Archive for May 6, 2017

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Any Shape/Multiple Layers

Our design team challenge you to make a Shaped Christmas Card with multiple layers. If you have a Cricut or Silhouette there are thousands of SVG files for different shaped cards. The die cut companies also make a variety of shaped card designs. For my card I used a die by Sizzix called, Winter Wishes Collection – Christmas – Thinlits Die – Card, Christmas Tree Fold-a-Long. I chose to use two different card stocks – one patterned, one solid. I also used gold foiled and green glitter cardstock for sentiment, star, and ornaments. Everything is included with the die cut set but paper, glue and die cutting machine. While the design looks very complex, it was very easy to make, and the results are very pretty.

Note: If you don’t have a die cut machine or electronic cutting machines you can design your own shaped cards. If you do a google search you will discover many site with free card shape templates and you only need paper and scissors. As any shape goes, you can also use a square or A2 card as well. I hope you will join us. I look forward to seeing your creations.

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Simply Create Too – Challenge May 127 – Must use a Digi Stamp May 5-26

simple-create-too-logo-for-dtFor our May Challenge, our Design Team is asking you to design a project using a Digi Stamp. Please also include a link to the digi stamp or the name of digi stamp and the stamp company name. Our challenge runs from May 5-26, 2017.

For my card I used a beautiful digi stamp from Silly Dilly Beans Stamps called, “Owl Will Always lLove You.”  I started by printing two digi stamp on my Laser Printer. Next I added gold foil and black foil to the cards using my Minc machine. Next I coloured the image with my Copics Markers. For the final set I attached the image to wood texture kraft card stock, and then the card base.

Card 1 – Using gold foil.

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Card 2 – Using black foil.

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 414 – Technique Challenge: 3D Decoupage

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For our 414th Challenge we are asking you to try to make a 3D Decoupage project. This is one technique I do not do often so it is a challenge to me. My friend, Pearl, purchased a 3D Precut Card kit Cross Cut Out with Candle & Flowers sold through Ecstasy Crafts.

There were enough pieces in the kit to complete 8 different cards. The pieces are all precut so it is just a matter of assembling the 3D images. I used to two laser card card bases, and made to extra cards with black and white card stock. The sentiments are die cuts and stamps from Avery Elle and Verve. I made them all up as sympathy cards.

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Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – May 2017

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This challenge will last for the whole month of May 2017 – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas – it doesn’t have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it’s Christmas!

Once again this year, all of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using random.

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge – they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

For my card, I used Bugaboo’s SnowGlobe digis, called “Winter Bird”, Check out their website for other snowglobe designs! I coloured him with Coic markers, cut a pasted him on Christmas themed paper from my stock,  added a sentiment sticker from Kaisercraft, and some snowflake stickers.

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Note: Hazel also runs two other challenges - 

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge