Hello, it’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with more inspiration using Collection One called Big Love from the new May Flavor of the Month Card Kit. The theme this month is “Let’s Encourage One Another”.
There are less than a handful of the Banana Split levels left. If you want to get your hands on one before they’re gone CLICK HERE. You can also pick up some extra coordinating Cardstock HERE.
Today I did not make any cards. I like to make lots of different types of projects.
First I have a mini notebook I recovered with the pattern paper.
Next I made two gift tags with the left over paper from the notebook. No scraps go to waste.
Then I stamped two of the Benny stamps in shrink plastic and colored with Alcohol Markers to make a pair of Benny earrings.
While I had my jewelry findings out I made another pair with the chalkboard hearts after mounting the stickers on red Cardstock that was in the kit. Added another punches heart and a rhinestone heart bling.
So, the key to playing along with the challenge is being a member of theScrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group if you aren’t already a member —>join here!! Also, please note that you don’t need a blog to enter the challenge as you’re adding a photo of your creation directly in the Challenge album in the group. But you are welcome to include a link to your blog in the description of your creation, if you’d like.
Here’s what Sketch Challenge #5 looks like…
I have a couple of cards using this sketch to share with you…
My first one is from the reveal and hop for the May 2020 Let’s Encourage One Another card kit… this was a very fast card to create. I literally didn’t stamp one thing for this card. I just trimmed the patterned papers and adhered them to a white card base. I die cut the oval from white card stock and adhered it to the card. And the sweet Little Lady Ephemera pieces and enamel dots finished off the card! Easy Peasy!
My second card is also using products from the Little Lady Collection of the May 2020 card kit. I trimmed my patterned papers and adhered them to a white card base. I die cut a wonky stitched oval die from white card stock. I used the cloud stencil from the Banana Split subscription and blended a little scene for the ladybug and her daisies with Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks. I used Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress Markers for the shading under the ladybug and the stems of the daisies. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white card stock and mat it with the Lemon Drop card stock. I adhered the sentiment to the bottom of the oval scene and then popped up the oval and sentiment strip with foam squares.
I used the following Copic markers to color the stamped images in this card:
Ladybug ~ R000, R14, R46, N0, N2, N4, N5
Daisies ~ Y11, Y13, Y35
I thought about adding a couple enamel dots but the pretty daisies in the bottom right corner work right along with the sketch design so I left it as is. I sure hope that you’ll play along with our fun sketch challenge.
This challenge will continue until June 30th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 1st in the challenge album. Please use #sflsketchchallenge5 in any social media posts when playing along with the challenge.
I started out by using the Sunday Stamps sketch #56 for the basic layout of my card. It was a perfect layout to use the ribbon that came in the Weather Together collection of the kit. And, I decided to turn the 3 circle elements on the sketch into small shaker windows.
I chose the Blu Raspberry cardstock from the kit as my A2 size cardbase and the rainbow striped paper from the Weather Together collection (collection #3 in the kit) for my mat.
To make my shaker windows, I punched 1 inch circles from heavy duty white cardstock and then used a 1.5 inch scalloped circle punch to punch around the 1 inch circles to create my shaker frame. I repeated this 15 times (because I couldn’t seem to make foam work for these small frames🤦♀️)! I added the clear transparency circle (1.25 inch circle) under my top layer of the scalloped frame. Then I just used liquid glue to add the other 4 scalloped layers. This gave my frames some depth.
I wrapped one piece of the ribbon from the Weather Together collection around the bottom of my card mat and then the other down the left side so they overlapped. Then I adhered my card mat to the cardbase.
I punched 3 more of the scalloped circles to use as my shaker window base layer and adhered these on top of the vertical strip of ribbon. Then came the fun part of adding the sequins (and of course I added a few too many!).
I stamped the “You are awesome” sentiment from the Little Lady stamp set (from the Little Lady collection #4 from the kit), backed it with the turquoise side of one of the papers from the Weather Together collection. I decided to add it under the middle shaker window. Then I added some 1/2 inch punched circles from that same turquoise paper to the upper right hand corner of the card. I think it turned out very cheerful and would make a great encouragement or congratulations card!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this bright and cheery project! If you have a tip for adding the dimension to tiny shaker frames, please let me know!!!!
Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with one last sneak peek of the May 2020 Let’s Encourage One Another Card Kit before the big reveal and hop tonight at Midnight EST!! Who’s excited for this kit?! I am! I am!! And the collection that I’m using for today’s sneak is my absolute favorite from the kit!
Aren’t those papers absolutely stunning! I love the colors! Gorgeous!
The stamps are just as amazing and the sentiments are so sweet! Perfectly paired with all the fun products in this collection… and really, the entire kit!
I used the following Copic markers to color these stamped images:
Last month’s card kit sold out pretty quick… be sure to sign up for this month’s awesome kit before it sells out too!! And then come back tonight for the reveal and hop… the design team and guests have some amazing creations to share with you!!
Hello Cardmakers! I hope you are doing well this morning.
This month’s theme is all about encouragement.
How about taking one of the words in the acronym above and making it your word for the coming month? My word is going to be motivation! Motivation to send out at least 3 cards a week to encourage someone.
The design team and guest designers this month have created some absolutely fabulous designs with the card kit contents. Hop on through and take a look. One person I know who encourages people each and every day is Courtney Kreeber, she has helped design components of this month’s kit. Her groupHandmade Happinessover on Facebook is all about encouraging each other.
Who have you encouraged today? Check out this wonderful card kit centered around encouragement over on theScrapping for Lesswebsite. Also check out the SFL blog post and make sure to enter the Rafflecopter.
Cardstock/Envelopes and Banana Split add on
Collections 1 “Love Big” and 2 “Easy Peasy”
Collections 3 “Weather Together” and 4 “Little Lady”
May’s Flavor of the Month card kit is just beautiful. From the paper to the extras in the Banana Split card kit so many items perfect for creating encouragement cards. I chose to feature the Weather Together collection because I LOVE rainbows! The paper speaks to my childhood memories and the sentiments are just what I am wanting to say to my friends and family at this time.
Starting out with Bristol Smooth cardstock and using Distress Oxide Inks in Weathered Wood & Stormy Sky to create the clouds with the stencil included in May’s Banana Split card kit. I created the image in the center of the card in the following order. (I have to talk myself through this every time I do it.) Because I wanted the cloud to show completely it was stamped first, then masked off, next the rainbow was stamped then masked off. The last step was to stamp the sun. Using Zig Clean Color Markers I colored in all the images. I then almost ruined this one layer card by deciding to add Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker and forgetting that the Zig markers are activated by water. Thankfully I realized it early on and avoiding some strong language in the craft room, ha ha ha! The sentiment was embossed with Navy embossing powder. Cut out the main scene with a stitched rectangle die and placed on a card front size patterned paper from the Weather Together patterned paper.
We have one more sneak peek before the release of the entire card kit so don’t miss out and if you want to ensure getting your hands on May’s Flavor of the card kit sign up here for a subscription. (Last month’s kits sold out.) Thanks so much for visiting us today on the blog. We look forward to seeing you for the hop this weekend. The blog hop goes live Saturday, May 30th at Midnight EST.
Hello, it’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up on the Scrapping for Less Blog today with two projects I made with products from Collection 4 of the soon to be released Flavor of the Month Card Kit.
First up I made a checkbook cover. I like to be able to customize my stuff so I thought this was a fun idea. You can get the clear checkbook covers on Amazon HERE.
Next I covered a notepad I had purchased at Dollar Tree. You can purchase the notepads HERE. The notepads measure 4″ x 6″.
If you’d like to make sure you reserve one of these kits in your name (last month they sold out right away) then you’ll want to sign up for a monthly subscription (plus it saves you extra money over the one time purchase price). This kit is absolutely adorable! I am so in love with the papers and stamp sets in this kit.
Click on the Flavor of the Month Card Kit icon to take you to the subscription sign up page.
It’s Sneak Peek Week!! I’m super excited to share this card with you. I love how bright the pattern paper is and this is the sweetest Big Foot! I stamped out the image with Copic friendly ink and colored with warm gray markers. I added lots of sparkle with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. I used the Lemon Drop card stock for my card base and the mat my pattern paper so they wouldn’t blend together.
I chose to decorate the inside by adding a strip of pattern paper, the sentiment and stamped the image again with Memento London Fog Ink.
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks this week and the full reveal will be Saturday, May 30 at 12:00am!