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Simply Create Too – Challenge #153 – Sept. 6 to Sept. 27 – AG/No Twist

1 Simply Create 2 DTThis month the Simply Create Too Challenge #153 is to make a card/project with no twists! I needed to make an extra special Happy 40th Birthday card. I  found a great SVG file called 30 Candles from 3DCuts. The SVG template can be made to any size card. I added an additional 40 candles. I made the card using my Cricut machine and thought it would be a fairly simple and fast card to make, but in the end, there were over 245 pieces!

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Simply Create Too – Challenge #151 – July 5 to July 26 – AG/Opt Twist Use Pattern Paper

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This month at Simply Crete Too, the design team is looking for a project that uses patterned paper. My little grandson just celebrated his 6th birthday. When he was born I made him a lovely picture for his wall using the saying “what are little boys made of.” Fast forward 6 years, and he feels it is a little too “baby” for him. So me, in my wisdom, told him I would make him a new picture, I problem, I asked him what he would like. His immediate response was Black Panther!. OMG, how do I do a 3D picture of BP? Well, I search the web and was able to purchase an SVG file of the Black Panther character, one of Africa and one of the BP script. Hours later I put it all together-never again!

I found fabulous 12 x 12 leafy patterned paper for the background. I cut all my main images using my Cricut Explorer Air. I welded the BP logo on the map of Africa and cut it out approximately 7″ tall from a map patterned cardstock. I backed the logo with black cardstock then added it to the background using one layer of foam tape so start the 3D effect. Because the Cricut will not cut edge to edge on the 12 x 12 mat, I created a grass border frame 11 x 11 and layered it on the background using 2 layers of foam tape. Next, I added Black Panther figure with 3 layers of foam tape. For the final steps, I added various die cut leaves from my collections of die -Memory Box, MFT, Penny Black, SSS.

The Black Panther SVG was my first attempt at a multi-layered image. I think the SVG was designed more for a t-shirt then for my purpose and the details were extremely hard to do. I had problems with glue showing as I had to lift and reposition lines multiple times. To resolve the issue, I sprayed it with semi-matte lacquer. After 3 coats it covered the glue.

I also made Brock’s birthday cards using the same BP character but I printed the image on my colour HP printer and layered it on the Africa cut. He loved it. If you have any questions, please email me for more details.

3D Shadow Box Picture

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Birthday Invitation

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Simply Create Too – Challenge #149 – May 3 to May 31= AG/No Twist

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Hello everyone and welcome to Simply Create Too May’s Challenge #149 Anything Goes – No Twist. I am sorry I am late posting but I was on holidays. When it snowed here in Ontario, Canada in April, I booked a Carribean Cruise. My card is from A Little Scrap of Heaven called, Christmas Pickle. It was an SVG digital cutting file that I used with my Cricut Explore Air 2. I used cardstock from my stash and for extra dimension, I added texture to the fur around his hat with an embossing folder and details to the pickle using Copic markers. The Christmas Pickle Story was a free download from the internet (Google Search).

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The challenge is open from May 3rd until the 31st,

Simply Create Too – Challenge #147- AG/For a Male

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This month’s challenge at Simply Create Too is to make a card for a male. My little grandson’s birthday is coming up soon and I thought these dancing candles by My Scrap Chick. I used various papers from my stash and my Circut machine to create this card. I added detail with a Copic marker and a white gel pen.

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Simply Create Too – Challenge #145- AG/NO TWIST

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Our first challenge of the New Year is Anything Goes! I made a fun card using a digi by bugaboo, sentiment from Simon Says Stamps,  and a stamped image by Paper Smooches. The flowers and animals were coloured with Copic markers. I used foam tape to add dimension.

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