Brad Buddies metal embellishments
See how simple it is to add metal embellishments to any project with Brad Buddies from Hot Off the Press. Scrapbooks etc. Deputy Editor Michelle Rubin gives her tips for using the accents and shows off a cute card that takes just minutes to create.Hi, my name is Michelle Rubin, and I'm deputy editor of Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine. Today, I'm gonna tell you a little bit about one of our favorite embellishments, Brad Buddies, which make attaching metal accent a snap. So, the clever folks of Hot Off The Press started out with these cute little brads, but they didn't stop there. They went ahead and made some nice metal accents to go with that. You'll notice that they have holes in them, which you can use to put the brad in. I made these birthday card for my niece and I used the ballerina costume and put a little heart through it. You can put a different colored
At a Scrapbooks etc. photo shoot
Follow along with Senior Associate Editor Katie Nugent as she reveals the secrets of a Scrapbooks etc. photo shoot.room to crop in later. And the photographer has got down the technical aspects ; good lighting, sharp focus, and the right angle. Every photo is truly a group effort. Then, there's modeling. We're most likely to use fellow staffers. They are cheaper than real models, but our local modeling agency helps us out when we need someone with experience. At the shoot, a professional hair and makeup artist set off to the side, bringing hundreds of dollars worth of makeup with her. It can take about 45 minutes to do