Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Thanks so much card for anything goes July theme challenge at APTS

A Place To Start is a great challenge blog set up on a monthly basis giving crafters plenty of time to create then link their project to the site! It also has pages filled with technique instructions, tutorials, and videos. There are also sketch designs for layout ideas and lots of wonderful resources whether as a new crafter or an old-timer looking for inspiration.

APTS' July theme is an easy one...anything goes...I decided to give myself 3 criteria for this card: (a) thank you, (b) use lots of stickers in an interesting way, and (c) continue using the bright colored cardstocks and patterned papers from my supply stockpile that I challenged myself to use from mid-June on.



Other blogs and Facebook groups for sharing or participating=

a. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #108 = anything goes second time to participate

b. Use Your Stuff = theme/usage is stickers #364 has already ended...bummer...however I will keep a mention here since I enjoy their blog! (4 different sets: teal glittered alphas; flowers; owls; little planner tags)

c. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog = #   anything goes + a sentiment [mine is "Thanks so much"]

d. 100 Pattern Papers Challenge group on Facebook= bright colored cardstocks are from scrap sections already used since June 15! see photo below after the next listing....

e. Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group on Facebook= Paper Pad Madness for June= I started June 15 by pulling out a partial set of the watercolor mottled cardstock, a partial set of bright patterned scrapbook papers, and 2 different sized small paper pads that had already had a few sheets out of each but still had long ways  to go to be finished... stay tuned in a few days for me to give an update on how much I was able to use in 2+ weeks....

Above: 4 of these cardstocks have had 5" x 7" sections cut out to be used as card bases/backgrounds and for this project I just cut 2" x 3" pieces off the remaining sheets that were glued to a new white CS 5" x 7" base.

Below pics: these were not used for this thank you card but have been had many of the sheets or sections for previous projects! Just use the older posts button at the end of this posting to take you back to see those...caution...they are vibrant!

f. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group on Facebook is a terrific sharing site for crafting bloggers!!!


More scanned pics of this charming card=

Appreciation to my followers, too, for reading my postings!

Crafting from the USA heartland,
Becca S


  1. What a gorgeous, cheerful card Becca - love the sunny colours!

  2. Great card Becca, and how much fun using all your stickers like that!
    Scarlett xoxo

    1. Scarlett: thanks for taking time to visit and comment!

  3. Great selection of bright coloured papers and love the cute owls
    carol x

  4. Such a colorful and fun card, love it :)

    1. I appreciate the feedback, Lucille K, and thanks for dropping by!

  5. Fab card - and great way to display those owl stickers!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

    1. Thanks for acknowledging my link-up to ASCB!

  6. What a great fun card. Love the layout and the bright colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
    Narelle DT


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