Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm super excited to share that I recently decided to focus on bashing a paper pad that I've been hoarding--"Mint Berry" from The Paper Studio (2016).
A Facebook group called 100 Pattern Papers challenges crafters to pick out 100 designer print papers out of their supply stash to use in 1 year. As I started seeing different members post at the beginning of the month, I didn't think I would use this approach. But as I started making love/Valentine cards, I kept going to this gorgeous mix of small cardstock designs. So instead of 100, about 3-4 days ago, I had 63 full sheets (4.5" x 6.5") and 3 different sized scraps left to use out of the original 80. [80 sheets= 20 designs x 4 each]
If I remember correctly, this paper pad collection wasn't bought until late 2017 or early 2018. I've had 3+ years to use this collection...thenceforth let the stash bash begin this week!
Hearts and Sweetness=
1. from the mentioned "Mint Berry" paper pad= the center heart cut-out on top of the large red glitter heart
2. red ink used to edge the papers and black ink to fill/change the white dots on the center heart cut-out
3. embellishments have been in stash for over a year
4. also the 2 sentiment/word stamps were purchased about a year ago from a company that went out of business (Raisin Boat/Sum More Fun...)
5. light gray cardstock for card base is 4" x 5.5" top folded (Pen + Gear)
6. mint green/aqua cardstock for background is 3.75" x 4.25" (Art Skills)
challenge blogs and Facebook groups:
A. 100 Pattern Papers group; sharing/challenge group; I only used about 1/4 of 1 sheet (4.5 x 6.5") and used 3/4 of another sheet yesterday; and used some scraps a couple of days before that...63+ -- 1 = 62
B. Paper Craft Challenges #457= floral love theme/photo inspiration
*the mint is part of the badge and not the photo however it closely matches the greens of the patterned heart and background cardstock; large flower in the patterned heart; different pinks (gems, small glitter foam heart stickers, in the patterned paper, and the cupcake stick-on)
C. Mixed Media Creativity group; a small sharing group; mixed mediums used were stamping, inking, different embellishments, tracing a heart pattern for the cut-out, cardstocks, ...
D. The Cutie Pie Challenge blog; CAS + cute as can be
Sneak peeks at other cards made so far:
plus there was 1 other card that I thought I had scanned but I just mailed it out to an aunt earlier this morning! ugh!
Crafting in the USA heartland,
Oh what a pretty card Becca, and I am sure we will see more beauty as you 'stash bash' :)ReplyDelete
Lovely card Becca. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card.. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge:)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Wendy!Delete