Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sending Thanks with Flavor of the Month



It’s time for the card kit again! And I couldn't be more thankful about this one! We all know that card makers need thank you cards and that is just what this kit is all about “Sending Thanks.”

So, join us on the hop and see what our Design Team has created using this very unique kit! 

Be sure to subscribe to make sure you don't miss out. Also check out the new section on the Scrapping for Less website “Past Kits and Collections” to see if there could be something that you missed out on! 

Today, I'm sharing just four of the cards that I made using the kit this month. I used the Double Dip Sundae Level for my cards.




 I challenged myself to make four cards from each collection using the four sketches and I had a blast doing it. But again, I'm only sharing four of the cards. So let's get started...




My first card for Collection One uses Sketch #2. The One of a Kind set by Altenew is a beautiful little set with so many possibilities. I used the No Line Coloring technique for this card. I had a lot of fun coloring this one. The sketch really made this card come together fast. My last little touch was adding a few sequins.




My second card for Collection Two uses Sketch #1. Now with this card, I ended up flipping the sketch and making it my own. How cute are those little sheep, though?! They look like they're having fun! I stamped the sheep in Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with copic markers. I masked them and then blended some distress inks to make my scene. I stamped a few hearts and added some sequins. I also added some touches of white gel pen, but that's hard to see in the picture.




My third card for Collection Three uses Sketch #3. When I saw this raindrop paper I just knew I had to use it for this sketch. I love that the paper is split like you're not sure where the rain starts or ends. I kept to a black and white color scheme for this one. I did add a touch of silver with the thread but I think it works well with the shimmer from the embossed feather. 




My last card for Collection Four uses Sketch #4. This is my most favorite collection of the four... I mean, it is coffee themed! I also loved the woodgrain papers!! I was tempted to do a similar background to my sneak peek card but decided instead to let the papers shine. I love the contrast of the dark grey 'wood' with the light 'pine wood'. I stamped the coffee beans directly on the 'pine wood' paper and then colored them in with copic markers. I then stamped the sentiment on a strip of the 'pine wood' paper and fussy cut it into a banner. I die cut a stitched oval with the light blue card stock and die cut a small piece of the grey 'wood' paper. I adhered that to the blue oval and set it aside. I stamped the coffee cup and steam on a scrap piece of white card stock and colored them in with copic markers. Before coloring them, though, I decided the cup needed something so I stamped the heart from the Cute as a Button Sunny Studio set (so, I guess I used some Banana Split level items on this last card... oops!) I adhered those pieces to my 'table' and thought... it needs something so I added the flower which has a touch of red in the center of the flower, but you really can't see that in this picture. You may just have to take my word for it. Lol. 

Well, that's my first four cards... I'll see you all in a few days with some more fun inspiration. Meanwhile, let's go check out the rest of the wonderful creations from the Design Team. 


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November FOTM Sneak Peek!!!

Hello and Happy almost Thanksgiving! I have a cute sneak peek of the November Flavor of the Month card kit!! OMG! I am loving this card kit! Teresa and Kim are really putting some fabulous kits together!




Since this is a sneak peek, I don't want to spill the beans *wink* *wink* but I am in love with a certain collection in the card kit!! OMG! 

For this card I created a background for my card base and then cut a strip of white and added some patterned papers to layer. I colored the cup and steam using copic markers. I adhered all the layers to the card base and then stamped my sentiment. I added a couple embellishments and called it done!




Do you ever get so many card ideas that you just don't know what to do? I was really struggling on a design for this one... just too many ideas. So I decided to check out some of my favorite sketch challenge sites and decided to play along with CASE this Sketch! I thought it was a fun sketch and it finally got me inky! 




Are you signed up to receive the November Flavor of the Month card kit? If not, you can check it out at Scrapping for Less.

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal




Monday, November 13, 2017

Sending Fuzzy Cuddles

Hello! I am loving Heffy Doodle's Beary Big Heart! I'm a bit of a Pluviophile... I'm not sure that it's an actual word, but I've seen it around. It means a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. I love the rain! I always have.




When I saw the cute umbrella in the Beary Big Heart set, I knew I had to make a card with rain so I could use the umbrella stamp. I still had my Nuvo Mousses out on my desk so I dived in!! Using a blending tool I sponged some Aquamarine mousse on a piece of white card stock. I then die cut it out using the My Favorite Things Blueprint 14 Die-namics set. I dug through my stencil collection to find a raindrop stencil. Using microfiber tape I taped down my stencil over the white card stock and then used a spatula to add some Pacific Teal mousse. I love this monochromatic look to the card! I decided to stick with it and colored the umbrella with some blue green copic markers {BG10, BG18, BG72}. I love grey with teal so the little bear just had to be grey... I used copics to color him in too {N1, N3, N4, N5}. I die cut some dark teal card stock and layered that on a 5" x 5" white card base. I popped up the white raindrop panel. I then grabbed a scrap of the dark teal card stock... I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using a fine white embossing powder. I fussy cut the banner end and then popped that up on the card. I adhered the umbrella to the bear and then adhered them to the card. I love that the bear looks happy in the rain!




Here's a picture to show some of the shimmer from the Nuvo mousses! I just love it!

I really hope that you enjoyed the card that I shared today. If you're loving the Beary Big Heart stamp set... it's still available in the store!!

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal




Saturday, November 11, 2017

Heffy Doodle Comes to Reside @ Scrapping for Less



Heffy Doodle is a brand new stamp company that just got started this summer. They have so many very cute designs! I am hoping that you are going to fall in love with these adorable designs as much as all of us over here at Scrapping for Less have. Lesley is a super sweet lady and oh my, the talent that she has in these cute images. Take a look at all the sweet and cute things the Design Team has whipped up for the blog hop today. Oh and just in case you did not get a chance to read the Brand Focus interview you can find that on the Scrapping for Less Blog




Aren't these bears just adorable! I'm sharing the Beary Big Heart set with you today. I stamped the bears and the little card on scraps of white card stock and then colored them in using copic markers. I also stamped the heart bear on a piece of Knit Picky patterned paper. I paper pieced the heart by cutting it out very closely to the black line and then I glued it onto the heart bear that I had colored in. I just love the look of the patterned paper... the knit looks like hearts! It's so cute! I fussy cut the bears and set them aside. I die cut the wonky stitched square and then used the next smallest size to cut out the center giving me a frame. I set that aside too and then I grabbed a white card base. I marked off my inner area for the framed square very lightly with a pencil. I haven't touched my Nuvo Mousses for awhile so I pulled out my Aquamarine and Spring Green and used those to make my background. I tore a mask from a large post it note to separate my sky from the ground. I then used my finger tip to get some color and then gently rubbed on the card stock staying within the pencil lines that I had made. I removed the mask and very carefully 'finger painted' the grass area. I love the softness and shimmer to the background that the mousse gives. Next I erased all of my pencil marks. I popped up the wonky frame. I adhered the bears and the little card. I then stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black ink. My last touch was the bow for the girl bear. I stamped it on a scrap of white card stock and then I grabbed my Pink Flambe Nuvo Mousse and again using my finger tip colored in the little bow. I fussy cut it out and then adhered it to the bear. I just love how this card turned out! I think I might just give this one to my husband for Valentine's Day.


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~ Crystal



Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Small Stuff

Hello! It's been awhile since I've played along with the CASology challenge. I happened to see the current challenge cue card is Tiny. I got curious and decided to check out the challenge. I was inspired by Anna's card...




 I loved the simple but sweet image and sentiment inside of the stitched rectangle. So for my card, I decided to emboss the Wonky Rectangle from My Favorite Things on my white card base. I stamped the little Charlie Brown tree and sentiment from Unity's Small Stuff Christmas kit using a dark brown ink. I colored the image in using my Crayola colored pencils... they were handy on my desk. I just love this little tree... a simple and quick Christmas card!




Go check out the challenge over at CASology... hope you'll play along!!
Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.

~ Crystal

Sunday, November 5, 2017

More Fun with the Merry & Bright Flavor of the Month card kit

Hello! Today I have five more cards I made using the October Flavor of the Month card kit.




I just adore the papers in the Knit Picky paper pack. I used them to give these little otters a snowy scene to play in. I added a few snowflake sequins and also some Christmas red stickles to the heart and candy cane. I blended some red ink onto the Merry Christmas stickers. I adhered all of my layers onto a red card base. It almost looks like they are sliding down a snowy hill. Love it!




For this card I revisited sketch #2, I thought it was a fun sketch to use with the Merry Selfie stamp included in Collection 4. I watercolored the image and die cut it out with a circle die. I then adhered it to a red scalloped circle. I set that aside and adhered the patterned papers to a white card base. I adhered the image to the card and then decided to add some washi tape to the bottom layer. My last touch was adding one of the wood icons that I glitterfied {I don't think that's a word but it should be!} with the Christmas red stickles and a gold wink of stella pen.




This card came together really quickly thanks to the ephemera piece that I used as my focal point. I die cut the patterned papers and adhered them to a red card front. I then adhered the entire card front to a white card base. I popped up the Merry Christmas piece and glitterfied it *wink wink* using the stickles again. I adhered the little snowflake and called this card done. A simple but pretty card.




I love using word dies to create a faux embossed look. For this card, I adhered just about five of the die cut Merry Christmas' to one side of a white card front and then I cut some patterned papers to adhere to the other side. I cut up one of the patterned papers that had several cute little sentiments and decided to use the Merry Christmas piece. I adhered it to a piece of red card stock and trimmed it down. I then adhered it to the card. You can't see it in the picture, but I added some subtle glitter to the Merry Christmas die cuts and to the Merry Christmas piece. In person, it's all glitterfied... is it catching on yet? Haha!




My last card for today was super simple. I die cut the Merry Christmas from the green card stock. I cut a couple strips of patterned paper and set them aside. I added a strip of the gold washi tape to the white card base. I adhered the strips of patterned paper and the Merry Christmas die cut piece. I used a corner rounder on the little square of patterned paper and stapled a little gold ribbon to it. I popped that up on the card and added just a little Christmas red stickles to the flower. Another simple but cute card. I sure hope that you like the cards I made. I know I had fun making them!


Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Frightfully Fun Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I have a frightfully fun shaker card to share with you today.




 I had some leftover papers and sequins from the September card kit that I used to make this card. I thought the colors were perfect for this little vampire from SugarPea Designs' Monster Mash set. Scrapping for Less has some fun SugarPea Designs stamps right here.

I hope your family has a frightfully fun and safe Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal