Paper crafting is works of heart

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Pick a Past Challenge at 52 CCT and my introduction to their Design Team

Exciting news to share!! I applied and was accepted to be on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog design team! December 21st is my first official inspiration project for them.

The prompt is to use any previous 52 CCT challenge as your final Christmas card for 2019. I decided to go back to June 8th's color palette of gray, white, pink, and kraft (and I've gold too since it is so close to my other kraft/beige tones):

Above: the badge for the current challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Design notes:
a. kraft paper base
b. Martha Stewart Christmas 6" x 6" 2018 paper pad [top, middle, bottom scrap strips]
c. My Mind's Eye papers scrap strips [2nd and 4th; the pinkish tone prints]
d. Bo Bunny die-cuts: poinsettia, poinsettia print little tag, and sandy looking snowflake half
e. journal announcement card I think is from one of American Crafts' designer lines
f. other embellishments are from my supply boxes

Above: this colour challenge image prompt is from June 8, 2019; go to the blog to access the archived posts to review what's been done for all the previous weeks of Christmas card-making
link to their blog:

link to the specific new post for Dec 21/Dec 20 depending on time zone:

other challenge blogs or Facebook groups where this card will be shared=
a. my personal profile page on Facebook

b. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook

c. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook; a sharing site for crafting bloggers

d. 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog: December 2019; Anything Goes theme (not their option for zentangles and doodle art)

e. Little Red Wagon: started December 16th; any winter holiday theme

Blog ID badge for 613 AC and LRW=

I'm super excited about this wonderful opportunity with 52CCT. I hope I can keep pace. This will be my personal paper-crafting challenge commitment for 2020: to create a Christmas card every week!!!!!

Crafting in the heartland,
Becca S


  1. A really sweet card Becca - and congratulations on being on the design team

    1. Thanks, Maxine! I appreciate your feedback and support!

  2. Welcome to the team at 52CCT Becca, I'm sure you'll have lots of fun. You have a great collection of shades and patterns here which make good use of the colours. I'm signing off now but I'll be following and joining in when I can. x

    1. Thanks so much for your input and all your great makes in 2019, Alison C!!!

  3. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  5. Great layering, Becca! This is so nicely crafted! Thanks for playing along at 613. I am always delighted to see you here!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

    1. Chana: thanks for the feedback! I appreciate your 613 and APTS blogs!!!

  6. Quelle jolie carte Becca, elegante et un brin shabby, biz

  7. Cute card, so elegant! Congrats as a DT-member. I will love to follow you. Happy New Year!

  8. Congrats!!!! And that card is BEAUTIFUL!

    1. Doreen: Hello! My online crafting friend! So glad you stopped by my blog! Thanks for your feedback!


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