For my first project, I made a card using the watermelon treat paper.
I started off with a spearmint green card base. I added a mat of white cardstock and then the polka dot side of the patterned paper. I matted my strip of the watermelon pattern with white cardstock as well to help it pop. I added my sentiment along with some Blushing Red Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish off the card.
I cut 2 patterned paper pieces to 3 by 4.5 inches. I adhered these to the front and back covers of the comp book. I used part of the remaining strip I had to back my sentiment/embellishment on the front of the notebook. I used my last scrap piece to decorate the inside of the front cover.
For my last two projects, I chose this cute rainbow popsicle pattern. I started with the nail file holder and cut this patterned piece down to 3.5 by 6 inches. Then I scored it at 1 inch, 1 1/4 inches, 2 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 inches. I put the box together, added my nail file and then embellished with a tag punched from a scrap of the patterned paper and a sticker from a previous kit.
And for my final little project, I made a mini post it note holder. I cut down the remaining piece of the pattern paper to 2 1/4 by 5 inches. Then I scored at 1 1/8 inches, 1 1/2 inches, 3 1/8 inches and 3 1/2 inches. I glued in my Dollar Tree mini post it note pad. I added a small piece of adhesive velcro to help my holder to stay closed. Then I finished if off with another tag cut from scraps and popsicle sticker.
Thanks for stopping back by today! I hope you enjoyed these projects! They were so fun and quick and I know some young girls who will love them!
I made 5 cards. I used the SFL Sketch #7, the slimline card sketch to make my first 2 cards.
I embellished the first card with the Tropic Vibes ephemera and the 2nd with the toucan from the Tropic Vibes stamp set. Both sentiments were from this stamp set as well.
I also used the Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month Card Sketch:
I changed my design from the sketch just a little bit by using less strips and making them thinner. I also used the Scrapping for Less Mod Die set that came in the Banana Split level of the kit. This card turned out to be my favorite!!
I switched to some non-card projects. I made 2 nail file/emory board holders. These would be cute gifts or craft show items! This idea came from the Papered Chef.
I cut the patterned paper to 3.5×6 inches. Then I scored them at 1 inch, 1.25 inches, 2.25 inches and 2.5 inches. Once you fold up the score lines, you just glue the 2 flaps together. Then pinch the bottom ends together and glue.
I embellished both holders with some of the cute flamingo ephemera from the collection. The emory boards are from Amazon.
The next little projects I made were some mini post it note holders:
This design is from Inspired by Gram. For these, I cut my patterned paper to 2 1/4 x 5 inches. I scored them at 1 1/8 inches, 1 1/2 inches, 3 1/8 inches and 3 1/2 inches. Once you get them folded up, you can add your mini post it note pads (unfortunately, I didn’t realize I was out of them before making these). Once I add the post it note pad to the inside, I would add some small adhesive velcro strips to the the flaps to keep them closed.
I embellished the pads with the small flowers and sentiment from the Tropic Vibes stamp set.
After this, I was working with scraps on some final cards. I used a flamingo that I had stamped and watercolored in a previous session. I matted my pattern papers with black cardstock from my stash and put them directly onto my white cardbase. I embellished around the layout with some Blushing Red Nuvo Drops.
And here is my final card:
I decided to use the pineapple stencil that came in the Banana Split collection to create a background on my cardbase. I used Scattered Straw Distress Ink to color the body of the pineapples and Mowed Lawn to color the tops. I pieced together some of the scraps I had left and layered a piece of pineapple ephemera and sentiment on top.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my projects today! I hope you got some inspiration! I had so much fun with these!
Hi Everyone! Luci here with a single layer card using the Brand New Release from SFL “Winter Fairies” and “Fairy House“! How adorable are these sets! I colored the images and created the scene with Copic Markers, and I finished up the card by stamping the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink added a few sequins and you can’t have Fairies without some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen!
I made an A2 size card or 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 inches, I cut a panel to 5 1/4 X 4 inches for the scene. I made some masks for the images, I stamped and masked as I went, using Momento Tuxedo Black Ink for stamping the images I was going to color. I drew in some hills with a pencil before I started coloring. I colored the panel. Once I finished coloring I adhered the panel to the card base, added a few sequins and used the Sparkle Pen on tops of hills, the roof, the white parts of her hat, and the accents on her dress and shoes.
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!!
Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a bunch of cards I made using what I think is probably my newest favorite Doodlebug collection: Winter Wonderland. Well…..it’s definitely in the top 5. LOL
What I love about Doodlebug is all you need is their 6×6 paper pad and the Icon stickers and you are good to go! I’m only showing 12 cards today. I originally made 23 cards and one cell phone case insert from the paper pad. However, I gave some of the cards away to family and friends before I realized I wanted to use them in my Design Team post.
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a fun idea for prepackaged tags… a Gift Card Holder Tag Card…? Well, I’ll need to work on the name… lol…but basically I made a couple of super cute and fun interactive cards using the beautiful Kaisercraft Silver Bells Tags and they are holding a gift card!! Let’s have a look…
First, I cut my layers of patterned paper and adhered them to a red card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I then adhered the card front to a white card base. I trimmed the red mat piece for the tag to 2-1/4 x 3-1/2″ and punched a hole using my ancient Crop-a-Dile allowing me to use the included string… so the recipient could pull the tag using the string. I was just going to adhere the gift card directly to that piece but then I got to thinking that it would be fun to have a piece of card stock across the card and then have the tag tuck in behind it. So, I cut another piece of the red card stock the same size and adhered it to the back of the tag being careful to only adhere the top portion so I had an opening on the bottom to tuck. I cut the red card stock to go across the card and die cut it with a scalloped stitched border die. I adhered it to the card using a strong scor-tape being careful to only add the tape to either side of the card stock so I’d have an opening to tuck the gift card behind.
And then I stamped and heat embossed a surprise sentiment behind the tag!! So fun! I used the My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes for the sentiment. I stamped it with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed a fine white embossing powder.
Here you can see the other side of the tag where I’ve adhered the gift card using glue dots.
Here’s the second card that I made using all the same steps as the first card only with the other style of tag and different patterned papers from the same Simple Stories Country Christmas paper pad. I also changed up the card stock to coordinate with the aqua colors in this tag.
I forgot to mention above that I tied some white baker’s twine around the string of the tags. I thought it was a fun way to add a bit of white to the tag.
I tried to coordinate my gift cards to the colors of the cards… lol. I couldn’t believe I still have my Amazon gift card from last Christmas! Guess who’s going shopping!?!
This picture shows the opening between the card stock layers that makes it possible to tuck the tag on the card. I know sometimes that a visual can help so I wanted to share this too.
I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed the cards I shared today and that they’ve inspired you to get creative with your designs!!
If you check out the link for this set above, you’ll notice that I omitted one of the kids. I knew that I had just enough room for two kids in my card design so… sadly one of them had to be omitted. But since I colored this stamp in steps with my Stampin’ Up markers, it was really easy to just color the two kids. This is an easy 2-layer builder stamp set… meaning you stamp one portion and then easily line up the next portion to stamp. I started with the hats and colored them to match the beautiful colors in the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella. I used Green Galore and Cucumber Crush for the little boys hat and Watermelon Wonder and Real Red for the girls hat. The eyes and mouth are also part of this first stamp. I used Chocolate Chip for the eyes and Blushing Bride for the mouth.
Once I had the hats done, I removed the first stamp and lined up the second stamp. It was so easy to line these up! I wanted to add some blue into the card to play off of the background paper I chose so I used the Soft Sky marker. The cheeks and nose are also part of the second stamp… I used the Blushing Bride marker again. Now at this point, I had a little bit of dimension in the hat with the different colored markers I used, but the mittens and pom poms needed a little something so I pulled out my copic markers. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if coloring on dye ink with copics is totally safe, but I haven’t had an issue with my markers. I used BG000 and BG01 on the pom poms, mittens, and bow. Then I got to thinking the faces needed to be colored in… they were just white at this point. So I pulled out my got to skin copic markers ~ E000, E00, and E21. I was careful to color around the cheeks, mouth, nose, and eyes because I really wasn’t sure what would happen… Lol! Coloring in the faces really gives this adorable stamp that extra cute touch!!
I stamped the sentiment with the same markers… Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, and Soft Sky. The dot in the ‘i’ for the word Winter connected to the letter since I had to ink it up a few times to get nice coverage, so I made a new dot! To finish off my card, I thought a little hot cocoa cup would be a fun addition. I just happened to have the Cup of Cocoa stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs on my desk so I inked up the stamp with the Real Red and Soft Sky markers. I then colored it in with the following copic markers ~ B0000, B00, R00, R14. I stamped the snowflake with the Cucumber Crush marker but it was too dark so I went over it with a white gel pen. It’s not quite white… LOL! But the nice tinge of blue works perfectly with the blues I have in the card. I sure love how this card turned out!!
This fun card is another take on the sketch that I created for the November Sketch Challenge in the Scrapping for Less Show & Share Facebook group… we’d love to have you join us and play along!! 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.
Here’s one more look at the card!! So cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See ya next time. Inky Hugs, Crystal