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Laura Sterckx of Making Cards is Fun (blog), as you already know, is a wonderfully talented, not to mention young (!), stamper and card designer with a fun YouTube Channel and today she’s celebrating 7,000 subscribers!  WOW!!! That’s so exciting!  And, it’s exciting to be invited to play along alongside a fantastic group of stampers in celebration of such an awesome milestone!  You can read more about it on her blog HERE.


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My project features a sneak peek at a new 2015 Holiday Release set, coming August 4th!  I did a shaker card for the hop, as I love shaker cards, and I especially adore the ones Laura has featured in her videos because they are delightfully easy and, well, I just can’t resist anything that includes fun, colorful Washi Tape!



There are 8 super-fab giveaways, sponsored by the very fine folks listed below!  Please follow the entry rules below; I’d hate for anybody to miss out on an opportunity to win! :)

7kvideohop_sponsors_graphic.NEW Here is a list of the awesome prizes that can be won:

  • A $25 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
  • A $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
  • A $25 gift card to Ellen Hutson
  • A $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
  • A $30 gift card to Winnie & Walter
  • A $35 gift card to The Ton
  • A 5-pack of new WOW! Embossing Powders
  • 3 one-month memberships to StampNation


HERE’S THE LINK TO MINE:  Laura Sterckx Video Hop

(Comments here on the blog do not constitute giveaway entries.  Thank you!)

Laura will draw random winners and contact them as well. DEADLINE:  Comments must be left by August 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST. 

For those of you who love a shopping coupon, hey, I’ve got one for ya’!  

>>Take 10% off your order at Ellen Hutson July 24-26th with coupon code:  videomania <<



  1. Congrats on such a MAGICAL release!!! FAB shaker, so loving the colors!!!!!, so tickled to be in this line up of all star designers!

  2. Thanks so much for your tip about embossing black onyx with clear! I need all the help I can get!

  3. I couldn’t find how to comment on your YouTube video, there wasn’t a button :(

    • You will need to create or log into your YouTube account to see the comment button.

  4. Adorable… love the washi tape trick too!

  5. Saw your video yesterday…cutest little Christmas shaker, yet. And a sneaky way to get in a sneak peek.

  6. ♡♡♡

  7. Hi,
    You say that I have to leave a message on the YouTube channel to be eligible for the prizes…but I am using an IPad and there is no where to leave you a comment there…..HELP……I really want to participate….thanks
    Lovely card, by the way……

    • Same comment as Rose above. Help!

      • You will need to create or log into your YouTube account to see the comment button.

    • You will need to create or log into your YouTube account to see the comment button.

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