Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, April 29, 2022

29 April 2022 MTTCC #33 Fireplace and or Stockings Theme for Christmas card

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart gets excited when I can craft! I get extra excited when it comes to Christmas and Easter cards. For the #33 MTTCC fireplace and/or stockings theme I found a free printable coloring page image that I left as full size. It will be hand-delivered. And for Card #1 I did a fast fireplace sketch then saved it on my printer as a jpeg file so I could print is to 1/6 of a full sheet size on white cardstock.

Fireplace Sketch card=

A design and vendor note for Card #1: the wreath and stocking are decorative rub-on transfers from "A Very Merry Christmas" by Steven Duncan for Carta Bella 2017. 

Merry Christmas Fireplace Garland card=

Some design and vendor notes for card #2: the banner sentiment and garland are decorative rub-on transfers from "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" by Echo Park Paper Co. 2017 and the small mistletoe print cardstock is from ______________. This time the fast sketch fireplace image was printed on kraft paper. More kraft paper was used for the left-side folded card base. 

Cozy Fireplace Scene Christmas card= [not shown on MTTCC blog]

Design notes:

1. Black cardstock base; background has red mottled CS on diagonal with neon green CS; the first/top background is a lattice print from The Mind's Eye (an old scrapbook collection).

2. image and cardstocks edges were smudged with black ink to give it a smoky, ashy look

3. the image 'wall' was colored with light peach so that it wouldn't be bright white and would go with the fireplace and mantle

4. dark pine green metallic dazzle sentiment (Paper Wishes website) 

MTTCC's #33 Fireplace and/or stockings theme posting link=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this posting or pics will be shared:

A. ABC Christmas Challenge; current competition is H for Ho Ho Ho and/or I for Inky; [my entry is for I= Inky; card #1 fireplace image white cardstock has red ink on the edges and a black ink stamped sentiment] link=

B. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up; current competition is #87; link=

C. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge; Anything Christmas Goes; current competition started April 19th; link=

D. Heart's Quest and FarmQuest Challenges Fans Group in FB

E. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; a small private group 

F. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group in FB; a sharing site for bloggers, DT members, and blog owners/manager


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

owner of 2 challenge blogs: Heart's Quest and FarmQuest; this fireplace image is offered as a freebie in the FB fans group

Design team member of:

1. My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

2. My Time To Craft challenge blog


  1. Wonderful fireplaces Becca, and so innovative of you to save it to print repeatedly! A lovely set of cards

  2. salut Becca, ta carte est vraiment charmante, merci de jouer avec nous chez ABC Christmas Card, biz

  3. What a fun array of fireplace cards! They all look fabulous! Thank you for sharing it and for playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy


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