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SFL – Flavor of the Month Card Kit – June 2020 – A Walk In The Park

Hey let’s go take a walk in the park! With everything going on today we can most certainly go with our families and/or friends….less than 10 people though! So, let’s wander through a lovely park, have a picnic lunch, play on the slide, catch frogs by the pond, and act like monkeys on the monkey bars! Those are all the components of the kit this month! You can find how to order on the Subscription page! And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 1

How cute are these ants! There is a lot of ephemera in this collection. The stamp set matches the paper perfectly for even more cards!

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 3

How fun are these Monkey Buddies!! The sentiment in this stamp set is perfect for all that’s going on right now. The pattern paper in this collection is ADORABLE!

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 4

This Card is my favorite. The stamp set in this collection allows you to create scenes or use images by themselves. I chose to create a fun scene! I think the frogs on the pattern paper are so much fun!

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 2

Collection 4 is so bright and cheerful! I colored my slide to match my papers. A lot of playgrounds have these bright, colorful play pieces. Playground equipment has come a long way since I was a child! On the inside, I added the sentiment from the stamp set and stamped the slide in London Fog Memento Ink.

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Next on the Hop is KIM

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SFL – Flavor of the Month – Let’s Encourage One Another – May 2020 Card Kit

Easy
Nice
Caring
Opportunity
Unite
Refreshing
Applaud
Giving
Exhilarate
Motivation
Excite
Nurture
Thoughtful

Hello Cardmakers! I hope you are doing well this morning. This month’s theme is all about encouragement. How about taking one of the words in the acronym above and making it your word for the coming month? My word is going to be motivation! Motivation to send out at least 3 cards a week to encourage someone. The design team and guest designers this month have created some absolutely fabulous designs with the card kit contents. Hop on through and take a look. One person I know who encourages people each and every day is Courtney Kreeber, she has helped design components of this month’s kit. Her group Handmade Happiness over on Facebook is all about encouraging each other. Who have you encouraged today? Check out this wonderful card kit centered around encouragement over on the Scrapping for Less website. Also check out the SFL blog post and make sure to enter the Rafflecopter.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 4

Benny the Bigfoot is so sweet! I trimmed my pattern paper to follow the sketch and added my image. I stamped out the sentiment “Love Big” from the stamp set onto one of the hearts but it was with black ink. I grabbed a white gel pen and wrote out the sentiment and I liked that better. On the inside I added a strip of scrap and the image of the foot from the stamp set.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 2

This card was my favorite! I stamped and colored all the images in the set. I trimmed the pattern paper to follow the sketch. Instead of putting the sentiment on as shown in the sketch, I decided to add it to the oval piece. I added one lemon and a flower to that piece. On the inside, I added another strip of scrap paper and a lemon slice.

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 3

This collection was so BRIGHT and CHEERFUL! I matted all the pattern paper on black card stock so the colors would pop. I stamped and colored the images with Copic Markers. The sun image is solid on the outside so I stamped that with yellow ink and filled the center using Copic Markers. I added Diamond Stickles to the cloud and some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to the Rainbow. On the side, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and 2 cloud images.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 1

This collection has some great ephemera. I did color the lady bug image from the stamp set; that was my original design for the front. However, after I trimmed my pattern paper as seen on the sketch, I thought the larger lady bug ephemera pieces fit nicer. I added some enamel dots from the collection in the lower, right hand corner. On the inside, I added a strip of scrap and a small lady bug ephemera piece along with the sentiment from the stamp set.

Next on the hop is: LUCI

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My Process Video can be found HERE

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SFL Flavor of the Month – City Streets and Country Roads – April 2020 Card Kit

City Streets and Country Roads! I am a country/small town girl at heart but oh those city streets and the hustle and bustle of a city is very exciting! Which do you prefer? This month’s theme is a little bit travel themed and a little bit hometown themed. Join the Design Team as they share inspiration for all these wonderful collections. Make sure to stop by the website and either purchase a one time kit or sign up for a subscription. Also, please enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize. *Disclaimer: I know most of you are Staying Safe at home…please know this theme was planned way before all this happened.

Collection 1, Sketch 2

How fun is this paper! The stamp has both a super girl and a super boy. I chose the Super Girl and the sentiment “You’re Amazing”! I put an enamel dot on each side of the sentiment to fill in the white space. The star is an image from the stamp set; I stamped out 3 times, colored and fussy cut. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops in Yellow Bird (Not Included) to the stars.

Collection 2, Sketch 1

The paper in this collection is so pretty. I especially love the one I used as the main panel. I stamped the image from the stamp set, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with the scan ‘n cut. I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush to the scooter. I roughly followed the sketch and I loved the way this card came out!

Collection 3, Sketch 3

I love the image from this collection but I found it a little intimidating to color with Copics markers so I grabbed some color pencils (the good ol’ Crayola kind). This is the first time I have colored with color pencils. Once the image was colored I added it to the card with the sentiment. To finish this card, I added 3 enamel dots from the collection

Collection 4, Sketch 4

I changed a few things from the sketch to fit my vision. I wanted to add both characters onto one tag but they didn’t fit. I also originally wanted to use the blue fabric tag but my character didn’t fit. So, I removed the twine from the blue tag and add it to this white fabric tag. I stamped the sentiment from the sentiment onto the tag and added my character with Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte to make sure it stuck to the fabric tag. I added the tag with foam adhesive and finished the card with Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush to the cowgirl’s hat.

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Next on the Hop: LUCI

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SFL – Flavor of the Month – A Farmhouse Spring – March 2020 Card Kit

Hello Spring! I hope it is spring where you are or it is loading! We have some fabulous florals and farmhouse images for you this month. So come on and hop with us and check out all the awesome spring inspiration the guest designer and design team have for you today. Stay tuned for a special announcement also! Make sure you head to the Subscriptions page to purchase your “Farmhouse Spring” card kit or even better yet why not subscribe! You save $5 each month and we only ask for a 3 month commitment. Also make sure to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a great prize!

Collection 1, Sketch 4,

Collection one has some really great ephemera in it so I chose the bunny for the front of this card. On the inside, I stamped the bunny from the stamp set and the sentiment “Spring has Sprung”.

Collection 2, Sketch 2

The card I stamped out the image from the stamp set and quickly colored with Arteza Real Brush Pens. I added Nuvo Jewel Drops “Sea Breeze” on the jar to give it a glass-like look. On the inside I stamped the “A Spring Hello” inside the banner and added the butterfly stamp three times.

Collection 3, Sketch 3

This card is my favorite! I stamped the image from the stamp set on vellum and added it to a circle cut from pattern paper and followed the sketch. On the inside I added just a butterfly and it’s “swirl”.

Collection 4, Sketch 1

This card I followed the sketch and added the sentiment on the front; adding three paper daisies to the left corner. I added Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush to the petals. On the inside I added a row of flowers from the stamp set.

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Process Video HERE

Next on the hop is KIM

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Be-you-tiful card featuring items from the SFL Flavor of the Month February Card Kit.

Hello Everyone! Today I made this super sparkly card, using mostly, items from the SFL Flavor of the month February card kit – It’s All About the Girls!

I made this background panel using the stencil from the Banana Split package found in the card kit and the mini distress ink (Shaded Lilac) that was in my kit. I adhered a piece of watercolor paper to my craft mat and taped the stencil over the top. I used the sponge dauber that comes in the banana split pack to sponge on the ink – which worked really nice because some parts of the stencil moved a little so I could just tap on that part so I didn’t get ink under the stencil.

Once I finished with the distress ink, I kept the stencil on and added a layer of Nuvo Glimmer Paste. (This is not found in the card kit – it was from my supplies).

I then stamped out the image and the “be-you-tiful” sentiment from found in Collection 1 of the card kit and cut it out with a circle die. I used the same distress ink to add a little color around the edges and added to my panel with foam adhesive. I then found some sheer, purple ribbon in my stash to add to the side of the card and tied a knot.

Thank You So Much for stopping by!

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I hope you enjoy and get inspired!

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SFL – Flavor of the Month – It’s All About the Girls

Hello Crafters! I have been drawn to girly things and bling all my life! My favorite kind of cards to make are frilly ones…and well color images! This month to follow up on the It’s All About the Boys…we thought we would give the girls some love…so we are going to focus on girly things this month! So hop on and see what wonderful and fabulous inspiration the Design Team and Guest Designers have given you. Make sure to check out the Subscription page for the links to order your kit or to subscribe! Also make sure to enter the Rafflecopter! I will be back tomorrow to share the most recent winners! ~Crafty Hugs, Teresa

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 4

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 3

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 1

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 2

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Next Up On The Hop is LUCI

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SFL – Flavor of the Month – It’s All About the Boys

We have listened to our customers and have given you an entire kit for masculine themed cards. We all know those are difficult cards to make, so for all the men in our lives here is a whole kit dedicated to those wonderful men we need to make cards for. Head on over Scrapping for Less to either subscribe or purchase a 1x kit. Make sure you also enter our Rafflecopter as well too!

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 1

This card was probably the easiest to put together and so much fun; I mean, look at those gnomes. I simply cut the orange card stock to 5″ x 10″ and scored at 5″ for a 5×5 square card. I stamped out the gnome image with Copic friendly ink and colored with Copic markers. I trimmed one of the pattern papers into 4 squares and layered onto the card creating a little border all around. On the inside of the card I added 2 pieces of scraps and stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 3

This buffalo image took the most amount of time to color! I wanted to add texture to the front half of the buffalo so I used a variety of brown makers and just added “dots” over the entire area. I used the “Roam Free” sentiment from the stamp set and stamped it 3 times on the flag embellishment and added them both to the card with foam adhesive. I didn’t do anything with the inside of this card.

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 2

This gate fold card was fairly easy to put together. I trimmed my card base to be 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I scored at 2 1/8″ and 6 1/4″ (or 2 1/8″ then flip over and do 2 1/8th on the other). For the band, I trimmed the card stock to 9 3/8th” inches x 1 1/2″, and score at 2 1/2″ and 6 7/8″ (or 2 1/2″ and flip over and do 2 1/2″) – this process is in my 4 Cards 1 Kit video – Link below. I then trimmed pattern paper to fill the different panels. I used the gold shimmer paper for the band and stamped out the Birthday King sentiment from the stamp set in Gold Shimmer pigment ink.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 4

This card I cut my pattern paper to follow the sketch and stamped out the saw and hammer from the stamp set and colored with Copic markers. I took one of the cork stickers and cut it with a circle die for a place to add my tools. On the inside of the card I stamped the tools from the stamp set on the left of the card and stamped out the sentiment also from the stamp set.

Thanks So Much for stopping by. If you’d like to see the process video CLICK HERE and you’ll be directed to the video on my YouTube channel.

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Next on the Hop: Guest Designer Jessica Francisco

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Scrapping for Less – Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Sending Love

December’s hop/kit is all about “Sending Love.” We all know there should be more kindness and love in this world and we have provided some super cute means to do that with this adorable kit. Our Design Team has provided some fabulous inspiration with these adorable stamps. Be sure to check out the Scrapping for Less Blog to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of these mini collections…there will be 4 prizes this month! Then, head on over to the Subscription page of the website to grab your kit…but do it fast we only have a few to sell this month.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 4

How cute is this puppy? This card was fairly simple. I followed the sketch when trimming my pattern paper and stamped the cute puppy with MFT Extreme Black Ink and colored the image with Copic Markers. I used W4, W2 and W0 for his/her fur and added a light blue for his eyes and a light pink for the inside of his ears, pads on paws and nose. (Sorry, I didn’t write down the numbers). I added a red mat by cutting matching red card stock using a mini scallop oval die. I stamped out one of the sentiments from the stamp set and used a fishtail banner die to trim it down. To finish the front, I added 3 of the enamel dots.

On the inside of the card, I used Memento London Fog ink to stamp the same puppy image and used the MFT Extreme Black ink to stamp another sentiment found in the stamp set in this collection.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1

I really liked the sketch for this card; it may be one of my favorites. I trimmed down my pattern paper to follow the sketch. I added the bird image from the stamp set in the white circle because it was the best size for the area. (I thought the tree trunk would be too much for the front in that space and would require a larger circle.) I stamped the bird with MFT Extreme black ink and colored it in with Copic Markers. I then stamped one of the sentiments from the same stamp set and added the heart (also in the stamp set) to both sides. I trimmed that down then ran a pink marker over both the bird image piece and the sentiment piece. I used Copic markers to color 2 of the 3 wooden heart embellishments we receive in this collection and added them on with liquid glue.

The inside of this card was perfect for the You +Me tree stump along with another sentiment from the stamp set.

Card 3, Collection 3 (did not use a sketch)

Since I used this collection and Sketch #3 in my Sneak Peek Post (Click Here or See Below) I decided to use the stencil that comes in this collection. I first took a piece of watercolor paper and used Spun Sugar distress ink all over. Once that was done, I adhered the piece to my craft mat and taped down the stencil over the watercolor paper. I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in “Blue Powder” over the stencil. (I was thrilled with the result). Since I didn’t want to cover the stenciled part too much, I trimmed down a piece of pattern paper that had strips of “Love” written across. I trimmed down 2 of the stripes and added one to the outside and one to the inside. To finish this card, I added one of the paper flowers that come in this collection to the bottom left.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 2

This collection had some of my favorite pattern papers! I first trimmed down the pattern paper as shown on the sketch then stamped my scene with MFT Extreme Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I added a cloud from the Doodlebug Sprinkles Enamel Shapes stickers we receive in this collection. I added a heart to the left of the small strip of paper with the fishtail end and finished the card with more enamel dots, also from this collection.

On the inside of the card I thought it would be fun to use the letter stamp and 2 of the 3 heart stamps from the stamp set and create a border on the bottom of the panel. I then stamped out the sentiment from the stamp set in the center.

BONUS CARD – Using Banana Split Pack

This Super Clean and Simple Card came out better than I hoped. This LOVE die is a perfect size and I was able to make the heart at the end into a shaker (but it’s really too small to shake – but it’s filled with sequins, that counts, right?) I grabbed the You + Me = from the Sentiments from the Heart stamp set found in the Banana Split pack to stamp above the “Love”.

On the inside – I simply stamped the Happy Valentine’s Day stamp from the same stamp set and added the heart (that cut out from the Love die).

Sneak Peek Card – Collection 3, Sketch 3

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I hope you enjoy!

Next on the Hop is Desiree

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Scrapping for Less – November Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Vintage Christmas

It’s all about “A Vintage Christmas” this month. I love the look and colors of vintage Christmas decorations. I hope you are inspired by the sweet little postal girl, the indented glass ornament stamp, and all of the other papers and baubles that we have added to the kit this month to give it that vintage feel. Join in on our hop and if you happened to miss where to start head back to the Scrapping for Less Blog where you can find the full lineup and also where you can enter into our Rafflecopter. If you are new to our blog and website head to the Subscription page for all the various links to purchase a 1x kit or to subscribe. New subscribers will receive a special gift this month (while supplies last) for signing up for a subscription. Enjoy the vintage inspiration from our Design Team and guest designers this month.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 3

For this card I followed sketch 4 and trimmed down various pieces of pattern paper found in Collection 1. I stamped out the house image from the “Victorian Christmas” Stamp Set from Sunny Studio and colored it with Copic markers. I trimmed it down with a Mod Rectangle die and added to the card. To finish the house, I used Nuvo Crystal drops for my Christmas lights and added some Diamond Stickles to parts of my snowy roof.

For the inside, I stamped the house image with Memento London Fog ink and added snowflakes using the 2 stamps from the stamp set. I added a scrap piece of pattern paper as well to the bottom of the inside panel.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto white card stock and cut it out with a fishtail banner die; leaving room for the largest button I received in my kit. I used the red thread to decorate the button by tying a bow. I adhered the button with Multi Media glue.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1

The stamp set found in collection 2 was perfect for the square card of sketch 1. The “Christmas Post” Stamp from LDRS was stamped with a black ink so I could see my lines and then with a clear sticky ink one would use for heat embossing. I then sprinkled fine, clear embossing powder over the image and heat set it. I did this because I am using my Arteza Real Brush pens to color this image and using embossing powder helps give control over where your colors should be. I did have a color that ran, but I hid it! That’s that fun of making a mistake – you can cover it up and no one has to know!

I trimmed down some pattern paper and followed the card sketch. I added a white mat to the inside of my card and added a strip of scrap pattern paper that says Merry Christmas to the bottom.

To finish the card, I added one of the Blackboard Label found in this collection to the lower, left hand corner (where my colors ran a little) and also added a lot of sparkle with Stickles. I used the red stickles for the berries, and diamond stickles around the snow banks and the furry part of her outfit.

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 2

This card is probably my favorite this month. I stamped out the Santa image from the Your Next Stamp “Jolly Santa” stamp set that is found in collection 3. I colored him with Copic markers and added some sparkle with Wink of Stella clear glitter brush. I followed sketch 3 and trimmed some pattern paper then put it all together.

For the inside of the card I stamped the image using a light gray ink and then used black ink to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set just over the top of the image.

To finish the card I added a piece of ephemera to the lower, left hand corner of the image and some enamel dots to the upper, right hand corner.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 4

This card was the simplest to make. I again, followed sketch 4 and trimmed out my pattern paper. I decided to use the Be Merry Sentiment from the “An Ornamental Christmas” stamp by Scrapping for Less found in this collection. I used some clear embossing powder to give this sentiment a little shine.

For the inside of the card I just added a white mat with a piece of scrap paper adhered on the bottom.

To finish this card, I just added 3 sequins from the sequin pack.

BONUS:

The card to the left I created using elements from the Banana Split portion of the card kit in combination with Collection 1.

The card to the right was my Sneak Peek from Monday.

Check out my unboxing video HERE

Next on the hop is STACY

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Scrapping for Less – October Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Christmas Around the World

I was an elementary school teacher for many years. During Christmas time for Social Studies we studied Christmas traditions around the world. This was my absolute favorite time of the year with my students. So, for our Christmas Around the World card kit I have chosen my most favorite countries we studied to feature.

Mexico: Great food and wonderful traditions centered around Papa Noel.
Sweden: St. Lucia was my favorite tradition in Sweden we studied.
Australia: My students got the biggest kick out of the fact that it was hot and summer there during Christmas.
Germany: Of course what would a study be without studying the origin of the Christmas tree.

Please sit back and enjoy the elements we put together for our Christmas Around the World Flavor of the Month Card Kit. Make sure you leave our designers some love on their blog and hop back to the SFL blog to enter the Rafflecopter. You can purchase the kit on Scrapping for Less on the Subscription page.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 3

Card 1 is fairly simple, I stamped out the Papa Noel image and colored him with Copic Markers. I trimmed down various pieces of pattern paper found from the kit and finished the card with red stickles.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1

I stamped out the Santa and Palm Tree images found in collection 2 and colored this scene with Copic Markers. I cut the scene and a mat with circle dies and added to the card with foam adhesive. I took one of the paper flag pieces and wrapped it around one of the wooden “flag pole” pieces. I stamped the sentiment onto the flag and added with liquid glue. I finished the card by added 3 enamel dots from the collection.

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 4

I absolutely love the pattern paper in this collection. I cut down a few of my favorites; following the sketch. I stamped out the image and colored her with Copic Markers. I used some Tumbled Glass distress oxide around the image and finished with a few sequins around the image.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 2

This tree is an almost solid image. I chose to stamp in green to try to match the pattern paper as best as I could with the inks that I had. This collection had some pretty gold foil and there is a sentiment meant to go with the foil if you have a laminating machine. I do not have a laminating machine so I needed to get creative with my foil. I decided to use a piece of sizzix double sided adhesive sheet and die cut a snowflake. I removed the backing; revealing the adhesive and put my gold foil over the top and rubbed the foil to the snowflake. The foil stuck right to it and created this pretty snowflake that matches the papers on my card.

In my Banana Split pack, I had some Diamond Stickles which I used to add some sparkle and dimension to my tree. I then added one of the chipboard pieces found in Collection 4 and finished my card with 3 enamel dots also found in this collection.

Thank You So Much for stopping by!

Next on the Blog Hop is DESIREE

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