Hello! I have finished the SFL Flavor of the Month Card Kit and I am eager to share all the cards I created. Autumn is in full gear and it’s the start of all the cards I love to make. This card kit showcases all the fun fall activities – apple picking, pumpkin patches, scarecrows and of course the changing of leaves.
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Fall is here! Let’s take a trip to the Apple Orchard or maybe you want to go to the Pumpkin Patch! A little story about pumpkin patches…I started scrapbooking when our first grandchild was born. And boy did I love documenting everything about his growth. When he was 3 I wanted to take him to a pumpkin patch for the sole purpose of being able to do a photo shoot there and as a result create a scrapbook page. So whether you scrapbook or make cards, make sure you enjoy the fall weather and do something fun! Our Guest and Design Team has some fabulous project to share with the September kit “Orchards and Patches.” Please visit Scrapping for Less to get your kit. Also enter the Rafflecopter on the SFL blog post for a chance to win a prize!
Card 1, Sketch 1
How sweet is this image/sentiment?? I followed the sketch as shown and used the image/sentiment from the stamp set for the circle portion of the card sketch. I colored the image with Copic Markers and added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush.
Card 2, Sketch 3
This gnome is so perfect for fall and I love the sentiments in this stamp set. This sketch is for a slimline card, which is longer than 6 inches so I had to use 2 different patterns, which I really like. I colored the gnome with Copic Markers and added him with foam adhesive. The sentiment is from the stamp set. I stamped with Versamark ink and used white embossing powder. I trimmed that with an oval die and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges. I also die cut 3 leaves using one of the dies I received in my banana split pack in this kit. I also used the Vintage Photo Distress Ink on those as well. I then popped up the sentiment with foam adhesive.
Card 3, Sketch 2
The pattern paper in this collection is gorgeous! I trimmed down 3 of them as shown in the card sketch. I didn’t want my card base to be solid so I grabbed the stencil from the banana split pack and used the Sunflower image and Peeled Paint Distress Ink to add some interest to my card base. Once that was done, I added the ribbon to the card base with tape runner and then put my rectangle pieces over that. I wrapped my ribbon around, adhered it with tape runner and added a button from the collection where those 2 ends meet.
Card 4, Sketch 4
This collection has the cutest paper. This screams fall to me. Pumpkin picking, hayrides and Pumpkin Pie! “Secret Phrase is Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie?” I trimmed a piece of card stock to create a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card base. I trimmed my pattern paper as shown on the sketch and used a piece of ephemera for my sentiment.
Bubbles! Who doesn’t love playing with bubbles? Some may think they are for children put take out a bottle of bubbles and just see how many people would love to chase one down or wait for it to land on your finger so you can pop it! This month’s kit is all about bubbles of all kinds…so grab a bottle of bubbles or go soak in a bubble bath and hop along as you see what the Design Team and guest designer have to share! You can find this month’s kits under the Card Kits tab on the home page of the website. Make sure you also enter our Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize.
Collection 1, Sketch 3
I definitely appreciate a nice bubble bath and how cute are these duckies! For this card I trimmed the pattern paper as seen on the sketch. I used the Sno Cone card stock for my card base. I didn’t want to leave the top and bottom pieces plain so I used the Bubbly Background Stencil from the Banana Split pack and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to add some design to those areas. I did tweak the sketch to fit my images and used the bathtub for the rectangular area on the sketch. I added one of the sentiments from the Bubbles in the Tub stamp set found in this collection. To finish the card I added two bubble images with White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter drops, the soap image and some enamel dots! On the inside of the card I added the Happy Birthday sentiment, another soap image and I added lots of dots with a Blue/Green Copic marker.
Collection 2, Sketch 4
This chicken cracks me up and these ephemera pieces that tell a joke are perfect! My card base is made from the Nighshift Blue card stock. As usual I trimmed my pattern paper as per the sketch. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edge of the oval piece so it would stand out a little bit. I stamped, colored and cut out my chicken. Once the chicken was adhered to the card, I applied some Glossy Accents to the bubble gum to give it a little dimension and shine. The sketch shows ribbon so I used the Pink ribbon from the collection to add to the top. I put the first part of the ephemera that starts the joke on the front. To finish the card I added a few enamel dots. On the inside of the card, I stamped out the image again and added the punch line of the joke just to the side as if the chicken was saying it.
Card 3, Sketch 1
This card was suppose to be a shaker card and that changed last minute… This image screams “shaker” to me. My card base is made from the Blu Raspberry card stock. I stamped the image, colored it, made a frame and then I realized that I should have added the image a little higher. If I filled the square with sequins, the cute scene of blowing out the candle would be lost. I already created the piece so I decided it would just remain a window piece. Since I wouldn’t be filling it with sequins, I chose to glue a variety of sequins around the window. In the end, I really liked the outcome. Next, I worked on my sentiment. I stamped out the “Make a Wish” sentiment from the Make a Wish Stamp Set. I cut that out with my Brother Scan and Cut and colored the “wish” with pink Copic markers. I finished the card by adding the pink and white twine to the bottom and 2 enamel dots. On the inside, I added the other sentiment from the stamp set and used a pink Copic markers to add a few dots around it.
Card 4, Sketch 2
This sketch I modified to fit the items I had. I used a 1 inch circle punch to cut out 16 circles for the front of my card. I placed them onto my Grape Jelly card stock and thought it needed a little something more. I grabbed the Bubbles Background stencil and Dusty Concord Distress Ink for a tone on tone background. Once that was done I glued down all my circles. I felt my circles needed a little something more so I used a white gel pen to add highlights. I then chose a sentiment from the sentiment ephemera from the collection and finished the card with enamel dots. On the inside, I adhered another sentiment ephemera piece and used a purple Copic marker and added little dots to the upper right and lower left of the sentiment piece.
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We are playing with watercolors this month and wishing we were some place tropical! Hope you enjoy these bright, watery, summery collections and all the cool inspiration the Design Team and guest designer have to offer. We have made your shopping easier on the website…make sure to check out scrappingforless.com for a wonderful shopping experience. Make sure to visit the blog and enter our rafflecopter.
Collection 1, Sketch 2
This card was a little difficult for me to get these circles spaced correctly! But once I did no crafty “ooppss” was going to have me quit on this card! I used the Pineapple stencil from the Banana Split pack to the front panel with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then added 2 pieces of the ephemera from the collection. I used the ‘Tropical State of Mind” sentiment on some white card stock and cut that down from the lower, right corner – adding 3 enamel dots. I then grabbed the Blushing Red Nuvo Crystal drops that we received in last months kit to finish the front. On the inside I stamped Happy Birthday and the Flamingo from the stamp set and added just touches of pink to the bird.
Collection 2, Sketch 3
I love the sentiment in this set and how fun are the pattern papers! I basically followed the sketch using the fishtail sentiment die to cut the banner pieces. I used the twine from the collection and added one of the Pineapple images from the stamp set. On the inside, I added the Sentiment and 1 lemon image from the stamp set. I used a single yellow Copic to add a little color to the lemon slice.
Collection 3, Sketch 4
This Ocean scene was the perfect choice for this sketch! I loved that the papers are different watery backgrounds, they really let the colored image stand out. I added some Diamond Stickles here and there on the image to add some sparkle. On the inside, I kept it simple with just a simple “Thank You”.
Collection 4, Sketch 1
The paper in this collection are so bright and I love there isn’t much of a pattern. These papers were perfect for this sketch. I was able to trim those thin pieces and not worry about images. On the inside, I simply added a scrap piece to the bottom.
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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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.
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.
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, Sketch1
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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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.
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