Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, January 10, 2020

First challenge in 2020 for My Time to Craft challenge blog with prompt to use new stash items

Hopefully, you've received some new crafting goodies during this holiday season (or maybe you treated yourself like I did!!!) that you can use for this challenge instead of adding to your hoarding. Don't we get that way??!!! The products are just too pretty to actually use!

MTTC's first challenge for 2020 starts on Friday, January 10th and last for 2 weeks. So start planning now how many new items that you can use...or it can be just one new product. Get creative, folks!

I did 2 cards. This one was made second but is my favorite of the two cards:
The new items are the alpha thicker stickers, mistletoe sprig die-cuts, and the 'husk' colored cardstock by Astrobrights/Neenah, Inc.

Below is card 2=
The new items are the 3 patterned papers from the Cottage Christmas collection by Renne Looney in 2018 for Fancy Pants Designs and the 'husk' colored cardstock by Astrobrights/Neenah, Inc.

1/10/2020-1/23/2020 w/ theme of new stash


Some more cropped scans of both cards:

The 2nd featured card's layout design is a reverse of sketch #14 from Laurel Seabrook's Sketchy Saturday series. Her amazing work can be found by searching for Inspired By and Laurel Seabrook Designs.


THANKS can also be found linked to the following:

a. Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog= #18 w/ Anything Christmas Goes; my first card with the bold 'thanks' as a Christmas thank you card is the photo I will attach=

YOU ARE SPECIAL can be found linked to the following:

1.; I think the patterned cardstocks have an old-fashioned look to them, especially the 2 strips on the right side of this card. They remind me of wallpaper and fabric that I've seen from the 1940s. The white, green, and red multipatterned paper reminds me more of stuff from my childhood and younger teen years (late 1960s-early 1970s). 

And this post will be shared on my personal Facebook profile page plus the Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group in Facebook.

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

Design team member of the following=
My Time to Craft challenge blog
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog & Facebook group
A Place to Start
The Crafter's Café Challenges blog
52 Christmas Card Throwdown


  1. Lovely cards Becca - like you I like the top one the most :) may be it's because I am a more CAS type of girl??

    1. Maxine: I always appreciate your encouraging support! Thanks!

  2. These are both fabulous makes hun. Love the colours you have used

    Have a great weekend
    hugs shell xx

    1. Shell: Thanks for having me be part of MTTC's design team! I've been enjoying the themes you've selected for every fortnight challenge!

  3. Love the tiny patterns on your Christmas paper, really suitable for a card as sometimes they are just too big.

    Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck.

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  4. Cute cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Little Christmas.


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