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Valentine's Day Scratch-Off Card How-To
-I learned how to make scratch-off cards in elementary school, and it was just an easy fun craft to do with that age, but it's also something that you can carry over into your adult life. It's still easy to do. The first thing you're gonna do is download the template from BHG.com. You'll have an opportunity that when you're there to type in even sentiment or the experience of you choice, print it out and cut it and then you'll be making a scratch off solution. Your scratch off solution is simply 2 parts of metallic acrylic paint and 1 part of dishwashing liquid. Mix those well, then you're gonna cut a sort of clear contact paper, turn it over and on the paper side you can use this heart template also available at BHG.com to trace around it, turn it over and tape it down to your surface, so it stays flat, and then you'll add your scratch off solution. I just a flat water color brush just it's easier to do without getting any lines, this like coats your contact paper with a thin layer and enough the cover the hearts that you've traced on the back. Left that coat dry for about 1/2 hour, and then you go back and repeat with the second coat until it's opaque. Then, after that, I go through and I cut out the heart so that you essentially have a heart sticker, and I feel off the backing and place it right over the hearts on the card. When you're giving it to your recipient, you can just package with a new penny, and when they get it, they can select the experience of their choice and scratch off their card, and there you go as simple as that.-I learned how to make scratch-off cards in elementary school , and it was just an easy fun craft to do with that age, but it's also something that you can carry over into your adult life . It's still easy to do. The first thing you're gonna do is download the template from BHG.com. You'll have an opportunity that when you're there to type in even sentiment or the experience of you choice, print it out and cut it and then you'll be making a scratch off solution. Your scratch off solution is simply 2 parts of metallic acrylic paint and 1 part of dishwashing liquid. Mix those well, then you're gonna cut a sort of clear contact paper, turn it over
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
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
Apply a rub-on
Add impact to any design with easy-to-use rub-on transfers. Senior Associate Editor Katie Nugent shows you why they're one of her favorite products.Hi! I'm Kaite Nugent, senior associate editor at Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine. Today, I'm gonna teach you how to apply rub-ons. Rub-ons are available in so many different words, shapes, colors, and sizes that I think you're gonna find a use for almost any project you do. When you by a rub-on, it comes in a package like this. You're gonna get a backing sheet as well as the rub-on itself, and you often get tools with it that can be as simple as a popsicle stick or a little plastic wand. We're gonna talk about those later. The key to using rub-ons is keeping the backing intact. Oncewith your finger just to keep it stuck. And then grab your popsicle stick and apply even pressure over the entire word. I tend to lose this popsicle sticks, and I've found that you can use
Create digital photo collages
Use your computer and a handy template to create quick photo collages. Group Editor Melissa Inman walks you through the steps of using one of her digital templates.Etc. Magazine. I wanna tell you about how you can use drag-and-drop digital photo templates to make your scrapbooking as easy as possible. I really like using these drag-and-drop templates that I've created because it allows
Create a photo-image transfer
With just clear masking tape and a tub of water Group Editor Melissa Inman turns photocopied pictures into works of art.
Do a masking technique
Make your stamps looked layered by masking the designs, all you need is a sticky note! Contributing Editor Polly Maly shows you how.wider than the outside, that's gonna give you what they call a halo effect . It's just a little gap between your foreground stamps and your background stamps. Okay, now I'm just gonna place that directly over