Hi, friends! It’s Beth from Bourbon Creek Crafts here today and I’m still playing with the November Flavor of the Month card kit, Simply Sentimental.
I chose to make an easel card today, using the Wildflowers collection. This paper and ephemera are just gorgeous! You can see my full process video HERE to see how I assembled the card.
I started with a piece of Kraft cardstock that measured 4 1/4 by 11 inches. I scored it at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 inches and folded. I also cut a piece of Kraft cardstock at 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. This extra piece will act as the front panel of the card.
For the front of the card I trimmed the white pattern down to 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches, the peach pattern to 2 by 5 3/8 inches and then that butterfly piece was just a scrap that was about 1 1/2 by 3 inches. I pulled in that gorgeous piece of floral ephemera along with the Always My Friend ephemera sentiment.
For the bottom layer (or inside) of the card, I added piece of that pretty floral pattern that was 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches. To act as a holder for the easel, I added a piece of the striped pattern that was 2 by 3 3/4 inches and backed it with a piece of Kraft cardstock. I added a small strip of the peach pattern that I had left and the little butterfly ephemera. I popped this panel up on foam squares.
To finish off the inside, I added some white paper to the top part of the card to allow me some clean writing space.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and got even more inspiration for using this wonderful kit!
I used collection #1, Thank You So Much, for my card today. I used the Carbon Copy gray cardstock from the kit as my A2 cardbase. I cut the peach polka dot pattern down as my card mat at 4 x 5 1/4 inches. I pulled out one of the floral patterns to layer on top of the polka dots and cut that panel down to 2 3/4 by 4 inches. I used the back side of a scrap from the floral pattern on the left hand side and that piece measured 2 x 2 3/4 inches.
I layered the white sheer ribbon from the collection all the way across the front of my card mat panel. I stamped the thank you sentiment from the Thank You So Much stamp set in this collection on a 1 3/4 inch circle of white cardstock and backed it with a 2 inch scalloped circle of the peach polka dot pattern. I fussy cut out 2 flowers from 2 other floral patterns in this collection to create a little grouping around my sentiment.
I also used the double fish tail Banner Die that comes with the Banana Split kit level to create a little fishtail strip that’s layered on top of the ribbon. I finished my card front off with some white enamel dots from the kit as well!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my sneak peek today! Please be sure to check back each day for more peeks at this month’s kit and come back this Saturday for the blog hop and debut of the full Simply Sentimental card kit!
Hello crafty friends! It’s Beth from Bourbon Creek Crafts here today! I made a simple but elegant card using the Classic Cardinals collection from the October 2020 Flavor of the Month kit. I love the contrast of the red with the white and gray!
For my card I used the Classic Cardinals collection from the kit along with the stencil from the Banana Split kit level and some white cardstock. You can watch my full process video HERE.
I used the pattern that had the solid gray in the middle with the birdhouses on the top and bottom. I did trim out each section so that I could piece it back together so it would fit a standard A2 size card (4.25×5.5 inches).
I used some Candied Apple distress ink and a makeup sponge along with the Merry Christmas part of the stencil to create my sentiment on the solid gray section.
I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and layered the patterned paper pieces back together on that cardstock piece. I used the red ribbon in this collection to cover where the 2 papers met.
Then I finished the card off with a red ribbon bow, some off white enamel dots (from the collection), and some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter drops on the roofs of the birdhouses!
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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a crafty day!
Hello everyone! It’s Beth from Bourbon Creek Crafts here today with a fun little bubble gum treat holder project!
I wanted to create a treat holder for the bubble gum pack that only used 1 sheet of 6×6 paper. I chose to use the Bubbles Galore collection #4 from the August Flavor of the Month Kit. To get a better idea of how to make this, you can watch the full process video HERE.
Start with your 6×6 piece of patterned paper and trim it at 4 inches. You will now have one piece that is 4×6 inches and one that is 2×6 inches. Trim the 2×6 inch piece down to 2×4.5 inches.
Take the 4×6 inch piece and score it at 2 3/4 inches and again at 3 1/4 inches. This creates a little folder that will be the outside of our treat holder.
For the 2×4.5 inch piece, you’ll need to score from side to side at 1/2, 1, 3 1/2 and 4 inches. Then turn the piece and score up from the bottom at 1/2 and 1 inch. You’ll have a set of 4 squares at each of the bottom corners. Trim this off to allow the pocket to fold up cleaner.
Now you can adhere your pocket to the inside of the folder! I used some Art Glitter Glue for this. Then you can embellish the outside. I added some white ribbon similar to what originally came in my August kit to hold the folder closed. Then I finished it off with some ephemera from the Bubbles Galore collection.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this fun little project and found a new way to use the fun bubble papers in this month’s kit!
Hello! It’s Beth from Bourbon Creek Crafts here today and I am revisiting the September 2018 Flavor of the Month card kit. I’m focusing on Fall projects this month, so I decided to pull this cute little kit out and have some fun. You can see the full project share video HERE.
I combined collections 2 and 3 to make a cute little Fall themed mini scrapbook album.
I used some 5 1/2 inch square Kraft envelopes to create my album base. I used the patterned papers, cardstocks, stamps and ephemera from the collections to decorate up the album.
From the Let’s Talk About Bees collection, I made 5 cards, 3 of which used the super cute Bumblebee Marci stamp set. I decorated up a mini composition notebook using patterned paper and a piece of ephemera. I also made a post it note pad holder, using the cute beehive paper and ephemera. And, lastly, I was able to make a little tag using up the scraps from this collection.
I loved this Amber Moon collection from Prima! It’s so pretty! I made 7 cards and a couple of lunch box cards to use up the scraps.
I had one piece of scarecrow ephemera left and since it had sunflowers on it (sunflowers are my favorite), I made a little decor piece using a small wooden block I had on hand. I managed to pool scraps from all the collections together to get one more full size card and one more lunch box note.
Thanks for stopping by today! I had a lot of fun with this collection and the paper was all so pretty! I hope you can find some inspiration to use up an older kit in your stash as well! Have a crafty day!
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!
Hello everyone! It’s Beth here today with 4 more cards from the Pond Life collection from the June 2020 Flavor of the Month Kit! This kit is sold out, but the Pond Life paper collection is sold individually. You can see my full process video as well as links to all of the products I used HERE.
For my first card, I wanted to use the cute frog patterned scrap I had left as a focal point (how cute is that paper??). So I took the piece of the green polka dot pattern that I had left and offset it to the left on the front of my white cardbase. I added the cattail pattern scrap and the frog pattern scrap off to the right. I used the “you are toadally awesome” sentiment (my favorite) from the Pond Life stamp set on white cardstock, punched it out with a circle punch and then backed it with a brown cardstock scalloped circle. I ended up punching some small circles out of brown cardstock to act as brown enamel dots to finish off the card.
I used some of the remaining scraps I had to piece together this card front. I decided to leave a little white boarder around each of the pieces, so I cut them just shy of the measurements listed on this sketch. I like how the white separates the busier patterns. I I used the piece of the sailboat paper I had left as my focal point in the center of the card and backed it with white. I added my sentiment piece with the sailboat and “hope you are doing well” sentiment from the stamp set. Then I finished off this card with some of the yellow daisy flowers and peach enamel dots!
I used the last large piece of patterned paper I had, the striped piece, as my card mat on a turquoise cardbase. I backed the honeycomb strip on white cardstock to help separate it from the busy stripe behind it. Then I stamped the frog onto white card stock and did some basic coloring with my YG03 Copic marker. I stamped another sentiment from the stamp set, “you are full of life”. I backed my froggy on some turqouise cardstock. I used that same color for the strip at the bottom and then a fishtail banner at the top. I also added the last of the peach enamel dots.
I decided I had enough scraps to make one more card! So, I used the Operation Write Home sketch #154 (my favorite sketch for using up scraps!). I had 3 patterned scraps that were big enough to make 1.5 inch squares for the tiles and then I used a scrap of the green cardstock for my fourth piece. I stamped the little frog on that piece and I used the “you are toadally awesome” sentiment again. I backed my tiles on white cardstock and then added it to the green cardbase. I used a scrap strip of that striped pattern to go across the bottom and accented it with my sentiment circle.
The remaining scraps I had, I used on the insides of the cards. And that finished off this collection!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these cards and found some more ideas to use with your kit.