Friday, December 31, 2021

CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: January Design Team Project


 This month I wanted to make a more masculine feeling card.  I turned to my patterned paper pad that I have had quite a long time in my stash by Recollections.  Unfortunately, the paper pad does not have a name, but it has tans and browns in its pallet.  I love it.  It is my go-to when creating a masculine card.  To see the pad up close check out the coordinating video of my making this card here.  The card was inspired by a card I pinned on Pinterest.  It is not the same but close.  The card is 4 ¼ x 5 ½.  The background piece I cut out using a scalloped edged die, then dry embossed with an embossing folder that to me looks like the pattern you see on some metal pieces.  I distressed this a bit with some black soot distress oxide.  Layered on that is a piece of patterned paper and it has a double stitched edge thanks to another die in my stash.  I then added on three smaller pieces from the pad.  The sentiment brought it together.  The strip is from a pack I got from Alli Express called Junk Journal Sentiment Stickers.  The Relax and Enjoy I made on Cricut Design Space using my Cricut Explore to cut it out of white cardstock.

 

This was a pretty simple card.  I am glad I took the time to do it as my stash of masculine themed cards was looking slim.  I think I need to make a few more.  Hope you were inspired!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

All the Cards I Never Got around to Posting in 2021

 Thought you might enjoy this montage of all the cards I never posted this year.  Might as well get them in while I can.  🙃



Monday, December 27, 2021

Guide to Card Sizes

 I kept forgetting what is considered a slimline card size versus a mini slimline.  So I thought...why not make myself a guide so I don't have to look it up EVERY time?  I hope this short video and guide is helpful.  It is not an exhaustive list by any means...because we can make a card any size we want but I wanted a quick guide for those I see most often around the cardmaking world...  😃




Monday, December 13, 2021

Split Card Design = 4 Cards


 


I wanted to start out by saying I am sorry I have been MIA lately. Just had some surgery and still recuperating. I am happy to share another split card design video with you. I am just in love with this technique! Getting 4 cards done with minimal supplies and time really is a great way to spend the afternoon. I also want you to note that this card has no coloring of the outline images. For those beginning in this craft remember, not every image has to be colored in. I still think the results are simple yet stunning. Hope this inspires you to get out a few stamps and have some fun!







Friday, December 3, 2021

OK THE DEADLINE FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS IS APPROACHING BUT ...


 You still have time to do this one!  You will need paint, a couple of markers, and something to top the tree.  I used a Snowflake sequin.  You can do it!

Thursday, December 2, 2021

One More Simple Chrismas Card... The Absolute Easiest!


 Yes, I know I keep saying it..but there is still time to make a few Christmas Cards if you want to. This time I used a simple Dollar Tree Tag as the focal point. I added some sequins with white gel pen dash marks to end up with this super simple but festive card.

See the Minute to Win It Video here.