Friday, April 26, 2019

Scrapping for Less ~ April 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit ~ Spring Critters

"Spring is Here! Finally! 
I know some of you in the northern states and other parts of the world may not be experiencing warm weather, so you can pretend with these beautiful stamps and spring papers. 
Our April Flavor of the Month kit is all about "Spring Critters" cute ones at that! So hop on along and get inspired to make some spring cards with this adorable kit. Head to the brand new website's Subscription page and see what we have to offer this month. Make sure to check out our Blog Hop so you can join in our Rafflecopter. All winners are announced each month in the Teresa Talks post on the blog on the first of the month." ~ Teresa, SFL Owner

If you are just starting hopping, we're so glad to have you join us!! Here's a quick look at the April 2019 Spring Critters card kit...

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Aren't those just the most adorable stamps and papers!?! I love this kit so much! 
Let's dive right in and check out the cards I created...

Collection One: Spring Bees
I started my first card by adding paper layers to an Applemint card base. On a scrap of white card stock I stamped the beehive and then colored a tree limb and leaves freehand using Copic markers. {If you click on the picture above, I hope you can see some of the detail in the tree limb}
I colored the beehive and die cut the beehive scene with a stitched oval die and then mat it on a larger stitched oval die cut out of Applemint card stock. I colored the bees on a scrap piece of white card stock, fussy cut the bees and then adhered them to the scene, popping one bee up on the card with foam adhesive. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it down to a banner and adhered it to the card. Oh, and I added a cute little bumblebee sticker from the collection. So cute!
I used the following Copic markers on this card:

Bee ~ Y06, Y17, N2, N4, N7
Beehive ~ Y06, Y17, Y38
Tree Limb/Leaves ~ E55, E57, E59, YG05, YG17
Sky Background ~ B0000, B01

Collection Two: Spring Birds
This collection is my absolute favorite!! I love the bird folk art feel to the stamp set in the collection... love, love, love!!! The papers in this collection are also amazing... I had a hard time cutting into them! LOL! I did end up cutting the floral paper and I mat it on Red Velvet card stock. I adhered that layer to a In the Navy card base that I had adhered this beautiful navy script paper. Such pretty papers! I chose the clip board ephemeral from the collection but I stamped the heart and little flower from the Pink Fresh stamp set using Candied Apple, Wild Honey, and Scattered Straw distress Ink; also coloring in the center of the flower with a Walnut Stain distress marker. On a scrap of white card stock, I stamped the bird and colored it in with the following Copic markers: YR12, YR15, YR21, R14, R27, and YG17. I fussy cut the bird and adhered it to the popped up clip board.

Collection Three: Spring Frogs
Every once in a while I get a crazy idea to attempt No-Line Coloring again... and in this case, I really love how this little frog turned out! Some of the smaller parts were tricky but I was careful to use just the tip of the Copic marker. I colored the entire scene using the following Copic markers:

Frog ~ YG05, YG11, YG17, R000, R20, N2, N4, N10
Lily Pad ~ YG03, YG61
Reeds ~ YG23, YG63, YG91, YG93, YG95
Sky ~ B0000
Grass ~ G03, YG45
Water ~ B000, B00, B01, B02

Assembling the card was very simple... 
I adhered two strips of patterned paper from the collection to a Blue Lagoon card base and also mat my focal image to a piece of the same card stock. To finish off the card, I adhered the three wood butterflies using the Multi Matte Medium in the Banana Split subscription.

Collection Four: Spring Ducks
The patterned papers in the fourth collection are absolutely beautiful... I especially love the ombre dot papers that I used for my card. I loved it so much I paper pieced the little ducks umbrella with the paper too! I colored in my background using Copic markers and then added the cute cloud sticker... now I didn't want the cute ducky to cover up the rain drops so I decided to cut them out and stuck them around the image that I fussy cut and adhered to the main panel. I popped up the main panel on the card and realized I forgot about the sentiment... lol... so I had to get creative because I wanted the sentiment on the main panel. I masked each side of the sentiment in turn and stamped the portions using a Stamp Platform. Voila! 
I used the following Copic markers on this card:

Duck ~ Y000, Y02, Y06, Y13, Y17, YR15, YR16
Hat/Grass ~ YG01, YG06
Sky ~ B00, B000, B0000
Umbrella ~ R11, RV95

I sure hope that you've enjoyed the cards that I've shared with you today.
Your next stop is...  Courtney

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Thank you friends for checking out my blog post!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,


  1. OMG! All your cards are great, but your first card with the bees and the wonderful layering of all the green pattern paper. So neat and fresh looking. The tone on tone really makes this card unique. This is by far my favorite using collection 1.

    I shall have to start following you to see what other beautiful things you create.

    MARY T

  2. Just soooo sweet! I love the frog and the bee cards!

  3. Sweet cards Crystal!!! That ducky is so cute. I had never heard of this scrap for less company before... how does the photo polymer stamp compare to red rubber for stamping clean images?

    1. Thank you, Dorothy!! I’ve been stamping with photopolymer stamps for over 11 years now and I have to say that they are awesome!! They do stain easily and can sometimes need a little rub over the image with your thumb or a white eraser to clean off the film sometimes left from manufacturing... but really they are awesome to stamp with and take up less space to store. I hope this info helps you! Let me know if you have any more questions... I’m always happy to help!

  4. Wow, your cards are amazing!!! Such creativity and professional looking cards, even the whimsical ones! Great work!

  5. Crystal your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the bee card...and the ducky card too!

  6. Love all of these cute Spring Critters! Darling cards!

  7. I love these cards! The coloring is awesome! The bee card is my favorite.


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