Sorry I was a little late posting but I have been super busy this summer. For the ribbon challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I used a SVG cut paper ribbon and bow. My card is from Dreaming Tree and I made it with my Cricut Explore. The svg file from the bundle called, Charming Christmas Cards and includes three fabulous designs.
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This week’s the 52CCT challenge is to make a Popup card. There are numerous types of popup cards, but I chose to make a box card. I used my Cricut and the basic rounded edge box card by Simply Crafty SVGs. (Note: If you Google box card template there are a number of sites with free downloads and instructions), I started by creating the bo, then I filled it with a Santa, embellishments from my stash, and snowflakes diecuts. The Santa is by Marianne Designs, snowflakes by Penny Black and SSS, Mittens by Memory Box.
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This week the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Design Team is looking for a non-traditional image on a Christmas card. I love the Bugaboo Stamp series with Santa on holidays dressed in his summer clothes. I chose Santa sunbathing. I coloured his using Bright Copic marker colours and adhered him on a sunset themed background. The sentiment is from SSS.
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This week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge, we are looking for a card using a punch or diecut. I had a lot of fun making this card, as I love shopping for that perfect gift for everyone. I used a digital Pure Innocent Digi stamp from Heather Ellis and a 2 part die by Penny Black. I colour the little shopper with Copics, layered a solid yellow city skyline with a black one and added a sentiment by SSS.
This week’s theme at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge is to make a card using some red. I dusted off my Cricut machine and made a fairly simple card using the Cardinal card from My Scrappy Chick – Quick Card Christmas Bundle – Cardinal Card. I used paper from my stash and added a black gem for the eye.
This week the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Design Team is looking for a card with Red, Green and Brown. I made a card with an adorable little boy digi stamp called TBTD019 by Heather Ellis/Pure Innocents. She also designs for MFT. I coloured him with Copic markers in shades of red, green and brown.
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This week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge, we are looking for a card for a man or boy! Well, I opted for a “Guy” card based on Christmas Cheer, or I should say Christmas beer. I used a fabulous little digi by From the Heart* Digital Stamps, called Birdbrain Brew. *Note: The artist who produced these wonderful images passed away in 2017 and her site has been closed. I coloured the image with Copic markers, added a sentiment and used a masculine-looking paper background. The inside of the card reads, May Santa gift you with lots of Holiday Beers!
Hello Everyone. This week at 52CCT. Design Team member, Tracey B Designed a sketch challenge. For my card, I used a digital image by Silly Dilly Beans called Penguin Trio. I coloured them with Copics in bright, fun colours. I used papers from my stash.
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This month at Simply Create 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 the 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.
Hello everyone. My name is Myrna and I have worked with Hazel (Crafty Hazelnut) for a number of years as a DT member of her Crazyhazelbut’s Christmas Challenge Extra (now closed), Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge (still current), and The Glory of Christmas Design (now closed). I have a huge hoard and pattern papers but often overlook using them. I am stoked to be a member of her Patterned Paper Challenge.
For my first challenge, I had to make a number of graduation cards for my friends’ grandbabies-1 boy and 4 girls. I decided to use my Cricut Explore Air and an SVG file from Jamie and Jenn called Bow Tie Graduate Card. I modified the card design slightly for the girl cards (*the designer also makes this SVG file for a girl graduate). I personalized each card by hand lettering the grade they successfully completed.