This week at the 52 Christmas Card Challenge we are looking for those pretty Christmas papers we stash away and never use. I made 2 versions of my card. The first version, I used a classic patterned paper with gold and black, but the end result, while pretty, don’t look like a Christmas card so I remade it using my favourite patterned paper by Carte Bella and suede paper by Paper Wishes. I am not sure if it is still being made, so I have my own little stash of it in various colours. To made my first card I used the standard-setting provided with the High Heel SVG download by The Dreaming Tree. I downloaded the file to my computer, uploaded the design to Design Studio and cut out the pieces using my Cricut. The first card is A2 4.25 x 5.5. For the second card, It was just so darn pretty I had to create it in a 5 x 7 size. Vs using the 4 petal flowers included, I opted to resize the poinsettias from The Dreaming Tree, Poinsettia Planter/Christmastime Bundle to make the card more “Christmasy”. Note: Currently this card is being offered as a free download and they even have a full assembly video sailable.
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The week CHNCC is looking for a project suitable for a child. I immediately thought of a joke. I selected a reindeer digi stamp from Bugaboo. I found a cute joke using Google and created a hidden door with the answer behind it. I coloured the critter with Copic markers and highlighted the stars and belt bells with glossy accents, The background was created using various Oxide inks and then the water flick technique to oxidize the background to look like stars or snow.
The joke reads, “Which of Santa’s reindeer has the worst manners?” When you flip up the door it reads, “Rude-olph.”
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This will be my final card I make as a member of the C.R.A.F.T. Design Team. It has been a fabulous 4.5 years and I will truly miss working with Jo and her wonderful team. The C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week is to distress our project. I used a SVG digital file simply called Ice Skate card delightful cut by Digital Delights by Louby Loo. I downloaded the project to Cricut Design Space and cut out the pieces. Before assembling the skate I distressed and inked each piece using the Tim Holtz distress blade tool and Distress ink. Vs using the circle holes for the skate, I opted to use my We R Memory Keeping Eyelet punch and used twine laces. I added a Merry tag by Kaisercraft.
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This week at 52 Christmas Card Challenge we are looking for a Snarky/Funny themed card. When I think snarky, I automatically think of Bugaboo Digital Stamps! They have some of the funniest characters! I used the stamp, Gus Birthday – Old Fart. I changed his hat from a birthday hat to a Santa hat, coloured the image with my Copics, and created my own sentiment based on a wall hanging I saw this past Christmas at Bouclair’s.
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The Design Team at CHNCC is looking for a card with a house or houses. I decided to make a huge card using my Cricut and an SVG file from My Scrap Chick called Village Card. You can make this card as big or small as you want. I went with 7 houses, switching them up using pre-textured cardstock and smooth cardstock. I used stickers to decorate the doors, and sentiment by Penny Black. The full card fits into a 8.5 x 11 inch envelop.
For our CRAFT challenge this week, Jo is inviting everyone to design a card based on a recipe. It must include an image, 2 ribbons, and 3 patterned papers. This challenge was especially fun as I used papers designed by our own Design Team Leader, Jo at Trimgym’s Digistamps, Papers and Images.For my image, I used a cute mouse and snowflake by Penny Black that I coloured with my Copics.
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This week’s challenge at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge is to make a card using a snowman. I am using a cute digi from From the Heart* called, FtHS Dancing Snowman_Boom Box. I coloured it with Copics Markers and added a little glossy accents to highlight the Boom Box. *Note: From The Heart Stamps has now closed. Sadly the extremely talents artist passed away and her website was shut down.
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For this week’s Colour Challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, we are looking for a card made with one metallic and one colour. I selected gold and black as my metallic and colour. Crafting friends of mine have started their own Canadian Crafting Company. Currently, their own uniquely designed dies are limited editions and are sold to friends and family only. I purchased a number of their dies and they are all fabulous. This one is simply called Christmas Antler. The Sentiment die is from Dee’s Distinctively Die.
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The CRAFT design team is trying to help you establish your Christmas card stash, so we have another Christmas card challenge. I decided to do something a little non-traditional. I used a fun silhouette digi stamp called, Roping Santa Digital Stamp Q-digi13709 by QKR Stampede. I started by printing the digi using my laserjet printer. Next, with my Minc embossed the image with black foil. Using Distress Ink I blended a sunset background. Finally still using Distress Ink and Versafine ink, and a retired western themed stamp set by the late Waltzingmouse Stamp Co. I stamped the mountain/desert background. The sentiment was from cardstock from my stash.
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This week we are looking for Christmas card based on a sketch by 52CCTC Design Team member EK. To make my card I started with using one of my sunshine burst dies. Once I paper pieced it together, I cut it on the diagonal. I layered it on matching patterned paper and added a large 2.5 inch circle cut with a round punch. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesdays. I added The manger image is a rubber stamp from Hambo called, “Manger”. I coloured the image with Copics.
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This week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge we are looking for a Funny Card. I love Gus by Bugaboo Stamps, they always make me laugh. For this card, I used GC going to town. I coloured him with Copics and added Glossy Accents to his glasses.
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The C.R.A.F.T. Design Team is looking for a project inspired by a song. With St. Patrick’s Day just passed, I was listening to the Irish Rovers. One of my favourite songs is their Unicorn Song. Yesterday was my honorary granddaughter’s Fourth birthday. Her theme was “Unicorn Princess”. I racked my brain for ideas because I wanted to make her something extra special. I ended up with a Unicorn Princess paperscape shadowbox. For the base of the picture I used Dreaming Tree’s, For Mom SVG Bundle and added the Unicorn Princess SVG from Printable Cuttable Creatables. All the papers, gems, pearls, were from my stash. The shadow box was picked up when Hobby Lobby had their buy one get one free sale. Everything was cut with my Cricut Explore Air and Design Space. I did cut 4 sets of eyelashes and doubled them up for more dimension. My granddaughter loved it. She loves her bling! Note: It was hard to photograph as the picture was behind glass.
Jo-El’s 4th Birthday Party Dress!
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