Saturday, August 25, 2018

Scrapping for Less ~ August 2018 Flavor of the Month ~ For the Love of Pets!

Now, who doesn't love furry little kitties and puppies? We have put together a sweet puppy and kitten kit for you this month. We hope you enjoy!! Thanks so much for continuing to support our kits...keep sharing in the Scrapping for Less: Show and Share group and on Instagram. We love to see your shares! Now, hop on with us and see what our fabulous Design Team and guest designers have to share with you! Make sure you check out our Flavor of the Month page to purchase the kit and check out the A La Carte page for some related products! 

The August Flavor of the Month card kit has got to be my new favorite kit!! Oh my goodness... there are so many adorable puppy and kitty stamps! Cuteness overload!!! 
Let's get to the cards...

For all of my cards this month, I decided to pair the collections with the same numbered sketch... so for my first card from Collection One I used Sketch #1.
I paired some of the fun patterned papers for my layers on the card, even using them for the flag strips. I stamped the adorable puppies on a piece of Neenah 110lb smooth white solar crest cardstock with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored them in with copic markers. I then die cut them out and popped them up on the card. I also partially popped up the sentiment strip by only adding foam tape to the bottom portion of the strip and liquid glue to the top portion. I adhered a few sequins in the bottom right corner and called the front of this card done.
Copic markers used for this card ~ E04, E07, E08, E09, E55, E57, N0, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, R000, R14, R27, R81, R83, R89, Y06, Y35.

For the inside of the puppy card I stamped this sweet sentiment from the Puppy Pals set and also stamped a few hearts.

For my second card I used Sketch #2 with Collection Two.
Every once in awhile I decide to give a shaker another try. I still struggle with shaker cards and this card was no different. I did manage to get this card to work though so I feel victorious! I started out by blending some Mowed Lawn distress ink over the Puppy Dog Bone stencil included in the collection... I think it adds a bit more fun to the diagonal striped patterned paper. I adhered that layer to a white card base. To break up the diagonal stripes I added the yellow horizontal striped patterned paper to the card and set it aside. I stamped the puppies on a piece of white card stock. I masked the puppies with post-it note masks and then blended my clouds. Using a crafting knife I cut around the bottom portion of the puppies and adhered my stitched hills under the puppies to create my scene. I die cut the square frame using two square stitched dies together. I added my shaker elements and adhered the frame to the scene with some foam tape. Sadly, my adhesive wasn't completely dry and two sequins got stuck on the hills but it kind of looks like the puppies are playing with them, right? At least that's what I'm telling myself. LOL My final touches for this card was the metal bone clip that I adhered in the corner with some multi medium matte, the sentiment that I stamped and die cut using a skinny banner die, and on the inside of the card I adhered a small strip of the polka dot paper.
Copic markers used for this card ~ E21, E30, E31, E40, E41, E43, N0, N5, R00, R20, RV11, RV21.

For my third card I used Sketch #3 with Collection Three.
I absolutely adore this collection... the new Scrapping for Less Pretty Kitty stamp set paired with this sweet Kitten Smitten paper from Doodlebug Designs is too stinkin' cute! I love it! The sketch for this card is supposed to be a tall and skinny card, but I decided to make it into an A2 size card. I started by cutting and adhering my patterned paper layers to a Cotton Candy card base. I set that aside and stamped the cute kitty on white card stock. I thought I'd give this kitty a little calico touch and I think she turned out pretty cute. I die cut the kitty with a stitched circle die and mat it on a stitched Black Licorice circle. I popped up the main image with foam tape and then die cut a few more stitched circles to add as embellishments. I stamped the fish bones on the one pink circle and popped it up on the card adhering a little bit of yellow twine... like some yarn for the kitty to play with. I then stamped the sentiment and mat it on Black Licorice card stock. I adhered a few sequins... even adding one to the kitty's paw. So cute!
Copic markers used for this card ~ N0, N2, N3, N5, N7, 0, R00, R20, YR12, YR15, YR21.

To finish off this card I added a piece of white card stock on the inside and I stamped another cute kitty from the set in a light pink ink.

For my fourth card I used Sketch #4 with Collection Four.
This collection has a very cool Cat Paw Print stencil and I used it to add some interest to this card. First I used it on the Sno Cone card base... and then I added my layers of patterned paper that I had mat on Black Licorice card stock. I then stamped the sweet Santoro Girl with Cat on white card stock and colored the image in with copic markers. I fussy cut the image out and adhered it to a piece of white card stock that I had blended just a little bit of Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke distress inks for a subtle background. I used the Cat Paw Print stencil to add a few paw prints in the direction that I imagined the cat would have gone around the girl. The sentiment for this card is from the For the Love of Pets stamp set by Scrapping for Less that's included in the Banana Split subscription. Another absolutely adorable stamp set by Scrapping for Less! I popped up the sentiment and adhered a few sequins.
Copic markers I used for this card ~ N0, N1, N3, N5, N6, N8, 100, E0000, E000, E00, R20, R21, R22, R35, BV04, BG70, BG72.

And to finish this card off, I also used the Cat Paw Print Stencil on the inside of the card by blending some Hickory Smoke distress ink.

Here's a look at the Double Dip Sundae subscription.

Here's a look at the Banana Split subscription.

I hope you enjoyed the cards I shared today. I had so much fun creating them to share with you all.
Let's get to hopping and see what the other members of the design team created!

Crystal <--- you're here

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Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. OMGoodness!!! Your cards are ADORABLE!!! I LOVE all of them!!

  2. Gorgeous as always! I love your work!

  3. Gorgeous as always! I love your work!

  4. I love your work,Crystal! Such awesome cards. Your coloring/shading my goodness is my goals!

  5. All of your cards are beautiful. I like the top card & the cat one on pink cardstock.

  6. Darling cards and
    the puppies and
    kittens are adorable!
    Carla from Utah

  7. Adorable card! Love the fab green and yellow combo on the shaker.

  8. Your cards are adorable! I love how you used the dog bone stencil over the patterned paper...I would have never thought of that!