Paper crafting is works of heart

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 2020 Week 1 for 52 CCT challenge has a sketch prompt to follow

52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog very first challenge for 2020 and for January 4th is a sketch. Week 1 of every month is a sketch challenge. This is my 1st official weekly design team project for 52 CCT!!!! The required sketch is shown below my first card photo in my posting. I've rotated it to the right.


Supply notes: sweater image and the sentiment image were a recycled postcard received as promotional mail for a cell phone company--YES--and the penguin was also upcycled from a gift tag purchased at a dollar discount store!!!! Black and white grid washi tape is from Pen + Gear bought at Wal-Mart. It was 1 of a 4 pack and has quickly become a favorite of mine! Red copy paper and black copy paper were scraps leftover from old projects. The base card cardstock color is called "Concrete" by Astrobrights/Neenah, Inc. And another bargain item is the bold graphic patterned paper which was a recent purchase from a 6" square paper pad bought at the same dollar discount store as the gift tag! It's all about the balance of mixing patterns and sizes.

Ex: tiny grid pattern on the washi tape vs. super large individual gem dots;
image with lots of different size objects vs. 1 medium sized penguin; and
multi-stripe patterned paper section vs. solid red, solid black, and solid concrete gray "borders"

1st official weekly DT project in 2020 for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog!

Aren't the bold colors and patterns of this card very graphic and appealing??!!!?!!! LOVE how this turned out and it only took about 30-45 minutes to create from start to finish: measuring & trimming into 2 pieces the upcycled postcard, measuring the solid and striped papers, inking edges, etc.

Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups were this card will be shared=
a. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook= a private group for artists and crafters to share their mixed media projects

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

c. Shopping Our Stash #410; theme is Happy Holidays until Jan 6, 2020
badge for SOS=

Thanks for reading my 1st blog post for 52 CCT in 2020! I'm glad they accepted me to the team! I wanted to have a personal creative challenge this year to see if I could make a Christmas card for all 52 weeks! Make sure to check back and see how my techniques, layout styles, colors, and embellishments change each time I craft.

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity blog
and the following design teams:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown
The Crafter's Café Challenges
My Time To Craft
A Place to Start
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges


  1. Very Cute card! I love the penguin. I think I will hop over and join this challenge.

    1. Yea! Diane, thanks for your feedback and stopping in!

  2. Love this cheerful, vibrant card Becca-great use of the sketch

  3. elle est fun et festive cette carte Becca, quel amour, biz

  4. I love your interpretation of the sketch and your papers are so fun and cheerful!


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