Video: Take 5 Crafty Talk

Hello! I am back with another Take 5 video where I share lots of crafty talk. I hope you like it!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Here is what I mentioned in the video:


  1. New Altenew Products – You can find these at Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson or Altenew. These may be showing up as “out of stock” just because they will be arriving any day to the store. Sometimes stores put them up with “out of stock” just as a holding place until they get in. Keep checking back!
  2. Mini MISTI – Pre-order HERE and check out my MISTI videos HERE.
  3. Gina K Cardstock
  4. My Favorite Things Card Kit – ETA: Looks like this popular kit sold out. I will let you know when there are new ones!
  5. Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit – I LOVE the heart dies!



  1. My Craft RoomΒ  Video – In the meantime, you can check out this article with lots of photos.
  2. CHA Craft Show Here is a fun inside look.
  3. Card Shower for Kids – this has ended. However, you can follow up with Emily HERE and leave kind words for Xander’s family HERE.
  4. Lasting Hearts Card Drive and Prayers Stamp and Die Set – 25% of profits goes to Lasting Hearts.



  1. Make Multiples of Cards – Check out this video for ideas for mass producing.
  2. FAQ Section – I will be adding more questions and answers soon.
  3. New to Blogging? Just be patient. Keep adding new content and share on social media. It takes time, but can be fun!



  1. Enamel Dot Storage – Mine are in Ikea Alex drawers with inexpensive, old, small containers.
  2. Stitching – My favorite dies to stitch with are from Memory Box – you can see them HERE. I link some possible felts below, too. Check HERE for my past video.


  1. May Park – Be sure to check out her inspiring blog and YouTube channel. She is amazingly talented.


Thanks for watching!


Interested in the products I used and links I mentioned? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. I was not asked to share any of these products/sites.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

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93 thoughts on “Video: Take 5 Crafty Talk”

  1. Great video! So much useful information. Fox(y) (ie) is adorable! I find your videos inspiring. Thank you for all of your efforts!

  2. You did such a good job. You may not like being in front of the camera but you are charming and natural. I like that you bring causes to the forefront and give card makers opportunities to make a difference. Miscarriage occurred in our family and it was emotionally very painful. Often woman feel alone and sad. Acknowledging them through cards is a wonderful thing. Thank you for doing this. I know it will mean a lot for many.


  3. Thank you Jennifer for taking the time to create and share this wonderful video. Please know how much you are appreciated. You are the best!

  4. You did a great job with this crafty talk video! I really appreciate all that you share. Oh, and your puppy is SO adorable!!

  5. What a great video. I know you say you don’t like being in front of the camera but you’re very good at it! Thank you for taking the time to put it together for us. And what an adorable puppy you have!

  6. I love these crafty talk videos. I appreciate how much you give back to society and if I can help in any small way, I sure will.

  7. Jennifer,
    Your puppy is the cutest little thing! Thank you for doing the video despite your trepidation. You are a sweet soul with a truly kind and loving nature and it comes across on camera and your blog. I love that your family comes first, but that you take time to share with us. Your videos, tips and other tidbits you share are truly appreciated. Thank you.
    Elaine Allen

  8. Thank you Jennifer! You are so inspiring. Thank you for the crafty talk videos – you are awesome on and off camera. I really appreciate all you do!

  9. Hi Jennifer ~ Thanks again for an awesome video! Your videos are always filled with inspiration, tips and suggestions. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us paper crafters!

  10. I love these videos. They are so helpful. I so appreciate you taking the time to do these videos. They are so helpful and informative. Blessings to you and your family.

  11. So I am crying I can’t imagine how it would feel to lose a child…. Breaks my heart…..

    Your puppy is so cute I have a pup too and know how much of a handful they r lol but they do fill the home with so much love.

    You really do great videos you know…

  12. I stitched up some felt ornaments for Christmas. I had forgotten how fun felt is. I’ve been downloading patterns like mad and just got in a LARGE order of felt. Bring on the felt videos!
    I’ve been following May for quite some time. She’s fabulous. It’s nice to see her in the spotlight!

  13. Foxy is beautiful….Don’t ever apologize for having a fur baby with you.
    Pets are meant to Love & Spoil. Life wouldn’t be the same without them.
    I’m sorry for your loss, but glad you got Foxy to fill the void left in your hearts.

  14. Hi Jennifer, I Love all your videos and look forward to every single one. You inspire me to try new thing and to just give it a go. Im so excited to be part of the lasting hearts card drive and i plan to do more as they come up. Wishing you and your family all the best for the year to come. Oh i also love your new puppy.

  15. Dear Jennifer, it is truly so lovely to see you live on camera, yes, in front of it. But I’ve to start watching all over again. Just couldn’t concentrate on your words, which I normally absorb. I truly love all the videos you share. And, of course, your kindness. Just with this living, adorable cuteness on your lap it is nearly impossible to stay focused – she is just sooooo cute. I just decided to give it as many tries as necessary, not to hard an ordeal, I can tellya. Right the opposite – frankly spoken: You’re both adorable.
    So okay, there goes another round watching this. ha!
    Hugs, Mink

  16. Thank you, I really enjoyed this, I would love one of the PRAYERS sets, I hope I can get them here in the UK.
    Have a great day, I am so happy I found someone like you to watch and learn from, thank you so much for sharing what you do with us xxx

  17. Foxy is gorgeous. I have a vizsla lab mix and she is the sweetest animal. She is loyal, protective, and very attuned to my feelings. I know I will probably have another vizsla when the time comes. Good luck and enjoy her.

  18. I love your Take 5 videos, heck I love all your videos. Don’t stop making them. It is always awesome to see you on camera too. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  19. As always a great video. Please keep doing them. (The puppy is adorable!)

    More things to add to my shopping list at SSS,. I titled it “Jennifer McGuire Enabler”, LOL.

    Now I’m off to check out May Parks work

  20. Hi Jennifer, It was a treat to see you in person and you were not at all awkward! Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone to do that for us, and for all you do for others with card drives, awareness of giving opportunities, etc. I am so sorry to hear you lost your dog, but happy you have a new little one to love. I also follow May’s blog and yes, she is so talented! I hope lots of your readers check out her work and videos. Lastly, I want to let you know how much I enjoy your nlog and videos. I often save them for when I have some quiet time and can sit with a cup of coffee and watch! You’re the best!

  21. I have been following May Park aka Mayholic, for a while now and you’re right. She has amazing talent. What she does to make a background with all those tiny stamps takes my breath away! And that little smile on her hand just puts a smile on my face.

  22. I was so happy you made this video! Like many of your viewers and fans, I appreciate your down-to-earth personality AND your creativity πŸ™‚ the prayers set arrived this week, going to work on my Lasting Hearts cards today!

  23. Thanks for the Take 5 video Jennifer! I wanted to thank you for your stitching videos at Pre Christmas time, I saw them and loved them and took my dies and did some stitching but more importantly I took the opportunity to teach my little girl to do some simple stitching and she LOVED it!! she even made some homemade gifts herself to give to her Aunties and everyone knows that Aunties (Grands and parents too!) LOVE the handmade gifts from the kiddos…so thank you!! I was so happy to take the opportunity to pass on the gifts my Grandmother’s gave me in a new branch of crafting to my little girl!

  24. Great video! I wanted to take a moment to that you for captioning your videos. My sister is deaf but has a cochlear and sometimes can’t hear things like videos. Just wanted to take time to thank you and thank you for your card drive. I will be sending mine soon.
    God bless!

  25. I love these Take 5 videos! Thanks for doing this, and introducing us to new vendors like Gina K. Bless you for sharing your artistic gifts with us! πŸ™‚

  26. So sorry to hear of Xander’s passing πŸ™
    I really enjoy these Take 5 video’s, Jennifer, thank you for doing them!
    Your puppy is adorable btw πŸ™‚

  27. Thanks so much… always informative and a pleasure to listen to. You must check out the Papertrey stitching dies and kits…amazing!!

  28. Jennifer, loved your video and always learn something new on your blog!! Thanks so much for doing these and I’m off to check out all the new info! Hugs to you and your family!! XOXO

  29. I love these Take 5 videos! You are lovely and poised on camera and getting to see Foxy was a nice bonus…such a cutie!

  30. Your video was great, I always enjoy listening to all your great ideas! Love your little puppy, my sister has two vizslas and they are so loving.

  31. I love your Take 5 videos, Jennifer! Feels like we’re hanging out together in person chatting it up. And you always share so many helpful tips and lots of great information. Your puppy is adorable! Hope you’re having lots of fun with her! We have an 8 month old lab, and she’s super energetic (and a lot of work), but gosh…we are so smitten with her!!! Have a great week!!!

  32. Well, I appreciate the warning about our wallets being pretty strained however every time I watch a “Jennifer” video it becomes strained. Can’t wait to see the craft room video however I would love to see more felt hobby videos. I bought the dies for Christmas and I have to say my daughters loved them. My girls are 6 and 7 and they got right on board. I love the fact they have the holes for easy sewing and my daughters could easily do this hobby with no difficulty.

    I also tried to get the MFT Kit however it is already sold out with no anticipation for restocking. Wow!

  33. Thank you for this Take 5 video, Jennifer! It was so informative, touching and fun, from little cute Foxy via the news about card drive to May’s card! Loved to watch it!

  34. I really enjoy your Take 5 Videos and information on the different products and updates, thanks for the tip on the Dots, that’s a great idea. Love you puppy!

  35. Love this video, thank you for doing it and would love to see more. I also love May Park’s cards and watch her videos–she is fabulous! As always, thanks for the updates (sad and good ones as well). You are amazing!

  36. Thank you soo much for your “Take 5…” videos. Please keep them coming, they are so amazing and so helpful. And please don’t worry about being in front of the camera, because it’s so great to see you once in a while, and always remember, when you feel a bit strange, that just makes you a lot more human (read: like the rest of us) to us.
    Love from a fan in Denmark πŸ™‚

  37. I don’t think your video was awkward at all…loved it! I have a shitzu and he loves to be on my lap, LOVES it. He jumps up even if I just sit down to tie my shoes, when I go to bed he curls up right next to me, if a move an inch, he inches closer….love him, my furboy!!! I used to make felt bookmarkers in shapes of mittens using a hair clip to clip them to the pages…long time ago, probably 40 years ago when I was 10!!! Would love to see a video on your felt projects. Lastly, I love that you share a little bit of your family with us and all of your talents.. Hugs from MN.

  38. Hello Jennifer and Foxy, Loved your video blog, thanks for making it and sharing your thoughts and tips. Thank you for caring about people and encouraging us to send a little sunshine to a person we will probably never meet in person. Jennifer thank you.

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