500 Subs Celebration

Hey Procraftinators! I am so excited, because today, we are celebrating my 500 subscriber milestone! I can't believe that I made it this far. As I write this, I am just barely shy of 700 subs, actually. I scheduled this hop when I was about 50 or so subs away from 500 and because I was part of the Save the Crafty Youtuber hop, I soared right on by 500 and am now almost to 700! I never thought when I started this channel that I would make it this far, honestly. It was something I did on a whim from the encouragement of my husband. He thought that I should start a YouTube channel to help pass my time, as I am a stay at home wife due to being partially disabled. I thought he was crazy when he suggested it and that no one would want to watch my crazy antics in the craft room. I guess he proved me wrong!

So, this hop's theme is fun fold cards. I have always enjoyed unique or interactive cards the most of all cards. The more unique, the better, honestly. However, when I started trying to figure out what I wanted to do for this hop, I drew an absolute blank. It was like I had stage fright or something! So, when I can't figure out what I want to do, I look to Pinterest for inspiration, as many of us do, I am sure. I typed fun folds into Pinterest and started scrolling. I found several that I liked, but then I didn't know what I would put on them. I came across this one, called a Greenhouse Gatefold card. I took one look at it and thought "hmmmm....that would make a perfect Gnome Home!" My mother in law is in love with gnomes. She has been crazy about them since before they were the "in thing." I recently ordered the My Favorite Things You Gnome Me stamp set from their clearance sale and planned to use it for a Mother's Day or birthday card for her. So, my wheels started turning about how I could use this fun fold for a gnome home and make her a fun gnome inspired card.

Now, I am not big on getting rulers, a score board and all that out to make fun fold cards. If I can make it with my Cricut, that is how I am going to do it. So, I made an SVG file with Sure Cuts A Lot and cut the card base with my Cricut. I used a few elements from Design Space, one element from a Dreaming Tree file and then I mixed in the MFT You Gnome Me stamp set plus a few elements from the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends stamp set to decorate this card. I think it turned out pretty great. I'm not going to do a step by step walk through on this one, as I think it's best explained through my video. So, I will just link it below.



This is part of a celebration hop. If you get lost along the way, here is the hop line up.:
Here is the line up: 
Rise and Procraftinate: https://youtu.be/wKUOnNolnN4
Courtney Kreeber: https://youtu.be/gapob4gAqtk
Bory's Crafting Place: https://youtu.be/KGZwjKJo_Lw
Delaney Jane Cards: https://youtu.be/9Q5J09uYY9s
Keionna the Kraft Therapist: https://youtu.be/JY8IRCf52II
MAD about Cards and Crafts: https://youtu.be/TYbBjNM7KJM 
Mayham Crafty Cards: https://youtu.be/9ylYutU6CTk
eastwickpaperandink: https://youtu.be/ydbdz6LXE9k
My Crazy Craft Life!: https://youtu.be/UDyryiCxKMY 
I will be personally giving away a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp. To enter, you can leave comments along the hop. The more videos you comment on the more chances to win. The gift card is open to US and international viewers. The second giveaway is a stamp and die set from Altenew called Happy Dreams. This is only open to US residents. You will have to watch my video to find out how you can win this stamp and die set. Please enter the giveaways by April 18, 2020. Rise & Procraftinate will notify the winner in the YouTube comments & in a video on her channel, so please check back after that time to see if you won. If you won, you will have one week to claim your prize. You can earn BONUS entries for the Simon Says Stamp Gift Card for each video on the hop that you comment on. Watch as many or as few of the videos as you like; however the more you watch and comment on, the better your chances are of winning! We hope that you enjoy the hop! ***This giveaway is not sponsored by YouTube, Simon Says Stamp or Altenew. Therefore, YouTube, Simon Says Stamp, nor Altenew is not responsible for prize fulfillment.***

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Supply List

  • Distress Inks
    • Peeled Paint
    • Pine Needles
    • Aged Mahogany
    • Walnut Stain
  • MFT - You Gnome Me
  • LawnFawn - Fairy Friends
  • Inkadinkado 60-01271 (Happy Mother's Day Stamp)
  • Inktense Pencils
  • Cricut Images
    • Grass from ZooBalloo #M308AE
    • Gate from Ornamental Iron #M42150
  • Roof - Dreaming Tree - Fairyville - Butterfly House Roof Pieces
  • The Card Base - I made in SCAL based off pics I saw on Pinterest
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen
  • DecoFoil - Emerald Watercolor
  • Font - Creative Fabrica - Picnic & Caps
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • The Paper Studio - Petals & Blooms Paper Pad 8.5x11
  • Tonic Craft Kit #14 - Window die cuts with curtains & the window boxes with greenery

***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***


  1. Love your card Amanda . I just love the Gnomes, They really are so cute. Congrats on the 735 subs. So exciting .I have been really wanting to get a channel going as well just not sure yet with my health issues if it would work out. I would hate to get going and then not be able to be consistent. Hope you had a great Easter.

    1. Thank you! I struggle with chronic pain issues and yes, it can be hard to be consistent sometimes. If you were to go back and look at my channel, I was terribly inconsistent when I first started it. What sort of helps, at least for me, is getting involved in hops like this. If I have something that I have committed to doing, then I make sure it gets done first. At least, I have that on my calendar. For me, at least lately, all that goes up on my channel right now is hops, collabs and my once a month design team commitment, because it's about all I can handle time and energy wise. I hope you had a great Easter too.


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