Scrapping for Less | Flavor of the Month Card Kit Reveal October 2018 | Joy to the World

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Joy to the World! That song so reminds me of Christmas because as a little girl I was full of joy and glee waiting for Christmas to arrive. Of course though, what child isn’t? Right? Well, I feel the same way every single month when it comes time to reveal the card kit. This month is no exception because Christmas cards are my most absolute favorite cards to make! So let’s get cracking on those Christmas cards! Have you started yours yet? Well, if not, here are some fantastic little collections to get you going. So run, don’t walk to make sure you get your Flavor of the Month kit this month; it is packed full of JOY! Also, you could win a past kit if you head back to the SFL blog and join in by participating in our rafflecopter!


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Hello and welcome! Today I am thrilled to present to you the October card kit for Scrapping for Less. I was invited to be a guest designer this month, and today is reveal day! The Flavor of the Month Card Kit this month is called, “Joy to the World.” This title describes my feelings exactly upon seeing this kit in person and creating cards with it.

This month’s kit is all about Christmas–my favorite holiday to make cards for! I created two cards with each Double Dip Sundae collection and two with the Banana Split ingredients. However, I could have kept on creating with the myriad of supplies included in each collection.

There are four collections in the Double Dip Sundae Kit as well as 6 sheets of colored cardstock and 2 of Neenah 110lb smooth white. Each collections is packed with creative fun. I was also sent the Banana Split ingredients–mine included Frosted Lace Stickles, a jute stocking, a tag die, and a darling stamp set by Scrapping for Less called, “Reindeer Games.” The Flavor of the Month Card Kit is an incredible value!

Card #1: Christmas Tree Ephemera Card

For my first card I chose this cute Christmas tree ephemera as my focus. This is a very feminine card with the pink pattern paper and the pink oval die cut. My sentiment came from the stamp set included in this collection called, “Christmas Bug.” I dipped into the Banana Split ingredients and pulled out the Frosted Lace Stickles and applied it over the bulbs on the tree. This was a quick and delightfully fun card to put together.

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Card #2: Christmas Bug Card

Prismacolor Pencils: Bug – Canary Yellow 916, Goldenrod 1034  Tree – Apple Green 912, Olive Green 911  Tires – 90% Warm Grey 1058, 50% Cool Grey 1063, 10% Cool Grey 1059 Snow – Blue Slate 1024  Sky – Light Cerulean Blue 904

I was excited to ink up the bug image from this first collection and color it in with my favorite medium–Prismacolor pencils. This would make a great masculine Christmas card; however, it would really work for anyone. I used sketch #3 from the Flavor of the Month Card Sketches to pattern my card after. I’ve never really used sketches before, but I gotta tell ya, it took my creative tendencies in a direction they never would have gone, and I love the result.

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Card #3: Deck the Halls Baubles

Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron & Fired Brick

I love Gina K Designs products; so, when I saw this fabulous Gina K stamp set, I couldn’t wait to play with it! I used Distress Oxides to ink it up, and then I heat embossed the sentiment, the stars, and the toppers with some silver glitter embossing powder from Wow. To put the focus on the pretty baubles, I adhered a white circle die cut behind them. The plaid pattern paper behind that coordinated perfectly. I also use the ribbon from this second collection to tie onto the baubles.

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Card #4: Silver & Gold Baubles

Silver and gold go hand-in-hand with Christmas cards. For this card I heat embossed the baubles with gold embossing powder and added accents to them with silver embossing powder. This stamp set is fun because you can mix and match all the smaller images to decorate the baubles. The pattern paper I used behind my main panel is a beautiful plaid, and I’m going to need much, much more of this in my stash. Lol!

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Card #5: Cute Carolers Card

Collection three made me kinda giddy. I love the Christmas carolers in the “Joy to the World” stamp set and the pink plaid pattern papers–both of which were created by Pink and Main. I colored in this little quartet with Copic markers. I cut them out with the tag die from the Banana Split collection and popped it up on the plaid paper with some foam tape. I used sketch #4 to put this card together.

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Card #6: Gingerbread Cookie Card

Copic on gingerbread cookie – E35

Shaker card time! This gingerbread wooden Christmas shape was the perfect focus for card #6. The white sequins around him look like sprinkled sugar. I did color in my little gingy with a Copic marker to make him look like he was baked and ready to pop out of the oven. This will make a great kid’s card!

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Card #7: Santa in the Chimney Card

Copics: Bricks – E07, W3   Gray Bread & Fur – C2, C00  Snow – B000  Red Coat & Hat – R89, R29, R27  Skin – E51, E11, R11  Sky – B60, B000

I patterned this card after sketch #2. I really had fun using these sketches. I colored in this little Santa from the stamp set by Scrapping for Less called, “Cookies for Santa” with Copic markers. My favorite part of the coloring was making this chimney into a brick chimney with more Copics. My sentiment that simply says, “Christmas” comes from one of the cut-apart pattern papers from this collection. I stamped another sentiment on the inside of the card that says, “Be Good for Goodness Sake.”

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Card #8: Cookies & Cocoa for Santa Shaker Card

I think this card is my favorite. I really enjoyed stamping the two small images from the “Cookies for Santa” stamp set repeatedly across this panel of Paper Bag Kraft cardstock. I colored them in using some polychromos colored pencils. I used the same medium to color in the Santa, and I fussy cut him out so he looks like he’s inside the window waving hello. I used all the sequins from this collection inside this shaker window.

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Card #9: Jute Christmas Stocking Card

I wish I could have found a small candy cane to put in this stocking, but they didn’t have any at my local grocery store yet–soon, I’m sure. This stocking is from the Banana Split collection, and I adhered it to my card base with some strong double-sided adhesive. To make it coordinate more with the paper of the card, I added more paper on top of it. I thought the pattern paper behind it was a perfect backing for this cute stocking.

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Card # 10: Joy to the World Card

I love the images from the stamp set in the Banana Split collection. This set was created by Scrapping for Less and is called, “Reindeer Games.” I’m definitely going to make more, a lot, lot more cards with it. I colored in the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them. I ink blended some Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to add color to the scene behind the little characters. I popped them up on the card with foam squares. The green cardstock framing them was left over from my first card where I die cut an oval out of it. I love putting scraps to good use!

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Here is the instructional video for these cards. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.


 

A BIG THANK YOU to Scrapping for Less for inviting me to be a guest designer! Check out this fabulous card kit over on their blog: Flavor of the Month Card Kit.

You can also go to their Web Site to download the Checklist and the Sketch Sheets.

Next on the blog hop is the fabulous Mary Polanco! Keep hopping along for some more crafty inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp Halloween Card Kit 2018 | Frightful Fun

Happy Halloween, my card crafting friends! I had so much fun creating cards with Simon Says Stamp’s Frightful Fun Card Kit that I made 13 cards instead of just 10. The stamp set called Frightful Fun was packed with cute images to color in, or if you need a  fast card, the kit included printed cardstock shapes to adhere to your cards. I really was surprised with how much I enjoyed using these cardstock shapes–I’m usually all about stamps and art mediums. Even my kids enjoyed the kit. They made several goodies bags with the Halloween Treat Bags that were included.

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Card #1: Die Cut Ghost Boo Card

The kit included the most adorable ghost die. I used this for card #1. I cut out the ghost with white cardstock and a piece of black fun foam–I just used the letters from this. I used Distress Oxides Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot to put some vivid Halloween colors behind him. I also used a piece of the Orange Peel cardstock behind that and adhered it all to a black card base.

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Card #2: Batty for Treats

The kit came with lots of fabulous pattern paper, but that didn’t stop me from creating my own pattern paper with the smaller images from the stamp set. I stamped them onto a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of yellow cardstock and cut it out with a faux stitched circle die–I wanted it to look like the moon. For the inside of this card (and with most of my cards), I used the cut aparts from the pattern paper–so cute and easy to use.

Copics: Bat – V25, C4  Carmel Apples – R35, E35  Candy Corns – YR07, Y08  Taffy – RV13  Lollipops – RV13, B02

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Card #3: Spooky Halloween Tree

I loved using this spooky tree stamp! I colored in this whole scene with Copics and heat embossed the sentiment right onto the panel with white embossing powder. This is almost a one-layer card. I attached this panel onto a black card base.

Copics: Tree – E23, E25, E27  Moon – Y11  Grass – G07  Fence – C2, C4, C7  Owl – E50, E53, E57, YR14  Sky – V15, V17

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Card #4: Ghost Printed Cardstock Shape

There were so many of the printed cardstock shapes from Pebbles in this kit! I loved them all, and I used up most of them on these cards. This ghost was one of my favorites, and he is the star of this card. All I did was die cut some cardstocks from this kit to put behind him, added a few lavender sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and this card was done!

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Card #5: Skeleton Card

I used a piece of the pattern paper from this kit to stamp my skeleton image onto. It has a very subtle bat pattern on it, but it worked well behind this heat embossed image. I used Prismacolor pencils to color him in. This really made him pop off the paper. I used Tim Holtz’s Stacked Deckle Thinlits dies to cut out this panel and a piece of Orange Peel cardstock. These dies are new to my craft room, and I thought they added the perfect touch of tattered Halloween cuteness to the card. It was a last minute decision to add the ribbon onto my card. I never learn to think before I adhere everything together! I have to carefully pull up the layers of my cards to sandwich the ribbon or twine in between them and secure it. However, this card was not coming apart, so I carefully glued it down right at the edges so it wouldn’t fray. I cut some gold confetti sequins into moon shapes with a hole paper punch. On the inside of the card I stamped out another sentiment and the skeleton again with Distress Oxides.

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Card #6: Fancy Halloween Card

The pretty printed cardstock shapes inspired me to make this elegant Halloween card, as well as the Nuvo Ivory Sands glitter. This was another quick and easy card to put together. I also added drops of glue on the pumpkin and the flowers and poured over more glitter. This turned out to be one of my favorite cards from this collection. I also need to add some of this pretty cream colored card stock to my collection–love it!

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Card #7: Trick-or-Treaters Printed Cardstock Shape Card

I thought this would make a great card for one of my kiddos. The trick-or-treaters are adorable! I also wanted to incorporate a piece of the pattern paper that matched the cutout of the kids. This card consisted of die cuts and printed cardstock shapes–very easy and fun! A few enamel sprinkles added a fun finishing touch.

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Card #8: Pumpkins on Kraft Cardstock

I stamped out two of the pumpkins from the stamp set onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. I colored them in with Prismacolor pencils. It didn’t take long to coloring them in, even though I added a few layers of pencil onto this panel. I adhered some strips of pattern paper and cardstock behind this panel. My camera stopped filming while doing this, but it’s simple to recreate by looking at the picture.

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Card #9: Cat in a Cauldron Card

I heat embossed this cat and cauldron image onto a piece of the Royal Purple cardstock with white embossing powder. I used more Prismacolor pencils here and allowed the purple of the paper to show through. I wanted the background to look like a cloud of magical smoke rising up from the cauldron, so I colored around the candies with a green pencil and then went around that with orange, then red, then purple. Another fun kids’ Halloween card.

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Card #10: Spooky Ghosts Card

I had to include a card using the two darling ghost stamps from this set. First, I heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with SSS Antique Gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the ghosts randomly around the sentiment and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I used Bristol Smooth cardstock because I was planning on blending some Distress Oxide inks over it, and the Bristol cardstock allows these inks to blend very smoothly. After applying the Distress Oxides, I made sure to wipe off the ink from the lines of my embossed images to brighten them up again.

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Card# 11: Tombstones Happy Halloween Card

I lost the video footage for these last three cards. I really love how they turned out, so I wanted to include them. I used the orange and black dotted pattern paper for my background on this card. These three tombstones are printed cardstock shapes, and I glued the side two down flat. The middle tombstone as well at the grass I popped up with some foam adhesive. I mimicked the sentiments on the tombstones by heat embossing my stamped sentiment–one with white embossing powder and the other with gold.

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Card# 12: Witches Portraits Card

I used more pattern paper and printed cardstock shapes on this card. These two witch silhouettes were too cut to ignore. I used puffy stickers from the kit to look like tacks and drew in the strings with a Copic multi-liner. I should have stopped there, but the kit included a cute little bottle of Glosssy Accents that I wanted to try out. I put Glossy accents over the witch portraits to look like a pane of glass in front of them, but it ended up warping the cardstock shapes. Maybe if I had applied the Glossy accents before adhering the shapes onto the card with foam squares, it would have stayed more flat. Oh well, I tried.

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Card #13: You’re Bewitching Card

Another cute witch is the focus of this card, and I made sure it took center stage by cutting a circle spotlight for her out of this dark gray cardstock. I used Green Apple cardstock behind her to make her pop. The sentiment is another printed cardstock shape, and it went perfectly with my little witch. For added interest I adhered some green sequins from my stash.

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Below is the video I created for these cards. You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy! Happiest of Halloweens to you!

 

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit 2018 |Sketched Flowers

Hello! I had so much fun creating cards with Simon Says Stamp’s October Card Kit! It included a lot of products that I had never used before. The large stamp set called Sketched Flowers was a hit all by itself–what gorgeous, versatile flowers! So much fun was packed into this kit.

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Card #1: Thinking of You Card using Alcohol Inks & Yuppo Paper

I’ve watched many videos of card crafters using alcohol inks on Yuppo paper–a synthetic, non-porous paper. However, for some reason, I never jumped on the alcohol ink/Yuppo paper bandwagon. I should have a long time ago because it is tremendous fun! Dropping those beautiful inks on the paper and watching them move and blend is kinda enthralling. After I was happy with the background I achieved, I let it dry for a few minutes–it was still tacky in places–and I pressed foil paper onto it. The effect was a sparkly, marble-like background. These backgrounds would be great to use for masculine cards as well. I also used a strip of double sided tape to foil an angled stripe down my panel.

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Card #2: Hello Card using Alcohol Lift Ink

I made another gorgeous background using alcohol inks and Yuppo paper for this card. I stamped out the largest stamp from the Sketched Flowers set using the lift ink. It gave me a beautiful white image of the flowers. I added a sentiment and some sequins and this card was complete.

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Card #3: Hi Card with Transfer Alcohol Ink

Colored Pencils: Deco Yellow 1011, Light Green 920, Light Aqua 992, Aquamarine 905, Cobalt Turquoise 105

When I stamped out my image from card number 2, I had alcohol ink left on the stamp which I stamped onto a piece of white card stock. The image didn’t stamp out very clearly–I think I waited too long to stamp it out. However, I wanted to save this beautiful image, so I used Prismacolor pencils in similar colors to darken the lines. To add more interest I went ahead and colored it in. I framed it with a piece of Bright Yellow card stock and adhered it onto a piece of Peacock card stock.

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Card #4: Fall Themed Card using Gellyroll Pens

I have a box of gel pens that I rarely use, and I wanted to dust them off and give them a try on this card. I used a smudge technique where I’d scribble on some ink and then smudge it out with my finger. This was very fun to do, and I loved the result on this kraft card stock panel!

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Card #5: Stamped Pattern Card

Prismacolor Pencils: White, Apple Green 912, Pink 929, Deco Pink 1014

This card was very fun and fast to put together. This would be a great design to make a whole set of and give to a friend. I randomly stamped out the single images from the stamp set–I also used two of the sentiment to stamp around the card. I colored in the images with Prismacolor pencils and then added gel dots for more interest.

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Card #6: Masculine Birthday Card with Orange Foil and Blue Flowers

Prismacolor Pencils: White, China Blue 1100, Electric Blue 1040, Pale Vermilion 921

This card didn’t turn out the way I had envisioned it, but I still liked the finished product. I die cut circles from Stick It adhesive and place them across the panel. I thought they would foil out into perfect circles, but I think the adhesive was just to thin for this technique. The card turned out kinda shabby-chic, but it’s still cute. I stamped out three flowers and colored them with Prismacolor pencils in complimentary colors. I think this would be a great masculine birthday card in spite of the flowers.

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Card #7: Christmas Card using Sketched Flowers Stamp, Alcohol Ink and Yuppo

Copics: C00. C1, C4, R39, R29, R24, R22, G09, YG07, YG06

I wanted to show how versatile this stamp set is. You could use it for any occasion. I colored in the flowers with reds and greens–leaving some of the flowers white. I also created a alcohol ink background in green by blending the blue and the yellow inks from the kit. I then foiled the background with red foil. For added interest I adhered a strip of double sided adhesive and covered it with more red foil.

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Card # 8: Thinking of You Card

Copics: Greenery – YG63, YG61, YG41  Yellow Rose – Y11, Y15, Y17 Orange Flower – YR07, YR04, YR21

This is a simple yet charming design. I love the fall look to it. The Burnt Orange card stock from the kit was my favorite. I need to get some more of this! I cut out a circle in this card stock and popped it up with foam tape. I stamped and colored in the flower using Copic markers and adhered them in the center of this frame. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and it sure does pop off of this card stock.

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Card #9: Valentine’s Day Card

Copics: YG06, RV02, RV06, R14, R27, R39

I used the gorgeous Sketched Flowers stamp again to create a Valentine’s Day card. I stamped it out on a piece of white card stock and a piece of pink card stock. I then die cut the two panels. I only colored in the image on the heart. It was fun using Copic markers on colored card stock! I then added foam tape behind it and aligned it on the white panel. The little “love you” sentiment from the set fit perfectly in the top corner of the heart.

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Card #10: Botanical Yuppo Paper Die Cuts Card

I had fun putting this design together. I created another alcohol ink background and then used the lift ink to stamp out the three single stamps from this set. I then die cut them with a square die–you could use your paper trimmer to cut them out. Before adhering my die cut with foam tape, I stamped out three of the sentiments from this set. I added this panel onto a white card base. It was only after I adhered everything together that I decided it needed a twine bow, so I carefully peeled off the Bright Yellow card stock. This added a cute touch. For the inside of the card, I used the ink that transferred on the stamps when I used the lift ink on my Yuppo paper. I stamped them on the inside of my card base right away–I didn’t give it any time to dry.

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I could have kept on creating cards with this fabulous kit. This one was definitely a winner. Check out my Etsy shop–I have  a lot of my cards available there. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Here’s the video showing how I created these cards. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.