Thursday, July 1, 2021

2nd Annual Canada Day Video Hop + Over $1300 in Giveaways!

All winners have been announced HERE.

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Canada Day Video Hop! I'm thrilled to be hosting this event for the second year and I'm so grateful for the enthusiasm of our generous sponsors. I hope that you'll find today's video hop to be full of inspiration and also discover a few new crafty Canadian YouTubers, as well as Canadian shops! We have over 40 individual prizes worth a total of over $1300 and some of our sponsors are offering huge discounts at their shops. You can find all of those links and codes at the bottom of this post.

I'm proud to be joined by so many talented cardmakers, planners and scrapbookers, all of whom I'm proud to call friends! Here's the full list of YouTubers participating in today's video hop:


I'm so excited to be creating with these stunning products from Pigment Craft Co. As I mentioned in my video, this new Canadian company launched in March 2021 and I'd been coveting literally everything they've released! I decided to make two cards using the same products and colours to show how you can get two completely different looks. 

I started with the Delicate Floral Background Stamp and Stencil Bundle. On this first card, I stamped the background with black dye ink. Then I used a variety of blender brushes and the following ink colours to fill in the background with the coordinating stencils: Catching Rays, Bellini, Coral Cabana, Cummerbund and Daydream. All of these products are linked in the supply list below. The stencils are so perfect for days when you don't want to colour or maybe you're not keen on colouring to begin with. I just love the results!

I also used the Delicate Floral Fillers and Daydream ink to create a splattered look between the flowers. This was exactly what I was hoping for and it was perfectly controlled! Next, I used the Stacked Sentiments: Best Ever stamp set and Stacked Sentiments: Best Ever coordinating dies to create the floating sentiment.

First, I die cut the sentiment from black cardstock, then heat embossed best ever in white. I layered day using WOW Calypso embossing glitter but it was too sheer on its own so I added a second layer of white on top and added two more layers of Calypso on top. It's so sparkly and beautiful! The rest of the sentiment was stamped with black pigment ink on vellum and clear embossed.

For my second card, I stamped the Delicate Floral Background on kraft cardstock and used the following inks with blender brushes and the coordinating layering stencils: white pigment ink, Bellini, Coral Cabana, Samba and Daydream. I adore the look of white pigment ink on kraft and this colour combo would make a lovely holiday card!

This time, I used the best friend ever sentiment from the Stacked Sentiments: Best Ever stamp set and Stacked Sentiments: Best Ever coordinating dies. I love word dies and this set offers the perfect combination of multi-coloured stamping and die cutting. I stamped these words using Coral Cabana, Daydream and Bellini.

I re-cut the die from black and silver glitter cardstock and adhered them together by offsetting each layer to create shadows, allowing the sentiment to pop off the background. To finish, I trimmed the panels down and adding strips of cardstock as a contrast to the base and complement the sentiments.

I hope you were inspired by these products from Pigment Craft! Please continue reading to discover additional giveaways, gifts with purchase, new Canadian shops and a ton of crafty inspiration from my fellow Canadian YouTubers. 




Scrapbook & Cards Today $150 Grand Prize Package + magazine at each stop
Creative Scrapbooker One-Year Subscription

Stamp Companies

Pigment Craft Co. two $100 gift certificates + 15% discount + gift with purchase
Penguin Palace Stamps three $25 gift certificates + 20% discount
The Old Island Stamp Company $65 Prize Package
Your Next Stamp two $25 gift certificates + 30% discount
Three Room Studio $50 gift certificate
Studio Katia $50 gift certificate

Digital Art Shops

Angie Blom Digital Designs two $25 gift certificates

Craft Stores

Scrap ’n Stamp $100 gift certificate + 20% discount
Jennifer Edwardson Creative Inc. two $50 gift certificates + 15% discount
Scrapbook Nerd four $25 gift certificates
The Paper & Ink Boutique $75 Prize Package + 20% discount
Two Scrapbook Friends $50 gift certificate + 20% discount
The Scrapbook Cottage $50 gift certificate + 15% discount
Scrap Shotz two $25 gift certificates
Papercrafter's Workshop $30 gift certificate
Ecstasy Crafts $25 gift certificate + $25 off $50+ orders


Angie Blom Digital Designs

50% off everything (no code required)

Valid July 1-5

Creative Scrapbooker

Contest Entry Form

codeword: CANADA21

Ecstasy Crafts

$25 off $50+ order using code BLOGHOPCA

Jennifer Edwardson

15% off with CANADADAY

Valid July 1-11

The Paper & Ink Boutique

20% off with CanadaDay20

This coupon code is valid July 1-31 and can be used once per customer during that time period. Gift certificates, classes, take&makes, Jennifer Edwardson Creative Kits, Big Shot Machines, Gemini Jr Machines, pre-orders and Scrappy Hour are excluded. 

Penguin Palace

20% off using code CDAY20OFF

Valid from 30 Jun 9:00pm to 11 July 11:59pm PDT

Pigment Craft Co

15% off using code CELEBRATECANADADAY

Valid July 1st 2am EST - July 4th 10pm EST on all products in the Pigment Craft shop. Cannot be used towards free shipping minimums or to cover shipping fees.

Scrap ’n Stamp

20% off with Canada20

Scrapbook & Cards Today

10% off using code SCT10

This exclusive offer value through July 15, 2021 can be used on any online classes, stamps and dies sets and kits on the Scrapbook & Cards Today website. This offer is not valid on events, subscriptions or the SCT Sampler.

The Scrapbook Cottage  

or our Warehouse partner site

15% off using the Code - CanadaDayHop (case sensitive)

Two Scrapbook Friends

20% off with VIDEOHOP21

Valid July 1-10

Code is valid on most items in our store. There are a few things that are excluded and those can be found under our FAQs.

Your Next Stamp

30% off with CANADA

July 1-11


In addition to the giveaways listed above, Pigment Craft is giving away a $100 gift certificate on Instagram! Be sure to head over to their Instagram post and leave a comment to be eligible for that giveaway.

A huge thank you to our very generous sponsors who've donated over 40 individual prizes valued at over $1300! Be sure to leave a comment at every stop on the hop for your chance to win. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning. Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, July 11, 2021 and all of the winners will be announced on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Be sure to check back to see if you've won.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!



famillemarleau said...

Your cards are very beautiful. Love them. And thanks for the contest, love hops. Johanne Lacombe

Lindsey said...

These are stunning, Em!

Jean said...

Wonderful hop!

Anushree Vaish said...

This is such a wonderful hop !! Love all the inspirations and awesome sponsors !!

Beth Anne said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for introducing me to a new company.

Glen / Candace said...

Beautiful cards!

Betty said...

Happy Canada Day, Emily - always enjoy this hop!

Yvon said...

Thanks for the video. Love the cards❤️ Also you introduced me to some stores I did not know about.

PirjoBlues said...

Hi Emily, thank you for this amazing hop. I found new talented crafters to follow.

Heather said...

Thank you for all of the inspiration! I enjoyed seeing everyone's video.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Really super hop mf. well done and very inspiring.
I don't know this company you used to happy to learn more about them
xx Karen

Unknown said...

Thanks you for this great hop!!

Lori said...

What an awesome idea. Love that I am learning new things from fellow papercrafters

MadeByMeghanK said...

Thank you soooo much for putting this together with so many amazing sponsors and YouTubers! OFF to HOP!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow beautiful cards and so fun to see you do this hop again this year. Happy Canada Day!

Unknown said...

These cards are so pretty. So good to know about Canadian crafting companies. Will definitely check them out. Thank you!
Raveena from Ontario.

Dawn said...

Lovely cards. I so enjoy seeing samples when products are used in multiple ways. Always good to find out abut new companies. Dawn from Ontario.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love how different these two cards look despite using virtually the same colors - awesome inspiration

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards Emily! Thank you for organizing this amazing hop! I loved seeing all the Canadian companies.

Diana Degan said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Val said...

Thank you for a great video. Pigment is a new company for me and I am excited to check them out as I love to buy from Canadian companies!

Dee Brown said...

Thanks for hosting another Canada Day event. looking forward to watching the videos

Tracey said...

Two beautiful cards! I always forget to use kraft cardstock but the look is so different. Tracey from Manitoba

Preeti Rodricks said...

Thank you for hosting such an AMAZING video hop. Not only did i see some great Canadian YouTubers in action but i also learnt of some awesome Canadian craft companies!

Betty B said...

Lovely cards. I like the accent strip on the inside edge. Floral stencils look much quicker to colour than with markers.

Lindsey said...

Yay! Love this awesome event. Your cards are beautiful! It is amazing how different they look considering you used the same supplies. So fun to see them side-by-side!

Andre M. said...

Happy Canada Day! Thanks for organising this fantastic hop!

Marie H said...

Beautiful cards! A belated Happy Canada Day From Southern California!

Unknown said...

The cards are lovely. I love how you used the stencils

AarthiS said...

Beautiful cards Emily❤️

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards Emily. Thanks for your hard work on putting this hop together. Your sponsors have been very generous. ♥️

Cindy C. said...

Such beautiful cards, and a great event!! Thanks for all your efforts!

Small Joys said...

Great card ideas! Thank you for arranging the prizes.

Denise Bryant said...

I enjoyed all the videos! Great hop! I'm excited to have placed an order that will be on its way from Canada soon!
Thanks for all the work you do to coordinate this awesome hop!

Unknown said...

This is wonderful, thank you; I am feeling inspired or is that inkspired? :-)

Maria Batan said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Cre8tive Chaos said...

Beautiful cards!

Astrid said...

Thank you Emily. Unfortunately you're enabling my desire for more products đŸ˜‰. Appreciate your work in putting this blog hop on.

Astrid said...

I forgot to mention that I am in Calgary, Canada

Wendy said...

Thanks Emily for you’re beautiful cards and for hosting this wonderful event. Love the links to the Canadian companies.

JenAA said...

Wowzers! Beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing and inspiring ... and for this awesome hop and contest! Oh what fun, like Christmas in July!!!! :)

Lori Podolsky said...

What stunning and creative cards, Emily! This is such a fabulous and generous giveaway. Thank you for sharing. xx said...

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