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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.)

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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!

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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.

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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!

If you’d like more information on the card kit, CLICK HERE.

I hope you enjoy and get inspired.

CLICK HERE to go to my YouTube Channel for my unboxing video!!

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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.

If you’d like more information on the Card Kits, click here!

I hope you enjoy and get inspired!

Don’t forget to head back to the Scrapping for Less Blog and enter the Rafflecopter!

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Scrapping for Less – February Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Whip it Up!

Whip It Up Recipe

5 Cute Image Stamps
4 Adorable Well Coordinated Pattern Papers
3 Embellishments per Mini Collection
2 Dies that are just right
1 Perfectly Coordinated Kit

Mix all together and you will create the most gorgeous and fantastic cards to share with your friends and family that are baking fans!

So hop on through and see what the design team has “whipped up” to inspire you!

All the ingredients for this great recipe can be found over on our Flavor of the Month page!

Card 1, Collction 1, Sketch 4 — Marci is Super adorable this month!! She is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. I used a variety of papers from Collection 1 and I think the sentiment is fitting — depending on what you’re baking!!
Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 3 —- I was really excited to see Luka this month! He is super cute with his tray of cookies. I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with Copic markers and then fussy cut him.
Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 2 —- When I think of baked goods, pies are definitely on the top of the list! I stamped the pie with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. A quick card and perfect all year round!
Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 1 — This mouse is excited about all the cookies! This Mouse was hand stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut. I thought this paper was super fun with all the milk and cookies!

Thank you so much for joining us today.

Next up on the Hop is Luci!

Click Here for my Unboxing Video!

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Scrapping for Less – January Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Perk Up and Start the New Year

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Let’s “Perk Up and Start the New Year” with our January Flavor of the Month kit. I have a little story to tell…I never drank coffee until I retired about 6 years ago from teaching school…cause who wants a cold cup of what is supposed to be hot coffee? So now…with my wonderful flavored creamer I enjoy a cup of coffee every morning and especially love drinking my coffee while watching crafty videos on YouTube…so sit back and take a look at our Coffee themed FOTM blog hop this month. If you have not already snagged your kit please head over to the Flavor of the Month page and scroll down to choose the level of kit you would like! Make sure you head to the website to check out the rafflecopter as well to enter to win a prize!

P.S. I am behind on choosing prizes so stay tuned for those winners on the Teresa Talks post on Feb. 1st.

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Hello Everyone!  I am so excited about this month’s kit.  There are some great images to color and I really love that all the pattern paper found in the collections is double sided.  I have a love/hate relationship with double sided paper – especially when I LOVE both sides, but it gives so much opportunity for different cards when making cards with just the kit or just the collection.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 2

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This card sketch was PERFECT for the ephemera that I received in this collection.  I also love how this sketch shows off the many patterns of paper included without using too much.  I cut down the top strip and bottom 2 strips to just a quarter inch, which still leaves plenty of pattern paper for more cards.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 4

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Who can resist Newton?  This little kitty is super cute hanging from the donut and the paper found in this collection was some of my favorite.  I hand stamped Newton and colored him with Copic markers.  I then fussy cut him (which was fairly easy) and adhered him to the card with foam tape.  I love the sentiment “Life is better with sprinkles”; I thought it was fitting since I really love sprinkles!

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 1

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Mini Marci is adorable as ever!  I hand stamped her and colored her to match the bold and bright patterns found in this collection.  I added the cup, spoon and 2 mini coffee bean stickers; I liked they had a little dimension to them.  To finish off the card, I added some stitched lines with a black gel pen around the circle.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 3

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Brew It Anya is full of New Year spirit with “You can Brew It”!  This sweet and sassy image was hand stamped and colored with Copic markers.  She was fussy cut and added to the card with foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you’d like to see what I received in my kit, please check out my  unboxing video on my YouTube channel.

Don’t forget about the rafflecopter for your chance to win from Scrapping for Less.  Click here to head over there.

I hope you enjoy and get inspired!!

~Christine

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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

~Christine