It’sJessand I’m back with a second project featuring the adorable stand along release from Scrapping for Less. I love today’s project – maybe even more than my first one! Let’s get started.
I grabbed a few Distress Oxide ink pads and started on my blending. I like to start with my lightest color and blend over the entire area first. Then I go in with my next darker color and blend just slightly less area than with the first color. I keep doing this as I move to each darker color and the end result is a really cool gradient effect with the colors.
After my ink blending was done, I grabbed a sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir and tapped the barrel to get some of that gorgeous clear sparkle to plop right onto my panel. Since the Distress Oxides react with water, I got a really cool effect with this technique.
I set my panel aside to dry and moved on to coloring. I chose to use alcohol markers here (the Spectrum Noir Classique line), but you can use whatever method you’re most comfortable with. Once your coloring is done, you’re ready for a sentiment.
I decided to do some ‘stamp surgery’ as I’ve heard it called. I wanted a more long and narrow sentiment rather than a stacked one, so I cut apart the two lines of text ‘fairy blessings’ and ‘coming your way!’ Then, I used my Mini MISTI to line them up in a straight line across and stamp them onto black cardstock with Embossing Ink. I poured on some white embossing powder, tapped off the excess, and melted the powder with my heat tool.
I adhered my sentiment across the top section of my card and then mounted the card panel on a white A2 sized card base. I’m absolutely in love with how this one turned out. Be sure to let me know what you think about it by leaving a comment!
Hello, it’s Stacy here from Craftaholicmomma today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a paper craft project featuring all three products from the brand new SFL release, Winter Fairy.
My daughter’s birthday is coming up at the end of January so I wanted to make her something she could use at her party and then afterwards hang in her room.
This banner was very simple. I did not use any dies, just minimal supplies.
First I stamped and colored all of the main images from the two stamp sets, Winter Fairies and Fairy House. I’ve heard lots of good things about the Ohuhu Alcohol Markers from Amazon so I wanted to give them a try. I love my Copics but sometimes I want a bullet nib. So I purchased the 200 pack bullet nib markers at a very reasonable price (50 cents a marker). I was very pleased with them. They were all very juicy.
I listed the colors I used for each image.
I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out my images including the snowflakes.
Next I picked out 6 sheets of the new SFL Winter in Pink 6×6 paper pack. I trimmed these to 5 1/4″ square. Next I measured the bottom edge halfway (2 5/8″) and made a mark.
Next I connected the two upper corners with my mark, drew a line and then cut on the two lines to form my banner piece.
I wanted to mat the paper on white card stock. So the card stock is cut a little bit bigger at 5 1/2″ square. I repeated the same process marking my edge at 2 3/4″.
Next I took a hand held hole punch and punched two holes in the upper corners of all 6 pieces. This is where I will later string my ribbon through.
Next I popped up my images on adhesive foam tape and centered them on the banners.
I finished decorating them with the snowflakes and adhesive bling. I ran pink ribbon to connect them and Viola! I made a seriously adorably cute banner in less than one hour!
Thanks for visiting and enjoy all of the beautiful projects the design team creates this month with this brand new Winter Fairy release.
Hello, it’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a set of Secret Santa Gifts I made for my daughter’s classmate.
My daughter, Emily, is in the 6th grade and this year they are doing Secret Santa. She drew Jacob’s name. We are to do three gifts totaling no more than $7. I had to really get creative to figure this out.
His first gift is a blue water bottle (his favorite color) deck out with his name and geometric shapes cut from vinyl. I put several drink packets in the bottle. I managed to score a dozen water bottles in assorted colors at Walmart when they were on clearance for only 10 cents. So this gift definitely fell within the cost parameters.
His second gift was a can of Pizza flavored Pringles and a bag of M&Ms, also his favorite snack/candy.
His third gift is a composition notebook I decorated with the Doodlebug Winter Wonderland 12×12 Collection pack. I cut his name out using a font preloaded onto my Brother Scan n Cut. I then made an accompanying bookmark which I laminated. I continued on trying to use up my scraps from the notebook so then I made an ornament with the Yeti Doodlebug Doodlepop and banner dies by Gina Marie Designs. I still had one 3×5 scrap left so I made a card for him, revealing who his Secret Santa was.
So all in all I hope he loves his gifts and I think I nailed the $7 cost parameters perfectly.
Here is what I made:
The Composition Notebook
And the little card with matching envelope
Scrapping for Less has all of the Doodlebug Winter Wonderland collection in stock and for below retail prices!!
It’s all about “A Vintage Christmas” this month. I love the look and colors of vintage Christmas decorations. I hope you are inspired by the sweet little postal girl, the indented glass ornament stamp, and all of the other papers and baubles that we have added to the kit this month to give it that vintage feel.
Collection One: Holly Berries. Collection Two: A Vintage Christmas
Collection Three: Santa. Collection Four: An Ornamental Christmas
Card Stock and Envelopes and the Banana Split Level pack.
Join in on our hop and if you happened to miss where to start head back to the Scrapping for Less Blog where you can find the full lineup and also where you can enter into our Rafflecopter.
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Enjoy the vintage inspiration from our Design Team and guest designers this month.
To create this card I chose some coordinating patterned paper from the Carta Bella pack and trimmed them to fit my A2 size card base. I used some vellum to tone down the pattern paper and to attach my tags on without it looking too busy.
I chose to use the two different tags and adhere them to each other, one staggered behind the other. I then attached the tags to my vellum, and then the vellum to the card. I used the twine included in the gift tag pack and tied a bow, attaching it with Glue Dots to the top of the tags.
I finally added some enamel dots I found in my stash to finish off the card. This card is great if you need to put something together in a flash. I do have a quick process video if you would like to check it out.
I was an elementary school teacher for many years. During Christmas time for Social Studies we studied Christmas traditions around the world. This was my absolute favorite time of the year with my students. So, for our Christmas Around the World card kit I have chosen my most favorite countries we studied to feature.
Mexico: Great food and wonderful traditions centered around Papa Noel.
Sweden: St. Lucia was my favorite tradition in Sweden we studied.
Australia: My students got the biggest kick out of the fact that it was hot and summer there during Christmas.
Germany: Of course what would a study be without studying the origin of the Christmas tree.
Please sit back and enjoy the elements we put together for our Christmas Around the World Flavor of the Month Card Kit. Make sure you leave our designers some love on their blog and hop back to the SFL blog afterwards to enter the Rafflecopter. You can purchase the kit on Scrapping for Less on the Subscription page.
Collection One: Holiday Flowers and Collection Two: Australian Christmas
Collection Three: Nordic Winter and Collection Four: A Warm and Cozy Christmas
Hey All! Kim here with the cards I made for October’s Reveal, my blog is currently under construction so I am adding my pics here. Going to keep things brief and just put down which collection the card is made from and which sketch I used. Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck in the Rafflecopter Drawing!
This is my card from Collection 1 Holiday Flowers using Paper Play Sketches #07
This is from Collection 2: Australian Christmas using Sweet Sunday Sketch #61
This is from Collection 3: Nordic Winter using Mojo Monday sketch #187
This is from Collection 4: A Warm and Cozy Christmas using Operation Write Home Sketch #17
This is a card with pieces from several collections and using the sentiment stamp and the embellishment that came in the Banana Split. No sketch for this one.
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Even though they are very simple cards using stickers I think they came out very nice.
For a bonus project I wanted to make a couple of gift card holders using up some of the paper scraps. I recently watched Angie Juda’s YouTube tutorial showing this idea. Click on the link to her information HERE.
Tell me in the comments below what is your favorite kind of Christmas sweet?
Happy Fall Ya’all! It’s Stacy from CraftaholicMomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a set of cute treat pouches. These would be great for gift cards, bookmarks or anything you’d like to put inside. They’d make perfect little gifts. Plus they are SUPER easy and fast to make using just one sheet of 6×6 paper.
First thing to do is take your paper and score it. I’m including a diagram I drew showing the score marks and cut marks.
Next take your scissors and cut off the two selected bottom portions.
If you want a fancy border on the top of your pouch go ahead and punch or die cut it now.
Next use your favorite tape runner or strong tape to add adhesive to the two 1/2″ sections.
Now close up the long side and bottom. Fold over the back panel and viola! You have a super fast and totally cute treat pouch.
Just decorate it! I added tags and stickers and leftover scraps to decorate mine. I used these adorable pumpkin paperclips by Doodlebug Designs to attach my tags to the pouches.
I made a matching bookmark to go with one of the pouches. The book mark measures 5 1/2″ by 2″. Rustic twine adds the perfect touch to the tags and bookmark.
All three of these pouches and bookmark took me less than 20 minutes to make. You could easily mass produce these for a class of kiddos, teachers or co-workers. I hope you give this super easy tutorial a try. I’d love to see what you make! Use hashtag #stacystreatpouch in your social media and I’ll show you some love!!