Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

THICC #134 DT inspiration card for 21 February 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart's so happy to put together another nutcracker Christmas card for design team inspiration for The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge blog (THICC)!! I can't believe how quickly this card came together. the wood, speckled, gingham and yellow cardstock scraps were in a stack of recently used stuff on my crafting table (i.e. dining room table)!! Yes! So were the snowflakes and sentiment dazzle stickers! And the nutcracker print from recycled/upcycled wrapping paper!!! Wow! 

THICC #134 is about Anything Christmas Goes theme and starts February 21 for 2 weeks! 

Going nuts about Christmas card:

Vendor notes=

1. light gold sheen base 5"x7" = The Paper Source website

2. lavender checked gingham paper, gold snowflake dazzles, and Merry Christmas dazzles = Hot Off The Press/bought through Paper Wishes website

3. wood grain cardstock scrap is reverse side of tree print = Cozy Christmas collection by Fancy Pants Designs

4. yellow cardstock scrap = Neenah

5. purple cardstock scrap = Art Skills

6. recycled/upcycled wrapping paper for the Nutcracker print; yes! from off a gift package I received from my brother's family

THICC #134 blog posting link=


other challenge blogs to share this card photo/link are:

A. Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog; still open; non-traditional colors; MY card has lots of purple, black, gold, etc. 


B. The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Link-ups blog; still open; anything Christmas goes (not the option of into the woods)


C. 613 Avenue to Create; current; anything goes with option of red not used for a heart; MY card only has a bit of red in the nutcrackers


D. Peace on Earth Christmas challenge blog; started Feb 19; Anything Christmas Goes


and Facebook groups to share are:

a. Paper Crafting For Everyone

b. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls

c. The Seasonal Cardmaker

d. Mixed Media Creativity


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm a DT member of THICC, OUAT, MIUCB, and MLCCB.

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

*I'm co-owner of AACB and soon-to-be-new-in May 2023= Christmas Bingo Challenges.

*I'm owner of TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS. 


  1. Wow what a lot of layers Becca, and they have come together beautifully - love your 'nutcracker paper' images. A great save and upcycle

  2. So fun - great feature of those nutcrackers! Way to up-cycle everything, too - fantastic job! Your colors are just right for our non-traditional colors challenge! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

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  4. What a fab way to use up those scraps etc!
    Very happy to see this in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  5. Oh Becca, this is just awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


    P.S. Did you hear the news? We have another new challenge blog we'd love to have you come check out and play along in. It all begins on March 3, 2023. It's called Triple B. Fun with Birds, Butterflies & Blooms. Would love to have you pop over! Appreciate your support!

  6. Awesome card. Love the nut crackers. So glad you shared over at Sparkles Christmas.

  7. Love the card. Neat layers. Thank you for joining us this month at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT


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