Paper crafting is works of heart

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Masculine Theme February 2020 Challenge at APTS blog

Greetings from the USA heartland and Becca's Heart for Creativity!

For this inspirational card for my resident designer commitment with A Place To Start challenge blog is a masculine birthday card that will be sent to either my oldest nephew or nephew-in-law who both have upcoming February birthdays. Since it has a travel theme I will probably send it to the N-I-L, who enjoys vacationing on his off-time (an ER doc).

Didn't these elements come together to make an interesting guy's birthday card?!!?!!! The ship image was an insert of a frame about traveling, but due to the base dimension of 5"x 7", the frame couldn't be used but this perfect insert could be by itself. It's propped up a bit with foam squares. This ship oval was stamped (from Hampton Arts) and edge inked. Brenda Walton's Around the World Frame & Journaling Pad (2011) including acetate designs is available by K & Company. A few weeks ago, one of my sweet fellow church members & a very crafty gal herself gifted this to me, so I'm excited to start using a blessing!

February 2020's masculine theme challenge for APTS blog starts Monday, February 3rd=

more pics:

another vendor credit to Martha Stewart Crafts for the "Happy Birthday" ribbon; it's been in my stash for several years. This is my 2nd card in 4 days that I've used it so there's not much left on the spool. (Another good feeling when you can finish up a product that's been buried in amongst other ribbons and cording within larger stockpile!) :)

other challenge blogs and Facebook groups to which this card's photo or the posting will be linked=
a. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog: #72= Anything Goes theme for February 2020

b. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog: anything goes theme; now a bi-weekly deadline format; used to be weekly

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

d. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; a private group for artists and crafters to share their mixed medium projects [mine uses different cardstocks, washi tape, ribbon, black ink pad, stamped sentiment]


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

besides being a resident designer for A Place To Start, I'm on these design teams=

The Crafter's Café Challenge blog
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog
My Time To Craft challenge blog
52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog


  1. Ohh, love this Becca - wonderfully CAS and masculine! The ribbon was the perfect accent

  2. FABULOUS card!
    Love your ship and papers, a great masculine design!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

    1. Tracy: thanks for the feedback and acknowledging my link-up to PPCC blog!!!

  3. This is very inspiring! Thanks goodness I already have a cruise planned for the Spring, or I would have to plan one right now! I love your oval with the ship. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.


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