Paper crafting is works of heart

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Create a Custom Background challenge for May 2020 at APTS blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart's been creatively committed to the colors of 2 kits I've assembled in the past 2 weeks or so. I'll talk about those later in this posting. Lots of peach, coral, orange, pink, mint green, spring green, and a neutral like creamy butter are many of the major color tones.

APTS blog May 2020 theme is Custom Background; Chana has described using inks, paints, stencils, etc. she doesn't want patterned paper...I thought that meant not a full piece of designer/patterned paper for the background, so my lattice-work wasn't quite what she wanted. Please read her rules better than I did! :)

Lattice of florals card:

This photo doesn't show the cardstocks' colors well but allows the sentiment 'dazzle' sticker image to contrast better against that silver foil doily! YEA!!! It's another of my cards made recently with metallics or glitter or foil that the printer scanning just doesn't allow the sheen to show as evident as a photos do. When the card sits angled on top of my printer, it looks so pretty to see the glimmer of the doily, the sentiment, and the pink gems.

Lovely card, don't you think?!! I'm trying to work on clustering of embellishments so that's why I have 3 of the gorgeous ranunculus  flower stickers from My Mind's Eye together with a short row of pink gems.

APTS DT badge

APTS May 2020 post link: (typos in title; not sure if it will get edited but look for May 4, 2020 dated posting)

Some vendors/manufacturers:
a. Astrobrights/Neenah = yellow cardstock used for the base (5" x 7"); creamy butter strip of CS;
b. My Mind's Eye = 5 of the prints with 4 of them are set up in pairings due to being double-sided cardstocks; also the gorgeous ranunculus stickers
c. Paper Wishes = bronze dazzle sentiment "Best Wishes"
d. Dollar Tree = the chain store where I discovered the small silver foil doily (set of 25)!!! and the pink gems

Papers and stickers were pulled from my stash in order to be part of 2 kits (Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and The Great Stash Bash challenge from Lisa and Lori).
CKC April 2020 kit beginning of the month posting:

TGSB April 2020 postings:
Lisa H's kit:

Lori S's kit:

a few other challenge blogs and Facebook groups participating linking/sharing for this card=

1. PPPDTC group on Facebook; a sharing group of crafting bloggers

2. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; a private group of crafters and artists who like to mix it up [this card features the doily, stickers, gems, and dazzle metallic stickers in addition to papers/cardstocks]

3. Shopping Our Stash #419= Mother's Day/special lady theme=

4. Crafty Sentiments; for girls theme; my card is to be sent to a niece; just a few hours left to link-up but I should be able to get connected after our APTS blog gets released!


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design Team member of APTS blog & also these other 4=
1. 52 CCT
4. S4fC


  1. Never mind your 'oops' Becca, you have created a very pretty card with your background..
    Stay safe

  2. Lovely card Becca. Love the paper weaving.
    Cindy F


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