Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Wedding Anniversary Card for brother is APTS blog DT project August 2019

August's theme for APTS blog is "A Crafty Piece of Me", which means using the technique of paper piecing. Not piercing, but piecing...put some pieces together that you have cut out. Example will be tracing and cutting out a floral print paper shape like a t-shirt to put over a t-shirt part of a digital image.

For my creation, I've stenciled half hearts of 2 different sizes from several different patterned papers and then I inked all edges, matched up 'opposites' and then put a tiny tape piece on the back of each new pair. Glue adhesive tabs were then used to stick to the white or mid-blue cardstock of the card background or base. Additional heart stickers and 3 different color pearl dots in either 3s or 5s were scattered around. The center sentiment image was found online in search for free black and white 25th anniversary images. Here is how I managed to get everything arranged:

A Place to Start (APTS) blog's ID badge ( 1of 2 ) that they have is shown above.

August theme was mentioned at the top. Give it try if you haven't yet. It is always a very good artistic creativity challenge to experiment with new techniques and/or new ways of achieving effects.

It would have been faster to trace and cut-out 6 hearts instead of 12 halves from 4 papers, yet the effect of mix-n-match coordinating prints is striking.

It is also symbolic of 2 people united in marriage to become 1 couple.

Other blogs and/or Facebook groups to share this card=

*It is almost 10:30 pm on Monday night and I just returned home about 20 minutes ago from an area hospital where my husband had a procedure today and my mom's been in a different area since Saturday afternoon after her fall. Due to the craziness, I'm not taking time to link to any challenge blogs because I didn't do any research in my draft before all the craziness and stress of family matters erupted...sorry...however here are a few Facebook groups, I will share a link or photo with=
a. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls
b. Mixed Media Creativity
c. 100 Patterned Papers


Because of the business envelope narrow vertical length of the card, I only did 2 additional scans for the top part and then a full sheet scan that was cropped: [dimensions are: 9" tall x 4" wide]

Love in creative form! This is for my 'baby' brother and his terrific wife who honored me with being one of her bridesmaids. 1.5 years later I returned and doubled the honors with having both in our wedding party.

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Power of Cornflowers for 2 Occasions with TCCC no 224 design team projects

Using this sweet summery digital image of cornflowers in a mason jar (SheepSki Designs) was a delight for get well wishes on a horizontal format and a belated birthday card on a vertical format!

One image for 2 occasions=

get well wishes for an elderly couple (in their 90s) who both took a tumble recently and received minor injuries


belated birthday wishes for an uncle; 5 days late; oops!--this aunt and her husband, uncle by marriage, have beautiful perennials at their home, several birdfeeders by their family room window, have 2 awesome barn quilts painted by their grandson on display on their nearby barn; I thought a nature theme card would be good for his 82nd birthday.

for TCCC blog #224 reveal on August 1, 2019= theme choices are steampunk or ribbon & lace= my cards are just with ribbon, a navy blue satin ribbon, used in different ways [ID badge is a few lines down]


prize sponsor and digital supplier for the design team= SheepSki Designs' ID badges (get prize details and their store link on TCCC's #224 posting)

Facebook groups to share:
1. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls = sharing site for crafting bloggers (both cards)

2. Mixed Media Creativity = my group for crafting artist friends and family to share their mixed media projects; (I'm going to showcase the belated birthday one because of the glittered tag stick-on with additional butterfly enamel dot plus the large butterfly enamel disc and the ribbon besides the paper products.)

3. SheepSki Designs Community group= crafting visitors can post their projects using their images
(for both cards)

Challenge blogs to link-up=
A. Not Just Cards Challenges= anything goes theme for July 2019 is still open for a few more days
(for either card)

B. Bleeding Art challenge blog for mixed media= anything mixed media except scrapbook layouts; the linky widget said it was still open but it might be closed by the time I can get this revealed; we shall see; I want the belated birthday card to be the showcase for this link-up

C. Little Red Wagon challenge blog = theme started Wed. 7/31/19 is Digi Do--include a digital image on your project! ( I can used either one.)

more scans/cropped photos of both cards--

Thanks to my loyal supportive blog followers, design team members of the blogs I've linked to that stop in to acknowledge my entries, owners of challenge blogs, and any surprise visitors!!!

I'll be back in a few days with another DT project for a different blog commitment! Still crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity