Scrapbooking / Paper Craft Techniques

How To Videos: Scrapbooking & Paper Craft

thumbnailUnique Card Techniques - Fold Punching

Something quite a bit different from a typical hand made card – AND a great new way for you to use your small to medium sized inventory of paper punches.  The punched spine makes a striking impact to the front of your card – replacing, in many cases, ribbons and panels – but the surprise is when you open it up.


title shotMini Fold Over Gift Box Designs  Get ahead of the game – these 3 for 1 (as easy to create 3 as to make a single) are PERFECT for gift cards, low profile jewelry, narrow candies, and I’m thinking Ghiradelli chocolate squares and coupon books – cash works also.  What a great presentation.  Prep ahead, adding the salutation to meet the occasion.  See the article on the paper crafts page.


dimensionChristmas Wishes Keepsake - Paper Crafts  What a great way to use those double sided patterned papers!  Choose a circle size to match your punch – because you will be creating a lot of circles – calculate the square to be used as the template to fold over the edges – and then arrange and stuff your circles.  A dimensional keepsake is the result.


title shotBeginner Stamping - Wetlands Project 1  A series of videos (6 in all) that are a must see if you are wanting to start out in stamping/card making/scrapbooking.



title shotGrunge II - Scrapbook Techniques  Plenty more thoughts on how to achieve the ‘grunge’ look on your scrapbook pages.  This follows from Grunge I and focus’ more on complete layout designs and techniques to create stunning results.


title shotCandy Caddy  I’m hoping just in time for Halloween, BUT I share some designs that make the most out of your 8.5×11 card stock and, you know me, using a template to mass produce these caddies for your party favors – take home goodies, as well as a refreshing alternative to the table teepees at the dinner table.

inked piecesGrunge 1 - Scrapbook Techniques  The focus in this video is on the titles and journaling that go along with a “Grunge” layout design.  I demonstrate a few of my favorites.  Feels good to put away the rulers and guide lines for a change of pace.


project BEasel Slider Card Design  There are a lot of things to like about this card.  It looks like it would be a bear to put together, but it’s not.  I take you through the mechanics and considerations when decorating 3 very different cards in this short video.


2Puff Gift - An Embellishment and Focal  I spend a short amount of time constructing my “puff gifts”, and then show plenty of samples on where you would use them in your paper crafting:  Card focals (for sure), scrapbook borders and/or embellishments, gift tag accents and even as ornaments.  See also my article on the paper craft page – Large focals and embellishments.


title photoCreate Patterned Paper - Halloween Scrapbook Layout  Sometimes it is necessary to put together borders that are totally customized with the colors and images that you need for your scrapbook pages.  In this video I have Halloween photographs that are primarily Red, White and Blue!  OMG.


p7Quilt Look Layouts Scrapbooking Technique  The temperatures are dropping so I’m thinking quilts. Sure, could start on a queen size quilt – OR create quilt look layouts to satisfy the itch.  Several styles are demonstrated in sample 12×12 layouts (most are coordinating double page spreads for your scrapbooking.


title shotDesign and Techniques - Paper Crafts: Christmas Framelits  Cards, Wall hangings and Scrapbook Layouts all focusing around 3 framelits.  The associated article is on the scrapbooking page since any or all of the card front elements can  serve as embellishments for pages.  It’s worth the watch!  Also, I few thoughts on picking framelit collections, dies and punches on my tips & tricks page.

title imageStep Fancy Fold Card Designs  Use all of your beautiful patterned papers to make these structurally dimensional and incredibly displayable greeting cards. I’ve included templates for 3 different variations for you to try – Side, Raised Side and Center Steps.


teaser 01Double Flip Card Design  A double flip is a bit more fancy pants than your typical greeting.  Get productive with your framelits – especially the nested variety and create some gorgeous greeting cards.


finished pageSpotlight Layout Scrapbook Technique  We are all scrapbooking pages that depict the things that are important to us – BUT if you crop the photo – zoom in on the photo – you lose the feel of the page.  Spotlighting on your pages is a great way to capture both the action and or event and focus on the important stuff.



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Spring thing Note Cards - Ink Blot Technique  I’m luving this card design because it is economical to create many of them at once. From the base card to the front and interior panels, producing in batches of 6 works.  Die cuts make up the focal images – so roll away with your big shot.  Since I demonstrate the ink blot on the individually sized panels -but also as a sheet, once it dries and is ironed, the interiors can be easily fed through your printer for computer journaling.  So think – invitations, thankyou’s or just your stash of stylish blanks to have on hand whenever you need them.




Scrapbooking techniques Photographs  The point of a scrapbook is to capture memories and highlight those moments which are important to you, or whomever you are giving the scrapbook to.  So, thinking that we’ve progressed so far with embellishments, but the story is in the photographs.  This is a two part video – since I’m thinking graduation in something a bit and beyond – so please, also check out: Scrapbooking Layout:Graduation to see how it all turned out!!!



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Matted Pennants and Banners for your scrapbook page  My goodness, how many products and tools to create simple shaped banners.  I run through demonstration of center point, notched and pennant shapes – INCLUDING matting to fit your scrapbooking needs – it really just depends on what you’re trying to put in them for your layout.  Money save video – die cuts for these basic shapes is, well, ridiculous.  Get a paper trimmer and a ruler, some grid paper.




a good thingMore on Embossing Pastes: Scrapbook Techniques  Continue with exploring this versatile product for your scrapbooking.  See also the articles on my scrapbooking page: Paste Background Layout and A Product You cannot live without: Embossing Paste




front sideScrapbooking Tips & Tricks - Combining ribbons and twines  A quick reminder that it’s perfectly cool to combine ribbons and twines in your scrapbook layouts - and it keeps things fresh and interesting.   The number one advantage is not having to decide which color – use them all.  Mix and match away.




close up linen lookTP Embossed Paper Technique  Take out your embossing folders and texture plates and stock up on TOILET PAPER.   Layer and spritz to create “Linen” look panels for your paper crafting.





Money shotDistressed Heat Emboss Technique  Serious “GRUNGE” effects – ok, call it distressing!  But I play with a number of products to destroy patterned paper panels – giving them a very, very worn out look.





Inter 1Paste backgrounds for your scrapbook Create a template or use one of your favorites and spread on the paste.  A quick technique to cover large portions of your scrapbook layouts that adds interest, color (metallic if you choose), texture and dimension.  In this video I work with the ‘white’ embossing paste.





photoScrapbooking Tips & Tricks #1 Tired of messing with the peel and stick foam squares and dimensionals for your large scrapbook elements and photos?  I don’t care for peel and stick, and I don’t like the little backing niblets that are left behind either!   Hahaha.  Make your own strips and squares to add height to your layouts.




title photographPaper Weave Scrapbooking Technique So many ways to weave strips of paper that can add interest to your scrapbook layers without adding bulk.  Variations are limitless and you don’t need to have a lot of gadgets… let’s see – strips of paper and scotch tape.





title photoSupersize Your Punches Have a punch or a framelit that you like but it just isn’t the right size for your scrapbook page?  Easy technique to take any die cut or punched out shape(s) and resize it to fit your needs.





Money shot Title photographMake it Yourself Stocking Stuffer: Bookmarks in a box Really did not have a place to post this video, so here it sits as reorganizing would take too much time, and hopefully I’ve put in enough links for you to find it!  Great gift for a reader of any age – you pick the patterns, the pallet, and off you go!  Beginning to End construction and a great box template.  Enjoy.





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BigZ Die + Big Shot Techniques PART 1 A first look at making the most from your BigZ dies – this video covers a few techniques from simple die cuts to creating and using templates and masks.



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Cardstock file folders from your shipping materials You already pay for your shipping materials, so now would be a good time to take advantage of that. Totally “free” with just a few tips and tricks – see that article also!


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In a Word - Wall Frame Super product for creating an extremely artistic look to your handmade gifts, scrapbooks and cards.  Every project is unique. 


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Do More with Crystal Effects  101055 (Crystal Effects)



heat and stickUsing Heat & Stick Powder
100625 (Heat & Stick Powder)     103083 (Embossing Buddy)
102283 (VersaMark Pad)             102023 (Dazzling Diamonds Glitter)


stampin write markersHow to blend with Stampin' Write Markers
122959 (Water Color Paper)     102845 (Blender pens)
101406 (StayzOn Ink pad (jet black)
stampin up watercolor wonder crayonsHow to Use Watercolor Wonder Crayons (WWC)
Reflective techniqueReflection Technique
114323 (Window sheets)           102892 (Sponge Daubers)


brayer sunsetBrayer Sunset Technique
102395 (Brayer)


stampin up dryer sheet techniqueDryer Sheet Technique
104045 (Glue Stick)          102023 (Dazzling Diamonds)


emboss resist techniqueEmboss Resist Technique
109130 (Clear Embossing Powder)      129053 (Heat Tool)
101610 (Stamping Sponges)


Edgelits diesUsing Edgelits Dies and Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
125595 (Edgelits)      127019 (Large Scallop Edgelits)
127010 (Finishing Touches Edgelits)     127023 (Delicate Designs folder)
XXX XXX125601 (Adorning Accents folder)          113439 (Big Shot)


designer rosette bigz xl dieUsing the Designer Rosette Bigz XL
113439 (Big Shot)                    117630 (Extended Prem Crease Pad)
113478 (Extended Cutting Pads)     125594 (Designer Rosette BigZ XL)


computer printingComputer Journaling/Printing



handwritingJournaling: Neater handwriting



FlockHow to Use Flock
102283 (Versamark Pad)       100625 (Heat & Stick Powder)
100425 (2 Way glue pen)


title screen backdropDo more with your solid stamps




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