Saturday, May 20, 2017

MAY FLAVOR OF THE MONTH "SUMMER FUN" with Scrapping for Less

Hello Crafty Friends! 

You should of arrived here from STACY'S blog! If you did not, you can start at the beginning at the Scrapping For Less blog! 

This month’s Flavor is all about Summer Fun…bright, fun, summer colors! Another fabulous “Flavor of the Month” blog hop is here! And do we ever have some fantastic projects for you this month! 

Join us and hop along and get some inspiration for the fabulous collections we have with this month’s flavor. 

Echo Park and Bo Bunny are the paper collections this month along with a variety of stamp companies featured! Click on the Flavor of the Month link and subscribe I promise you won’t be sorry. 

We also have a great prize for you this month….one of our past collections (just a teaser so you can know the great value of this kit)…the Banana Split level! 

So make sure you enter the Rafflecopter on the Scrapping for Less blog to be entered to win!

So now, onto my projects!! 

This month, I had the Double Dip level-boy did I get A TON!
Check it out: 

I was so excited by all the different collections in this kit. It was great! I crafted the whole day away, and time certainly got away from me, lol! 

For my projects this month, I wanted to add a little more 
"pizzaz", so I created 2 Fun Fold cards, and a Shaker card, along with a regular fold card! 

Here they are!

Collection 1


Closed for mailing :) 

Collection 1 included six 6x6 sheets of Echo Park "Happy Summer" paper, and Brutus Monroe "Happy Summer" stamp, as well as the "Happy Summer" Ephemera (also from Echo Park) and the Kennedy Grace Sequins called "Happy Summer". 

I used the included "Ballerina Pink" from the My Colors Cardstock company to make the base, and stamped the Brutus Monroe stamps all over it to make a pattern using Pixie ink. I used the "Happy Summer" paper and Ephemera from Echo Park to make the sentiment piece, which is what I made my sketch 1 from. And finally, I added the Kennedy Grace sequins to the front of the base. 

This card is called a Pull Up Box card. You can find the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. 

Collection 2

Collection 2 included six 6x6 sheets of Bo Bunny "Petal Lane" paper, and My Favorite Things "Fresh Squeezed" stamp set,  as well as "Petal Lane" Ephemera and Clear Stickers also from Bo Bunny and Kennedy Grace Sequins called "Petal Lane". 

I used more of the "Ballerina Pink" as well as the Bo Bunny paper to make this card. I used a regular scallop punch to make the bottom of the card with the sentiment. I stamped the sweet little girl onto the included White yardstick from the kit. I colored her in and made her a part of the card sketch 4. 

Collection 3

Front of the card-flat

Card opened, top view

Card opened-side view

Collection 3 included six 6x6 sheets of Carta Bella "Work Hard, Play Hard" paper, Small Stamps "Scooter" stamp set, as well as "Work Hard, Play Hard" Ephmera, "Gears" brads, and Kennedy Grace "Work & Play" sequins. 

I used the "Lemon Lime" and "Deep Blue" cardstock from the My Colors Cardstock collection found in the kit to make the base of this card. I added the Carta Bella patterned paper and ephemera to make the rest of the card. I also added the gears and some sequins to the front. I used the Prima Metallic Watercolors that Teresa offers in her online store to do a watercolor wash background of the stamp. 

This card is called a "Free Standing Pop Up card" and the tutorial can be found at Split Coast Stampers. 

Collection 4

Collection 4 includes six 6x6 sheets of Carta Bella "Travel Stories" paper, Jillibean Soup "Fly Away" Stamp set, as well as "Go See Explore" Enamel Dots, "Ogee" Embossing Folder, and Kennedy Grace Sequins "Travel Stories". 

For this card, I also used the optional add-on, JilliBean "Small Circle Set" dies to match the "Fly Away" set. I also decided to turn it into a Shaker Card! I used "Deep Blue" cardstock with the Ogee Embossing Folder to start the base of the card. I used the Fly Away stamp set and stamped the SENDING HUGS and the Clouds onto white cardstock that is included in the kit. I used the included GO SEE EXPLORE enamel dots on the front of the balloon that I made. The stripes of the balloon were also stamped from the JilliBean stamp set. 

I truly hope you enjoyed my cards today! 

Your next stop is TINA, our guest designer this month!!!

Challenges Entered: 
-I am entering my Collection 3 Card into the Cut It Up Blog Challenge for "FUN FOLDS"
-I am entering my Collection 4 Card into the Craft for the Craic- Anything Goes Challenge
-I am entering my Collection 1 Card into the Creative Fingers Challenge Blog Anything Goes Challenge! 
-I am entering Collection 2 Card into the Making Memories Crafting Blog Anything Goes Challenge! 
-I am entering my Collection 4 Card into the Crafty Girls Creations Anything Goes Challenge! 
-I am entering my Collection 2 Card into the Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK Challenge! 

Here are the links should you get lost along the way:

Jessica - HERE


  1. I really like the colors and images this month. Lora Davidson

  2. I love how you used the hot air ballon

  3. Love your cards.
    So inspiring.....
    My favorite is the hot air balloon.

  4. The hot air balloon card is just darling. The hot air balloon adds a sense of whimsy to the project. Change out the sentiment and I can definitely see this as a card for a young boy.

  5. I can sure see how time would get away from you with these cards! I love the pop up card especially - I tend to forget about doing that, and it turned out so cute!

  6. The race card is my favorite. Love masculine ideas!!

  7. Great creativity! Love the unique folds and masculine cards too but they are all so cute!

  8. A great card with a cute image!
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next month.
    Janice DT

  9. What fabulous ideas. The card and pop up box are awesome.

  10. Wow, my dream to craft all day with new materials! You certainly made the most of your time and stuff. Lucky you!

    The cards are all great! Love the colors and design of each.

    Thanks for joining us for our Fun Folds challenge at Cut it Up!


  11. Jessica Your cards are fabulous! Love that you took the sketches and turned them into fun fold cards!

  12. Your cards are so cute! Love your fun folds, especially #3!

  13. Wonderful cards! Very creative!

  14. Great cards. I am doing especially loving the 3rd and 4th. Those are just too cool.

  15. Fun kit, fun cards!! Enjoying this hop!

  16. Really love these cards. The pink layered one with the scalloped edges is my favorite. TFS

  17. All your cards are fabulous!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up this week!

  18. Oh wow. Beautiful cards, all of them! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
    Best wishes,
    Eithne :)