Another year of amazing crafty tools, product demonstrations, helpful tutorials, and fabulous inspirational videos has come and gone! It really has been a blur of unbelievable crafty fun.
If you spent any of 2019 over at our Scrapbook.com YouTube channel, we know you had a great year! With over 146,000 subscribers and 22 million overall views, our channel is the place to be for some of the most awesome video content.
Join us as we count down the top videos of the year - the ones you watched, liked, commented on, shared, saved, and learned from - and watch them all over again!
12. Scrapbook Layering Tips - Shimelle Laine
The oh-so-creative Shimelle Laine for American Crafts is an absolute joy to watch. She presents two of her whimsical collections, Head in the Clouds and Sparkle City, and shows how easy it is to make magic happen on a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout. If you need a little inspiration for matching shapes, designs, styles, colors, Shimelle is here to help!
11. Must-See Stencil Techniques - Scrapbook.com
Stencils are an absolute must when crafting and creating amazing projects. Scrapbook.com's ever-growing collection of exclusive 6" x 8" stencils has unique, versatile, and fabulous designs for creating something original.
Due to their size and shape, these stencils are perfect for creating handmade cards, Traveler's Notebook pages, scrapbook layouts, home decor projects, and more! For inspiration on how to create something fantastic, check out these techniques from the very talented Zelda and Laura of Scrapbook.com!
10. Ultimate Ink Blending Tool Comparison - Scrapbook.com
Are you a fan of ink blending? Then you know that there are a wealth of different tools and brushes to get your ink blended in a variety of fashions. In this helpful walkthrough, you'll see several of the most popular tools in action to help you decide which one is right for you and your projects! From ink blending tools to craft sponge daubers and soft bristle brushes, you'll see the pros and cons for all your favorite tools.
9. The Domed Foam Ink Blending Tool - Scrapbook.com
Speaking of ink blending, Scrapbook.com launched a revolutionary new type of blending tool in 2019. The Ink Blending Tool with Domed Foam Applicators uses a new, rounded design of foam to transfer ink, paint, and other mediums in a totally new way. Say goodbye to harsh lines or dark inky areas that won't blend out as you use this helpful little tool on all your projects! See it in action right here!
8. 5 New Nuvo Drop Techniques - Scrapbook.com
Do you have a couple bottles of Nuvo Drops in your stash? Maybe just the staple colors of Crystal Drops and a few Glitter Drops thrown in for good measure? Oh, and the Jewel Drops too - can't forget those. OK, so you have a mountain of Nuvo Drops (no judgment, we love them ALL, too!), but did you know about all the innovative ways to use them? You will now. Allison Waken shows you her 5 favorite, easy and unique ways to create with these dimensional drops!
7. Clear Double Sided Adhesive Rolls - Scrapbook.com
Scrapbook.com's Clear Double Sided Adhesive collection is a 5-star rated crafter favorite! Due to customer feedback, we've been able to develop a wealth of roll and sheet sizes so that every type of crafter has a super sticky, reliable adhesive option for creating whatever they can dream up.
This video shows the versatility of the 2 inch and 4 inch rolls, but we've since come out with sheets that are perfectly sized for using with the Sizzix Sidekick and standard platform die cutting machines like the Spellbinders Platinum 6 or Big Shot.
6. The Endless Ways to Create a Dyalog - Dyan Reaveley for Ranger Ink
Calling all fans of traveler's notebooks, journals, planners, habit trackers, memory keepers, and more! Dyan Reaveley's Dyalog system for Ranger Ink is an incredibly original, versatile way to capture memories, moments, to-do lists, and art in a portable notebook. In this helpful walkthrough of her products, Dyan shows you how to build a Dyalog from cover to cover and fill it with whatever your heart desires.
For more information about Dyan's Dylusions line, check out this fabulous article.
5. Ink and Stamping Techniques You've Never Seen Before - Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
There are some unbelievable techniques in this helpful video that you have to see. No longer will your reinkers only be brought out to refresh an inkpad - they'll be a star in your next inky creation! And you may have thought about adding water into your dye-based ink creations, but what about rubbing alcohol? It moves the ink around in a totally new way!
Wendy Vecchi walks you through several really original ways to get colorful, creative, and crafty in this lesson below!
4. How to Use the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat - Tim Holtz for Tonic Studios
Of course, Tim Holtz makes our top videos list again this year - we just can't get enough of him (and you can't either)! The Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat is another 5-star rated fan favorite product, and for good reason - there's just so much to love about this versatile workspace. In 2019, Tim Holtz released an identical version for left-handed crafters, which made the dreams of lefty crafters all over the world come true.
But as they say, that's not all! Tim and Tonic also released both right-handed and left-handed versions of a smaller-sized Travel Media Mat. This travel-sized version packs all the same amazing qualities into a smaller, more portable version. Crafters everywhere were once again looking to Tim's Glass Media Mat demo video to discover new, amazing ways to use the full-size and travel-size tools they loved!
3. Beyond the Basics of Manual Die Cutting - Carissa Wiley for Scrapbook.com
Whether 2019 was the year, you finally bought yourself that die cutting machine you wanted, or it was just time to expand your overall knowledge of die cutting, this was the video for you! Carissa Wiley covers all the possibilities in steel rule dies, dimensional fabric bows, gift tags, and even how to make a paper goodie bag - all with your die cutting machine.
You will definitely be inspired after you see just how easy some of these projects are!
2. 5 Stencil Techniques You Have to Try - Justine Hovey
Already in the list of top videos for the year were the Ink Blending Tool and our exclusive 6" x 8" stencils. In this fabulous video from Justine Hovey, she combines those two products and so much more to inspire and amaze! See her build gorgeously-hued layers with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads, complete a simple heat emboss resist technique, and add shimmering designs with some Nuvo pastes.
You'll certainly want to get out your stencils (or order some new ones) after you check out her video below.
1. What Are Gel Plates and Why Are They Amazing? - Dyan Reaveley for Ranger Ink
Our top video for 2019 was from the engaging, original, and incomparable Dyan Reaveley. She captivated viewers on our channel throughout the summer and pops up not once but twice in our top video recap. Her tutorial on reusable gel printing plates, accompanied by her quick-drying Dylusions paints, had us all mesmerized and inspired. She made it unbelievably easy to create journal pages, backgrounds, notebook designs, and more (and never wasting excess paint!), all with gel shapes.
Once you see these super cool little tools in action, you'll be inspired to try them out yourself!
We hope 2019 was a year of happiness, craftiness, and inspiration for everyone. We simply cannot wait to see what new products, collections, and tools await the crafting community in 2020!
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