Hey there, and welcome to The Cutest Video Hop Ever! I am very excited to be joining my friend Emily Leiphart for this fun hop celebrating 5000 subscribers on her YouTube channel but, more importantly, inspiring the next generation of crafters! Emily invited video artists to create a craft video with their kids or have their kids have the spotlight, as well as 2 young crafters (including me) who’ve grown up on YouTube. We hope you have as much fun watching these videos, as much as we enjoyed creating these projects to share with you.

Make sure to read my blog post until the bottom for more information about commenting and giveaways! You can also visit Emily’s blog post for all of the info. Simply click HERE.

In today’s video, I’m stamping a macaron background with the Macarons stamp set from The Ton. To add some cuteness overload, I colored a dog from the Dog Life set from The Ton.

I had so much fun making this card! I must admit that stamping the macaron background was a little bit time consuming but definitely worth it! I used my mini MISTI tool to perfectly line up the layers of the macarons. However, you could also use a regular acrylic block.

For the pink macarons, I layered three colors: Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet and Red Sangria. For the yellow macarons, I layered Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Beach Blondie and Amber Citrine. For the filling of the macaron, I used the Cocoa bundle from The Ton. You can get all of these inks individually, too!

I decided to adhere a vellum overlay to soften the background out. Since I wanted to put a cute dog on my card, I also die cut a white circle to really make that image pop! For the sentiment, I used Soft Garnet to stamp a label from the Basic Labels set from The Ton. Finally, I finished off my card with a variety of sequins. I used some individual colors as well as flower sequins from mixes. All of the supplies I used are linked below, in case you’re interested. ūüôā

GIVEAWAYS

In total, there are 11 generous sponsors offering giveaways.¬†Emily¬†will choose the 11 winners, one for each of the¬†sponsored prizes. Winners¬†will be randomly chosen from¬†all¬†comments left on each of the¬†videos. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Winners will be announced on Emily’s¬†blog on February 24, 2017. Want to find out who’s sponsoring? Here’s a full list!

COUPON CODES

Good news! These sponsors haven’t just provided giveaway prizes, but also some coupon codes. Ellen Hutson is offering 10% off your total order using code “craftykids“. This code¬†is valid on February 14-15, 2017, cannot be combined with other coupon codes and is valid on in-stock items only. Start shopping HERE.¬†Pretty Little Studio¬†is also offering a coupon. Use code “prettylittle” for 10% off your order.

READY, SET, HOP!

Now it’s time to starting hopping. Your next stop on the hop is my dear friend Laurel Beard’s video. Her daughter made the most adorable video ever. Click HERE to watch it. There shouldn’t be any broken links on your way, but here’s a full list of participants!

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook

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Hey everyone! The weekend has officially kicked off so I’m here with another Saturday Stamp Day card and video. In this week’s video I’m showing you how to stamp and color a background with the Magical Unicorns stamp set from My Favorite Things. A vellum overlay adds an extra touch to this project while it tones down the bright background.

Unicorns are so popular lately so I couldn’t resist using the Magical Unicorns stamp set from My Favorite Things. I used the little sun stamp from the set to stamp and color a fun background. Don’t you think that this card has a retro/vintage feeling to it? The stamped pattern and the overall color scheme look a bit vintage to me. ūüôā

ssd-vellum-overlay-fullAfter stamping and coloring my background, I wanted to tone down that bright background a bit. Using a vellum overlay is a great way to do this! My friend Julia from Just One More Card taught me that. She’s such a talented card maker and a dear crafty friend of mine. In my previous Saturday Stamp Day video, I created a sentiment banner with a Copic marker. This time I created my own colored card stock with an R43 Copic marker. Then, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Magical Unicorns set from My Favorite Things.

ssd-vellum-overlay-closeupI die cut a circle out of some white card stock and Fun Foam. I doubled up these layers to create a nice and thick circle to let my unicorn stand out a little bit more. I attached the sentiment banner to that circle with the foam adhesive on the back of the unicorn. I finished off the card with some clear sequins, a Clear Wink of Stella pen and some Glossy Accents.

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp

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