Saturday, October 31, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ October 2020 Flavor of the Month Card Kit ~ Christmas is Covered



 Christmas is covered! We have the absolute cutest kits from classic to trendy! Why not make some tags, or send someone a classic cardinal card? Either way I am sure you will find something in this kit to get your Christmas cards and gifts taken care of. Head on over to the website and see if you would rather have a double dip or a Banana Split level kit...and don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter on the SFL blog! 

~ Teresa, {SFL Owner}


Here's a quick look at the October 2020 Flavor of the Month Card Kit ~ Christmas is Covered...




Banana Split Subscription...


Ohhh... the Christmas kit is always my favorite and this one is amazing!

Let's get to the cards!!



Collection One: Classic Cardinals
I used two pretty patterned papers for my background on this card. I stamped the focal image using Memento Tuxedo black ink on white card stock that I die cut with the Tag Die included in the Banana Split subscription. I will be using this Tag Die a lot! I love it! I popped up the tag with foam squares and added a little red bow and a couple enamel dots to finish this one off. I also made my Sneak Peek with this collection, you can check that out here if you missed it.


I used the following copic markers for this card:

Bird ~ R00, R14, R46, W2 W5, C1, C2
Holly ~ YG11, G24, G94
Berries ~ R00, R14, R46


Collection Two: Starry Night Wishes
I love snowmen... and this one is dear to my heart since I illustrated him for this kit. I think he turned out pretty cute! I knew I had to use him for this sketch... it's actually a sneak peek of our new November Sketch Challenge in the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group. I hope you'll come check out our challenge and play along! 


I used the following copic markers for this card:

Snowman ~ C00, C2
Hat, Glove & Scarf ~ B28, B41
Nose ~ YR15, YR21, YR68
Arm ~ E55, E57
Stars ~ Y000, Y06, Y35
Sky ~ B0000


Collection Three: Merry Special Delivery
The rustic papers in this collection are amazing!! I love the gray kraft color along with white and red... so beautiful! I blended some Candied Apple, Barn Door, and Black Soot over the star on the Christmas Elements Stencil that's included in the Banana Split subscription. I can see this star in so many fun colors... love it! 


I stamped the little sentiment from the Merry Special Delivery stamp set using markers to ink it up... Real Red, Wild Wasabi, and Memento Tuxedo black. I finished off this card with a couple red enamel dots.


This collection also includes a couple white tags and I made these very simple... I just stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and added a little strip of patterned paper to the bottom. And finished off the pretty ribbon for the tops.


Collection Four: Believe
The ephemera pieces in this collection are almost too cute... I almost want to just hoard them!! I love the sweet Santa! I did decide to use one for my card. I love the sentiments in the Believe stamp set too! So fun! I ended up using both on my card and adding a red enamel dot for the reindeer nose off of the 'v'. I wish I had thought to add some sparkle to the snowflake... but I still might do that!


I do have a video for this card on my YouTube channel... you can check that out here.





Here's a quick look at all the cards, plus the two tags that I created.

That's it for me this time.

Next up in the hop is... Alicia AKA Crafty Al!!


Don't forget to head back over to the SFL blog when you're done hopping and enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Friday, October 30, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ October 2020 Flavor of the Month Card Kit ~ Sneak Peek

 Hello there crafty friend!
Today I'm sharing my sneak peek of the absolutely wonderful new October 2020 FOTM Card Kit called Christmas is Covered! Ohhh... the Christmas kit is always my favorite! So many beautiful papers and stamps! Let's get to my sneak...


I used the beautiful stamps and papers from Collection One. I adore cardinals for Christmas cards and this sweet cardinal with the holly and berries was just calling my name as soon as I saw it! 


And the papers... wow! I'm always blown away by the beautiful papers Teresa includes in the kits! Now the tag that I used for the focal image is a part of the Banana Split subscription... a definite must for making holiday tags this Christmas!! I added a pretty bow and a couple of enamel dots to finish off this adorable card! You can check out my process video here...



And I have a separate video to share my coloring of the focal image. You can check that out here...






Be sure to head back to the SFL blog tonight at midnight for the reveal of the entire kit and the hop with the Design Team and guests! I'm so excited to see all the fabulous creations!! But don't wait... go snatch up your card kit to ensure you get one! You do not want to miss out on this one!

That's it for me this time. I'll see you in a couple of days with inspiration for the new November Sketch Challenge in the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ Summer Memory Dex Cards

 Hello there crafty friend!

Today I'm sharing a few Summer themed memory dex cards that I've created for my spinner to keep track of the birthdays in my life, be it family or friend. I've been struggling this year with sending out birthday cards... not sure if it's just a 2020 thing, but I got to thinking that it sure would be handy to have a way to keep track of those birthdays in a more efficient way.


So I happened to have some Summer themed papers on my desk and I got to thinking that I'd just start with those!! I also had the new fabulous Barn Create-A-Dex die on my desk... so naturally, I used it!! I started by die cutting the stitched barn die from the pretty papers. I used a piece from the Strawberry Fields paper pad, the Rustic Watermelon paper pad, and the Golden Beach paper pad. And then I also pulled out my ephemera pieces... Strawberry Fields ephemera and Rustic Watermelon ephemera (looks like that is sold out). I didn't have any Golden Beach ephemera so I just cut a bunch of images out of two different patterned papers. I just love how easy these cards came together. Let's have a closer look...


I used a red card stock from my stash for the memory dex card base. I adhered the beautiful Strawberry Field patterned paper that I had die cut with the stitched barn die. Then I adhered the leaves and jam jar ephemera pieces. I popped up the strawberry ephemera piece with foam squares and then I just trimmed June from an old calendar set that I had from a couple of years ago. I mat it on the same red card stock and adhered it to the card. I wanted to add a bit of ribbon and decided to just punch a couple holes in the card and tie the bow through there... it was pretty easy. I'm going to die cut another piece of red card stock with the base die and adhere it to the back just to make the whole card a little more stable.


I also added a little Nuvo aqua shimmer to the strawberry ephemera piece. You can see a little bit of the sparkle in this photo.


For my July memory dex card, I die cut a base of black card stock and then adhered the pretty Rustic Watermelon patterned paper. I also die cut the red heart from that same paper (it's the other side of the double sided patterned paper). I covered up the black hole with the cute ephemera pieces and the red patterned paper heart. I also punched a couple holes in the card and added a bit of white baker's twine. And to finish this one off, I added a few white enamel dots... oh, and a little sparkle to the watermelon slice in the gnomes hand with the Nuvo aqua shimmer pen. I'm also going make this one a bit more sturdy by die cutting another black base.


And my last card... which just may be my favorite! My base for this one uses my all time favorite card stock... Tempting Turquoise. I adhered the pretty star fish patterned paper from the Golden Beach paper pad to the base and adhered the bikini, life preserver, and sunblock bottle directly to the card. I then popped up the flip flops and seashell. I mat 'August' with the same turquoise card stock and adhered it to the card.


I also added some shimmer to the flip flops and the seashell. I wish it showed up better in the photos. So now I have three memory dex cards done!! Woo hoo! I think I'll do the Fall months using papers from the September 2020 FOTM Card Kit Orchards & Patches. I'll try to remember to share them in the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share group. Well, that's it for me this week! I'll see you next Friday for my sneak peek of the new October kit!! You are going to love love love it!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Friday, October 16, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ Autumn Blessings & Sweater Weather

 Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a sweet Fall card using one of my favorite Scrapping for Less dies... the Autumn Blessings die, along with a cute coffee stamp that I just adore that's from the Sweater Weather stamp set by Paper Sweeties! Shall we have a look?


I just happened to have a few pieces of the gorgeous Cozy Fall papers left over and they were absolutely perfect for this card design. I love sweaters! I'm a sweater loving, Fall loving kinda gal and the beautiful designs in these papers just make my heart happy!


And since I was already planning on making a couple more Fall cards to send out, it just made sense to use my favorite Autumn Blessings die! This die does take a bit of patience as there's four separate pieces (not including the dot for the 'i'), but once you have it all adhered together it is SO worth it!!


This was the first card I made while planning out my design. I love love love that floral piece behind the focal piece. The rich reds and greens on the black background is just stunning. I pulled my color palette for the cards from the papers and I think they turned out really pretty!


I used the following Copic Markers for these cards:

Leaves ~ YG03, YG63
Berries ~ R000, R37
Flowers ~ YR14, YR15, YR21, YR24
Mug ~ E41, E43
Grounding ~ N0, N1


Here's the two cards together. You can check out my process video for my card... here!






Surprise! I have a bonus card to share! I also had these scraps left over from my Cozy Fall paper pack and whipped up a quick card using a sentiment from the Sweater Weather stamp set along with a "Happy" die from my stash. And to finish it off I stamped the heart, also from the Sweater Weather set, a few times... even stamping off once to get a lighter heart. I used Chipped Sapphire distress ink for this little bit of stamping. Go check out these fabulous Fall products in the SFL shop!!

That's it for me this time! Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal 











Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Halloween Series 2020 ~ Oxide Blended Slimline Card ~ Polka Dot Orchard

 Hello there crafty friend!

I'm back for my last day of my Halloween Series for 2020! I hope that you've enjoyed the cards that I have shared! I've had a lot of fun with the different techniques and card designs! My last card just may be my most favorite so let's get to it!


It's no surprise that it's a slimline!! I'm definitely hooked on these! I used the new Webs of Life background digi along with the spider from the new Hang in There digi set. And just had to use my witches boots from the Best Witches digi set... all these fabulous digis are available at 


I used the following Copic Markers for this card:

Spider ~ N0, N1, N2, N4, V04, V06
Witches Boots ~ V000, V04, V06, V12, N0, N1, N4


I am not a fan of spiders... lol... but I really love the touch that this spider gives to this card!


I adore how these boots turned out!! The overall card... really turned out awesome!
I hope that you like it too! And that you've enjoyed my Halloween Series!

I show a fun trick for more vibrant printed backgrounds when working with digi stamps in my YouTube video for this one. I hope you'll check it out... Here!





That's it for me this time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Halloween Series 2020 ~ Alcohol Ink Backgrounds ~ The Greeting Farm

 Hello there crafty friend!

Today I'm sharing a couple of spook-tacular Alcohol Ink Backgrounds along with a couple of adorable stamps from The Greeting Farm!! I've been an avid collector of The Greeting Farm stamps for a couple of years now, but I never seem to have time to play... so I made time! I have two cards I've created using one Alcohol Ink Background!


My first card using the adorable little monster from the Trick or Treat 3 stamp set by The Greeting Farm. I also used a cute little Happy Halloween sentiment from Papertrey Ink.


I used the following Copic Markers for this card:

Skin ~ E000, E01, E11, R00, R20
Costume ~ V04, V06, V09, YG01, YG03, YG67, C00, C1, C3



And my second card featuring the cutest mad scientist I think I've ever seen!! Love him! His experiment has gone very wrong... lol!


I used the following Copic Markers on this card:

Skin ~ E000, E01, E11, 
Mouth ~ R00, R20, C00, N0, White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Hair ~ YG01, YG03, YG17
Costume ~ BV000, BV13, BV17, N0, N1, N2, N8
Scientist Flask ~ YG01, YG03, BG000

You can check out my process video ---> Here.



That's it for me today! I hope you'll come back tomorrow for the last day of my Halloween Series... I'm sharing a trick I've learned for making oxide backgrounds with digi stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Monday, October 12, 2020

Halloween Series 2020 ~ Fun Fold & Memory Dex Cards ~ Unity Stamp Co.

 Hello there crafty friend!

Today, I'm sharing a couple Halloween cards that I've created for my Halloween Series on my YouTube channel ~ Tawny Owl Paperie! I've used the adorable Happy Owl'oween kit from Unity Stamp Co. to create a Fun Fold card and a Memory Dex card.


Aren't they just the cutest?! I adore this sweet owl ghost! 
Such a fun stamp to work with for Halloween cards!


Here's a look at the front of the Fun Fold card. I created a scene using the fun Spooky Days papers, also from Unity Stamp Co.


And I even stamped the cute owl ghost inside the card!


I had so much fun creating this card!


I actually made this adorable Memory Dex card first. This is the first Memory Dex card I've made for my spinner. I can't wait to make a whole bunch more! I've used the same Spooky Days papers and the adorable owl ghost again from Happy Owl'oween.


I also used a piece of Pumpkin Party Chit Chat die cut pieces by Doodlebug Design and some adorable Shape Sprinkles eyes by Doodlebug Design for Simon Says Stamp that I received in a Crafty Parcel box a couple of years ago. The perfect touches to finish off my Memory Dex card!


I used the following Copic Markers for these cards:

Owl ~ C00, C1, C3, W00, W0, W2, W4, YR15, YR15, YR68, YR27
Treat Bag {Memory Dex} ~ V01, V05, N1, N2, N4
Treat Bag {Fun Fold} ~ BV000, BV11, N1, N2, N4

You can check out my YouTube video for these cards here...



That's it for me today! I'll hope you'll come back tomorrow... I'm sharing Spook-tacular Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with adorable stamps from The Greeting Farm!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal