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Friday, March 19, 2021

MTTC challenge blog Stencil It theme starting 19 March 2021

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My Time to Craft challenge blog's #453 theme is "stencil it". Long before dies, as a teacher, I've had several different sets of stencils that gave you the 'frames' plus the insert. This particular butterfly stencil template has been a favorite. I love to use it for spring birthday and Easter cards. 

My niece and her older half-sister have birthdays about two weeks apart, so I decided to make them cards designed similarly. In the photo below, I'm showing the butterfly shape insert from the rectangular frame. Most of the DT crew have used paint or ink stamping with their stencils. I've used mine to trace and cut out the shapes from patterned paper.

"Flying Flowers" birthday cards=

link for MTTC= #453

a few design notes related to the challenge:

*so many different techniques for using stencils and I decided to use a butterfly frame's center shape stencil as a template for the large focal butterfly on each card

*patterned papers are oldies from my stash

*left side is 5" tall

*right side is 7" tall

more scanned cropped photos=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where I'll link=

a. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; anything goes; started March 7; ends in a few hours


b. Festive Friday's #80 World Autism Day Insp List; their challenge started today; due to working today, I'm creating and posting my MTTC design team project card blog post at 8:30 pm CST Friday 3/19/21. I've included bright colors, blue, butterflies, and patterned papers mentioned on the list.

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


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


  1. Great project! I love the color palette!!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  2. Super fun 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)

  3. Fun designs on your festive birthday cards. Thanks for sharing at Festive Friday.

  4. What lovely bright colours on these bold butterfly cards. Thank you for joining us at our Festive Friday challenge


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