Hi, friends! Welcome to my 10,000 YouTube Subscribers Video Hop. I have been looking forward to this event for over a month now. When I first hit 10,000 YouTube subscribers, I thought I was dreaming. I am so grateful and humbled to have such amazing subscribers like you. In honor to celebrate this milestone, I invited lots of talented designers to make videos for my video hop. I truly look up to these ladies and they never fail to inspire me. On top of that, I reached out to my favorite companies. They have been really generous and offered some really nice giveaways. Isn’t this super exciting?!

Be sure to watch the video or read the bottom of this blog post for more information about the giveaways.

In today’s video, I’ll be showing you how to create a fun fall themed slider card with the Jump For Joy set from Lawn Fawn.

video-hop-full-cardI started out by stamping images from the Jump For Joy set from Lawn Fawn with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on some Copic friendly card stock. After coloring and die cutting the critters, I added color to the leaves in one simple step. This set comes with an outline and a solid leaf. I colored the outline leaf by stamping the solid leaf on top. I used some ink pads from The Ton to ink up each leaf. This ink is simply amazing and can be used for stamping and blending!

I did some masking to create a fun scene. For the pink sky, I used Rose Quartz ink. For the grass, I used Everglade Moss ink. As I mentioned before, these inks from The Ton rock. They can be easily used for ink blending. These blend like butter.

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Heat embossing is one of my favorite techniques and pretty powders make it even more fun. For my sentiment, I used Opaque Bright White powder from WOW. This is my favorite white embossing powder ever. I also used some Metallic Gold Rich Sparkle powder to add a gold touch to this project. 🙂

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I created a slider. To be honest, I didn’t do very well because I totally messed up the steps! In the end, it worked out and it looks cute but I just messed up some of the steps. Before adhering your slider piece (in this case the fall scene) to your notecard, you have to put your penny between these two layers. Otherwise you have to slide your penny in the track and that can easily damage your stamped or colored scene. Be sure to watch THIS video for more info on slider cards. Sorry about messing it up!

VIDEO HOP

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You probably know this by now, but today’s video is part of my 10K YouTube Subscribers Video Hop. Lots of talented designers and companies teamed up with me to bring you a fun event filled with inspiration, fun and giveaways. In total, there are 15 card making videos from 15 different designers. You should be able to hop from video to video without any problem, but here is a full list of hoppers just in case!

Thank you to all of these ladies for participating in the hop. You’re the best.

GIVEAWAYS

What would a celebration be without prizes, right? I contacted my favorite companies and every single one of them offered really nice and generous giveaways. A huge shout out and thank you to these sponsors for the amazing giveaways! You’re probably wondering how you can win these prizes. It’s easy! Simply make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel (in case you’re not subscribed yet) and leave comments on the videos of this hop. Comments left on the blog posts won’t count as an entry this time. The giveaway ends on Monday, September 12 at 11:59 p.m. Central European Summer Time. Good luck!

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Interested in finding out which prizes you can win? Here’s a list!

COUPON CODE

So far we got inspiration, videos and giveaways. What are we missing here? A discount! Hallmark Scrapbook is offering a 10% discount on all in-stock items through September 9. Use coupon code Laura10 to save 10% off your order. Happy shopping!

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THANK YOU

That wraps it all up for my blog post and video of my 10K YouTube Subscribers Video Hop. Thank you so much for your outgoing support. When I first started my blog and YouTube Channel, I would have never guessed that 10,000 people would actually watch my videos. It’s crazy! But in a good way, obviously. 😉 I’m looking forward to reading your comments on the videos of this hop. See you soon! Xo

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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 EH for Ellen Hutson, WOW for WOW! Embossing Powder, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook


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Happy Saturday, friends! Do you have any fun things planned for the weekend? Everybody has gone back to school here, except for college and university students (yay!). My video hop is also coming closer and closer. Just two more days. I’m so excited and I cannot wait to hear your thoughts.

In this week’s Saturday Stamp Day video, I’m stamping and coloring a cute scene with a new to me company – Love Cynthia. These stamps are designed and France and produced in the United Kingdom for best quality product. In the video, I’m using the adorable Follow Your Heart set. Did you know I discovered this company through my sweet and talented friend Amy Lee aka The Craft Bunny?

Lately I’ve been focussing on the clean and simple card making style. I still find it quite hard to leave lots of white space on cards, but I think I did pretty good, right?

I’m not sure why the white embossed sentiment is barely visible on the photo. Sorry about that.

IMG_1466I started out by stamping and coloring one of the girls from the Follow Your Heart stamp set. I focussed on my coloring technique. Coloring the hair is probably one of the hardest things! However, with feathering motions and by using three colors, it was a pretty easy job!

IMG_1469I created a fun focal point with the Tag Buddies dies from CAS-Ual Fridays and some leftover patterned paper. Since the card was a little bit plain like that, I stamped the two cupcakes randomly on some white card stock. After coloring these cupcakes, it was time to make a sentiment banner. I scribbled the BG11 Copic Marker on some white card stock and heat embossed a sentiment with Opaque Bright White embossing powder from WOW. Finally, I assembled everything together and finished off with a bit of sparkle and shine here and there.

BLOG ERRORS

My blog is acting weird lately. I’m receiving errors non-stop and sometimes I’m unable to access my blog for hours. If you are experiencing the same error and can’t access my blog, know that I’m aware of this issue. I’m working hard behind the scenes to get it fixed as soon as possible. 🙂

VIDEO HOP

Remember, my 10,000 YouTube Subscribers Video Hop will take place on Monday, September 5th at 3 p.m. Standard European Summer Time. If my blog would be acting up, don’t worry because I covered all of the details in my video. See you then. Love you! Xo

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Happy Saturday, everyone! How are you doing? Do you have any fun plans planned for the weekend? It’s been super hot here the past couple of days, so I’m just planning on staying inside. Seriously, even making this card made me sweat. Don’t you just hate that kind of weather?

Anyway, let’s move on to my card and video. In this week’s Saturday Stamp Day video, I’m making a playful wreath card with the Playful Pups set from Mama Elephant. I challenged myself by making a wreath card without using any flowers! It was harder than you’d expect, but the Playful Pups set was screaming my name so in the end it was really fun. 🙂

IMG_1442I started out by coloring the pup, the bowl of food and the bones with Copic markers. My coloring technique is very easy. I use my darkest color first to add my first layer of shading. Don’t be afraid to add this color first! You can easily blend it out with the lightest color. After highlighting my image with the lightest color, I like to go back to my dark color to add extra pops of shading here and there.

IMG_1448I made a playful wreath with the tiny stamps from this set. I die cut a circle out of some white paper and used that as a guide. This makes the process easier and faster. For my sentiment, I created a fun banner. Since I wanted the color to match with the other images I already had, I scribbled the R43 Copic marker to the white card stock. After making sure that this ink was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment with the WOW Ultra Slow Drying Pad and their Opaque Bright White embossing powder. To finish off the card, I adhered some sequins from the Fruity Sorbet mix from Lucy’s Cards and some Glass Slippers sequins from The Ton.

That’s it for now! Thanks so much for watching my video and for reading today’s post. See you soon. 🙂 xo

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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 EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp,  HS for Hallmark Scrapbook


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Hey, everyone! It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for another Saturday Stamp Day card and video. In this week’s video, I’m making a pastel ice cream cart card (ha!) with the Served Up stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps. This stamp set is simply adorable and I love how many options there are with the different sundaes, cupcakes, coffee and other delicious goodies.

You probably know by now that I’m trying to improve my Copic coloring skills. That’s why I have been coloring more and more in my recent videos. I wanted to mention that Kit and Clowder offers a free mini online class on the basis of coloring with markers. You can check it out by clicking HERE. I signed up for it, but I still have to check out the classroom. The description looks really nice so I’m looking forward to learning new things!

ssd-hippoI started out by stamping the ice cream cart and hippo image on Copic friendly card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Like I mentioned in the video, I used the Mini MISTI tool to stamp the image but you could also use a regular acrylic block. I did some simple Copic coloring with soft hues.

Since the image is quite large already, I didn’t really need to add a bunch more to my card after coloring. I did adhere a small strip of patterned paper from the Sorbet Collection from Avery Elle. Don’t you just love the fact that the name of this paper pad collection matches with the whole ice cream feeling to this card? 🙂 I created my own colored card stock with a BG11 Copic marker.

IMG_1124My Versamark ink pad is all dried up so I needed to get a new one. This time I used the Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad from Wow. You all know how much I adore Wow products (I’ve been using their products for years!), so obviously I think this pad is brilliant. I embossed my sentiment with my favorite white embossing powder from Wow. Finally, I finished off my card with a little bit of shimmer and shine. Because that’s my favorite way to end a video, ha! 🙂

That’s it for now. Thank you so much for watching my video and for reading my post. See you soon! Xo

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, WOW for WOW! Embossing Powder, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook