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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.

CLICK HERE for the unboxing

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

Click Here for my Sneak Peek Blog post.

I hope you enjoy!

Next on the Hop is Desiree

See my unboxing video – CLICK HERE

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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

My Unboxing Video — Click Here

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Scrapping for Less – August Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Exotic Animals

Who doesn’t like critters? One of my most favorite type of cards to make are cute little critter cards. Well this month we have some fantastic cute critters as exotic animals! Join in the hop and see what wonderful inspiration our design team and guest designers have brought to you today. You will find this month’s selections on the subscription page. Lots of extra goodies as well too on the a la carte page. After hopping head on back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter the Rafflecopter.

Hello Everyone! How interesting is this kit! Exotic Animals – and what cute animals they are. This kit is filled with interesting embellishments and I tried to use as many as I could one each card!

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 3

For card one, I made a shaker card – hiding a chameleon in the shaker window. I thought putting the sentiment on the flag was a great way to add some interest and more dimension. I also stamped another image of the chameleon on the flag to help fill in some of the white space. I wrapped the brown cord around the side of the front panel and tied a bow.

For the inside, I added a small strip of scrap paper from the front panel, then stamped the branch, leaves and chameleon in a light gray ink.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1

OMG!!! The paper in this collection is SUPER ADORABLE!! For this card I trimmed down pattern paper as shown on the sketch. I used the leaf die from the collection to cut a few leaves and used distress ink to darken the edges. I then stamped, colored and fussy cut the sloth image and added it to the card with foam adhesive. I finished the card with a green gem from the collection and a few sequins.

On the inside, I added 2 more leaves, stamped the sentiment with black ink and the other sloth image in a light gray ink.

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 4

I absolutely LOVE this card. I stamped the image on some white card stock and colored the it with Copic Markers. I simply added some green “dashes” to create grass and ran a light blue marker around the meerkat for the sky. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white card stock I trimmed with a fishtail banner die. The paper doily was trimmed to fit under my sentiment. I used the flower on the twine for an added dimension and it filled the space next to the image perfectly!

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of scrap pattern paper and stamped the meerkat image in the light gray ink.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 2

So Sparkly! These parrots deserve lots of sparkle. For this card I brought in some of the gold glitter paper found in the kit. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the parrot. I added it to one of the tags found in the collection. I grabbed some ribbon from my stash to add to the tag. I adhered it with some foam adhesive and finished with a few sequins. I wanted to fill in the space on the lower left so I added one of the paper flowers found in the collection.

The inside of this card was pretty simple, I added a piece of scrap paper on the right and stamped the sentiment and the other bird.

Thank You so much for stopping by. If you’re interested in the kit, visit the Scrapping for Less website! And don’t forget to show us what you make with the kit!! Use #sflFOTMexoticanimals in your social media posts!!!

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Next on the hop: Luci

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Scrapping for Less – July Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Summer Camp

July! What is another summer activity you enjoy? Lots of folks love summer camping and kids love going to camp. I spent 3 summers of my career life as a summer camp director at a girl’s week long resident camp…it was hard work but yet super satisfying. I loved seeing the girls (most of them were city girls) being exposed to nature, hiking, and the outdoors. We have a great kit for you this month. All about camping and the outdoors! So grab your computer, a beverage, maybe go out on your back porch (so you are outdoors) and hop along and view the most wonderful inspiration from our Design Team and guest designers! You can purchase your kit from our subscription page…links for 1x purchases are in the paragraph to the left of the slider on that page. Make sure to enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win a past kit. Hope you enjoy this month! Happy Camping!

Hello Everyone! This kit was so much fun for me because I haven’t used camping theme products for card making prior to these cards. I absolutely LOVE camping and creating these cards made me realize how much I miss it – camping that is!

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 3

How fun is this paper! This was a fairly easy card to make. The pattern paper was so fun and different from any that I have. I trimmed down paper using a variety of stitched dies. I hand stamped, colored and fussy cut the camper image from the stamp set. I thought it would be perfect for where the circle is showing on the sketch. I then used the round rhinestones from the collection to add a little bling!

For the inside of the card, I trimmed the “scrap” piece of paper into this fun shape and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set. I then used one of the stickers included in this collection because I thought the compass was perfect to go with the sentiment.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1

This card is my favorite and the most time consuming! I started by stamping all the images (some more than once) and colored them in with Copic markers. Once the critters were all cut out, I started on my background. For the background, I used a cloudy stencil die and a variety of distress inks. I also cut a piece of green card stock for the ground space. Once all that was done, I arranged my scene. The “Adventure” embellishment is 1 of several wooden embellishments included in the collection. I colored it with a green Copic marker and used liquid glue to adhere it to the card front.

For the inside of this card, I stamped the sentiment and 2 of the critters from the stamp set found in this collection. (PS – there are A LOT of images and sentiments – great for scene building). I added 2 toasted marshmallows on sticks and called it done!!

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 2

How CUTE are these bears? I tried to think a tiny bit outside of the box for these tags that were included with this collection. I decided I would use them more as a “mat” for my pattern paper and I love the way they turned out! I just used a circle die to cut the pattern paper and tried to center them. I stamped out all the images and ended up using 2. I thought the 2 bears on the front were perfect for the pattern paper. I added some sequins from the collection to finish the front.

I love the inside of this card! I used a small scrap on the side and added one of the bear images roasting a marshmallow – which is perfect for the sentiment “I love you smore!”

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 4

I absolutely love this stamp set! I love that it includes a boy stamp. This card was created by cutting down lots of pattern paper as shown in the sketch. I then used the leaves included in the collection and had them sticking out of the center panel. I cut some of them down to spread them out and create less bulk. I chose to add the boy camper to the front, then finish the card by putting lots of the smallest rhinestones all over the front.

On the inside I used the “Let’s” stamp and “wander & explore” to create the sentiment (both found in the stamp set) and added our girl camper.

Thank You all so much for stopping by today!

Next on the Hop is KATIE

Remember to use #FOTMsummercamp on all your posts this month for your chance to be featured on Scrapping for Less’ Social Media!

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Scrapping for Less – June Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Under the Sea Babies

Where is your most favorite place in the world? Well other than Ireland (oh how I love that country…another story for another day) my favorite place would be the beach and the ocean. I love and am fascinated by anything and everything that has to do with sand and saltwater! So let’s dive deep and see if we can spot any Under the Sea babies in that wonderful blue ocean water. Dive on through the hop and SEA what our fabulous designers brought to the surface for you! Make sure you visit the Scrapping for Less website to grab your kit of “Under the Sea Babies” and you too can get lost in an ocean of cards. *Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize!

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Banana Split

Hello Everyone! What a fun kit this was to play with this month. This month I made 4 cards – 1 from each collection PLUS – I made a card using just the items in the Banana Split pack!

Card 1 – Collection 1- Sketch 1

Card 1 features mostly pattern paper found in this collection. There are little “scenes” found on the little corners on the pattern paper, which makes for some really quick and cute cards. One of the reasons I chose sketch 1 for this collection is because I could showcase the little turtle and the middle strip with the octopus, turtle and fish

Card 2 – Collection 2 – Sketch 3

I saw this cute octopus and decided to do some masking and make him a bunch of friends. I used several copic markers to color them in – then added some white gel highlights and a little sparkle with a glitter brush.

Card 3 – Collection 3 – Sketch 4

How cute are these otters? The shape of the otter is what made me choose to use sketch number 4. I cut down the pattern paper and used some of the mesh as a place for the otter to sit on the card. I put a lot of liquid adhesive behind the otter to hold the mesh and image.

Card 4 – Collection 4 – Sketch 2

I find this turtle to be absolutely adorable! I loved the bright colors of the pattern paper and sketch 2 was a fun way to showcase them. Since the paper was so bright, I tried to color the images just as bright!

BONUS—

The Daniel Smith watercolors were perfect to create a under the sea scene to show off this fun Octopus die and I absolutely LOVE the font with this sentiment! I used watercolor paper and water brushes to create the background. The octopus was die cut from white card stock and I used worn lipstick distress ink to color it in.

Thank You So Very Much for stopping by…

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See how I created the above 5 cards HERE

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