Friday 4 June 2021

Simply Create Too - June Challenge #171- Any Shaped Card (No square or rectangle)

 Hello everyone. Welcome to Simply Create Too's June 171 Challenge - Any Shaped Card (not square or rectangle). I love shaped cards. I love making layered mandala cards. I love using my Cricut. For the cards below I used a wonderful SVG design by Okadee Designs.  I made both a right and left version of the cards just for fun. Okadee carries a huge variety of designs, plus sells special bundled prices. Please be sure to check them out!

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Tuesday 1 June 2021

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June 2021 Challenge

Hello Everyone. We are now into our sixth month of 2021. How time flies! For this month's challenge, I made a birthday card for a special Birthday girl. While it might not be noticeable, I used subtle tone on tone paper for the doggie and more patterned papers for the balloons. Using my Cricut Explore and onr puppy from an adorable set of  SVG files from Okadee SVG

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Saturday 1 May 2021

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2021 Challenge

Gosh, another month has whizzed by. For my card for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Using my Cricut Explore Air, I have created a cute birthday card using Okadee SVG - 3D Birthday Puppies. I used numerous patterned papers, but it is really apparent in the balloons. I cut out an additional base in white card stock to make this artwork into a card for a very special girl.

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Friday 2 April 2021

Simply Create Too - Challenge 169 - Stitching (Real or Faux)

Hello, welcome to April's Simply Create Too - Challenge 169 - Stitching (real or Faux). I made up a Covid Card with faux stitching around the face masks and doctor's scrubs. I used a Covid Virus SVG from Etsy, and a doctor SVG from Circuit's, Bears on Parade! For the virus I was able to use some of my ugly patterned paper.

Please everyone stay safe, social distance, wear a mask, wash your hands.

I sent to above cards to all my Adult friends, and the before Easter Egg holders to the fabulous kids I know. The SVG Egg Holder is from Digital Gems, called Doctor and Nurse.

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Thursday 1 April 2021

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2021 Challenge

For April Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge I decided to feature an Easter Card. I made a card and Easter Egg Holder for each of the special kids in my life. For the projects I used both patterned and solid paper. To cut the SVG files, I used my Cricut. The egg holders are from Digital Gems - Etsy, and the 3D layered cards I used files from Okadee SVG. The latter comes with 4 files - bunny, lamb, duck, and chick. I created a back piece to make these into cards, I also glue each layer on top of each other vs adding more dimension use foam dots. 

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Monday 1 March 2021

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2021 Challenge

Every month Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge is an open papercraft challenge that encourages you to use patterned paper. Because it is March, I thought I would make up a fun St. Paddy's Day Card. I selected the adorable 3D "Irish Terrier" and "Leprechaun"  added a back as to make it into a card. Nothing says Irish, like an Irish Terrier and a classic Leprechaun! 

My brother's first dog was a little red terrier that we called, "Terry"  (I know very original) or as my Dad said - Terry the Terrible Terrier. We lived in Vancouver where it rains almost daily, and Terry hated the rain. I remember Mom having to hold an umbrella over the dog to get her to go outside to do her business! 

Using my Cricut, I made 2 versions of each card using both solid coloured and pattern paper. I also added a back as to make it into a card. The SVG file is from Okadee SVGs called 3D St. Patrick's Characters Bundle. It comes with 5 designs, a terrier, 2 different leprechauns, unicorn, and a bunny. There are 6 layers and I made them to fit inside a 5 x 7 card. You can certainly added 3D foam between the layers, but as I was using them as cards I glued each layer on top of each other.

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Thursday 4 February 2021

Simply Create Too - Challenge 167 - Use Heart(s)


For this month the Simply Create Too Design Team is looking for use of a heart or hearts. I made these super cute Corgi pups. I love these little dogs with their heart shaped bums. I wrote Be Hin' Valentine on the inside of the card, and pun on the Be Mine Valentine theme. The supper cute SVG file is from Okadee SVGs from Etsy or Design Bundle called St. Valentine's Puppies. There are three adorable puppies that can certainly be used for more than just Valentine's Day.

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Monday 1 February 2021

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February 2021 challenge


Hello everyone. For my card for February I picked a fun Valentine's theme. I made up Valentine cards for my grand daughter. I used a SVG file cut from Craft Genesis. It is a very simply design - no gluing required. I used patterns paper for either the backing or top layered butterfly. Both sides have a double slot and you simply insert the lollipop. I added a Happy Valentine's Stamp to the back and will add a tag with each child's name. 

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Friday 1 January 2021

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January 2021 challenge


This is a new year, and while our governments are doing their best to get everyone a vaccination for the Covid19 virus we must still be careful. Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, Social Distance. As a friendly reminder for friends and family, I created two cards. One show a Doctor (from Circuit's, Teddy Bears on Parade) wearing his mask, an the second a Covid19 virus with a mask (A SVG file I purchased on Etsy) The latter image I created two copies: one using an ugly patterned paper from my stash, and one using white cardstock for the card's back. I made stitch marks around the masks using a fine black marker. The best thing about this card is that you can utilize some of that ugly patterned paper you have around! Stay Safe everyone and join our monthly challenge