Happy Halloween, folks! Today is a SUPER busy day- I host a dinner gathering and then trick-or-treating launches from my house. But I wanted to share a few YouTube channels that I really love for their paper-crafting goodness. (I’m making my list for knitters, foodies, etc, too.) But here are some great ones that I find myself watching & I thought you’d like them too.
In no particular order:
OWHtv: Yup, it’s from Sandy Allnock from Operation Write Home. I love her channel because there’s a bit of everything- behind the scenes, challenges, show-and-shares, and techniques. (I’m learning so much from her Copic coloring videos! ) Plus she teases out her videos so that you can watch ALL of the “Stump Sandy” segments or whatever.) She should earn a gold star in YouTube! Plus, if it encourages you to make some cards and donate, more’s the better.
Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie: You might not see her face in these videos, but BOY, you will recognize her voice. She’s a Stampin’ UP demonstrator and she makes adorable cards and projects….all with the most adorable accent ever (French-Canadian, maybe?) Anyhoo, I loved her idea for adding a “gate” to her flip cards, great stamping techniques, all with a “come-sit-at-my-kitchen-table-and-craft-a-while” personality.
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is an amazing mixed-media papercrafter- she is big with the stencils, gelli plates, carved stamps, and handmade bookiness. She also shares her amazing art journals. I double-dog-dare you to watch her videos and not be itching to go try something new immediately. She is also the co-host of Scrapbook Soup, which leads me to….
KS Productions: You might not recognize the name, but you should recognize some of the excellent PBS shows Kathie Stull and her team produce: Scrapbook Soup, Hands On Crafts for Kids, It’s Sew Easy, Bangles Baubles and Jewels, to name a few. Since these shows air on PBS, you may or may not actually get to see them in your area; but you can easily subscribe and have them delivered to your email when they are live. Again, on this channel you can track ALL the episodes of your favorite show, such as Scrapbook Soup! (PS- look for me- I taped three segments for this season!)
ScrapTime is a Canadian-based blog by Christine Urias. She does a lot of cool product features, techniques, and tutorials, as well has her own CHA coverage. I love some of her techniques! And she- like me- works from home and films in her dining room! And all for free, for you!
Here’s a tip- if you want to subscribe to your favorite channels, of course- but also make sure that you are notified of new uploads via email. I was missing SO many new videos because I didn’t have the email thing happening. Here’s how you do it:
- Click through to the channel you want to subscribe to
- Click the “subscribe” button under the header
- Click the GEAR ICON next to the “subscribe” button
- Select “email notification” option
There, you are done! And you won’t miss a beat. I hope you’ll do the same for CraftTestDummies Channel- please subscribe and get email notifications!
What are your favorite papercrafting channels? Please leave us a link in the comments & spread the love! 🙂
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