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HowTo: Clone Yourself

"Welcome to the chamber of paper and glue, Frankenstein Junior," says Instructables user ddi7i4d. Time to papercraft yourself. Apparently you'll need to set aside 7 whole days for this ambitious project, and you'll need lots of paper, a camera, and free software program Anim8or. Better get started!

How To: Make a paper snowflake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper snowflake. First, take a copy paper and fold a quarter of it over to the other edge. Next, cut off the excess paper so you have a triangle shape. Now, fold a corner to the next corner, and repeat so you have another triangle. You can now cut corners off so they are even and you have a rounded snowflake. Then, cut a triangle starting from your edge points that you just created. Now cut slits a quarter inch apart into the middle of the paper all th...

How To: Craft a Sesame Street Elmo card for kids

Kids make the darndest things, don't they? And whether all they've done is scribble a bunch of modern art-esque lines using five Crayola crayons in one hand at the same time or simply stamped their hands with paint on paper, parents always think their efforts are cute and deserving of praise.

How To: Do the Cuttlebug 'smoosh' technique

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to do the Cuttlebug 'smoosh' technique. For this project you will need a brayer, ink pad, an embossing folder and a Cuttlebug. Ink the brayer well and with it apply the ink on the embossing folder. Make sure the ink is applied thoroughly on the whole surface. Get the Cuttlebug ready, place the card stock inside the embossing folder, place a couple of ‘C’ plates in the Cuttlebug, put the embossing folder with one more ‘C’ plate ab...

How To: Make a swing (or flip) card

This video shows how to make a swing or flip card. These are called swing or flip cards because when you open them the middle swings out to show the message. To make the card, you need a piece of cardstock that measures five inches by seven inches. Stamp or emboss the card while it is still whole. Then make two score marks on the long side of your card at two and three fourth inches and four and one fourth inches. Next, measure one and one half inches from each side, toward the middle, markin...

How To: Stamp & heat emboss on a card

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to stamp & heat emboss on a card. First you rub in a powder on the paper on which you are going to emboss, because embossing powder is really sticky. Then you select the stamp that you want to emboss and apply sticky transparent ink on the stamp. Make sure you do a through job of this. This will make the embossing powder stick to it. Now stamp the card and press it evenly to ensure that the impression is complete. Then pour embossing pow...

How To: Apply a burnt edge look with distressed ink

This video describes how to use distress ink. First we have to take a paper that we want to work on. Next take the distress ink colors. Spread the lighter colors first on the paper. Take the first color and spread it on throughout the paper. Next take the vintage photo and work on the edges with it. Next take the spiced marmalade ink and spread it on the edges again. Next take the paper and apply the paper edges directly to black soot ink pad. Next wait for sometime until it dry. Next take th...

How To: Create your own water bottle holder

The card stock used is a celery card stock that is 2 by 7 and 3/4. You then fold the ends of the card 2 inches into the card on both sides. So now it should look like two 2 inch squares on the ends that are folded and then a rectangle in the middle. The designer paper used measures 3 and a 1/4 by 1 and 7/8 inches. To make the decoration on top you use the paper punch that punches a 1 and 1/4 inch circle in the paper and then you use the scallop punch around the area of that same punched out h...

How To: Make the classic dart style paper airplane

That Paper Guy shows you how to make a simple paper airplane. First, get a piece of paper 8 1/2" x 11" and fold it in half lengthwise. Then fold on one side a triangle. Flip to the other side and fold a triangle as well. Fold the corners down in the same direction on both sides, making sure the edges meet the center fold. Fold the corners down one more time on both sides, again in the same direction. Open up the finished airplane so that you're able to grab the center with your thumb and inde...

How To: Make paper look antique in 5 easy steps

This video gives tips on how to make paper look antique in 5 easy steps. Step one is to smear the paper with the oil of olives. Step two is to place the paper in the microwave for more than 2 minutes. The video demonstration set the microwave at 2 minutes 30 seconds. Step 3 is to pull the paper out of the microwave after cooking for more than 2 minutes. Step 4 is to roll the paper. The video demonstration used a rolling pin to roll the paper on a counter top. Step 5 is to make the paper dry. ...

How To: Bleach paper to make the color pop

This video tutorial is going to show you how to bleach paper to make the color pop. First take a piece of black paper, apply a bit of bleach and see what color it turns. Because, different cards change color differently. Next you will need a stamp, embossing ink and black embossing powder. Apply embossing ink on the stamp, stamp the black paper and put black embossing powder on the paper and dust it off. You then need to heat the paper. Bleach out the portions that you want color. Follow the ...

How To: Make a frog pop-up card

This video teaches the secrets of making a frog pop-up card in simple steps. First draw a frog in a card by outlining its mouth wide open as shown in the video. Now fold the card into half with the frog image on front. Cut the center and fold it to both sides using the outlines as shown. Open the card to check the pop-up. Finally stick a colored card to the back and do some coloring to finish.

How To: Make a pop-up card for any occassion

To make a pop-up card follow the instructions below. First fold two pieces of the same size heavy card stock or construction paper in half. Use the first one for your outer card, and the other for your inner cutout card. Cut a 1-1/2 inch strip in the inner card's center and make two slits down from the fold to make the strip. Then, fold the strip inward so that the fold is inside the card and the card has a rectangular hole in the middle of the fold when closed. This will be the base to use w...

How To: Make a Frankenstein Halloween card with Stampin' Up!

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a Frankie card. This video provides all the materials required to make the card. The materials required include: old olive card stock that is cut at 4 1/2" x 11", lovely lilac card stock that is cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2", stylus tool, Smarty Pants stamp set, 1" circle punch with 2 black card stocks, 1 3/8" circle punch on whisper white and old olive card stock, glue and a black market pen. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy art,...

How To: Make a 3D paper city

Learn how to make a three dimensional city from a sheet of paper. Start with a flat drawing of a city scape and a sharp X-acto knife. Cut along each vertical line of each window. Cut along each horizontal line of each window. Be very precise and do not cut past the end of the line. Cut out arches of doorways. Make incisions along horizontal lines of buildings. Cut along horizontal lines of stairs. Do not cut along any dotted lines. Once done cutting, begin folding. Fold along dotted lines. Cr...

How To: Make a paper gun and paper bullet

This is a lengthy and detailed video tutorial on how to make a paper gun and paper bullet. This is not one of those realistic looking replica guns made from paper, but it's still pretty impressive for a gun made of paper. See how to make the paper gun, then watch to see how to make the paper bullets that you can shoot out of it.

How To: Make a small business card-sized box

Sometimes you find ideas from the most unlikely objects. This video gives proof. Here are easy instructions for making a small box to hold business cards, ATC's (artist trading cards), gift cards, etc. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a small business card-sized box out of an old Orbit gum package.

How To: Craft, fold and decorate a kimono card

These kimono cards are so much fun to make. The idea came from an old issue of The Rubber Stamper magazine (Sept. 2005), with the addition of a few things, like bunny slippers and the geisha girl. They are simple to make once you have the instructions. Check out this card-making video tutorial to see how to craft, fold and decorate a kimono card.

How To: Fold a housefly paper airplane

Watch this instructional paper craft video to fold a paper airplane called the housefly. The housefly airplane is a good, slow flyer. This is an intermediate origami project. Doesn't this paper plane sort of look like a housefly? Fold a housefly paper airplane.

How To: Make an oval box

This is a video tutorial on how to make an oval box using card stock, rubber stamps, and ribbon. Decorate paper to use as surface to your cardboard oval box. You can also use an oval stencil to make varying sized oval shapes for the box and lid shape. Have fun crafting this nifty and elegant little container.

How To: Use a Fiskars paper trimmer

This Arts & Crafts How-to video gives a demonstration and product review of the Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer, used in scrapbooking, card making and other paper craft projects. Learn how to use the Fiskars paper trimmer to make any paper crafting project easier.

How To: Make a picture frame

This tutorial video will show you how to make a cute picture frame. This super-sweet picture frame is a great idea for birthdays and holidays. It is made from various stamping and card making supplies, so get ready for some fun arts and crafts!

How To: Make a Peek-A-Boo card

Store bought card can sometimes seem impersonal and rushed, and it's always so hard to find the right one. But, handmaking a card for someone can show them how much you care. This video tutorial will show you how to create something that we at WonderHowTo think is a super cute card idea.