I’ve never used a Doodlepop from Doodlebug Designs before – but seriously it made this card so easy! No coloring or fussy cutting required! And there’s even dimension built in! How fabulous! I had an idea to pair the koala with a sunrise backdrop and sandy foreground.
I started by using a ray stencil to add some quick yellow sun rays to the bottom of my card. I looked through the Find it Trading Wild Animals paper pad and found a brown tone on tone paper and when I turned it on the side it looked like sand. Perfect for my simple scene! I cut a strip about an inch and a quarter wide and added it to the bottom of my card. Then I added my Koala Doodlepop right on top! So effortless!
I needed the perfect sentiment to finish my card, so I used some brown ink to stamp a sentiment from the Hero Arts Color Layering Red Panda stamp set. More of these Doodlepops are definitely on my wish list! They make cardmaking a breeze! Watch my video below to see just how easy this card is to make!
Hey, everyone! I love that “In the Wild” is August’s theme at Scrapping for Less! Get ready for lots of cute critter projects from myself and the rest of the design team! Today I used a set of dies to create a faux cover die look! Super easy and looks great! Find more on my blog!
Are you anything like me? – I have so much colored cardstock in my craft room! I’ve made a promise to myself to start using it! I decided to make a faux coverplate background using the Jungle Leaves dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I do this all the time – it’s super easy! I grabbed two colors of green cardstock – a light green for the background and a mid green for all of my die cutting. I used the curved vine from the Jungle Leaves die set and cut it multiple times from the mid green cardstock. Then I glued all the little vines onto the lighter green cardstock to create my leafy vine background.
The sloths in the LaLa Land Crafts Take it Sloth stamp set are just too cute! I stamped one hanging from a branch onto heavy weight cardstock and colored him with my alcohol markers. I used my scissors to trim around the image and added it to the right side of my background so it looks like the sloth is hanging off the side of my card.
I stamped a coordinating sentiment in green ink and trimmed the edges of the sentiment strip to banner ends and added it towards the center of my card. I have a video tutorial for this card below!
It was so easy to use some reds and oranges to stamp and layer the red panda image. Three steps and you have a realistic looking critter!
I used some of the scene building stamps from the stamp set to create a simple bamboo background for my focal image. I wanted some light clouds in the background, so I used some Distress Ink and a clouds stencil. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom left corner.
So easy and simple! You could create a whole set of these and package them together as a gift! Enjoy the video tutorial!
Hey, everyone! I love being part of Christmas All Year Long for Scrapping for Less! It’s such a great way to build up my Christmas card stash before the holidays sneak up on me! Today I’m creating a quick card that can easily be mass produced using different patterned paper!
The Santa’s Workshop 6 x 6 paper pad from Carta Bella is full of gorgeous fun and whimsy papers! I chose two more classic patterns – but this card can easily be recreated with a more whimsical pattern to give a totally different feel! I chose the red paper for my background and I die cut the blue pattern with a reverse scallop frame to be the backdrop for my focal image.
I stamped the little mouse from the Sweet and Fun Holiday Your Next Stamp set and colored him in with alcohol markers. I just love his little tray with fruit cake! I also stamped a sentiment onto a strip of cardstock.
I adhered everything together – the sentiment strip with liquid glue and the frame and mouse with foam squares for dimension. Here’s a short how – to video!
Hey, everyone – it’s Lynnea! Today I created an outdoor masculine card using just papers and cardstock stickers! … and a bit of die cutting! Head over to the Scrapping for Less store to grab these papers and stickers! They’re perfect for quick and easy guy cards!
The papers in the Campfire & Lakeside 6 x 6 paper pad from Photoplay are so fabulous! I love the color scheme! Blues, reds, and greens! Perfect for outdoor cards! I grabbed one of my favorite patterns – the fish pattern – and built my card around it! I die cut a plaid piece to be my background and trimmed down the fish piece to fit inside of the die cut background.
The At the Lake cardstock stickers from Paper House are so realistic! I knew I wanted to use the canoe and some accessories on my card, but they were getting lost. I used one of my favorite “sticker tricks”! I put the stickers down onto white cardstock and trimmed around the edge to leave a white border. This helps them stand out! I added the canoe, some plants, and the duck as well as the sentiment.
This card came together so easily! I love when products coordinate together! Thanks for joining me! See you soon!
Cuteness overload, right?! I love this little bear stamp set – and it’s exclusive to this kit from one of my favorite companies! I wanted to use the three tags that come in the collection as well as some of the cardstock. I rarely used colored cardstock, but I have so much of it that it’s my goal to start using it! I used a circle die to die cut the three colors of cardstock (Nightshift Blue, Timber Green, and Tangy Orange) slightly smaller than my tags.
Then I stamped and colored my little bear images and cut them out with scissors. I also stamped and trimmed coordinating sentiments for each image. I wanted a little more excitement to my backgrounds, so I grabbed my white gel pen and added some details. It’s not perfect – especially my chevrons – but I like how they turned out!
I punched holes in the top of the cardstock and added them to the tags with a bit of twine. Then I added the images and sentiment strips with foam tape. I hope you enjoyed this peek at the July 2019 Flavor of the Month card kit!
Hey, everyone! My family spent this past week at the lake, so it’s super fitting that this month’s theme from Scrapping for Less is camping and outdoors!
The Winston’s Lake House stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs is SO cute! There are so many cute scene building stamps! I almost went with a lake scene – but the little bear and cabin images just spoke to me!
This card came together super quickly with just a bit of masking! I stamped my sentiment first and then the bear image. When masking it’s important to remember to stamp whatever image you want to be in front first! I stamped the bear image onto masking paper and cut it out with scissors and placed it over my original stamped image and stamped my lake house. When I removed the masking paper it looks like the lake house is set behind the little bear! I used my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers to color them in.
I didn’t to much to embellish the card – just some gems and clear glitter! Check out my video below!
Hey, there! It’s Lynnea! I’m so excited about this month’s theme from Scrapping for Less – Under the Stars! I created a cute little critter campfire scene! And scroll down to see the video!
I this this little scene is super cute, don’t you?! I started by cutting down some patterned papers from the Photoplay Campfire & Lakeside 6 x 6 patterned paper pad for my background. I fell in LOVE with the star background paper as soon as I saw it! And I love using patterns as grass. I think it makes things super fun! I stamped and colored the critters from the Lawn Fawn Love You S’more stamp set. I also stamped a bunch of trees for my background!
Once I had everything cut out I started assembling my card. I tucked the trees behind the patterned paper foreground and popped up my campfire and critters. I stamped my sentiment with brown ink and trimmed the ends to banner edges.
A bit of glitter over my critters and randomly in the starry background finished off my card! I hope you enjoy the video!
Hey, everyone – it’s Lynnea! I’m so excited about the June Flavor of the Month card kit from Scrapping for Less! Stay tuned! – the whole kit will be revealed this Saturday, June 29th! We would love to see what you make once you get your June FOTM kit! Share your projects on social media using the hashtag #FOTMundertheseababies for a chance to be highlighted on the Scrapping for Less social media accounts! For now though, I have a little sneak peek at one of the stamp sets included in the kit!
I just LOVE otters! They’re so cute! Of course I had to use this stamp set for my sneak peek! I stamped the little fish image in a strip across my card and colored them in with light yellow and blue markers. I colored the otter image with alcohol markers and popped him and the sentiment up with foam squares. To finish off the card I used some pearls from the kit and scattered them across the card.
I hope you’re super excited about this kit! I sure am!! See you soon!
Hey, everyone it’s Lynnea! I have another under the sea themed card for you using fun products you can grab in the Scrapping for Less shop! This time I’m making a super fun shaker card! And there’s a video!
I LOVE the My Favorite Things Ocean View Porthole die and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a shaker! My shaker is quite simple, but for a step by step tutorial make sure you watch my video below! I started by picking out some of my favorite papers from the Echo Park Vitamin Sea paper pack. I wanted to keep the patterns masculine. I always have a shortage of cards for guys in my stash and these papers and stamps are perfect for guys!
Once I picked out my papers I die cut the waves patterned paper with the Ocean View Porthole die – you could just use a circle die, but I wanted to make sure that my window was perfectly sized, so I just used the die. I adhered some acetate to the back of my waves paper and used foam tape to make a circular “well” at the back of my patterned paper and filled it up with sequins and little anchor pieces. I used another piece of patterned paper to seal up my shaker. I die cut the Ocean View Porthole die three times from heavy white cardstock and stacked them together for dimension and then glued them onto the front of my acetate.
To finish off my card I stamped the cute little shark and sentiment from the La-La Land Crafts Jaws Because stamp set. I colored him up with alcohol markers and used a dotting technique for texture. I trimmed him out and added him to the front of my shaker with the sentiment strip. That’s it! Super simple and super cute!