Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Wedding Anniversary Card for brother is APTS blog DT project August 2019

August's theme for APTS blog is "A Crafty Piece of Me", which means using the technique of paper piecing. Not piercing, but piecing...put some pieces together that you have cut out. Example will be tracing and cutting out a floral print paper shape like a t-shirt to put over a t-shirt part of a digital image.

For my creation, I've stenciled half hearts of 2 different sizes from several different patterned papers and then I inked all edges, matched up 'opposites' and then put a tiny tape piece on the back of each new pair. Glue adhesive tabs were then used to stick to the white or mid-blue cardstock of the card background or base. Additional heart stickers and 3 different color pearl dots in either 3s or 5s were scattered around. The center sentiment image was found online in search for free black and white 25th anniversary images. Here is how I managed to get everything arranged:

A Place to Start (APTS) blog's ID badge ( 1of 2 ) that they have is shown above.

August theme was mentioned at the top. Give it try if you haven't yet. It is always a very good artistic creativity challenge to experiment with new techniques and/or new ways of achieving effects.

It would have been faster to trace and cut-out 6 hearts instead of 12 halves from 4 papers, yet the effect of mix-n-match coordinating prints is striking.

It is also symbolic of 2 people united in marriage to become 1 couple.

Other blogs and/or Facebook groups to share this card=

*It is almost 10:30 pm on Monday night and I just returned home about 20 minutes ago from an area hospital where my husband had a procedure today and my mom's been in a different area since Saturday afternoon after her fall. Due to the craziness, I'm not taking time to link to any challenge blogs because I didn't do any research in my draft before all the craziness and stress of family matters erupted...sorry...however here are a few Facebook groups, I will share a link or photo with=
a. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls
b. Mixed Media Creativity
c. 100 Patterned Papers


Because of the business envelope narrow vertical length of the card, I only did 2 additional scans for the top part and then a full sheet scan that was cropped: [dimensions are: 9" tall x 4" wide]

Love in creative form! This is for my 'baby' brother and his terrific wife who honored me with being one of her bridesmaids. 1.5 years later I returned and doubled the honors with having both in our wedding party.

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity


  1. Fabulous use of paper piecing!
    Hope hubby and your mum are ok, a busy time for you that's for sure.
    Scarlett xoxo

  2. What a great way to use the technique Becca - a stunning card

    1. Maxine, it is always a joy to receive your feedback! Appreciate!

  3. Wonderful idea to make all the lovely paper-pieced hearts for an anniversary card; so pretty :)

    1. Lucille: I appreciate the sweet comments and your time for stopping by my blog post!

  4. Hi there, Becca! I'm a friend of Teresa and thought I'd stop by your blog and love your card! The colors and design are so elegant - and the balance is perfect! You have a beautiful blog (love the heritage one, too!) New follower!


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