Posted at 9:40 pm
I have a video up over at our YouTube channel showcasing Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic. Take a peek over there to see what our January Christmas series has in store! I totally forgot to take pictures…ooops and then it was too dark tonight…so that is why I am just sending you over to YouTube.
I am so sorry I have been very neglectful in choosing winners.
September’s Winner: Mary Millet (a package of goodies)
October’s Winner: Denise Bryant (past Flavor of the Month Kit)
November’s Winner: Andre M (past Flavor of the Month Kit)
December’s Winner: Michelle Watson Christ (15 Store Credit)
I will be sending out an email tomorrow to the winners.
Posted at 9:00 am
Hey, everyone! It’s Christmas All Year Long at Scrapping for Less and I have some fun inspiration for you using the My Favorite Things Beast Friend stamp set. This was one of my first stamp sets from My Favorite Things and it’s still one of my favorites!
I stamped and colored the little yeti holding the string of lights from the Beast Friends stamp set with my Copics. My favorite way to color these guys is with light Neutral Gray Copic markers and skin tones for his face and ears. I grabbed some Distress Inks and started blending ink onto a background panel. I only used Crushed Olive, but because I didn’t clean off my blender brush the inside blending is a different shade of green. I quite like it when I stumble upon happy accidents!
Once the ink blended background was completely dry I white heat embossed the three trees from the Beast Friends stamp set repeatedly across my card. I was going to leave it this way, but I decided to add a bit of shine with a gold ink from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor palette. I’m so glad I did! To match the gold watercoloring I heat embossed a gold sentiment onto a strip, popped up my sentiment and yeti, and added some gold glittery enamel dots around the card.
I love how the gold and green play off each other, don’t you?! Thanks for joining me! I hope you’re inspired to break out your Christmas supplies and get crafty!
Posted at 2:24 pm
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!
Posted at 12:00 pm
Hey, everyone! It’s Lynnea! I know many of us find ourselves scrambling in November and December to create Christmas cards for friends and family. At Scrapping for Less we are celebrating Christmas all year long! Once a month we will be sharing inspiration for a Christmas card! I used the Photoplay Here Comes Santa paper pad and a sentiment from the Stocking Full of Joy stamp set from Your Next Stamp to create a set of 7 Christmas cards!
I used about 5 pieces of patterned paper to create these 7 cards! And in the end I only had 2 little strips left! And I created all 7 cards in about 20 minutes! Yay! I have a video tutorial at the end of this post so make sure you check it out!
I started by cutting up some pieces of patterned paper – some had little images (like pictured above) and some into strips of varying widths. I didn’t follow any sketches, but these are super basic layouts that can be easily replicated!
I needed a sentiment for some of the layouts and the “Happy Holidays” sentiment from the Stocking Full of Joy stamp set seemed perfect! I love the little script!
I had a bunch of strips of paper left over, so I decided to use them to create one more card! Plus I couldn’t let that little Santa image go unused!
Thanks for joining me!