I’m getting more and more excited about the terrific scrapbook how-tos and tutorials I’m seeing online in a video format. Video can be tricky, so finding GREAT video tutorials has been difficult. I’ve pulled together some of my fave sources here for you.
Nichol Magouirk. I heard about Nichol from Jen McGuire (see below). Nichol creates weekly “From Start to Finish” videos of her scrapbooking process. She has some fun stamping videos, too. The videos can be a bit long (this week’s was 16 minutes), but if you like to see every step of the process, Nichol is your gal! She also does an incredible job of telling you WHY she selects different products and why they work together, and you can learn a lot about design and product selection by watching someone like Nichol work.
Lily Pad Cards. If cardmaking is more your thing, check out Lily Pad Cards. On their YouTube channel you can see tons of fun videos for stamping and cardmaking techniques. I like that they’re speeded up (ave video time is about 5 minutes) and there’s some fun music. No chit-chat, and you have to watch carefully as the videos aren’t narrated. Perfect if you need a quick crafting fix.
Paperclipping. Noell Hyman has to be the queen of online scrapbooking video tutorials. I learn something new every time I watch her! Plus she’s so darned cute. I am lucky to count her as a friend in this virtual world. Noell has some free videos on her site, but the real gold is in the Paperclipping membership section. Check out Paperclipping here.
Jen McGuire. Jennifer is another one of my favorite people in the crafting industry. She creates high-quality videos for Hero Arts, YouTube, and 2Peas in a Bucket. While she’s mainly a card-maker, many of her techniques can be applied to scrapbooking, too.
Me. You didn’t think I’d end this list without telling you about MY videos, didja? If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s shy! Anyway, my specialty is quick scrapbooking tips, and I think almost every one of my videos is under 5 minutes. And sometimes I wear funny hats. See my YouTube channel for a full list. (PS ScrapHappy members get some bonus videos not available to the general public, too.)
Feel free to suggest your own in the comments! I’d also love to hear what you like and dislike in a video tutorial.
P.S. If you love learning via video, you’ll want to check out the True Scrap classes, which are now available a la carte! 13 classes, plus five make and takes. Good stuff.