Save the Crafty VideoMaker Video Hop!

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Hi Crafters,
welcome to the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop Event! I am hosting this event with over 55 videomakers that have come together to help out some of the crafters just starting to make videos. YouTube has changed some rules about who is allowed to earn money from their channels and many are at risk so I put together a hop with plenty of prizes to help increase views and subscribers before the end of February (the deadline).  For more information about the hop and prizes, check out the end of my post.


Be sure to leave a comment on my VIDEO, not here on my blog (unless you want to, of course) in order to be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp (Worldwide), 2 inks from Catherine Pooler (USA only), or a Creativation pack filled with products not released yet (Worldwide)! More prize information below (120+ prizes!!!)


I created these three cards using the Hearts Turnabout Stamp and Monogram (J/L) Stamps from Concord and 9th (C9 / SSS ). Turnabout stamps are a really fun way to make your own backgrounds and Monogram stamps are a great way to personalize your cards. They also include general sentiments so you can use them for different occasions.


I personally bought the J and L Monogram stamps (C9 / SSS)  since my name is Justine and my significant other's name starts with an L. Each monogram comes with a different array of flowers and leaves to decorate the inside of the letters. The coordinating dies (C9 / SSS) allow you to cut the letter out with or without a border. To make the background a little more exciting, I embossed one of the stamp turns in silver.


These monograms make wonderful clean and simple cards as well. naturally you can stamp in any colour and personalize them as you wish. The coordinating dies also allow you to cut out the flowers so you can add some dimension. On this particular card, I stamped with Catherine Pooler's Spa Collection, which has much more subtle colours than the Party Collection that I used on the other cards and backgrounds. Colours: Peppermint Scrub, Sugared Lavender and Spruce (coming soon!).


This last card features the background stamped out in four different colours: Sweet Sixteen, It's a Girl, Party Dress and Pixie Dust. It's perfect for Valentine's Day!

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Why: There are many new cardmakers out there that are trying to get their name out. They are also unable to earn money from their channels unless they receive 4000 hours and at least 1000 subscribers by the end of February. I put together this hop with some of my friends to help bring them more viewers and potentially new subscribers. You might find your next favourite YouTuber!

Requirements: Watch as many videos as you like from the list below, leave a comment and subscribe. No, you don't need to watch them all but you are welcome to! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Prizes: There are over 120 prizes being given away between all the videos. Winners will be announced HERE on Monday, February 26th. You will have until March 10th to claim your prize. You need to comment on a video to be eligible for the giveaway on that channel. Several other prizes will be given away randomly on various videos as well.



Winners!





Prizes:
Thank you to Heidi from Simon Says Stamp for donating $25 gift certificates for every stop on the hop!

Thank you to Catherine Pooler who donated 2 inks for every stop (USA only)!

Additional Prizes:
$25/every stop on the hop from Simon Says Stamp  (55 Gift Certificates Total!) 
6x $25 Gift Certificates to Pretty Pink Posh
4x $25 Gift Certificates to Brutus Monroe
Creativation pack from Justine!
Stamp and Die set from Heffy Doodle
2x Fun Stampers Journey Gift Certificates from Alex Gomez
$25 to Simply Charming Bags from Dayna Lum-Akana
Stamp/Stencil Bundle from Imagine Design Create
3 x $20 Gift Certificates Visible Image
$20 Gift Certificate to Blank Page Muse
Newton’s Nook $25 Gift Certificate donated by Larissa Heskitt Designs
Swedish House Stamps = 2x £20 Gift Certificates
Catherine Pooler  2 Inks at Every Stop! (110 ink pads total!)

Video Hop Participants:


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74 comments

  1. What a great initiative!! Thanks for coming up with this lovely idea, I would love to check everyone's channels and follow them! After all, crafty friends are always kind and helpful :)

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  2. Great idea! I love watching all the you tube for different ideas.

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  3. wow, Justine! what an undertaking! kudos to you! and to all the sponsors!!

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  4. I don't see where to watch your video....And is there a place to find links to all of the other videos? Or do I have to Google each person's name? sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Sharon, the video is in the above post along with a list of hoppers :)

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  5. This is a great idea Justine as I have found you and many others through blog hops\videos. I have found many of my now favourite bloggers this way. I will def. hit as many as possible to give them all a chance...
    Your cards here are fabulous as always.

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  6. I think that it is a shame that YouTube are changing the rules and making it harder for people to earn a little money while they build up viewers.


    Love your cards

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  7. Justine, this is such a great idea!! But there are many more of us YouTuber's that weren't a part of this hop that are being affected by this change and I am more than happy to support these smaller channels. It would be really great if you could some how create a list or a post or something where all of us small YouTuber's could put our channel info. so everyone can support everyone. Does that make sense? I'm not quite sure how it could be done though. As you know, we all work really hard on our videos. Editing is extremely time consuming. Anyway, that was just an idea I had. Someone suggested I mention it to you since you put this wonderful hop together. Ok, back to the hop!! :)

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    1. I will think about some possibilities :)

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  8. Justine, your cards, as usual, are beautiful! And I love being able to see how you achieve the entire process by watching you make them on You Tube. So, thank you for providing this hop -- so we can see so many other designers, and so that we can help new You Tubers or convince You Tube to "re" change their rules or make some exceptions or something to help the newbies. AND then thank you for the chance to win prizes ourselves!

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    1. I actually agree with the changes so I don't think I'd be convincing YouTube of changing the rules. 99% of those affected are losing out on less than $100/year. If I were an advertiser paying YouTube for ads, I would be angry if my ads were not being seen by a large amount of people or only on a small channel. There are many other reasons for it as well such as people stealing videos and monetizing them quickly to make a quick dollar. This rule prevents that from happening.

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  9. Love this idea--seeing lots of new companies and names. Love the turnabout stamps and Catherine pooler inks

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  10. I love this idea Justine! I learn so much from watching your videos along with quite a few of the others in the list. I have struggled with the turnabout stamp I got but I have not given up.

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  11. What fun cards you created. I love the rotating stamps from Concord & 9th. You have done a wonderful thing creating this blog hop. Thanks for all you do :)

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  12. Really great idea. I love watching crafty videos.

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  13. As someone who is an avid crafter, but does not have a blog or You Tube channel, it would have really been nice if you had given a real, in depth explanation of how people can earn money doing You Tube videos and how they are changing it. I understand from what you did say that it has something to do with number of views, but would really like to know the whole story.

    I've been a subscriber to your blog for several months now and always enjoy your cards and read all of your blog posts! I really enjoy your style of card making!

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    1. People earn money from YouTube by putting ads on their videos. It is not a lot of money generally unless you get really big with your channel.

      Most people earn money by people shopping through product links called affiliate links. I could do a video on that in the future.

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    2. I have no interest in creating a channel, but I am weirdly fascinated by the business side of it. I would love to see your video on this.

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  14. I really love the turnabout stamps and was glad you used the monogram stamp. I was not sure I would like the stamp but your cards are great. US

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  15. Linda Sheller Huffman12 February 2018 at 21:08

    What grest videos, lots of product to think about. Love the color combos!!

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  16. Thank you for introducing me to these new supplies and how to use them.

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  17. You create such lovely cards. Love the turnabout hearts stamp background can't wait to try it out.

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  18. These cards are beautiful. I just ordered them two days ago!!

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  19. gorgeous cards!
    love color combo!
    hugs

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  20. LOVE this idea but am completely baffled by the YouTube rules - what is their justification? Seems so unhelpful for those of us starting out. :-/
    Love the hop - thanks for being so kind and creative!

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    1. I actually agree with the changes so I don't think I'd be convincing YouTube of changing the rules. 99% of those affected are losing out on less than $100/year. If I were an advertiser paying YouTube for ads, I would be angry if my ads were not being seen by a large amount of people or only on a small channel. There are many other reasons for it as well such as people stealing videos and monetizing them quickly to make a quick dollar. This rule prevents that from happening. I know it sucks for some, but really it's only a few dollars per month. Once you get a couple thousand followers and some decent views, you can monetize your videos and turn that feature on.

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  21. I love those turn-about stamps! I haven't taken the plunge yet, but it's fun to watch.

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  22. I love your cards, they are so pretty. Did you used to do articles in some of the crafty magazines? Your name is very familiar to me. I used to subscribe to several of them back in the day. :-) I am now subscribing to your newsletter.

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  23. Really pretty cards. Love the turn-around background stamp. Nice techniques.

    ronniek4@verizon.net

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  24. Loved your cards and all of the Concord & 9th products! Love that you are trying to help and put this video blog hop together!! So sweet of you!! Have been one of your avid followers and just wanted to say "thanks" for all you are doing!

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  25. Love your cards! Thanks for organizing this hop! I'll be visiting all of the designers!! Thank you!

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  26. Thanks for the hop. I've had a blast visiting all these crafters that I hadn't found yet. It was such fun! It would be cool if there was a site with a master list of youtube artists/card makers. It's hard to find some of the lesser known people. Thanks for organizing this - I'm sure it took a lot of work.

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  27. The cards I just saw over on Catherine's site using the Zen Garden background stamp were absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. What a wonderful initiative to grow visibility for others! Love the idea!

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  29. Amazing! Just the best idea ever! I can't even put into words what the you tubers mean to me, so I am very grateful that y'all went the extra mile to support them. Thanks so much!

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  30. I love the TURNABOUT STAMPS. I already have three. I buy less patterned papers now.

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  31. Finished the entire YouTube Hop. Had a lot of fun and learned a bunch of new techniques. Thanks for spearheading this and hopefully it will help. Too bad YouTube has gotten greedy, I can't imagine how much more money they will make since they won't have to pay any money out to the "smaller" video makers out there that will not be meeting their stricter guidelines...

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  32. OMGoodness...I can't believe I watched all 55 videos. Thank you for introducing me to some new crafters. They are wonderful.

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  33. Justine, Wonderful of you and others to try and help the newbie YT'er. However, I hope some of them take this YT rule change as a wake up call. I have looked at the YTers with lesser numbers as they are the ones who need the assist. Time for some of them to really assess what they are providing. There are so many crafter videos by the big-names with high numbers which means the bar and standards for entering that group of YT videos are high. And some of the newbies need to elevate their game. Poor videos, techniques that are repetitive of someone else, less than 2 minute videos (not enough time to see much) - are some of the constructive critiques which might lead some of us to not subscribe or watch again. And if we subscribe but don't watch that will still hurt your numbers. If the newbies say they need time to come up to speed in terms of quality well maybe take the time off YT to perfect what you are going to present. Ask yourself are you contributing something that is new, a fresh take on an old idea and well presented. Then come in strong and rock our world. I hope many of the newbies succeed because I would like to see new talent with new ideas.

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  34. the one price i was hoping for is usa only ... guess i'll never get to use those inks ... shipping from her shop is insanely expensive ...

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  35. Thank you for showing the turnabout stamp. I was wondering how those worked! And I love the monogram stamps too!

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  36. I just finished all of the hop videos, wow! Thank you for putting this together. My wish list is quite long☺
    . Just saw a day 2 of the hop with new videos, it's going to be a long 4 days!

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  37. I love the turnabout stamp and you helped me tremendously on how to do it! Thanks for putting the blog hop together! I am working my way through all 50!

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  38. Hi Justine! This is really cool that you and the others are doing this! There is a group I’ve been invited into. It’s for the same thing you’re doing!
    It’s called #ImACreator You’re paving the way for us little channels to some day be successful! Thank you! 👏🏻 👏🏻

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  39. LOVING THIS HOP. SO MANY IDEAS I HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE. US

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  40. Oops forget that last question. I reread your post and saw that you will announce the winners here. I will be checking back. Thanks!!!

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  41. I totally understand that this comment won’t enter me in the giveaway but I still wanted to thank you for your dedication to these cardmakers. And also that your cards are gorgeous, very elegant ! Love from France, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  43. Enjoyed your video. Love the turnaround stamps and the monogram stamps

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  44. A wonderful idea. Thanks for the hop! So fun!

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  45. It's Sunday, What a great way to spend it, with a blog hop. Thanks!

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  46. This is such an awesome event for such a wonderful cause.
    I hope I have time to get to at least a few (we are moving
    and doing lots of work at the new house so I have very free
    time these days, but I will try!). Didn't know about these
    C9 monogram letters - they're beautiful!

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  47. You made a beautiful project. Thank you for doing this hop to benefit crafters. US based

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  48. You've taken on a huge project here, but it benefits crafters looking for new videos, so Thanks!
    Linda

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  49. Looking forward to this hop and seeing all of the videos - thanks for the great idea and I hope everyone is blessed along the way - have a lovely week! Gail USA

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  50. Looking forward to meeting all these new crafters and so excited to help out by supporting others

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  51. oh my god!wonderful hop.
    i enjoyed all the channels and learned so many thing.Thank you so much.

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  52. Finally finished hopping along all the 55 videos, subscribed to each one of them and commented on all the videos :) Thanks again for this awesome initiative, glad I could do my part!

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  53. I really enjoyed the hop, it was wonderful to find so many new craft channels to subscribe to!

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    1. Lisa Gomme don't know why it says unknown

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  54. Hi Justine. I have enjoyed watching the subscriber numbers go up on all the participants in this hop. You are a very special person to initiate this for them. I have also been anticipating the announcement of the prize winners, but I have not been able to find it. Where would I find this?

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    1. I have been monitoring Justine’s blog all day and can’t seem to find anything either. I have been patiently waiting for the announcement.

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    2. I hope you've seen it now :) It was way more time consuming than I thought it would be so it was posted fairly late - 10:30ish

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  55. Congratulations to all the winners :)

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