Paper crafting is works of heart

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 2020 Week 1 Sketch Challenge for no 29 at 52 CCT Blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Oh, my crafting mojo has gone a bit wane lately. Bleh! Blah! and Ugh! But I persevered this week to get the first of the month prompt rotation design team inspiration card made. There are only a couple of us that rotated the sketch 90 degrees. I could have easily gone the other direction but I've had this Christmas date washi tape from Carta Bella for several months and I really wanted to use it to fill that design space below the sketch's circles.

Merry Everything & Happy Always 2020 card for 52CCT 29-20=

I might be using this sketch again before August is over! Circles are suggested but you can have them as snowflakes, bells, presents, etc. This month the DT crew had several who decided to alter to presents, trees, and stockings for a few. And the space on the side shown in green, many of the crew made that a 2nd patterned paper. I decided to use a cardstock mat (4.5" x 6.5") centered on the white 5" x 7" base, so the Christmas date washi tape is my vertical space substitute. I also made that banner tag smaller and moved over as well as varying the size of my circles and their placement.

The essence of the sketch is clearly reflected in my card.


Below: This sketch design was selected by 52 CCT's August DT hostess Andreja M and another DT member altered it to get the sketch shown above. So look into your Christmas and/or winter holiday supply stash and see what you can do with the August sketch!

Some more design notes:
a. The Paper Studio = candy cane patterned paper and the M. E. & H. A. patterned paper; these are 12" square sheets and I was gifted 2 of each design; this was the first use of the candy cane print but I've already started using part of 1 sheet of the M.E. & H. A.
b. The Paper Studio = cardstock mat in evergreen
c. The Paper Source = white card base; flat one layer
d. 2 red patterned papers/circles are leftover scraps from 6" square pad collections but I should have grabbed the original pads and jotted down the vendors to share's not like a have that many, maybe 4. It's that they have so many patterned papers within each pad that I'm afraid to give credit to the wrong company.
e. hard to tell in the scanned pics but the papers' outer edges have all been inked black
f. the turquoise blue paper is just used to blot out the printer's scanner light

Other locations to find this card's photo or this blog posting=
a. Jingle Belles current challenge to use leftovers

b. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook; a sharing site for crafting bloggers

c. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group on Facebook; this card will be shared because of many words within the large red text circle that are important themes found in the Bible= family, grateful, spirit, blessed, joy, love,

d. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; I don't have that much variation on the card but there are 4 different patterned papers, 2 solid color cardstocks, the cardstock label sticker, washi tape used in 2 locations, black ink on the papers' edges, and the acrylic stars

e. Not Just Cards challenge blog; July 2020 month is still open for a few of the early days of August; Anything Goes;

The 2 additional challenge blogs' ID badges:

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design Team member for:
1. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
2. A Place To Start
3. My Time To Craft

Other cards using bits of some of the same patterned papers shown in today's featured card:


  1. elle est vraiment moderne Becca cette carte, classique et sympathique, biz

    1. Thanks, Fabiola! I appreciate that you took time to comment!

  2. Hi your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog July Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

    1. Thanks so much, Jackie! I appreciate your visit from NJCCB!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, Arlene Rose! I decided to keep to traditional Christmas colors and use what I had in scraps!

  4. what a great way to use up scrap paper...something I am forever trying to do!! just like you said, this sketch design can be done so many ways.

  5. Love the texty circles ... so very glad you shared your Holiday Leftovers with us at Jingle Belles.

  6. such a fun and festive holiday card, a great use of leftovers and fab take on that sketch! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!


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