Saturday 26 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 509 - For Someone Special


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.

Front of card with belly band

Card front without band

Inside Card

Join us each week for a new and exciting Christmas challenge!

Saturday 19 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 508 - Include the Word Joy


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.

  Please join us next week for more inspirational ideas.

Saturday 12 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 507 - Include Some Plaid, Checked or Gingham Paper


This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for Plaid, Checked, or Gingham paper. I decided to go with the popular Buffalo Plaid. I made a plaid lumberjack style coat (aka: Canadian Tuxedo). I used papers from Photoplay including the sentiment. For that extra fun, I added a fluffy collar, cuffs, and pocket detail. The SVG design is from SVG Cuts. I hope you like this one as much as I enjoyed making it. Note: I made this card using my Cricut Explore Air.

Inside card

Join us weekly for new Christmas card designs!

Saturday 5 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 506 - Use Some Patterned Paper


This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for the use of patterned paper. I used one of Michael's Reflection Paper Pads featuring Christmas Cats and Dogs. The front sentiment is from MFT and inside sentiment by Paper Smooches. I used a SVG file for a shutter card by fellow card maker, Sha-Rah. You can also find many tutorials on Pinterest, Google Search, and YouTube.

Card Front

Card inside
(When you open the card,the shutter reveals a message)

Opening of Card

Please join us weekly for a new and fun challenges

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge September 2020

For my Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge month card I made a special card for my friends Pearl and Wendy's grandchildren. The Canadian Mint came out with a special limited edition of our two dollar coin in 2019 to honour the WWII servicemen who serviced during D-Day (June 6,1944). These coins were only available to purchase in a roll of 25. So I decided to purchase a roll and display them in a card along with information about D-Day. September marked the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. I used Stampendous's stamp and dies called Pretty Poppies. I coloured them with Copic Markers. I cut 1 1/2" circles from the front patterned paper. The coins were put into covered coin holders to show both the front and back of the coins. Inside the card, I included the write-up.
The background papers have metallic flowers and they don't always photograph well for me.

As an added note: both my Mother and Father serviced in the Canadian Army in World War II. My mother was a driver/CWACS (she never got to go overseas because you had to be 100 pounds and she couldn't gain the weight!) and my father worked in stores. He was in London when Germany surrendered. He had the choice of staying on the help with the cleanup or signing on for the "Pacific Conflict". He chose the latter but by the time the ship hit Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Japan had surrendered so he was sent home. When the men come home they had a decision to make. They could have a world time house (1 1/2 storey home), go the school, or work for the government. My mother being just a woman got nothing. My father became a Professional Engineer (Mechanical ENG) and joined the Reserves where he served as a Captain.

Please join us. Use those patterned paper you have been collecting!