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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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


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

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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!

Double Dip Sundae
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!


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.

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Scrapping for Less – May Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Myths and Legends

Let’s get on to some crafty goodness with these wonderful creatures: Our Myths and Legends blog hop begins at the Scrapping for Less blog. There, you will find the complete lineup. AND…make sure you enter the Rafflecopter. You can find the new kit for May on the Subscription page as well as great photographs of the contents of the kit. Make sure to grab yours fast as it may sell out quickly! Thanks for joining us today! 
Happy Crafting! P.S. for some fun facts on the elements and origins of the myths and legends of this month’s kit head to the Scrapping for Less blog for some little tidbits about our legendary elements.

Hello Everyone! This month’s kit is so much fun! It is different from other theme’s and I loved it. Below are the 4 cards I created using the above card sketches and this month I am showing my Sneak Peek for those who may have missed it!

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 2

Collection 1 “Nessie”

These sequins screamed “Shaker Card” to me! For this card, I decided to use the Nessie ephemera piece because I thought it was perfect size for this 5×5 square.

Using the sketch as a guide, I cut the various pattern papers and matted with black card stock so each pattern would be pop instead of blend into one another. I created a shaker piece by using a scalloped circle die to cut a piece of black card stock, acetate and pattern paper. I used a “plain” circle die to cut a window in the black card stock to create a frame. I only used 1 layer of foam tape for 2 reasons; 1) I didn’t want a lot of movement in the shaker 2) I didn’t want to add too much more bulk. (If you want more movement, you may want to use a double layer of foam.)

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1

Collection 2 “Pretty Little Rainbows”

Collection 2 has some beautiful pattern paper and sketch 2 was perfect for showing it off. The ribbon included is thicker so it was perfect for this design. This collection has a nice size Pegasus stamp from Sunny Studio. I hand stamped the image with MFT Extreme Black ink, which is great for Copic coloring. I colored in the image and then die cut it.

The card was fairly easy and the majority of time was spent coloring the image. I cut the pattern paper with a stitched rectangle die, added some ribbon and adhered the Pegasus image on with foam tape. To finish the card, I used some Nuvo Glitter drops – Sherbert Shimmer. (Remember to let it dry before you start handling the card – haha)

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch

Collection 3, Fairy’s Garden

How cute are these fairies? I hand stamped the fairies from the Avery Elle stamp set found in this collection and colored them with Copic markers. Once colored I die cut the images and added Wink of Stella glitter brush onto the wings.

I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the main panel. I also used the same die to cut the other 2 pieces of pattern paper so they had matching stitched lines. I also used a stitched scallop border die for the pink and white polka dot paper. In the sketch, where is shows stars, I chose to add a flower and a fairy. I put a sequin in the middle of each paper flower.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 4

Collection 4, Gnomie Home

This card was super fun and I love the look of the “Moss” by Darice but it is messy! I think if I did this again, I might use a spray adhesive, let it dry, then handle it. I will let you know if or how that works… I’m not sure if that would make it better?

I cut the circle card base with the largest circle die I had in my stash. I used a smaller circle die for the pattern paper. The image was hand stamped with MFT Extreme black ink and colored with Copic markers. The “Moss” does have adhesive on the back. I cut the piece to fit the circle and peeled the backing off the adhesive and stuck it to my pattern paper. I used liquid glue and foam tape to adhere our gnomes to the “Moss”.

My Sneak Peek (featured on the SFL Blog on May 22) – Usually I include my sneak peek into my blog post each month but this month I wanted to make 4 new cards for the blog hop. But, I included the picture below in case you missed it!

Sneak Peek Card – Created using Collection 2 and Sketch 4

Thank you for stopping by! If you’d like to see what I received in my card kit you can Click Here and head over to my YouTube channel.

Next on the hop is LeeAnn – Don’t forget to stop by the Scrapping for Less Blog for some info on Myths and Legends and enter the Rafflecopter!!

I hope you enjoy and get inspired!


Scrapping for Less – April Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Spring Critters

Spring is Here! Finally! I know some of you in the northern states and other parts of the world may not be experiencing warm weather, so you can pretend with these beautiful stamps and spring papers. Our April Flavor of the Month kit is all about “Spring Critters” cute ones at that! So hop on along and get inspired to make some spring cards with this adorable kit. Head to the brand new website’s Subscription page and see what we have to offer this month. Make sure to check out our Blog Hop so you can join in our Rafflecopter. All winners are announced each month in the Teresa Talks post on the blog on the first of the month.

Double Dip Sundae
Banana Split
April Card Sketches

Collection 1, Sketch 4

Fun, little, busy bees and their beehive. This sketch was a perfect way to use the bees in this stamp set. I stamped the bees and the beehive, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. The bees were used like the banner in the sketch. I used Wink of Stella glitter brush on the wings of the bees and on the beehive.

On the inside of the the card I used the sentiment “Just bee-cause” from the stamp set and stamped the bees around the sentiment.

Collection 2, Sketch 1

The stamp set in this collection is great for making all kinds of backgrounds and wreaths. I decided to make a wreath using a variety of inks. I am using one of the ephemera pieces for the sentiment “thinking of you”. I added Wink of Stella glitter brush along the sentiment.

On the inside, I used a few of those floral pieces in opposite corners.

Collection 3, Sketch 3

This card is super fun! I stamped the water and lily pad and colored that scene in with Copic markers. I also stamped and colored the frog image – fussy cut it out so I could add it to the lily pad with foam tape. I stamped the “You’re Toadally Terrific” with green ink. I then added Wink of Stella glitter brush to the water.

On the inside, I used a sentiment found on the “Sentiment Stamp Set” found in the banana split portion of the card kit and stamped the water image again.

Collection 4, Sketch 2

How cute are these ducks! I stamped the duck in the umbrella image, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. Then I cut an oval with a wonky stitched oval die and adhered the duck with foam tape.

On the inside I used the “Have a Ducky Day” sentiment from the stamp set and the other duck image.

Thank You So Much for stopping by. Next up is Luci!

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I hope you enjoy and get inspired.

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Scrapping for Less – March Flavor of the Month Card Kit- Let’s Celebrate

 I cannot believe it has been 2 years since Scrapping for Less unveiled the first Flavor of the Month Card Kit. From selling 10 kits that first month; 5 of those being subscriptions to hundreds each month only 2 years later; I feel truly blessed to be able to bring this program to you each month. But not only that, I feel truly blessed to call each and every one of my customers part of the SFL family. So, this month we bring you a whole kit of Celebrations, Ice Cream Celebrations, Baby Celebrations, Birthday Celebrations, and Friendship Celebrations. Thanks so very much for all of your support. Hop along and see the inspiration the Design Team and Guest Designers have for you today. Head to Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Monthhttps://scrappingforless.com/flavor-of-the-month/ page to purchase your kit. And if you happened upon this blog or paragraph make sure you go back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize!
~Teresa Russell

Everything Included with the Double Dip Kit
Everything for the Banana Split Kit!

Who Screams for Ice Cream? This card is super fun to celebrate any occasion! I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. I added Glossy Accents to the glass to make it look a little realistic.

This collection has some GREAT ephemera and I think it makes for some great cards. This card was simply made following Sketch 1 and using the ephemera.

I don’t know about you, but I know of a lot of babies coming in the next several months! This Collection has paper and embellishments for both girl and boy. The card I made is a rough interpretation of Sketch 2. I stamped out “baby” and used similar colors to the paper to color the images.

Celebrate Friendship with Collection 4! I stamped out and colored the image with Copic markers and used one of the journaling cards for the sentiment.

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I hope you enjoy and get inspired!

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