Paper crafting is works of heart

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Three combined challenges IB 63 and LRW 488 and UYS 350 into 1 guys card

Special Day...Happy Day...

We need a birthday card next month for my husband's brother-in-law, so LRW's #488 Boyz II Men challenge was a great opportunity to creatively add-in Inspired By's #63 Dish It Up prompt with photo image and a provided sketch image if you want to use along with UYS #350 Stitching--Real or Faux.

Little Red Wagon #488 Boyz II Men post for link-up=

Use Your Stuff #350 Stitching--Real or Faux post for link-up= 

Inspired By #63 challenge from Laurel Seabrook Designs link-up=

and a new addition to the IB challenges--Laurel is sharing a sketch design based on the photo prompt that you can use but aren't required...I was definitely inspired by this one but I didn't do a literal interpretation of it=

Design notes:
a. for UYS= fake stitching around the large circle and the darling circle embellishing with a super long length of black thread...a nod to the stitching theme
b. for LRW= no soft pastel colors; no flowers or ribbons or anything fru-fru
c. for IB= my nod to the dishes are the many round shapes; colors of green, white, and blue
d. sketch= I added the large circle for visual interest then instead of 2 columns of same size circles I decided to have nesting type sizes and to layer up
e. 3 of the papers are in my new March 2019 CKC blog kit and the others have been in my scraps bag or leftover paper from previous CKC kits; and they all started out in my 100 PPC's 2019 starter kit

a. green watercolor/mottled base cardstock and 2 of the white and blue patterned papers = Colorbok
b. pale blue stripe paper and blue on cream dot paper = The Paper Studio
c. other papers = ?
d. the washi/paper tape strip = Dear Lizzy/American Crafts
e. stamp and gold metallic ink pad = Hampton Arts
f. shamrock sticker = ?; bought last year
g. black thread = from my sewing basket

I love how this all came together! The colors, mix of prints, nods to the challenges make this an interesting birthday card for anyone.

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S


  1. Becca I love that you used the sketch! Great choice of pattern papers! Thank you for playing at Inspired By.

    1. Laurel: I appreciate the feedback and checking my postings! This card in particular turned out really well!

  2. Such neat colours! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

    1. Jan R: thanks for checking on my participation link-up to LRW!

  3. Fun creation...I love how the circles mimic the plates in the challenge photo! Thanks for playing with us this week!

    1. LeAnne: thanks for checking my participation linking to Inspired By challenge!

  4. Becca a super cute card and just love the colors too :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Use Your Stuff.

    1. Thank you, Tina, for checking on my submission to UYS!

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you, Susanne! It was easy to mix and match as a birthday card for my husband's brother-in-law.


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