My first video is done!

My first video is done!

I’ve been working on videos for weeks. I posted my very first craft tutorial on youtube tonight. Hooray! I’m excited and relieved to finally cross that first hurdle.

I went with an easy-to-make project: paper wrapped candies for Valentines Day. It’s a super easy and quick craft, so why did that dang video take so long?

Video production has a steep learning curve. I’m still learning my new video camera (the Osmo pocket which I’m in love with) as well as my studio lights, and Adobe Premiere Pro software, not to mention Adobe Spark for the thumbnails and Epidemic Sound for the music. That list is feeling a bit like Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh my!

more wrapped candies that I sold at 2018 craft fairs – watch the video to see how I made them.

But the first video is posted. The 2nd one should be up in a couple of days (monster mini-journals) and I’d like to get a tutorial for baby nifflers up before I leave town next week for Capricon Sci-Fi convention.

Since the YouTube description field is short, I’ll repeat the materials list below. (these are Amazon affiliate links if they start with amzn)Links to materials used: (these are Amazon affiliate links if they start with amzn)

  1. the CARL paper cutter I’ve loved using for years: https://amzn.to/2LPm65X
  2. skinny plastic bags (called pretzel bags): https://amzn.to/2VswGUT
  3. scrapbook paper (Jack & Jill from Echo Park): was carried by Tuesday Morning in January 2019 or check Amazon https://amzn.to/2GumDtn
  4. candies: Hershey’s nuggets (Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree, etc) and Werther’s soft caramels (Aldi, Dollar Tree, grocery store, etc)
  5. Sizzix dies: Tim Holtz tattered butterfly https://amzn.to/2tcvzeX and heart wings which is no longer available – sorry!
  6. Glue stick – I used the cheap ones from Dollar Tree that are $1 for a 4-pack (Dots brand) they have the right amount of stick for this project.

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