Hello Everyone and if you are new to my blog welcome!! Today is the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop and it is full of so many awesome crafty youtubers and inspiration. I am so happy to be participating and if you are unfamiliar with the objective of this hop, here’s a little background. If you are a video maker on YouTube you often apply to be a part of their Partner Program and recently a lot of woke up to an email where we found the requirements for this program were going to be changed, but with this change, no channel – whether a partner before the changes or not – if you did not meet these new requirements, you were no longer able to monetize your videos. So many crafty youtubers, big and small, and companies have come together to bring you this HUGE video hop, loaded with prizes, to bring those of us smaller video creators closer to the new thresholds.
Like I said above, this hop is HUGE and loaded with prizes, over 120!!!! So be sure and hop through, leave a comment, like each video, and subscribe!!
If you are just starting out here on my blog, be sure and head HERE, where you will find the complete list of all the stops, so you can start at the very beginning! You don’t want to miss any of your chances to win prizes and get some major inspiration!
When I for my first email for this hop, it was suggested that each of us showcase our favorite technique, to keep it pretty simple and ensure none of us would make the similar projects! The majority of the time I would pick masking. It is one of my favorites, but there is so much involved in masking and so many different ways to use, I wanted to do something a bit more simple and equally a favorite technique of mine, I chose pattern stamping. You can head to my Pinterest page where I have a ton of inspiration and easy to recreate patterns pinned! Also, take a look at the color combo board I have as well, if you’re like me and have a hard time coordinating colors for your patterns or cards in general!!
The pattern I chose was pretty simple to recreate and honestly could be done a number of ways. I chose to do the entire pattern with stamping, but you could easily use die cuts and paper, painter’s tape and ink blending, stencils, etc. This is one of the reasons I absolutely LOVE pattern stamping. There are a number of ways to complete each pattern, and you can pick and choose according to what you already have in your stash!
When I create my own patterns and essentially, patterned paper, I like to keep the rest of my card pretty simple. I finished this card by matting the paper with kraft cardstock and adding a thanks die cut and sentiment from the Really Big Thanks stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp. Finally, adding a bit of the pattern and a sentiment on the inside of this were the final touches this card needed to be sent through the mail!
I hope to continue replicating even more patterns for you to follow along with on my YouTube Channel and would love to see what patterns you create as well! Be sure to follow along, subscribe, etc. so you don’t miss any of my future posts!!
If you are interested in any of the products I used on my card today, you will find them all linked below. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Happy Crafting!!
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- Neat & Tangled Triangle Pattern Background Builder
- Waffle Flower Plaid Play**
- Simon Says Stamp Really Big Thanks Stamp & Die Combo
- Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads
- Cardstocks – White & Kraft
- MISTI **
- Die Cutting Machine – Big Shot **
- Painter’s Tape **
- Multi Medium Matte **
- Scor-Tape **