Paper crafting is works of heart

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Use a Stencil theme challenge no 433 at My Time To Craft blog starts 29 May 2020

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I love to give close family and friends a hand-made card for their birthday. In this posting, I've made two for the stenciling usage challenge at My Time To Craft challenge blog. Yes, two! Layouts are almost identical with just using some different colors and prints.

I'm not that happy about the execution but this past week or so has been a bit topsy-turvy and I'm just going to let these stand as is. The purple stenciled "Happy Birthday" banner was made with purple acrylic paint. The blue one was made with a paint stick, which is softer than a crayon, and wasn't the best tool for the narrow openings of the particular stencil I was using. But I tried. I experimented.

Color-wise they are very good. And I'm happy with the layouts. I tend to be a harsher critic with myself than I am when looking at others' projects. sigh...

Happy Stenciled Birthday:

#433 MTTC's "Use a Stencil" theme link=

Paper Pad Challenge at Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group on Facebook:

My chosen paper pad is a 5" x 7" one that I discovered at Dollar Tree about 2 years ago or so. I put this in a stack of papers that I wanted to bash 2 years ago in January, but as you can see I've not been successful.

Diagonal stripe = 5 sheets
Dotted = 5 sheets
Checkerboard = 7 sheets


other challenge blogs or FB groups for link-ups:


Totally tropical is an optional 'topper' theme however mine are just simple HB cards to share.

Our Badge

b. Paper, Paper, Paper, and Design Team Calls group on FB; a closed group for crafting bloggers to share their postings

c. Mixed Media Creativity group on FB; a closed group of artists and crafters that like to mix it up; these cards have: cardstocks, patterned papers, black marker, stencil using purple acrylic paint and another with blue paint stick, pop-up style cupcake stick-ons, gem dots, micro thin washi tape, and a little usage of gold glitter paint for candle flames (i in birthday) and bow center of stenciled present


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design Team member for the following:
2. S4fC
4. 52 CCT


  1. Wonderful layout Becca - and son't you hate it when experiments don't work out how you would like them too!
    Stay safe

  2. I think its still good even when the experiments fail - that's the main way we learn! And I agree, you are harsher to your self than others would be - because I find the cards to be great! Love your usage of the pattern papers as well. And the stencilled sentiment - both of them give such unique look - I loved it! Thank you for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

    1. Thanks for your encouraging words, too, Ashwini!

  3. Things never go wrong, they are always happy mistakes
    Great makes

    Stay Safe
    Hugs Shell xx


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