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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

THICC #132 for DT inspiration on 24 January 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart For Creativity Blog! My heart's excited to share another 2023 Christmas card! Yes, I create Christmas cards all throughout the year! It helps since I send to lots of relatives and family friends on both my side and my husband's. 

This one was a whimsical make with the nutcracker paper that was recycled from gift wrap for a 2022 Christmas gift from my brother's family! Yes! I'm frugal yet I look for great design as well as colors that catch my eye! This one caught both with the bold color tones and I didn't have anything with nutcrackers in my Christmas supplies!

The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Challenge Blog design team inspiration:

#132 starts January 24, 2023 and ends on February 6th.

Some design notes:

1. items from TGSB/LALGSB's January kit; mini kit = lavender base card (Studio G), nutcracker wrapping paper panel, the speckled specialty paper, gold snowflakes (Paper Wishes)

2. added red and white buffalo plaid cardstock (The Paper Studio), red paper, quote printed on Google Doc, gold metallic ink pad, black ink pad


THICC #132 blog posting link=


other challenge blogs to share/link-up are:

A. Birthstone Challenge Blog, January 2023; January= garnet/reds & February = amethyst/purples


B. Girlz Creative Christmas Challenge blog; Week 4 January with theme of snowflakes; MY card has 3 gold foil snowflakes on it


C. L & L Great Stash Bash/LALGSB with Lisa=

D. L & L GSB/LALGSB with Lori=

E. Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge blog; Jan 2023; A Partridge in a Pear Tree--1 of something or a tree; MY card has 1 nutcracker for its main image; 4th entry for the month


and Facebook groups for sharing are:

a. Mixed Media Creativity

b. The Crafty Addicts

c. Paper Crafting For Everyone

d. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls

e. The Seasonal Cardmaker


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm on DT for THICC as well as these other 3: OUAT, MIUCB, MLCCB.

*I'm manager and DT for: MTTC and MTTCC.

*I'm co-owner and DT for: AACB.

*I'm owner and DT for: FQCB, HQCB, and TFATU.


  1. What a great save Becca - wonderful paper and stunningly used on this fabulous card

  2. What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge of Girlz Creative Christmas Challenge. Greetings Helma DT Member

  3. Lovely card Becca! Fabulous bold graphic and colours on that Nutracker! Even better that it was upcycled! - great save!

    1. Thanks Kate! That's what I thought too. He needed saving!

  4. I love youre creation, Thanks for sharing it with us at The Girlz Creative Christmas Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  5. A sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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