Paper Crafts on YouTube

Susan Paper Crafts on YouTube

Susan R. Opel

Did you know that Paper Crafts magazine has its very own YouTube channel? For over a year, we’ve been diligently working on coming up with video content that will teach and inspire the paper-crafting masses. We’re pretty proud of what we’ve done, and we’d love for you to visit, subscribe, and learn!

So far, we’ve made four trips to our office space in Golden, CO, which is set up with a state-of-the-art studio and a talented team of cameramen and women who make us look good. Four teachers (yours truly, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Kimberly Crawford, Paper Crafts Senior Editor P. Kelly Smith, and Digital Managing Editor Stacy Croninger) have spent countless hours of screen time sharing tips and ideas that you’re sure to love.

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clockwise from top left: Susan R. Opel, our inspiring set, P. Kelly Smith ready for action, stamping gurus Stacy Croninger and Kimberly Crawford

In March of 2012, our inaugural video series was filmed, and we called it All About Adhesives. You’ll find tons of inspiring ways to use adhesives—not only what’s the right adhesive to use in most situations, but how to make adhesives part of your design. Check out these 18 videos to maximize your adhesive power! Here’s one of my favorites in the series: Adhering the Center of a Pleated Rosette.

All About Embellishments was filmed in June of 2012. P. Kelly Smith and I filmed 30 segments this time with all sorts of ideas of how to use the goodies you’ve got in your craft room. From buttons and brads to ribbon, twine, eyelets, and chipboard, we show you a myriad of ways to have fun with your embellishments. Here’s an awesome one from P. Kelly where she teaches how to stamp on wooden buttons. What a great idea!

Come November of 2012, we were ready to tackle a big one—All About Die-Cutting. This time, Stacy Croninger and I filmed 30 segments featuring several manual machines and a bunch of different ways to use those machines to their potential. I love this one Stacy filmed about die-cutting felt. There are even some informative segments about die storage and tips and tricks for certain machines!

Last month, I accompanied Stacy and brand new Go-to Gal (and stamping extraordinaire) Kimberly Crawford to Colorado. This time I served as the stage manager, because stamping videos need to be left to the experts! These two rock star teachers filmed FIFTY segments. I was in awe of the range of things that can be done, and you will be, too. Check out the project below. After watching these two in action, this non-stamper gave one of their techniques a try. I used the back of a clear stamp to stamp the brown in, and then I flipped the stamp over and stamped the black frame. Go ME! I also figured out that the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig is something that I need to invest in.

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Just a Note Card by Susan R. Opel

pin it button Paper Crafts on YouTubeBut here’s the deal! The stamping videos are COMING SOON, and you really won’t want to miss them. So head on over to our YouTube channel and subscribe so that you get in on the awesomeness.

In order to prepare you for all of the learning you’ll be doing once these videos hit the worldwide web, I’ve gathered some inspiring projects used in our filming, as well as some stamping products from Hero Arts, Ranger Ink, Close To My Heart, Maya Road, Waltzingmouse Stamps, Technique Tuesday, and Clearsnap. I’ll give this awesome little treasure of inky happiness to one winner. Simply leave a comment telling us what sorts of videos you’re interested in seeing.

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Comments must be received by Thursday, April 25th at 5 pm MDT.

Paper crafting videos ROCK!

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199 Responses to Paper Crafts on YouTube

  1. Katie B. says:

    hmm…I love seeing new techniques (or old ones but new to me)…Thanks. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  2. joy says:

    Stamping, stamping and more stamping techniques, please!!

  3. Trena P says:

    I would like to see more stamping techniques

  4. Amy Kolling says:

    Videos are awesome! Love to learn a new technique now and then!

  5. Kathy Mc says:

    I want to learn what Susan just learned (stamping using the back of the stamp first and then the actual stamp in a different color). Love the example shown above. Always enjoy a good YouTube video because they provide a wealth of information. Go PC!

  6. Tammy Waschbisch says:

    Techniques! And the latest and greatest products in the stamping world!

  7. Geri G says:

    Wow! What an awesome stash of goodies! Drooling over the possibility of trying some new inks!

  8. CHRIS WOOTEN says:

    I would love to see some videos on different ways to do art wall canvas. Thank you for the giveaway, love you guys.

  9. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d like to learn more about the electronic cutters available. Don’t know much about them!

  10. Macy says:

    Basics of stamping – eg. Differences between ink types, what to use when coloring with different markers, cleaning stamps and adhesives tips

  11. Efrat S. says:

    I love technique videos and products demos.

  12. Aundria B. says:

    I enjoy seeing videos of products being used in new and unusual ways so I can get even more mileage out of the goodies that I already have. Thank you for all of your hard work making these videos and for the chance to win these wonderful products!

  13. Sarah L in Michigan says:

    Yummy Yummy Yummy!

    I’d love to see any how to videos using all the supplies (and techniques) out there. From ribbon to die cuts, stamping to embossing. Just keep the videos coming!

    Thanks for the great inspiration and giveaway!

  14. sunflower sue says:

    An type of instructional video is great! :)

  15. checkout says:

    Remarkable! Its actually awesome paragraph, I
    have got much clear idea about from this post.

  16. Deirdre says:

    Love technique videos or new product videos! Have been online and love the new “productions” – Great work to all the PC crew!

  17. Bobbie Brock says:

    Stamping techniques are great – simple and quick ideas!

  18. I am so excited about the new stamping videos, I learn so much by watching and I can’t wait to learn any new techniques in stamping!

  19. Chris E says:

    Tool usage videos are nice, but I am really interested on videos teaching techniques and of course just anything about creating a card … I want ideas and inspiration :)

  20. Diane Gillis says:

    I love watching videos showcasing a new product or new technique. Or what are a persons favorite tool in their tool box. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize.
    Take Joy ~ Diane

  21. laura m. says:

    Videos about new techniques are always good ;D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Barbara MacAskill says:

    New technique videos and old techniques made new also!

  23. annheidel says:

    The diecutting videos sound great. I’m looking forward to seeing those!

  24. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love stamping technique videos. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Jan says:

    I love seeing tips, tricks, and easy ideas to accomplish or help with my cardmaking. I also really enjoy seeing new stamp sets, products, and papers. Seeing all of your creativity is very inspiring for getting new ideas. Thank you so much! :)

  26. Kathy says:

    Oh yeah, love me some videos. Love to learn new techniques. Thanks!

  27. Peggy B says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing all of your videos – especially the stamping ones. Thanks!

  28. Lisa Norstrom says:

    Oh please I would love a little treasure of inky happiness!!! I am very excited that my favorite magazine will have a YouTube channel – I would love to see techniques, all the tips and tricks you ladies have up your sleeves and just to put a voice with all of the faces I am familiar with is super cool! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE a card picked out of each issue and have you walk us through it to show us how to bring to life something from the pages of our favorite magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. I would love to see videos on embossing techniques.

  30. JoAnn Pollock says:

    I’d like coloring techniques, I’m still learning that.

  31. Charlene M. says:

    Oh, I love watching You tube crafting videos! I also want to learn what Susan just learned (stamping using the back of the stamp first and then the actual stamp in a different color). Love the card she made above.

  32. Linda J. says:

    Can’t get enough of Paper Crafts techniques!! Happy to see Stacy on the scene! Thanks girls …

  33. Loly Borda says:

    I love techniques videos! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Pam P says:

    I would love to see techniques on how to hand stitch on paper w/out making it bulky.

  35. Sally M says:

    All the videos you mentioned sound wonderful. Would be greatly interested in the die cutting ones using manual machines and storage ideas for the die cuts.

  36. Paula S. says:

    I’d like to see technique videos that show newer products and how they can be used to help me decide if they are something I would use and should considering buying.

  37. Tammy Nyenhuis says:

    I’d love to see videos of layering and bringing all different kinds of embellishment together on a card.

  38. Lilly says:

    I’d like to see stamping technique videos.

  39. calamityjane says:

    I can’t wait to see ALL of these videos now!!! For me that’s the way I learn new techniques and see new products. I’d love to see coloring videos and stamping (of course!!)!! Thanks everyone for sharing your knowledge!

  40. I would love to see tips on creating your own backgrounds for cards with different shades of inks.

  41. Elizabeth Ortiz says:

    Awesome!!!! I am a vissual learner and videos make my technique learning more efficient, Stamping techniques are always fun to learn!
    Thanks for the chance to win Susan and PCC!
    Have a wonderful day!

  42. Kanan Pandya says:

    I would love to learn new techniques, thank you so much for a chance to win. :-)

  43. Debra J Lovell says:

    Wow ! You do such an amazing job on stamping ,and inks! As Stamping and Inking is my all time favorite,so please more videos of these…please! Thanks for the giveaway! and “Happy Spring”

  44. Karen says:

    New techniques with art supplies to make cards– ie. using Distress paints or gelatoes.

  45. Emily H says:

    I am super excited about your youtube channel!

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  48. Cynthia X. says:

    I would be interested in tips on embossing plates and folders. I get real discouraged when the print does not show up on the whole piece of paper. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I must be doing something wrong – its hit or miss.

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