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Friday, October 30, 2020

MTTC Blog Challenge no 444 Clean and Simple Christmas Card

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! It's been a crazy work week so I'm going to keep the posting keep my heart less stressed here at the weekend! The theme is Clean and Simple Christmas! On the MTTC blog, Shell, the owner has asked that 3/4 of the card should be white and plain. I'll admit I'm a bit of a rebel on this because to me 'white space' as a journalistic term meant empty space, so it doesn't matter if the cardstock/paper is a color or a patterned as long as the majority of your card doesn't have stamping/digi image or embellishments.

MTTC #444 design team project--Jingle Joy Christmas card

my MTTC DT badge:

#444 post link=

more scanned and cropped pics of this Clean and Simple layout:

Supply and design notes:

a. alpha stickers and jingle bell bow were bought at Dollar Tree

b. smoke gray cardstock for the base = Neenah

c. red marbled cardstock for the corner accent = Colorbok

d. the 2 paper tapes/washi tapes = Jolee Boutique 2012 - EkSuccess - Wilton

e. Thanks to my crafting spiritual 'sister' from church for spotting the set of washi tapes and others in clearance bins at a discount warehouse. The 3 roll set cost her 25 cents + tax. It's her thoughtfulness that is priceless!

Facebook groups and challenge blogs where you will also see this blog post link and/or card photo=

a. my FB profile

b. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group in FB

c. Paper, Paper, Paper, and Design Team Calls group in FB

d. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in FB

e. Christmas Kickstart Challenge blog; #41 Festive Florals; the washi tape has wreaths, holly leaves and berries


f. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge blog; Anything Christmas Goes; 



My CAS inspiration came from these 2 cards saved to a Pinterest board when I searched online for CAS Christmas cards or scrapbook layouts: (Heather Campbell)

and an almost identical one (gerispaperwishes) saved to the same board:

Thanks gals for helping out this paper-crafting sister! 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

DT member currently for these 3:

1. My Time To Craft challenge blog

2. A Place To Start challenge blog

3. Createful Heart Design blog & company


  1. Lovely card, thanks for linking to Christmas Kickstart, Jo x


  2. This has come together beautifully!
    Lovely Christmas project!
    So pleased that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TH&TI


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