Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

PPCC blog #389 for 18 July 2018 design team inspiration card

Isn't this poppies filled frame digital image very adorable?!?!!!

Learn about the guidelines to participate each week, the DT, deadlines to post, theme for challenge(s), sponsors, and more by reading the PPCC blog #389 post with this link:

The super cute poppies border with butterfly frame image was one of the provided images to the Design Team this week from Delicious Doodles. Thanks, DD!!!! It's so pretty!

Then half of the DT has used images from ADFD. These images have delicate thin lines and are always delightful.

And here are some more views, including a few using different backdrop:

In the below photo, as I was preparing to make this card I knew for the poppies I would be using lots of red and red-oranges, so I knew I had to have some of that color in my paper selections. Then based on how I colored the image, the rest of the papers pre-selected were quickly edited out in order to not draw focus away from the spectacular image:

Inside panel was quickly completed with a sentiment from Stampin' Up, a simple stitching border, a foam glitter heart, and 2 small scrap sections:

Bonus paper-craft creation this week: These bookmarks that fit inside a regular letter envelope size used several of the patterned papers seen in one of the earlier photos yet such a different vibe with the images. A school district in our region's mascot is Chiefs. Their website features several pages' banners with an arrowhead, so that's why one of the bookmarks features that instead of a warrior chief profile. Their colors are red, black, and white.

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Sunday, July 15, 2018

HIMCR 361 scraps theme with Christmas in July twist

2nd Saturdays of the month at HIMCR are about using your scraps, thus the twist for July is to have Christmas included in your paper-crafted creation.

Here is what I made for the DT inspirations for #361:

This photo shown below is proof that papers on the right have been used previously, so my scraps. As seen above, the spring green glitter paper wasn't used. Red cardstock was folded for the card base. The antique wallpaper looking paper (The Paper Studio) was used for sentiment backing for both the cover and inside panels. The khaki green and dark red prints are old stock as is the 6" x 6" cardstock.

The fabulous winter deer featured Christmas card is for challenge #361's Design Team inspirations using the prize sponsor's image(s) at HIMCR. Use the blog post link for seeing the rest of the DT cards, details for this challenge and participating, guidelines, past sponsors, archived posts, and more.

Thanks, MHK Designs, for the majestic Holiday Deer image set! MHK Designs is #361's DT provider of images plus the prize sponsor for a selected winner from the pool of anticipated participant's linked creations:

Some more photos of the card that use the green glitter paper as a backdrop:

As soon as I saw this very impressive deer image at MHK Designs, I knew I wanted to select this to use for this Saturday. Thanks again, MHK Designs, for allowing us to pick out what we wanted to use from your marvelous digital images!!

Until another challenge or occasion/need to craft, from the USA heartland, Becca S

Friday, July 13, 2018

Bookmarks with color palette for CTD 501 and IB 28

What colors remind you of nature? meadows? woods? hills and mountains?

These challenges started at different times this week have been the sources of motivation for creating 2 bookmarks. A school district near us has the mascot Timberwolves and colors of dark green, gray, and black. So I decided this evening to fuse the color combos together a bit:

Inspired By #28 Campfire S'mores (colors: kraft, white, dark brown/black, and green from the boxes)
Color Throwdown #501 colors (grey, yellow, kraft, and white)


Here's my shopped supplies from my stockpiles to get ready. You will notice some editing has been done. Until I've played around with combinations and sizes, several changes can occur while in the process of making paper crafted creations. Digital images have had several layers of colored pencils (black, gray, dark brown, light brown) added to them to make them match the color palettes better. Placement of elements is different between the two. Thinking of you border is different on each bookmark as well as what was used as the base and what was used for the background.

#1: CTD 501

#2: IB 28

Supply sources:
a. damask paper used for a backdrop and the dotted papers are= The Paper Studio
b. dark pine green and medium gray cardstock= The Paper Studio
c. marbled caramel thin weight cardstock and putty gray cardstock=Colorbok
d. kraft cardstock=?
e. Thinking of You stamp= Stampin' Up (bought used/resale shop)

Continuing to craft in the USA heartland, Becca S

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

PPCC blog 388 DT creations with Sketchy Saturday layout 18

Friends are like flowers in the garden of life....

2 cards featured for the PPCC blog design team and an additional one made that looks better in person than after photographing, so it will appear here but not on the PPCC blog.

Occasions: birthday (2) and friendship (1)
Colors: lots of violets, blues, greens

#1: for PPCC #388

#2: for PPCC #388 and Sketchy Saturday #18

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog ID badge and link to get details about participating as a crafter, seeing what the other crew members of the DT have made, and more:

The prize sponsor and DT images provider for PPCC #388 is Bugaboo:

and a 2nd prize sponsor for PPCC #388 is Di's Digi Stamps:

Sketch design that inspired my layouts for the birthday cards: (#2 is more closely aligned to sketch than #1, so I will only submit/link card #2 for sketches by laurel)

Additional views of the birthday cards:

#3: sentiment from the Flower Garden Set by Bugaboo, this week's PPCC blog prize sponsor and images provider for the design team=

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

HIMCR #360 first Saturday of the month color challenge with Christmas hues

This month at HIMCR we will be having a Christmas in July focus so this 1st Saturday of the month gets us started with Christmas colors! (#360)

When someone says Christmas colors, I think of the traditional red and green. For my 2 cards and pocket page, I used variations of each accented with gold, gray, brown, and/or black.

Image is Emma the hugger and sentiment "Sending Christmas Hugs" from Fred She Said charming and cute!



#3: I used a business card size pocket page so size-wise these are about 2 1/4" x 3.5" instead of 2.5" x 3.5" and there is a horizontal orientation instead of vertical. The FSSD image is used four times:

#360=These DT inspiration creations are for Hiding in My Craft Room (HIMCR). Get all the details for participating, the prize sponsor/DT images provider and their links, the DT creations, and much more:

This week's prize sponsor's ID badge and link:

More views of my projects for HIMCR #360=

shopping clue for the micro-thin decorative tapes shown in the photo above: I saw the top applied one that has _____ days left and just had to buy the set at Dollar Tree! Yes!!! I think the set has 7 small thin rolls and I've used three that work well for Christmas colors and a bit of gold glam!

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Monochromatic for UYS 319 and Sketchy Saturday 19 layout challenge with card 2 plus IB 27 vintage linens challenge

Three challenges in one card= check

Monochromatic= purple hues ranging from mauve to red-violet to violet and a bit of blue-violet for her tape measure with neutrals of brown, white, and black

Layout= turned upside down; altered slightly with placement of paper clip and added the medallion/brooch image

Vintage linens inspiration photo= using online search engine I found this amazing vintage image of a Victorian-era gal getting ready to sew and had to use fact, I think I'm keeping this card!!

Monochromatic challenge post link for UYS #319:

 This layout design sketch challenge post link for Sketchy Saturday #19:

Reminder note: I've turned the layout sketch upside down=

the vintage linens inspirational photo from Inspired By challenge blog:

Oh, have I told you that my favorite colors are purple and pink (specifically magenta pink)! And the whole house is painted some hue variation of purple/violet! Yes!!! I think I will keep this and framed it for one of the bedrooms.

Design notes:
a. black and white damask and mauve damask patterned papers= The Paper Studio
b. paint sample card= Dutch Boy via Menards home store
c. Victorian sewing image (filled in with colored pencils) and amethyst heart medallion/brooch image= online clipart
d. embellishments= purple metallic paper clip, staples, scripture sticker, and micro thin decorative tape
e. Red-violet floral patterned paper= old stock
f. purple cardstock for base= Neenah Papers/Astrobrights 

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S