Friday, July 1, 2022

3rd Annual Canada Day Video Hop + Over $1000 in Giveaways!

All winners have been announced HERE.

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Canada Day Video Hop! I'm thrilled to be hosting this event for the third 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 20 individual prizes worth a total of over $1000 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. As I mentioned in my video, Pigment made its debut just over a year ago and I still covet literally everything they release! I decided to make two cards using the same colour palette. 

The colour palette I'm using for both my cards includes the following colours: BlushTajine, Rosewood, Ficus, Lagoon, Juniper and Balsam. The first card uses Ficus but not Juniper and the second card uses Juniper but not Ficus.

I started this card by using the Spring Flower Stencil to create the background. I ended up cutting the 6x6 panel vertically along the left edge. 

Even though the stencilled panel is simply beautiful, I wanted to add some texture so I used the Bitty Diagonal Stripe Stencil and dry embossed the panel in my Spellbinders Platinum 6.

To create the sentiment, I used the Wish Upon a Dandelion stamp set and coordinating dies. I created the ombre effect on the 'lovely' word by using a blending brush and adding Tajine and Rosewood to the Blush-stamped word.

My second card is a shaped-card made with the Jumbo Candy Die, which I'm now completely obsessed with! This is sized very similar to a mini slim card or you can use it as a focal point on an original slimline. 

I love all the detail and because it's so adorable dressed up with bows from the Ribbons + Wreaths stamp set and coordinating dies. I used a mini stencil mat to ink blend the insert pieces for the candy. From the ends inward, the ink colours are LagoonBlushTajine, and Rosewood.

To create the sentiment, I used the Oh Hi stamp set and must-have coordinating dies, which gives you so many options for creating this sentiment. The 'sweets' word is from the A Note of Hand stamp set and the little heart is from the Sweater Weather stamp set.

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 $100 gift certificate

Stamp Companies

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

Digital Art Shops

Angie Blom Digital Designs two $25 gift certificates
Just ME Digital Stamps two $25 gift certificates

Craft Stores

Scrap ’n Stamp $100 gift certificate + 20% discount
The Scrapbook Cottage $90 prize package + 15% discount
The Paper & Ink Boutique $50 gift certificate
Papercrafter's Workshop $50 gift certificate
Scrap Shotz two $25 gift certificates
Ecstasy Crafts $25 gift certificate + 15% discount


Ecstasy Crafts
15% off with code ECCAN15
Valid from July 1st to July 15th

The Old Island Stamp Company
15% off with code Canada15
Valid on July 1st only

Penguin Palace
20% off with code TAKE20CDAY
Valid from June 30th 11pm to July 15th 11pm PST

Pigment Craft Co
20% off with code CELEBRATECANADA
Valid July 1st 9:00am EST to July 5th 11:59pm EST on all products, excluding ink and new release items. Cannot be combined with other offers or used towards shipping.

Scrap ’n Stamp
20% off with code CDV20
Code can only be used once. Valid on instock items only. Not valid with any other sale, promotion or coupon. Expires July 29, 2022

Scrapbook & Cards Today
10% off with code SCTCanada10
This exclusive offer is valid through July 15, 2022 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.

Scrapbook Cottage
15% off with code CanadaDayHop
Valid June 25th to July 9th

Your Next Stamp
25% off with code YNS25CD (excluding mystery boxes)
Valid July 1st to 15th


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 20 individual prizes valued at over $1000! 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 15, 2022 and all of the winners will be announced on Friday, July 22, 2022. Be sure to check back to see if you've won.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!



Toni said...

Loved the candy card and especially the soft ink colours used on both of your cards.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan B said...

Thanks for this Emily. Congratulations on being part of this hop for the last three years.

Kraftymom25 said...

The colours in the stencil are gorgeous!

Adrienne said...

I love how the colours coordinate together. Great cards!

Unknown said...

I am looking forward to checking this new to me Canadian company. Happy Canada Day. I am from Alberta.

Linda Anderson said...

I've never seen stencils, stamps and dies like these! Fabulous! Love both cards Emily. Thanks for sharing and hosting the hop, this Canadian girl is loving it.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards. I always have enjoyed this Canada day hop- thanks for doing it again. Happy Canada Day!

Silvia M. said...

Great cards. Happy Canada Day! From Edmonton

Renée Storch said...

The candy shaped card is super cute!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Happy Canada Day! What a great way to celebrate! FABULOUS cards! Love the pigment ink dies! And your designs are awesome!!!

Cindy Beland said...

I just finished the HOP!!! WOW AMAZING job to all... Happy Canada Day! thanks for sharing :)

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Emily
Happy Canada Day and thanks a ton for organising the hop for the third successive year. The soft color palette you have used is very soothing and love it. I have never seen a candy shaped card before. Thanks for the inspiration. I am from Sri Lanka the tiny island nation below India and we are on the news for the wrong reasons these days thanks to the politicians who have robbed the country left right and centre and still refuse to step down. If I win appreciate if I dont get digis as I dont have a printer. Thanks for the stay safe

Sheila said...

Well these are just the cutest! And a Happy Canada Day to all our neighbors to the north. And it's wa-a-a-a-a-a-ay north for me since I'm on the New Mexico/old Mexico border in the U.S.

colleen said...

your colours are so delicate

Donna Walls said...

Thanks for orgainzing and Congrats on another great year!

Helen said...

Great cards!! I love the shaped candy card. So special. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Stacy said...

Gorgeous cards. I love Pigment's colors and stamps and dies :)

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Happy Canada Day!
Congratulations on hosting this for the 3rd year.
Love your cards, especially the shaped card. I am drawn to cads that are a bit different or unique and the candy card really fits that bill. The colors you used are not some I am normally drawn to, but they are so gorgeous on these cards. I may just have to add them to my set of colors.

Betty B said...

Thanks Emily for organizing this. Decades ago when I started stamping (same vintage as Karen Aicken) there were very few Canadian companies. We had to bite the bullet and order from the States and overseas. It's very easy for us to get sucked into the marketing that US bloggers promote when there are Canadian companies who carry the same products. I try to support🇨🇦 as much as possible. Love the Hop!

Julie W said...

Happy Canada Day and thanks for hosting the hop! Pigment is a new company to me - thanks for the introduction and beautiful showcasing of their unique split sentiment design. Fun cards in lovely colors!

Giselle said...

I am excited to discover more Canadian creators and stores! Your cards are so cool, I love the colours you used.

Preeti Rodricks said...

Loave the cards especially the candy shaped one. Thanks for keeping this awesome hop going!

TeacherMom said...

Happy Canada Day!!! I love to see Canadian content!!! Thanks for the hop! Also love to learn about new Canadian crafters and stores. I sprained my ankle pretty badly last week so I'm couch bound so this is a great way to spend my time!!! Your cards are awesome. I especially love the candy shaped card. Looking forward to what's coming next. 😁

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! The flowers are so beautiful, and the candy card is really fun! I'm enjoying the videos and all the wonderful projects! Thanks for organizing the hop!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Thank you Emily for organizing this awesome event:)

K Clark said...

Love your shape card! Thank you for the hop I’ve found new companies and designers to follow!

Lori Podolsky said...

Happy Canada Day to you! Your cards are so cute and creative. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.

Kinjal Trivedi said...

Such a wonderful initiative. I love your projects and this one is absolutely adorable!

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are very pretty. That stencil looks lovely and I love the fun candy shaped one. I love hops and am glad I found this one.

Arianna Barbara said...

Thank you Emily for hosting this great event!
It's always amazing discovering new artists. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love your creations!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I hope everything is ok Emily! HUGS!