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SFL – Flavor of the Month Card Kit – November 2020 – Simply Sentimental

Hello my dear crafty friends! It has been a wild and wondrous ride over the past 3 and 3/4 years! I am soooo very thankful that you all supported the Flavor of the Month kit and helped me to realize a dream. It is with gratefulness and gratitude that I bring you this fantastic last kit “Simply Sentimental”. We have very few kits available so you will not want to hesitate at all. Run, run, run to the website to get the final Flavor of the Month kit for yourself. Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter as well!

Collection 1, Sketch 1

How sweet is this puppy! I trimmed my pattern paper as shown in the sketch. I stamped the puppy with Copic friendly ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used a black gel pen to add dash lines around the outside. I used 3 sequins to to finish the card.

Collection 2, Sketch 4

I trimmed the pattern paper as shown in the sketch. (I did have trouble with that angled piece! Yikes!) I didn’t get the center of that angled pattern paper just right so I used a mini scallop circle die to cut out the sentiment I stamped onto white card stock. I added that with foam adhesive and covered that area that didn’t look quite right! I added a little of the ribbon to the top of that piece and finished the card with 3 enamel dots from the collection.

Collection 3, Sketch 4

I love the colors in this collection. I again trimmed my pattern paper as shown in the sketch. I stamped the sentiment with a bright pink ink that matched the pink polka dot paper. I used a circle die to cut that and added three of the paper flowers found in the collection.

Collection 4, Sketch 2

I thought the paper in this collection was absolutely gorgeous. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and used distress ink to color the card stock. As usual, I trimmed all my pattern patter pieces as shown on the sketch. I finished the card by using some of the ephemera from the collection in the area that shows “flowers” in the sketch.

BONUS CARD

I did made an extra card this month using the Banana Split portion of the card kit. This included the heart embossing folder, the banner die cut and the ribbon! The sentiment is from Collection 2.

Thanks for hopping along! Next on the hop is BETH!!

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SFL -Flavor of the Month Card Kit – October 2020 – Christmas is Covered

Christmas is covered! We have the absolute cutest kits from classic to trendy! Why not make some tags, or send someone a classic cardinal card? Either way I am sure you will find something in this kit to get your Christmas cards and gifts taken care of. Head on over to the website and see if you would rather have a double dip or a Banana Split level kit…and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter on the SFL blog!

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 2

This card was simple to make but one of my favorites because I love snowmen! I followed the card sketch and trimmed my pattern paper to resemble the sketch. I stamped out a sentiment from the stamp set “It’s the most wonderful “onto white card stock and created a red mat. The second part of the sentiment “of the year” I stamped on the inside. I also fussy cut a poinsettia flower from the pattern paper to add to the inside.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 3

This sketch was perfect for a shaker card. I made a shaker element on the upper portion of the card and added the image from the stamp set just below. I followed the sketch for design adding those blue “gems” on the front from the collection. On the inside, I simply added a strip of pattern paper.

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 1

This tag was so fun. I used the tag die from the banana split portion and used one of the images from the stamp set. I added some foil to the edges and finished with twine found in the banana split pack. On the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the stamp set. I finished the card with 3 white, enamel dots from the collection.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 4

This collection was one of my favorites I cut my paper to follow the sketch, using one of the ephemera pieces as well. On the inside, I stamped the “Believe” image/sentiment from the stamp set on the inside. It is full of Holiday Cheer!

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the SFL Shop if you’re interested in the kit.

Next on the Hop is LUCI

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SFL – Flavor of the Month – August 2020 Card Kit – Bubbles Galore

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.

Unfortunately I do not have an unboxing video this month but you can see the process video on my YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE

Next up on the hop is: KIM

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SFL – Flavor of the Month – July 2020 Card Kit – In the Tropics

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.

Banana Split

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.

Thank You so Much for checking out my blog today.

Next Up On The Hop: Kim

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Have a great weekend!!

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SFL – Flavor of the Month – Let’s Encourage One Another – May 2020 Card Kit

Easy
Nice
Caring
Opportunity
Unite
Refreshing
Applaud
Giving
Exhilarate
Motivation
Excite
Nurture
Thoughtful

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.

Next on the hop is: LUCI

My Unboxing Video can be found HERE

My Process Video can be found HERE

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SFL – Flavor of the Month – A Farmhouse Spring – March 2020 Card Kit

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, Sketch 1

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.

Thanks for stopping by – CLICK HERE if you’d like to see my unboxing video

Process Video HERE

Next on the hop is KIM

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Be-you-tiful card featuring items from the SFL Flavor of the Month February Card Kit.

Hello Everyone! Today I made this super sparkly card, using mostly, items from the SFL Flavor of the month February card kit – It’s All About the Girls!

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.

Thank You So Much for stopping by!

If you’re interested in the card kit CLICK HERE.

I hope you enjoy and get inspired!

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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 – 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 – 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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