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How To: Make watermarks in paper for security

Don't fret too much if your watermark is barely noticeable when you're finished with this project - the less obvious it is, the better a job you've done. Watermarkers are present in many types of paper, especially the monetary kind. If you hold up a ten dollar bill you'll see a watermark of Thomas Jefferson's face on the right, proving the bill is real.

How To: Create an amazing 3D paper design

This video shows us how to create an amazing 3D design using a single sheet of paper. You will need: cutter printed template of the 3D design. Procedure: Download the template using this link. Print the template. Cut all the solid lines on the template. Fold all the broken lines on the template as shown. Arrange the paper in such a way that it looks like the 3D design shown on the video. Follow these steps and you will have your very own amazing 3D paper design!

How To: Make a paper parol Christmas lantern

Here is an easy way to make a beautiful parol. All that you need is colorful papers, scissors, tape, stapler pin. Now take five sheets. Cross fold it and tear the extra paper, so that a perfect square is formed. Do it for all the five sheets. Now fold it cross wise, and again fold it in the same manner, so a triangle shaped paper is formed. Cut the papers cross wise and not on the edges. Care should be taken that it is not fully cut. Then open the paper, several sheets are formed now. Join op...

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: 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 folded note card holder

Joann of Emerald City Elegance is back with a new paper crafting tutorial. In this video, you will learn how to create a simple as well as chic looking folded note card holder. All it takes is some fancy card stocks and a few folding techniques. This is a great and innovative idea that can save you money on stationary storage supplies in the future.

How To: Make a twist turn style card

In this video, we learn how to make a twist turn style card. The card will open with a neat pop out image on the front of the card! First, get an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock and then score it 2 and 3/4 inches from the left edge and 4 inches over from the left edge. Then, turn the card the other way and find the center, then score from the right end to the very first score line. Then flip the card over and score the rest of the center line up to the first line. Now, make a score line fro...

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: Use clear stamps & make a card

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use clear stamps & make a card. You will need acrylic stamps for this project. The products used in the video are from papertrayink.com. The stamps are clear and have a sticky back with which you can attach them to an acrylic base to make the stamp block. Then ink the stamp and stamp it on the paper. Since, it is clear, you can ass and align it properly on the paper. The other cool thing about acrylic stamps is that you can take more ...

How To: Make a tin foil airplane glider

Learn how to make the perfect tinfoil airplane glider, every time. Obtain a rectangular sheet of tinfoil. Fold the shorter side of the rectangle foil in half and make a crease. Unfold the foil. Fold one of the corners into the middle crease. Fold the opposite corner into the middle crease. Fold the side into the middle crease. Fold the foil in half along the middle crease. Fold each side down so that it meets with the bottom crease and creates flaps. Press down on plane to strengthen the crea...

How To: Make a Cricut everday paper dolls birthday card

You can learn to make birthday cards yourself using every day paper dolls cartridge, by watching the detailed instructions given by Mary. In this video, she uses the cutouts of a fisherman to make the card. Firstly, the outline of the body of the fisherman is cut out, followed by his head, dress, and hair, hat, fishing basket, the fishing rod, fish and other accessories, all of 4 inches. These cutouts are then affixed onto the birthday card. Some additional details are outlined, such as creas...

How To: Make a flower fairy paper art doll

In this video tutorial learn how to make a jointed flower fairy paper doll sitting on top of a trinket box. You will need three strips of paper and two circles cut out of paper. To create the box, curl the strip with a pencil. Then adhere scotch tape to the strip and tape the strip to the circle to create a box-like structure. Cover the perimeter with a larger strip of paper in whatever design you want to use. Follow these same steps to create a larger box. Fit these two pieces together and a...

How To: Make an AK-47 out of paper

Making an AK-47 gun out of paper is quite easy as shown in this video. You will need: scissors, tape and pieces of paper. ; Make four tubes by rolling each piece of paper and taping them beside each other. ; Take another piece of paper, roll it and tape it including the end sides. ; Attach this tube in the second tube of the four-piece tube you previously made. Tape them very well. You are now done with the shooting tube. ; Take another piece of paper, roll it and tape it. ; Attach this tube ...

How To: Make a newspaper tree

The Professor of Silliness returns with some paper. Watch this instructional video to make a tall tree out of newspaper. You need an old newspaper, masking tape, and scissors. Simply lay out the newspaper pages from end to end and tape them together. Then roll it up at a diagonal, starting from one corner, and pack i it into a compact tube. Use tape to keep the tub intact Use the scissors to cut vertical lines half way down the newspaper tube. Pull out the inner most layer and turn your recyc...

How To: Make a folded paper printer's hat from a newspaper

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a folded paper printer's hat from a newspaper. Take two sheets of newspaper and fold down the half way mark to make two triangles. Fold the bottom edge of the top flap and make it meet the bottom edge of the big triangle. Now fold this up again over the bottom edge of the triangle to make a big cuff. Flip it over, take the outside edges and fold them to meet at the center. Now take the bottom corners and fold them up like dog ear...

How To: Make an animated optical illusion out of paper

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make an animated optical illusion with paper. First, start off with one ball and copy it five more times so that it goes in a line to the corner. Make sure there are six balls in total. Next, create a striped pattern shown. There are black bars with small white lines in between. One white space equals one sixth of the black space. This is essential in making the illusion work. Once both patterns are printed out in separate pieces of paper, lay the p...

How To: Make a paper gun that shoots sniper

This video teaches you how to make a paper gun sniper rifle. You'll be amazed how quick and easy it is to make a proper paper gun that shoots just like a sniper rifle. This video is perfect for anyone looking to have fun with some paper guns. Make sure you reuse, reduce, and recycle. You'll learn how to make the actual gun as well as your bullets. Also, be safe and have good clean fun with your home made paper gun.

How To: Throw a paper airplane far

This video will teach you the three most important tips which you will need in order to throw a paper airplane far. First, you will need to use your dominant or stronger hand. Next, you will need to throw the airplane as if you were throwing a baseball, taking a slight forwards step as you throw it as well. Finally, you will need to make sure that you release the paper airplane at the proper point of your throw, at the maximum part of the arc and not when your arm starts arcing downwards. By ...

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