Saturday, March 31, 2018

Scrapping for Less March Card Kit Blog Hop | 10 cards 1 kit


It's All About Ice Cream this month here at Scrapping for Less for the March Flavor of the Month kit. Can you believe it has been one year since we began this card kit adventure? It has been a wild ride, but a very exciting ride!! We have grown with our subscriptions this past year by 8000%... and yes that is 8K percent growth! Baffles my mind! We are excited about this growth opportunity and even more excited with the new additions to our team... Keep looking to Scrapping for Less for some great inspiration in the future! Now onto these fabulous ladies, and our wonderful guest designers for what they have created for you with this super ice cream it this month!


I was recently approached by Teresa Russell, the owner of Scrapping for Less, and asked to be a guest designer for the March Flavor of the Month Card Kit. The theme is All About Ice Cream. This is the first time I have ever used a monthly kit and I had so much fun. There are 4 different mini collections. Each contains 6 papers, a stamp set, and a variety of embellishments and stickers. I love how well everything coordinates together. The stamps and embellishments can easily be used with any of the mini collections.

I post a lot of 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorials and many people feel quite overwhelmed with the idea of using an entire 6x6 paper pad for card making. Trying out a monthly kit, could definitely make things easier. You could start by using just one of the mini collections since it only has 6 sheets of paper. And it's perfect since the stamps and embellishments have already been coordinated for you. Leaving you with more time to simply create.

I made a total of 10 cards using the All About Ice Cream kit. I still have plenty of leftovers to make many more cards. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



Be sure to check out the Scrapping for Less Blog Hop for more inspiration on using this fun monthly kit. Lucille Manos is the next stop on the hop.


Paper - Simple Stories - Let's Party
Bling - Pink and Main Glossy Dots


Paper - Simple Stories - Let's Party
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic


Paper - Simple Stories - Let's Party
Image/sentiment cut aparts - Simple Stories - Let's Party
Ribbon - unknown
Bling - Pink and Main Glossy Dots


Sketch - CARDZTV #4
Paper - MFT Birthday Blowout
Stamp - LaLa Land
KG sequins
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn


 Sketch - Sweet Sunday #216
Paper - MFT Birthday Blowout
Stamp - LaLa Land
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn


Sketch - CARDZTV #4
Paper - Pink and Main Beach Babe
Tag - American Crafts
Image and sentiment stamp - Scrapping for Less
Enamel dots - Gina Marie
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Ribbon - unknown


Paper - Pink and Main Beach Babe
Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Tag - American Crafts
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Enamel dots - Gina Marie


Paper - Pink and Main Beach Babe
Image and sentiment stamps - Scrapping for Less
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Enamel dots - Gina Marie


Sketch - CARDZTV #4
Paper - Pebbles - Happy Hooray
Image and Sentiment stamps - Stamping Bella
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Bling - Pink and Main Glossy Dots


Paper - Pebbles - Happy Hooray
Sentiment cut apart - Pebbles - Happy Hooray
Stickers - Pebbles Happy Hooray
Circle dies - Spellbinders

Here are the 3 sketches I used for most of my cards. I figured out A2 card measurements for the Sweet Sunday and Reverse Confetti sketches.





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Disclaimer : I did receive physical product compensation for providing card samples. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

You're a Class Act - Teacher Appreciation cards

I seriously just love this MFT cover-up die. It is so easy to make multiples of the same card using it. I still plan on giving cards to the entire staff at my daughter's school for Teacher Appreciation Week. I found an older Echo Park school themed 6x6 in my paper stash. Perfect for teacher cards. I made 26 cards using the MFT die.


Paper -Echo Park - Paper & Glue collection
Collage cover-up die - MFT die-namics
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Apple die - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Reverse Confetti

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

MFT Blueprints #13

Spring is finally here and I am just enjoying all the lovely blossoms on the trees. I keep reaching for pretty floral papers lately. My niece gave me a 6x6 paper pad for Christmas last year and it has such lovely designs. I decided to use the paper pad to make her a card and mail to her while she's away at college. I used a MFT Blueprints die set I bought a few months ago.



MFT Die-namics Blueprints #13
Paper - Recollections - Fashionably Chic collection
Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Flower dies - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Cards in Envy - No Patterned Paper!

Hello and welcome to a new card challenge from Cards in Envy. The theme is No Patterned Paper! We want to see cards using absolutely no pattern paper, although you can design your own. I chose to use plain solid cardstock for the background of my card. Then I added pattern and detail by using a background stitched die from Lil Inker Designs. 


Image stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Background stitched die - Lil Inker Designs
Frame and banner dies - Lil Inker Designs
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Heart stickers - Doodlebug Design

Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Doodlebug's Down on the Farm - 40 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Doodlebug is known for their adorable paper collections. And the new release, Down on the Farm is no exception. It is so darling that I actually bought 2 paper pads. Plus it's super versatile and is perfect for adults or kids as well as different card themes. My neighbor loves her chickens, so I'm already planning on giving her the chicken card for her next birthday. I'll keep a few cards just to have on hand, but most will be donated to a local retirement home.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 40 cards.


Because it takes many hours to use up a 6x6 paper pad, this video has been sped up 7 times. The real time recording was just over 5 hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. I was so excited to use this paper collection, I actually recorded it all in one day. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 25 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 9 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.


Here are close up pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. All of my cards are A2 size. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Doodlebug Design's Down on the Farm 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - MFT #183
Image and Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Image die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic



Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image die - Lawn Fawn
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic




Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #233
Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched frame die - MFT
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched sun die - Lil Inker Designs
Brads - The Eye Outlet



Sketch - MFT #376
Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched small circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic




Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image dies - Lawn Fawn
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic





Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image dies - Lawn Fawn
Banner die - American Crafts
Stitched sun die - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched hillside dies - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic




Collage cover up die - MFT Die-namics
Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image dies - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic

Highlighted Supplies
Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the costs of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.
Copic Markers - Ciao set A
Copic Markers - Ciao set B
Tonic Studios Guillotine paper trimmer

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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Carta Bella's Spring Market - 34 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Spring officially starts next week here in the United States. I really don't mind winter since it's usually pretty mild in Western Washington. But I'm ready for some sunshine, warmer temperatures and pretty blossoms. The new release, Spring Market collection from Carta Bella is full of lovely floral designs and rustic wood accents. It reminds me of visiting a farmers market and buying a lovely bouquet of fresh cut flowers. 
There are included sentiment/image cut aparts, but I didn't use any this time because they didn't work for what I need. The cards are being donated to a local charity. They use a lot of Thank You and Thinking of You cards, so I focused on those themes for this set of cards.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 34 cards.


Because it takes many hours to use up a 6x6 paper pad, this video has been sped up 7 times. The real time recording was just under 5 hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 26 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 4 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. 


Here are close up pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. All of my cards are A2 size. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Carta Bella's Spring Market 6x6 paper pad.


Sentiment stamp - MFT
Stitched rounded rectangle die - MFT
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Glossy Accents




Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Image stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Oval dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Stitched background - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Stitched banner die - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Stitched banner die - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched rounded corner rectangle die - MFT
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Flower dies - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched square die - Lil Inker Designs
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched rectangle die - MFT
Flower dies - MFT
Embossing folder - Darice
Ink - Reverse Confetti


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
ATG tape refills from Tapejungle.com
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
Scor-Tape
Tombow Xtreme Tabs
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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*All card sketch images used with permission.