Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with the March challenge for the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group!! This month’s challenge is a sketch challenge… I sure do love a good sketch!! It can definitely get the mojo working!
Before we get to the sketch and the card I created… the key to playing along with the challenge is being a member of the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group so 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. You are welcome to include a link to your blog in the description of your creation if you’d like.
Let’s check out Sketch Challenge #4…
A fun little sketch to get you inspired! Now, let’s check out the card I created using this fun sketch along with the adorable All Tucked In stamp set by My Favorite Things… available in the SFL shop!
I paired this sweet stamp set with the Wood You Be Mine papers by SFL… these sweet Valentine’s themed papers don’t have to be just for Valentine’s!! I think they are wonderful with this sweet stamp set and I was able to pull the colors from the plaid papers to color up the images in my main panel.
I die cut the panel with Stitched Rectangle STAX dies from My Favorite Things. I trimmed down the plaid patterned paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to a white card base. I adhered the wood grain patterned paper that I trimmed down to 4 x 5-1/4″. I then trimmed down the chevron patterned paper to 2-3/4 x 4-5/8″ and adhered it to the top portion of the main panel. I punched out a couple flags from the patterned papers and then trimmed another flag from a scrap of paper. I adhered those to the back of the main panel. I then popped up the main panel with foam squares. The sentiments from the All Tucked In stamp set didn’t work for the idea I had in mind for this card so I went searching through my stamps and I found this cute little Get Well Soon sentiment in the Cup of Tea stamp set also from My Favorite Things. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink and then trimmed it down and mat it with a little piece of patterned paper. And then I realized that it didn’t quite work with the sketch since I turned the sketch for my card… so I just decided to go with it and I adhered it to the bottom left corner of the main panel and called this card done!
Here’s one more look at the card… I just love how this turned out! I hope that you do too!
This challenge will run from today, March 1st and will end March 31st at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 1st in the challenge album. Please use #sflsketchchallenge4 in any social media posts when playing along with the challenge.
Lots of time to play along and remember if you use SFL products in your challenge entry it qualifies for two entries for a chance to win a prize!! I can’t wait to see what you create!
Hello and Season’s Greetings to you all! I hope you are having a good December and are busy making memories with friends and loved ones. Today I want to share with you a little card with a grande message. ( I know, I know but I love punny.)Grande-Sized Love from My Favorite Things clear stamp.
This pure innocence girl from MFTis incredibly versatile. You could use it for a thank you card, birthday card, I love you card and of course she would be adorable on a card containing a gift card especially if that gift card was for a place that served coffee. I kept things pretty simple wanting her to take center stage on the card. Here is the run down of what I did and what I used to do it:
This card is bright and cheery and a perfect thank you for me to give to a fellow coffee lover who really is always there to pick me up. I really do love the pure innocence collection from My Favorite Things and am so excited to add this little gal to my collection. Thank you for spending some time with me today on the blog and hope you are carving out a little time for yourself to do something crafty.
Hello, Happy December! It’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up on the Scrapping for Less blog today. The theme for this month is Hodgepodge Potpourri. Which means we will be showcasing all kinds of different products and companies this month.
I colored the image with alcohol markers and fussy cut her out. I took a piece of the paper that had a bunch of flowers on it and cut out all the flowers on my Brother Scan n Cut to use as embellishments. A scrap piece of Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Vellum added just the right touch. I just love that vellum! I hoard it because they don’t make it anymore so I only use it on just the right project.
I hope you’ll love all the projects and goodies the design team will be showcasing this month. Thanks for visiting,
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a super cute and fun Tri-Fold Window card using the sweet Frosty Friends set by My Favorite Things!! I love when an idea for a fun card turns out!
I started by cutting a 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of white card stock in half so that I had two A2 size cards measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4″ (these are side folds not top fold card bases). I knew that I wanted to use a die to create the windows on the card and decided to use the Stitched Arch STAX die from My Favorite Things. I didn’t have to use a stitched die, it’s just what I had in my stash that would create the window I wanted. I set aside the die cuts for another project since I didn’t need them for this card.
Once my first window was cut, I placed the two card bases together and lined up the next die to create my second window. I ran the second card base through my big shot and then set it aside. I searched through my Christmas papers and decided to use the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella again… I just love the snowy background papers in this paper pack!! Oh, and this paper is on sale in the shop, along with a bunch of other Christmas items… including the Frosty Friends stamp set that I’m using for my card today!! Be sure to check it out…. lots of great deals on sale until Dec. 2nd!!! I love a great sale!
Back to the card, once I had the papers picked out… I trimmed them down to 3-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I lined the papers up for the window layers and used the same arch die to die cut the windows out. It was easy to line up because the bottom portion of the cut out in the card base was visible under the patterned paper. Once the papers were die cut, I adhered them to the card bases. The last Christmas tree paper I just adhered inside the card in tact since it was the inside of the card with no die cuts. Once I had these papers adhered and any excess trimmed off the edges, I adhered the two card base together creating my Tri-Fold card base.
Now I needed my snowy banks for the snowmen to chill out on! I used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies by Lawn Fawn. I tried to keep the height of the hills similar for each layer so there was continuity throughout the card.
I then die cut little strips of the glittered silver paper using the same Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I used the same border die to keep the strips nice and even rather than fussy cutting them and it worked out really well (I hope the picture gives you a better visual of what I’m meaning).
I adhered the snowy banks to each layer of the card and then stamped and colored the Frosty Friends snowmen. I used the following Copic markers to color the snowmen:
I fussy cut the snowmen and traced their outlines on light weight card stock. I fussy cut those out going inside the line a bit… I did this to add an extra layer to the snowmen. That way they were able to lay flat over the extra layer of glitter paper rather than be bumpy in the middle. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiments using my Stamp Platform. For the last sentiment inside the card, I used the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. You’ll notice in the video below that the sentiment was a little messy on the front of the card (I pressed a little too hard and the ‘Us’ was a bit messy). To fix it I just used my white gel pen to clean up the letters, but I forgot to do it before I made the video and then decided that it was okay to show that and share how I fixed it.
I have a video on my blog (link above) showing the Tri-Fold Window card in action.
I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed my card and that I’ve inspired you to try something new!
Happy Holidays Crafty Friends! It’s Stacy here from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a cute set of tags with a matching card, perfect for that gift for a dear friend or loved one.
Today I am featuring stamps by My Favorite Things. And the best news is they are on sale right now!! So hurry and grab yours!
I used the Santa and Friends stamp set. I stamped all three images in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I then colored them in with my Copic Markers (exact colors are listed below). I then used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the images with a small white border.
I used scraps of pattern paper from my stash and layered everything up with a strip a vellum. I foam mounted the Santa and Reindeer, so that I could hide my liquid glue behind the image and sentiment strip to attach the vellum to the card. **Right now pattern paper is on sale also! Check out the store!
I made two matching tags with the remaining two reindeer images. Adding Cranberry Stickles to their noses finished them off perfectly.
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Hello, it’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a card featuring some pretty cute critters.
It’s a pretty simple layout because I wanted the focus to be on the adorable critters. The Sweater Weather on the Safari is one of my favorite stamp sets by My Favorite Things. I paired the stamp set with the Scrapping for Less Holiday Flowers 6×6 paper collection from the October Flavor of the Month Card Kit.
The images were simply colored using alcohol markers.
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!
This project was not my original idea as I’ve seen it around on Pinterest and such. I just loved the idea! I though I “wood” make these for my daughters teachers, paras and classmates for Christmas. They make a very cute gift or stocking stuffer for a friendly cost.
I stamped the images from the MFT Sweater Weather in the Woods stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then colored the images with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. I read somewhere that they had better luck with no bleeding if they used their Spectrum Noirs. The COPIC Markers with the brush bibs tend to bleed on the wood. I think the key is to use a marker with a bullet nib. I guess the best thing to do is to sacrifice one of the wood slices and try out different markers on it and see which one works best for you.
The other cool thing about these wood slices is that they come already pre-sanded and pre-drilled with holes. Plus a big wad of rustic twine was included.
So if you’re looking for quick and easy gift try making these wood slice ornaments. Your recipients will love them!