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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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Please join us as we help you built your 2017 Christmas Card Stash!

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Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Mid-April 2017


This challenge will last for the whole month of April 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 the Sizzix Bigz XL Stocking Gift Holder Steel die. I cut the stocking in non-Christmas patterned papers to gave it that elegant feel. I added bling from my stash, and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink. I mounted the stocking on a Christmas themed card. The card dimension is 5 x 7. I made two different cards using different papers.




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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

Announcement! Proud to join the 52CCT Design Team

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I am very excited to be joining the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Design Team starting in 2017. I have been a fan of their card challenge and now to join their team is pretty exciting. I made a card to honour their current challenge – Pick a Previous Challenge and for my card I used Theme – Christmas Critters – from October 2016.

I challenged myself to break out my dies, punches, patterned papers, etc. I picked up a great die from Sizzix called - FOX LABEL FOLD A LONG Thinlits Die Set. I made him a white/silver fox and the inside sentiment is from SSS.





Red, White, and Green – Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

This week over at Holly Jolly Christmas, they want you to make a card using one of 5 colour schemes. I picked Red/White/Green. The digi stamp is by Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet – Candy Cane (Floppy Latte Designs). I stamped on vellum, coloured the back using Copic markers, turned it over and backed with white card stock. I added Wink of Stella to the candies, and some red stickles to the berries. I used Dies by Sizzix – Framelits Die Set 8PK – Squares to frame the image, Die by Memory Box – Frostyville Border Die to add some winter details and Impression Obsession – Greetings Bottom Edgers Die for  the sentiment.


Red and Green and Silver

This week’s challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is to use red and green, plus silver or gold. I used the following products:

Stamp by Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet – Candy Cane (Floppy Latte Designs)
Die by Sizzix – Framelits Die Set 8PK – Squares
Die by Memory Box – Frostyville Border Die
Die by Penny Black – Love and Joy dies

I printed the digi stamp on vellum and coloured on the back with Copic markers (faux stained glss look). I added Wink of Stella to the candy, red Stickles to the berries, matt silver foil card stock for layering, and silver dots from my stash.

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I also entered this card into the following challenges:

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – Challenge #36- Anything Goes!!

Festive Friday - Challenge #44 - Photo Inspiration (image of a Christmas wreathe in reds and greens only with bow)