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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Stash Challenge – Lace

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This week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, our challenge is to use lace on our Christmas Card. Well, I have been hearing a lot about these new “Bow” cards and decided to check them out. Wow! they are simply gorgeous. Just Google bow cards for YouTube videos and numerous beautiful examples. I purchased the template from sandrasscrapshop.blogspot.nl *. I also received written permission from Sandra to make and display my card on the 52CCT website. She sent me the bow card template as a PDF file that allows you to use scissors and a SVG file that you can use the various cutting machines. I used my Cricut. *Please note: there are numerous fabulous projects available to purchase at Sandra’s Scrap Shop. I used various Christmas papers, lace, gems, snowflake buttons from my stash to create my Christmas bow card. I used a heavy cardstock to make the actual card attached to the back of the bow, but I think I will also attach a small loop so the person receiving the card can also hang it as a decoration. I hope you like my first attempt. I will be making more!

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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 386 – Candy Canes

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This week at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge, we are looking for this famous Christmas sweet treat, the Candy Cane. I had my Cricut out so I decided to make a Christmas card using the Teddy Bears on Parade cartridge. I added a small candy cane from another cartridge and the little Santa’s helper is holding a gift and a candy cane.

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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 384 – Include a Bell(s)

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 This week’s Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge is seeing Bells. I decided to break out my Cricut machine and the Holly and Ivy cartridge. I resized the suggested image size so I could combine the wording and bells into one card. I used cardstock from my stash.

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130 Christmas Cards for Seniors!

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Every year I make 130 Christmas cards for the Belmont Long Term Care Home. It is my way of paying it forward for the fabulous care they provided my mother. I love to colour while watch TV so I will stamp numerous images and hand colour them with Copic Markers, Zig Water Colour Brushes, Derwent Inktenses Pencils, or Distress inks. Once I get a number completed, I then sit down and start to assemble my cards. No two cards are the same, While I may use the same image, I colour them differently, use a different card format, different card stock, etc. I also make Fall/Thanksgiving/Halloween, Easter/Spring, Valentine’s Day, Remembrance Day (for the veterans), plus birthday cards. It keeps me busy, and I really enjoy it. I also make cards for myself and friends. I dropped the cards off for distribution on December 1, 2016.

 

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 388 – 3rd of November – Sketch

We are starting off the month with a sketch challenge. I made a fun shaker card using the snowman template (svg) cut from The Cutting Cafe called appropriately the Snowman Shaker Card. They also have varies accessories to dress up the snowman, plus other wonderful shaker cards as well. I used my Cricut machine to cut out the snowman, but The Cutting Cafe also supplies instructions on how to us the files with your Silhouette, and a PDF to hand cut it out with a cutting machine. I used varies papers, stickers, pearls and sequins from my stash to dress up the card. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The total size of the finished card is 5 x 7.

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