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Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month – “Arctic Animals” Blog Hop

December Card Kit

December’s kit is all about Arctic Animals…Now if you are anything like me, you hate the cold weather, snow, and anything that would mean being cold. However, snow and these cute little critters in this kit are all about fun! So grab your warm beverage, sit back, and hop along with us to see these adorable critters and all the inspiration our designers have to share. Check out the Flavor of the Month page to place your order if you haven’t subscribed. Also, don’t forget to check the A La Carte items (items that are leftover (full packs and such) from putting the kits together, and other items that we have on the website that may coordinate with this kit. Make sure you also put your name in for that Rafflecopter prize!
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I had so much fun with this month’s Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month Card Kit.  Flavor of the Month Kits have 1 of two levels you can choose from – Double Dip and Banana Split.   In the pictures above you can see the breakdown of what you can expect in each of the levels so you can choose a level that will work for you.
Did you know you can add on to the kit?  Check out the A La Carte section for coordinating products you can add to  your order.
Scrapping for Less also provides a monthly Sketch Sheet for card ideas.  You can download those over on the Scrapping for Less Website and click on the Downloads tab.
Here are the 4 cards – 1 from each kit – that I made for the blog hop!
Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 4
This sweet bear from the Sunny Studio stamp set “Bear Hugs” is so darn cute!!  I stamped him with Extreme Black ink from My Favorite Things and colored him with Copic Markers.  I followed the sketch closely on this card and cut down some of my favorite pieces of the “Winter Skies” pattern paper Scrapping for Less.
Copic Colors:
Bear:  W0, W2, W4
Scarf:  V17, V25
Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 2
When I saw this adorable penguin, I automatically thought f my sister and how much she would LOVE this card.  She loves penguins and every time I see one, I think of her and smile.  The making of this card taught me to make sure I look at the sketch carefully before just putting it together (I needed to pull a few things apart….hehe – we’ve all done that. Right?)
For this card I stamped the image with Extreme Black ink from My Favorite Things and then colored the image with a combination of Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir markers.  They are both alcohol based and I have found they work together well enough for me.  The papers in this collection are gorgeous but they are so close in color I backed the different pieces with some black card stock so each pattern would shine.
The stamp set in this collection is “Penguin with Mug” by Stamping Bella and the double sided pattern paper is from Scrapping for Less named “Chill”.
Copic Colors / Spectrum Noir (sn) markers used:
Penguin:  C3 , C5  IG6 (sn), Nose/Feet G5 (sn) Belly W0, W2
                           I found the black area for the penguin is so small there really was no                                     space to try to shade (at lease for my skill level) and I would just use 1                                     marker next time.
Scarf/Hat:  V02, V17, V25, W2
Cup/Marshmallows:  B41, B45, C1
Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 1
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How CUTE are these Arctic Animals?!  I do not usually create scenes with stamps but the stamp set that comes in Collection 3 gave inspiration to create one and I am so happy with the result.  I’m definitely going to do this again in the future and expand my imagination!  I stamped the mountain range that comes in the stamp set, the penguin and the polar bear.
I stamped the mountain range a little off the piece so it wasn’t so perfectly centered.  I used a piece of full stick post it so I could mask off the first stamped image to stamp another mountain range to the other side to make it look a little more “natural”.  I then stamped both the animals.
This collection features products from Pink and Main.  The stamp set is “Winter Pals” and the double sided pattern paper is “Frosty”
I used Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to color the scene and added a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for the sky.  Once the scene was done drying I used a white gel pen and added little white dots over the entire scene to make it look like it was snowing.
Copic / Spectrum Noir (sn) Markers used:
Mountains:  C1, C3
Penguin:  IG8 (sn) G5(sn) V17, V00, W2
Polar Bear:  W0, W2, W4
Ground area under animals:  B06 then went over it with colorless blender
Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 1
This loving image of a mama fox and her baby was the product of me experimenting with coloring.  I don’t know what I think of it yet, but I went with it.  Isn’t that what creativity is all about – experimenting and going with it?
I stamped out the image using Extreme Blank ink by My Favorite things and colored with both Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  I followed the sketch and cut down the different pieces of pattern paper.  I used the largest of the Jolee Snowflake embellishments that we receive in this collection to finish my card.
Both the stamp set and the pattern paper are both from LDRS.  The stamp set is called “Arctic Animals” and the single sided pattern paper is called “Arctic Snowfall” – SO Beautiful!!!
I colored the foxes with the following colors in no particular order:
E000, E33, G5(sn), E39, C5, E15, 0 (colorless blender)
I usually end the post with a picture of all 4 cards together but in all the excitement of Christmas week I forgot!!
Thank You So Much for stopping by!!
Next on the Hop is Crystal
I have 2 videos over on my YouTube channel regarding this kit.
Click Here for the Unboxing and see what I received in my kit!  AND/OR
Click Here for the card making process for these 4 cards!
I hope you enjoy and get inspired!!
Scrapping for Less

Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month – “Sophisticated & Elegant” Blog Hop


Sophisticated and Elegant? Well just what does that mean? To me it means I can dress up, be a girly girl, get all glammed up and go out on the town with my “Dapper Man”…of course, since I am a laid back at home kind of gal that doesn’t happen very often. So, take advantage of this elegance in this kit and make some very unique and different cards for those sophisticated, elegant friends that you have in your life! Join the Design Team and some wonderful guest designers as they share great inspiration for you. So join in and hop along with us! I know this unique kit won’t last long so head on over and grab a Flavor of the Month kit for yourself. Don’t forget the Rafflecopter over at the SFL blog. Thanks for joining us today.

Double Dip

Banana Split

Hello Everyone and thank you for hopping along with us during the November FOTM Card Kit Reveal Blog Hop!  I made 4 cards to share with you today and I used each of the sketches provided to go along with this kit.

Collection 1, Sketch 4


This gorgeous image from this collection is by Scrapping for Less and is called “What if I Fly”.  This image was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with charcoal embossing powder from my stash.  I cut the image out with an oval die and used Spun Sugar Distress Ink to add a little color to the edge of the cut out image.  I used the glitter paper and one of the butterfly embellishments that were in this collection.

Collection 2, Sketch 3


The stamp set in this collection is called “Bloom” by Scrapping for Less.  This image was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  A mix of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers were used to color in this floral image.  I then used an oval die to cut out the flowers and Spun Sugar Distress Ink was used along the edges.  Various pattern papers were cut and adhered to black card stock so it would stand out from the pattern it was layered on.  Sequins finish this card.

Collection 3, Sketch 2


This sweet Santoro Girl was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and colored with Arteza Real Brush Pens.  I chose the real brush pens because of all the delicate lines in this image.  Various pattern paper from the kit followed the sketch design and a few sequins finish this card.

Collection 4, Sketch 1DapperA

The hat from the stamp set “Dapper Man” by Scrapping for Less was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  The hat was stamped again on some scrap pattern paper and the band around the hat was cut from that and added to the image.  Various pattern paper from this collection was cut down and put on black card stock to help it stand out from the other patterns.  The smaller of the 2 Metal Arrows by Tim Holtz finishes this card.


If you’re interested in this kit, you can head over to the Scrapping for Less website to order yours.

I have an unboxing/reveal video up on my YouTube Channel if you’d like to see exactly what I received in my kit.

Next up on the hop is Courtney!

I hope you enjoy and get inspired!



Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month – “Joy to the World” Blog Hop!

October 2018 Scrapping for Less Card Kit – Joy to the World

Joy to the World

Joy to the World! That song so reminds me of Christmas because as a little girl I was full of joy and glee waiting for Christmas to arrive. Of course though, what child isn’t? Right? Well, I feel the same way every single month when it comes time to reveal the card kit. This month is no exception because Christmas cards are my most absolute favorite cards to make! So let’s get cracking on those Christmas cards! Have you started yours yet? Well, if not here are some fantastic little collections to get you going. So run don’t walk to make sure you get your Flavor of the Month kit this month, it is packed full of JOY! Also, you could win a past kit if you head back to the SFL blog and join in by participating in our rafflecopter!


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Collection 1, Sketch 1

This card was so much fun – and the first time I made a square card.  This card is a 5×5 and a perfect size for the “Christmas Bug” stamp by Stamping Bella.  I wanted to choose a busy pattern for the large panel and cut down a few of the more subtle patterns for the strips.  The paper is from Bo Bunny and it is called “Christmas Village”.  This paper is so pretty.  I used a Mini Scallop Circle Die for the large half circle from some black card stock.  I used a smaller size circle die to cut the inside piece from pattern paper.  I thought this combination of patterns showcased the car and tree.  The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and and colored with Copic Markers.  I used one of the ephemera pieces in the upper left corner on the little banner .

Blog Collection 2

Collection 2, Sketch 4

This is my version of sketch 4.  I stamped the solid ornament images from the “Ornaments” stamp set by Gina K Designs (designed exclusively for Scrapping for Less) with versamark ink and used Ranger Platinum embossing powder.  I heat set the powder then cut the images.  I used a tag die from my stash** to accommodate the size of the ornaments.  I changed the scale of this sketch to fit the tag.  The paper is from “Here Comes Santa” from Photoplay.  A few fish tail banner pieces were cut and I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set.

*my banana split portion of the kit included 2 small tags – which are super cute but too small for these ornaments

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Collection 3, Sketch 2

The pattern paper in this collection is so gorgeous.  It is from the “Jolly” paper pad by Pink and Main.  I wanted to showcase it all in this card.  The stamp set in this collection is from Pink and Main created exclusively for Scrapping for Less.  It is called “Joy to the World”.  I did not use it in this card, but look for more to come with this kit because it is absolutely adorable!!

This card I cut down the pattern paper to various sizes and used one of the small tags I received from the Banana Split.  I used twine from my stash to attach it as shown in the sketch.  The Merry Christmas was cut from one of the Christmas Borders included in the collection.  I finished the card with 3 sequins in the upper right hand corner of the card.

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Collection 4, Sketch 3

This collection has more fabulous paper.  I love this “Santa’s Workshop” paper by Echo Park.  This card features lots of great patterns.  I loved my first square card, I decided to make another.  For this card, I wanted to have Santa waving over the “Merry Christmas to all” piece I cut from the pattern paper using a fishtail banner die.  The Santa image is from the stamp set “Cookies for Santa” by Scrapping for Less!  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and fussy cut Santa from the chimney in order to get him to fit in this space.  Santa was colored with Copic Markers.

If you’re interested in seeing what I received in my kit and/or the card process video for the making of these 4 cards, you can check out my Youtube channel “Pattercrafts”.



If you are interested in this kit, don’t wait… head over to  Scrapping for Less

Thank You So Much for stopping by, next in the hop is Kari












Halloween Dominates October

Hello Everyone!

I’ve been working on a 13 Days of Halloween Cards series and what a work out it has been!  This is my first Halloween Series for my YouTube channel and if I learned anything – it is to start a little earlier.  I thought 13 cards would be “no big deal”, “it’s just 13 cards”.  IF I were just making 13 cards, it really is not big deal to get done in 31 days – but to film, edit and upload is another story.  I have had great fun – I just feel this series is taking longer to do than I initially thought.

In today’s blog, I thought I would share Day 8.  I really had to think outside of the box a little because I only have 4 Halloween Stamp Sets and I feel the series may become dull if I continue to use the same images.


In today’s card, I took images from a variety of stamp sets to use as my “Trick or Treaters”.  When I was looking at my supplies, I thought “Hey, these boys and girls are perfect for my card”.

The background was originally cut to 4 1/4 inches tall x 9 inches wide.  While making the background, I trimmed it down a little to approximately 4 inches tall x 8 3/4 inches wide.  First, I cut a large circle from some scrap paper and added that to the center of my panel.  This is where my moon will be.  Next I grabbed the Mini Cloud Stencil from MFT Stamps and used the following distress inks:  tumbled glass, spun sugar, dusty concord, stormy sky and black soot to make clouds in the sky.

I then removed the scrap paper and used a warm grey copic marker (W2) to make random markings on the moon.  Antique Linen distress ink was used to finish adding a little color to the moon.

Next, I stamped Happy Halloween onto tiny tags with small alphabet stamps using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The small tags were then placed on orange and black bakers twine to create a banner.

A fence was die cut from the Rolling  Hills die by MFT and the green grassy pieces were cut using the same die.  The panel was then cut down and added to the card base using fun foam.

Now to add our characters.  Some were taller than others and they had to go to the outside as to not hide the banner.  I then used the shorter of the images in the center, being careful where to place the pirate so his sword didn’t cover the banner.

Once I have my images down, I add lots of pumpkins behind the children and work on the inside.  On the inside of the card, I added the grassy border I cut originally for the front panel and the last trick or treater that did not fit on the front.

Overall, I really love how the card came out.  It was extremely time consuming, taking over 2 hours (and most of the images were colored previously).  If you want to see how I made this card, you can head over to my YouTube Channel for more.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get inspired to rethink what is in your stash!

Supplies Used:

Mini Clouy Stencil by MFT Stamps

Distress Ink:  Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Black Soot

Beautiful Girl (Retired) by MFT Stamps

Space Explorer by MFT Stamps

Party Like a Pirate by MFT Stamps

Mummy (Retired) By MFT Stamps

Grassy Edges Die-namics by MFT Stamps

Rolling Hills Die-namics by MFT Stamps

Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set by Newton’s Nook




Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month Card Kit – “Happy Fall Y’all” Blog Hop!!

September 2018 Flavor of the Month

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Happy Fall Ya’ll

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed! My favorite fall saying.
Pumpkin Spice! My favorite fall flavor.
Shorter Days! My favorite fall time.
Soup is on! My favorite food to eat when it’s cool.
Sweaters and football! My favorite time of the year.
Everything about fall is my favorite. What is yours?
If it is all about crafting check out this fabulous and
fantastic fall kit Scrapping for Less has this month.
Jump in and hop along for some great inspiration.

Kit Pictures

I am honored to be a guest designer for the September 2018 Flavor of the Month Card Kit “Happy Fall Y’all” by Scrapping for Less.  Today I am going to share the 4 cards I created using this kit.  I prefer to work within each collection when creating cards using the Flavor of the Month kits so let me show you what I created!!

Card 1 Collection 1 Sketch 2

Collection 1

This collection features “Bumblebee Marci” from La-La Land Crafts created exclusively for Scrapping for Less.  She is absolutely darling.  The pattern paper is from Scrapping for Less, the name of the paper is  “Let’s Talk Bees”.  The paper is double sided, has a smooth texture and is a nice weight.

Copic/Spectrum Noir Markers Used:

Hair:  E33, E15, E18         Lips:  R21       Flowers: R21, YG67    Wings:  Clear Wink of Stella   Skin:  E00, E33, E93        Dress:  Y06, Y15, IG4(SN), IG8(SN)

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 4

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Collection 2 features “Scarecrow Marci” by La-La Land Crafts created exclusively for Scrapping for Less.  She has a lot of little detail and she is absolutely perfect for fall!  The double sided pattern paper is from Photo Play and it is called “Fall Breeze”

Copic/Spectrum Noir Colors:

Hat/Dress:  E33, E37, OR1(SN), GB5(SN), Y11, Y15, W2, IG4(SN)      Hair:  Y11, W2                Skin:  E00, E33, E08    Lips:  R59      Bird:  IG4(SN)  IG8(SN)    Stockings:  DG2(SN), DG4(SN)  Shoes:  E08, R59       Straw:  Y11, W2

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 3

Collection 3

Collection 3 features a stamp set by Scrapping for Less called “Teresa Talks Fall”.  This stamp set is amazing and features “Teresa” with her Pumpkin Spice Latte (I’m assuming).  This image is a very nice size at over 4 inches tall.  The pattern paper is “Stay Awhile” by Bo Bunny – such wonderful colors and patterns for fall.

Copic/Spectrum Noir Coloring:

Pants:  R59, IG8(SN)    Shoes:  E18    Socks:  DG2(SN)    Shirt:  DG2(SN), DG4(SN), IG4(SN)    Cup:  C3, OR1(SN), GB5(SN)     Skin:  E00, E93, E11    Hair:  Y11, W2   Lips:  R27  Eyes:  B00

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 1

Collection 4

Another fantastic stamp set by Scrapping for Less.  This stamp set is called “Give a Hoot?”.  There are a lot of great sentiments along with this tree and small owl.  There is a large owl included in the stamp set, but I really wanted to use the googly eyes and they fit perfect on the small owl!  The double sided pattern paper is called “Amber Moon” by Prima.

Copic/Spectrum Noir Coloring:

Tree/Owl:  E33, E37, GB5(SN)   Leaves:  GB5(SN), DG2(SN), DG4(SN), E08

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I had such a great time with this kit.  If you’d like to see the unboxing video, head over to my YouTube Channel.  I share what I received in my kit and a quick tutorial creating the above 4 cards.

If you’d like to get your hands on this month’s Flavor of the Month Kit, click on over to Scrapping for Less and order yours today!

Next Up is Stacy from Craft-a-Holic Momma

Be Crafty and Enjoy your Weekend!!                                                                                                 Christine

Intro/About Me

Welcome to Pattercrafts

Hello Everyone,

First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Christine and depending on when you met me in life you may also refer to me as Chrissy, Chris or Christine.

Currently I am a Floridian with Vermont roots – hoping to go back home in the near future.  While I love the warm weather and mostly sunny days here in Florida, I find the fast pace of life and the increasing numbers of people moving here to be a bit much for this small town gal.  Most of my Family is still in the New England area and it would be wonderful to be close to them again — and let’s not forget there is nothing like Autumn in Vermont!

I just celebrated my 20th wedding wedding anniversary this past May to a sweet and sarcastic man.  He is young at heart and keeps me on my toes.  We have a 19 year old son and a 17 year old daughter.  We also added a member to our family in May; an almost 2 year old dachshund/beagle mix named Indigo.  (is it year or years… I feel years is correct but I always say year)

I started my papercrafting journey in or around 2007.  I was introduced to scrapbooking by a co-worker and have been hooked ever since.  I started making cards in 2012 and haven’t gone back to scrapbooking — yet.  I absolutely LOVE making cards.

I started selling my handmade cards on Etsy in 2014 and my little shop grows there a little bit each year.  I love my little shop and I love being able to supply cards to those that love to give them but maybe do not have the time to make their own.

In 2018 I thought it would be fun to start a YouTube channel.  I have watched crafters for a long time on YouTube but when I found I couldn’t find certain videos on certain products, I decided to make my own.  Heck, if I was looking, maybe others were?  It is taking some getting used to as far as filming and editing but the community has been wonderful and so supportive.

Though crafting is my passion, I also have a regular 9-5.  I am the only employee at a Chiropractic Clinic and I mostly love my job.  If I cannot craft for a living or do medical billing from home, this is a good back up!  One perk to being the only employee is if something doesn’t get done, I only have myself to blame.  The biggest downside of being the only employee is if something doesn’t get done, I only have myself to blame.

I suppose I will close this little intro and thank you for stopping by and I wish you a very wonderful day… or night!