Friday, March 30, 2018

March FOTM Blog Hop ~ All About Ice Cream

It’s All About Ice Cream this month here at Scrapping for Less for the March Flavor of the Month card kitCan you believe it has been one year since we began this card kit adventure? It has been a wild ride, but a very exciting ride!! We have grown with our subscriptions this past year by 8000%…and yes that is 8K percent growth! Baffles my mind! We are excited about this growth opportunity and even more excited with the new additions to our team…Keep looking to Scrapping for Less for some great inspiration in the future! Now onto these fabulous ladies, and our wonderful guest designers for what they have created for you with this super cute ice cream kit this month!

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If you've already been hopping with us, you probably came from our Guest Designer Renuka Singhal's blog. I'm so glad to see such a turn out for Flavor of the Month's 1st year Anniversary! We have such a great reason to celebrate!!

For my first card I used Sketch #1 with Collection One. 
When I saw that cute cut apart piece with the little kids, it just spoke to me. I knew I had to use it as my feature piece for this card. I layered it with a piece of stars patterned paper from the Let's Party papers by Simple Stories. I then mat that piece on the Orange Fizz card stock. I cut a strip of the yellow star paper and the cut apart piece with the numbers and adhered them both to another piece of pretty paper from the same pack. I adhered the feature piece to the panel and then adhered the entire piece onto an Orange Fizz card base. I added a few of the Pink and Main Silver glossy dots from the collection and called this one done.

For my second card I used Sketch #2 with Collection Four.
I'll be honest, I was a bit of a rebel with this card... I didn't exactly keep to the sketch, but I think it turned out cute. My inspiration for this card was the piece of ephemera saying Happy Birthday and I just had to pair it with the adorable animal print paper from the Happy Hooray papers by Pebbles. I adhered the pieces to a Red Hot card base and then popped on a couple of the Happy Hooray puffy stickers. I then decided it needed an ice cream cone and the star, also from the ephemera pieces included in the collection.  

For my third card I used Sketch #3 with Collection Two.
I really wanted the stamp in this collection to be the focal point so I layered the papers from the My Favorite Things' Birthday Blowout papers included in the collection. I did veer away from the sketch a bit and made it work for my vision for this card. I stamped the image and colored it in using copic markers {Y02, Y06, Y13, E00, E55, R29, BG000, Bg01, B95}. I popped up the main image and then stamped the sentiment from the Flavor of the Month 1 Year Sentiment Stamp by Scrapping for Less... how cool is that?! Pretty cool, if you ask me! Anywho, I stamped the sentiment using the Turquoise ink pad by Darice that is included in the Banana Split level. I die cut the banner and adhered it to the card. I just love how this one turned out!

For my fourth card I used Sketch #4 with Collection Three.
I started by selecting the papers that I would layer together for this card... I liked the mix of prints in this collection, so fun! I cut all my pieces and adhered them all to a white card base. I then stamped Ice Cream Marci and the sentiment and colored them in using copics {Skin - E000, E21, E51, RV11; Hair/Cone - E55, E57; Hairband/Pants/Shoes - RV0000, RV11, RV13; Ice Cream - YG03, YG11; Letters - YG03, RV11, BG01, Y13; Ground - N0, N1}. I die cut the image and decided to layer it with the same size die cut just for a different look. I adhered the image to the pink patterned paper and then adhered them both to the card. I cut out the sentiment and mat it with a scrap piece of the patterned paper. I then adhered it to the card. I got to thinking that it needed just a little something so I added a few of the Gina Marie Paradise Matte Enamels.

That's it for me for this month's blog hop. Up next is Guest Designer Kristie Marcotte... I'm excited to see what she created! Let's go take a look!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. So great, glad to see I'm not the only one who like's mint ice cream :)

  2. Great cards! I love the last little girl with the ice cream! She's colored beautifully!

  3. Your little girl card is so pretty! Love it.

  4. Such cute cards! Love how you mixed the papers!

  5. OMG I can't wait to get my kit!! Your cards are gorgeous!!

  6. Love your cards so cute thank you for sharing.

  7. Enjoyed your cards. I especially like your design with the FOM stamp.

  8. The little girl with the ice cream cone is adorable!

  9. Very the little girl!

  10. Great card designs. I like your mix of papers.


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