Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Train inspired guys birthday card for DT project PPCC no 435

Plucked the train engine out of a circus set to make a masculine theme birthday card for my best friend's fiancé. The Circus Set is from Pattie's Creations and they are 1 of 2 prize sponsors for the #435th weekly challenge for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog.

PPCC blog's #435 ID badge and blog post link=

#435 prize sponsors and contributors of images to the design team=
Pattie's Creations and Hetty Clare

links for both are in the PPCC blog post


Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups to share this card:

a. FB= 100 Pattern Papers Challenge group= base cardstock and checked paper/paper pad just recently added to my 2019 stack (see the photos)

b. and FB= Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group= June's Paper Pad Madness challenge; this is my 3rd card but I still haven't sat down to create a layout yet!!! ARGH!...thankfully I still have some June days left (also refer to the partial papers and paper pad set photos)

the reddest paper remaining in the partial pad set of this Colorbok's marbleized cardstock was picked


kraft and black checkered print paper from the 5" x 7"...I trimmed it to 4.5" x 6" (I think...)

c. FB= Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group= sharing site for crafters

d. Shout-outs to APTS blog (has a June stenciling theme challenge going however since I'm on the DT team I'm not linking this but please visit and participate if you have stenciling on a paper-crafted creation) and Shopping Our Stash just finished having a stencil theme challenge...rut ro for me


Aud Sentiments newest challenge started 13 June 2019= #229 theme is anything goes + sentiment

[I have "Right on track" that's stenciled and "birthday" in stickers for my sentiments!]


UYS #363 has a challenge theme to be inspired by this collage of images filled with objects, colors, and possibly textures and prints, so

from the mood board, I have arrow and the word "track" which to me seems to fit several of the patterns/prints seen on the picture collage=

That's all, folks! Thanks for making your way here to my little space in social media and the internet!

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S and stay tuned for a few more pics that have been scanned and/or cropped:

The End!


  1. A great card. Thanks for joinig Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

    1. Elaine: I appreciate the feedback and acknowledging the link-up to AS challenge blog!

  2. Hi Becca! It was great to read your comments on my blog today. Thanks for the encouragement. I see that you are still busy with your own paper crafting, with lots of cute ideas. On this one I love that "right on track" message - goes perfectly with your card.

    1. Thanks, Cheryl, for returning some blog commenting! I appreciate the feedback! I thought the message was clever, too!

  3. Beautiful.

  4. What a great masculine card Becca - love your placement of the words in the sentiment.

    1. Maxine: I appreciate your feedback! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Really cute Becca and great sentiment
    Carol x

    1. Thanks, Carol!!! I appreciate your feedback on my paper creations!

  6. Such a great card and love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us for the Aud Sentiment Challenge.
    Jenny (DT) x

    1. Thanks so much Jenny for acknowledging my link-up to ASC blog!


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