I cannot believe it has been 2 years since Scrapping for Less unveiled the first Flavor of the Month Card Kit. From selling 10 kits that first month; 5 of those being subscriptions to hundreds each month only 2 years later; I feel truly blessed to be able to bring this program to you each month.
But not only that, I feel truly blessed to call each and every one of my customers part of the SFL family.
So, this month we bring you a whole kit of Celebrations, Ice Cream Celebrations, Baby Celebrations, Birthday Celebrations, and Friendship Celebrations.
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I found myself in need of some birthday cards and I remembered this sweet March 2018 Flavor of the Month card kit in my stash called It’s All About Ice Cream. The perfect kit to replenish my birthday card stash!!
For all of the cards I created, I went with a pretty simple design… I started with a 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper from the collection. Some of those I mat on a piece of 5-3/8 x 4-1/8″ piece of coordinating card stock… some I just left as is and adhered to a white card base.
This first card I watercolored and die cut with a wonky rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment from the Flavor of the Month Year 1 sentiment stamp set and then popped it up on the card with foam tape. I added a few sequins and that was it for card one.
For my second card, I added a strip of the pretty ribbon that I adhered to the back of the patterned paper. I then stamped the cute Flavor of the Month Logo stamp masking the center so I could stamp Happy Birthday from the FOTM Year 1 sentiment stamp instead. I just used a ruler and a Memento tuxedo black marker to add the masked lines back in and then stamped the sentiment. I colored the image using the following Copic markers ~ R14, R20, R29, B02, B21, BG000, BB01, BG45, E0000, E00, E23, E25, Y15. I fussy cut the focal image and then popped it up on the card. I added a few red sequins and this one was done.
For my third card I had to get creative because I didn’t have a full 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper left over so I combined two papers and mat them on a green piece of card stock. This card was pretty simple… I utilized the fantastic cut-a-parts included in the patterned papers. I mat this particular one on red card stock and then popped it up on the card. I added a few of the Silver Glossy Dots and then decided I wanted to also use the cute Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set.
I thought it would be fun to add a gift card for an ice cream shop (only had this gift card to show… sorry!) inside so I paper pieced the ice cream tub using the papers from this collection and adhered it on a strip of the same patterned paper that I had stamped the sentiment. I colored the little bit of ice cream using R20, E27, E51. I left the bottom portion of the card empty so I can write my birthday wishes to the recipient.
Now getting creative again, I cut the music note patterned paper in half and adhered it along with the green/white polka dot paper to the mat of orange card stock. I mat another cut-a-part paper onto red card stock and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I used my last five Silver Glossy Dots to finish off this card.
My last card came together pretty simply with the layers of patterned paper and the addition of the tag. I stamped the Ice Cream Marci directly on the tag along with the sentiment and then set the tag aside. I stamped Ice Cream Marci again on a scrap piece of white card stock and then paper pieced her shirt with the pink/white polka dot paper. I colored her in with the following Copic markers E0000, E00, E17, E23, E27, E47, E49, B91, B95, RV10, RV14, RV21. I then fussy cut her out and adhered her to the tag. I added some pink and white ribbon that I tied off with some twine… all from my stash. I then popped up the tag on the card and called this last card done!
I stamped the image using VersaMark watermark ink onto watercolor paper and then heat embossed some ultra fine black embossing powder. Since the image has some smaller detailed spots, I wanted to be sure that the watercolors would stay where I put them – so that’s why I heat embossed the image. I also did it for the cake… all those candles were so much easier to watercolor with the raised image.
Once I had my images ready, I pulled out my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush watercolor brush pens and had a blast coloring. I did pick out my papers beforehand so that I could pull the colors from the papers to use on the images. Sometimes, I do the reverse and then panic trying to find the right paper so I wanted to avoid that.
I thought this sentiment was hilarious and I really designed the whole card based on it! Too funny!
Not sure who will get this fun card, but I sure had a ton of fun making it! This fabulous stamp set is available in the shop… here!
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About the Author
My name is Crystal. I’m a wife and SAHM to our four children whom I homeschool. Card making and paper crafts are my sanity and passion. [VISIT MY BLOG]