Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Monday, January 4, 2021

APTS challenge blog DT project Jan 2021 Anything Goes theme

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-craftsy heart craves time to be creative! Doesn't yours? A Place To Start (APTS) challenge blog is starting the new year 2021 with anything goes as the first month's theme. This gives you unlimited possibilities of the type of greeting card or paper-crafting project you would like to submit!--new baby, new home, new year, thanks, birthday, anniversary, and hundreds of others!

APTS challenge blog; January 4, 2021 is start date (first Monday of each month)

Anything Goes theme; look further down the posting to see the card photo from 2010 that I've gone back to copy-cat the layout=

Design notes:

1. square white card base and matching envelope = old; in my stash for many years

2. heart stencil sheet = by Jot; purchased at Dollar Tree

3. purple acrylic paint tube and sponge dauber brush = purchased at Dollar Tree

4. rhinestone style gem dots = old; in my stash for years

5. color-blocked striped washi tape = from a planner stationery set (Pen + Gear=?)

6. cross-hatch hearts, "Thanks", and heart with sentiment = cut from upcycled card purchased in notecard set at Dollar Tree

7. text print cardstock = I think this is My Mind's Eye; available from American Crafts; I obtained in it in an order from Peachy Cheap website/newsletter


APTS' challenge blog design team (DT) badge=

APTS' link=

As a personal challenge, I'm going to go back to 2010 or 2011 and picking out an old card to copy-cat the layout. The download said this was April 5, 2010=

Similarities include: square; lots of text print; arch of shapes; accent lines at bottom left and top right

other challenges and groups where this card and/or posting will be shared=
a. 613 Avenue to Create challenge blog; month-long; Anything Goes

b. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; started 1/3/2021; Anything Goes

d. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; sharing group of artists and crafters; different mediums included were paint; stenciling; crystal dots; different cardstocks, patterned paper, and paper tape

e. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in FB; sharing group of crafting bloggers, DT members, and blog owners

Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design Team member of [1] A Place To Start; [2] Createful Heart Designs; [3] My Time to Craft; and [4] My Time to Craft Christmas (new in 2021)


  1. What a wonderful CASE of your original card Becca - love the colours you have used together on this.
    May your 2021 be one of great creativity
    Stay safe

  2. Hi Becca:
    Thanks for joining our 1st Annual Christmas Blog Hop at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you will check back and notice the Winner's Page announcement so that you don't miss out on claiming your prize.
    I hope you will visit us again soon.
    karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    Donna (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  4. beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

  5. Hey, Becca,
    This is too adorable! I love all the layered hearts! Thanks for your support across the boards! Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


My heartfelt thanks for visiting my blog.