Saturday, May 26, 2018

Scrapping for Less ~ May FOTM Blog Hop ~ In the Countryside

Hay there! Let's head to the farm and the countryside this month! We are showcasing many wonderful and fun farm critters and lifestyles with our super cute kit this month! So jump on the hay wagon and travel along to all the wonderful blogs to see what we have cooked up in our country kitchen today to inspire you and knock your socks off! 

Head over to the Flavor of the Month page and grab yourself a kit or a subscription today! Thanks for stopping in and ya'll come back now, ya hear!

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So... let's get to the cards!!

For my first card I used Sketch #3 with Collection One. 
So... I had a little fun with this design. When I saw the papers in this collection had what looked like plates and of course, there's chickens. I just had to make a 'picnic' of sorts for my design. I started with the layer of 'picnic blanket' paper on a Wild Cherry card base. I die cut the 'plate paper' with a small stitched rectangle die and adhered them to the card. I die cut a stitched oval for my 'platter'. I stamped the image and colored it in just a little bit with copic markers and then I trimmed it down and mat it on a scrap of Wild Cherry card stock. I adhered the stamped image piece to the platter and then popped up the piece on the card. I added a few sequins and the Carta Bella tag from the collection and called this little picnic done!

For my second card I used Sketch #1 with Collection Two. 
Now for this card I omitted part of the sketch element... the background paper was just too cute to cover up anymore of it. All those adorable little horses and trees... love them! I also kept this card pretty simple by using the Down on the Farm Mini Icon stickers and Chit Chat tag to build a scene. I used distress inks to blend the sky and grass background and then I just added all the stickers and adhered all the pieces onto a Kraft card base. Super easy and quick card!

For my third card I used Sketch #2 with Collection Three.
I think the stamp set in the third collection is my absolute favorite... it's a new Scrapping for Less set called Piggy Picnic! This set has adorable images and funny pun-tastic sentiments - Love it!! I kept the design for this one kind of simple by layering it all on a piece of white card stock. I then wrapped the pretty ribbon around and tied a bow. I popped up the panel using foam tape and then set it aside. I inked up the 'picnic blanket' in the stamp set and then masked it to blend the grass and sky. I die cut the whole piece and then layered that on a larger sized white die cut piece. I stamped the adorable little pig and basket on a scrap piece of card stock, colored them in, and fussy cut them. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a small banner die. I also die cut a piece of Wild Cherry card stock to mat the sentiment onto. I added a few drops of Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops... they don't show up well in the picture, but they add a fun little touch in person!

For my fourth card I used Sketch #4 with Collection Four.
I wanted to go with a monochromatic theme for this card (aside from the grass, of course). I wanted the focus to be on the one ewe so I inked up four of these little gals on post it notes and fussy cut them out. I alternately masked them to make my flock of sheep and masked them again to blend the grass with distress ink. I colored the one little focal ewe in front to make her stand out and go along with the sentiment. Ewe are the best! I trimmed down the piece, mat it, and wrapped it a couple times with the twine in the collection. I then added some layers to my card base and popped up the main image. Oh, and for the sentiment... I actually die cut the space there so the sentiment is stamped directly on the card base through the negative space. I added a few sequins and called this one done!

I shared a sneak peek a couple of days ago using the Technique Junkies set in the Banana Split subscription... you can check out that post ---> here.

But before you check that out... let's finish up hopping (or start hopping... :) ) and see what the Design Team has for inspiration this month... I bet it's all amazing!!

Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Katie

Thanks so much for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. WOW! that is a ton of masking on your last card! The work was worth it! I will be scraplifting that card for sure!!

  2. Oh so cute!!! These are adorable.

  3. Such cute cards! I am loving this kit!

  4. Wow. All of your cards are so cute. Love the sheep.

  5. Oh my goodness the little piggy picnic card is adorable as are they all! Super job as ALWAYS! ♥

  6. Super cute Crystal! I am so thankful you are on the team!