This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, we are looking for something with Christmas or New Year theme. For this challenge I made a 3D Santa Mandala by Okadee SVG.Design Bundles. There are 14 layers to this card, but it turned out beautifully. I used various shades of gray-black, pink-dark red, yellow and white cardstock.
Saturday, 26 December 2020
Saturday, 19 December 2020
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Saturday, 12 December 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge, we are looking for the word, MERRY. For this challenge I used my Cricut Explore Machine and two SVG files, The sentiment Merry is from My Scrap Chick called Christmas Word Art. There are 6 different sentiments. The Christmas Stocking is one of 4 different designs available at Special Heart Studio.
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Saturday, 5 December 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 519, we are looking for a quick and easy cards. I used a simple SVG from My Scrap Chick, called Penguin Box. I modified the SVG to simply make a back for the penguin and made it into a folded card vs a box. From start to finish this card took less than 15 minutes. The longest part of the project with the actual cutting. I used scraps of cardstock from my stash. I have had my problems with "white" pens. I have tried them all. They work the day I buy them, and the next time I try...nothing! I purchased some Acrylic Paint Pens by Artistro and I think I may have my new go to white pen (for adding details to eyes, etc.
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Another year is coming to a close at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. For December's Challenge, I had to make a Christmas Card and say "Merry Christmas" to everyone. I used 4 different patterned papers for this challenge - snow, evening sky, scarf, and nose. The background paper had some beautiful silver stars and a crescent moon, but the metallic paper doesn't photograph well for me. I used my Cricut and an SVG file from My Scrap Chick called. "Snowman's Wonderland." The papers are all from my stash aka Hoard.
Saturday, 28 November 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for things with wings. This beautiful angel is from Special Heart Creations as a part of their Holiday Maker Fest. There are 6 layers to the angel and it is simply beautiful. I cut layer 1 twice so I can make it into a card. The fun glitter paper is from Cricut and cuts like butter with my Cricut Explore Air. I added a few gem just for that added touch. Note: in the original SVG design, she made it as a tree top decoration!
Saturday, 21 November 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, we are looking for something beginning with the letter R. This week R is for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! The little mandala comes with 8 layers. I made a duplicatr copy of the first layer and added it to the back of the mandala to make it into a card. I used my Cricut Explore set is intricate cutting for both the glitter and plain card stock. The SVG cut file is from Design Bundles, called 3D Christmas Character Bundle by Oakdee SVG. While you buy this file separately, I chose to purchase the bundle that includes Santa, a girl & boy elf, and a gingerbread man. All super cute!
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Saturday, 14 November 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, we are looking for some Glitter. For this challenge I used this FABULOUS glitter paper from Cricut in patel pink and gold. I used my Cricut Explore Air to create a 3D tree topper. I used a file called 3D Papercut Angel by Craft Genesis. There is some extremely detailed cuts to this file so I selected a custom glitter paper/intricate cut for my setting.She will be perfect on my tree this year.
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Saturday, 7 November 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, we are looking for something using a button or two. I have been having lots of fun with my Cricut Air Explore. I started out with just the cartridges, but now I have taking paper crafting to a whole new level. This week I made a Snowman Mandala card but substituted real buttons for the eyes! I added a little highlight on the button using an acrylic paint pen. I purchased the SVG from 3D Snowman Mandala SVG Cut File by GinaCCreates on Etsy.
Sunday, 1 November 2020
I have had this SVG file called Elegant Evening Bags by Dreaming Tree for some time and finally decided to make it for this month's Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, This particular bag is called, "Gold Purse." You can purchase the files separately or as part of a design bundle. I always chose the bundle. It includes 2 more elegant bags. I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut this file out. Leo from Dreaming Tree always includes an assembly video which makes to whole project easy to make. I chose Christmas patterned paper to make the purse. Dreaming Tree also included a free "Change Purse" SVG file that I also made in the same papers. The large purse has a magnetic opener so you can add a small present inside. The change purse includes slots so you can attach a gift card. I added a few gems to make it extra special!
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a background you created. I have never used digital backgrounds that you print yourself. This week, Design Bundles had a free download called, Merry Christmas seamless patterns. New Year digital paper. Because I wanted the pattern to be smaller than the download, using CorelDraw software I was able to copy the pattern 4 times, paste together and print a 6" x 6" version using my HP inkjet printer. The snowman, stamp and die, is called Snowy from Penny Black. This, hands down is my favourite Christmas stamp.The sentiment is also by Penny Black. The card stock strip is from my stash. I coloured Snowy with my Tombow markers.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a card with flowers. I was cleaning my craft room the other day and came across a number or my first dies I porchased for my Big Shot. I used the Poinsettia BigZ block die. I used 2 shades of red card stock, and a green, distressed them and added ink to the edges/sides. I pirced all the individual pieces together, added a scrap of yellow paper and dotted black paint ob the center. The background paper and sentiment are papers from my stash.
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Saturday, 10 October 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a stocking. I used an old Sizzix Bigz Stocking dies. This was one of the first dies I purchased for my Big Shot and you don't need the platform to cut it. I used Christmas card stock/paper from my stash.
Saturday, 3 October 2020
Friday, 2 October 2020
When the Simply Create Too Design Team was asked to create a card using only 2 colours - Black and Purple - I was not sure how I could make a colour using those two colours. I put my thinking hat on and tried modifying an embossing folder I received with a purchase of a craft magazine. I embossed it using both a purple and a black piece of card stock and cut the finished design at the sentiment and pieced it together to create a two coloured card. I added 3 black gems to complete the design.
Thursday, 1 October 2020
This month's Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. I decided on a Halloween/Fall theme. Nothing says fall like a pumpkin and Halloween like a black cat! I made this adorable box card (folds flat) with my Cricut Explore Air and the SVG file from My Scrap Chick "Cat and Pumpkin Box Card." I used patterned paper from my stash for the cat, pumpkin, and leaf. The stamped sentiment and cat on the card back is for SSS called, "Hey Pumpkin."
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Saturday, 26 September 2020
This week at the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, we are looking for a card for Someone Special. Every card I create is for someone special. I try to never make the same card twice, and if the recipient wasn't special, I wouldn't take the time, care, and love it put into each card. This week's card is a gatefold card with a belly band. I have a friend that each your I create a special Christmas Tree Card for. I used my Cricut Explore Air and the Christmas Tree SVG file from Simply Crafty SVGs. The sentiment is from MFT. I started by selecting my papers. I used pale green glitter paper, hologram green for inside tree, gold foil paper for the star, and fun dots for the accents.
Card front without band
Saturday, 19 September 2020
This week the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Design Team are looking for something with the word Joy. For my card I used a super adorable Santa SVG from Cricut Access in Design Space. The joy banner is also from Cricut Access in Design Space but I reduced the size to fit the arm span of Santa. To make the image as a card, I simply cut out two of the largest shadow and glued them together at the top. It is hard to see in the photo, but I made the beard from white and white glitter cardstock.
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