Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Bright Birthday Card made 22 Jan 2022

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I got to use some solid color cardstock scraps for this card! It's on a light yellow cardstock base that is top-folded. And it's just about 5.5" wide and 4.5" high. 

Three Wise Owls and Five Bright Stars birthday card= 

and a close-up cropped scan of the left corner=

Design notes:
1. cardstocks are either from Neenah or Pen + Gear; different depths but same lengths
2. black inking on CS edges and also outlining of stickers to add to the bold graphic look
3. stickers are old stash; also 2 sentiment stamps have been in my stash for years
4. black ink pad and black rollerball pen


This was not made for a specific design team challenge however it will be entered into a few challenge blogs and shared in a few FB groups=

a. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; anything goes

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b. Seize the Birthday challenge blog; anything goes birthday

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c. Mixed Media Creativity group

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Current design team member for the following-
1. MTTC challenge blog
2. MTTCC challenge blog

Friday, January 14, 2022

2022 Jan 14 MTTC Floral Theme DT card

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm excited to rejoin the design team crew at My Time To Craft challenge blog! Woo-hoo!! For #473, the theme for the challenge is floral

I decided to made a birthday card with a CAS layout that is actually based on a sketch for the 52 CCT 22-01 challenge. 

Wishing You Well birthday card=

link to MTTC=

Design Notes:

A. bright purple cardstock base folded on the left; Neenah; pink is actually a neon hot pink, also from Neenah; the base is made of a full sheet of CS and the pink is about 5"x7"

B. pale green banner strip; Neenah; 

C. silver metallic gel highlighter pen edges the green banner strip

D. the bird oval sticker is old stash; the glitter & silver mirror foil posies are stick-ons 

E. 'wishing you well' stamp is from a small greetings stamp set (old stash); black ink pad

F. CAS= clean and simple format for the layout


other challenge blogs and FB groups where I'll share this posting or pic=

a. AAA Birthday challenge blog= my 2 favorite colors are pink and purple!!!

b. Seize the Birthday challenge blog=

c. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook

d. Paper, Paper, Paper, & DT Calls group on Facebook


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*MTTC design team

*MTTCC design team

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Winter Holiday Celebrate Card based on a sketch

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This is my 2nd card for the year and in about 5 months! It feels SO good to be creative! To think creatively! To get my fingers messy with 2 different stamp pad colors and a mid-blue paint stick!

This card is also combining 3 different challenge blogs' criteria. There's an anything goes winter/January theme, an inspo list of 10 items/themes that I have to use at least 3, and a Christmas/winter holiday card with sketch. I only gave or mailed out a few Christmas cards to my immediate family, so I've got belated cards made last year I need to get mailed asap and I'll include this one too.

Winter Holiday Celebrate Card:

Supplies: (1) bronze dazzle word is from Paper Wishes website; (2) snowflakes stencil is from Simple Stories; (3) gold and light blue cardstocks, A2 white card base & matching envelope, blue ink stamp pad, gold ink stamp pad, blue paint stick (from a set of 4 colors) are all from Art Skills' Crafters Choice; and the (4) blue foam snowflake sticker (from a huge set in 5 different colors bought years ago) is from Oriental Trading.


A. Festive Friday #0100= the 3 items I used were splatters, celebrate/celebration, and gold

blog post:

B. The Four Seasons Challenge blog= anything goes winter/January challenge theme; I was inspired to use wintery blues and snowflakes (stenciling on the focal background and the large foam one); this is their mood board for January:

this is their blog badge:

blog posting:

C. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown 22-01 sketch; required Christmas/winter holiday & sketch

this is the sketch:

this is their participant badge:

blog posting:


Crafting in the cold, snowy, icy USA heartland,

Becca S