Paper crafting is works of heart

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Friday, May 8, 2020

May 2020 Week 2 Colors for the 18th Challenge Week at 52 CCT Blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My creative heart took a stumble this week trying to come up with a non-traditional colors Christmas card! Yikes! Should be pretty easy! But lots of the stuff I purchased to prep for this DT gig with 52 CCT this year are traditional reds and greens or wintery blues.

CARD #1:
This minty-teal green chrysanthemum cardstock from Webster Pages was my driving force for this card I'm getting ready to show. Mums are an autumn perennial where I live but with the orange, green, and yellow large gem dots to be like berries or ornaments along with the word "gather" I thought might make this a great transitional card to bridge Thanksgiving and Christmas. The gold glitter tape and little gold pine needle branch add a bit more Christmas glam.

The tied sections of chevron cardstock symbolize the 'gather'-ing we do during the holiday season--we come together!

Gather for Christmas card for 52 CCT's #18-2020=

#18-20 challenge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown:

and I used last week's sketch to influence this layout=

*punched holes on each side that looks like part of a belt and triple-tied cording instead of a buckle or connector piece
*sentiment word added plus a few embellishments like the glitter tape and gems complete the card


CARD #2:

This is my favorite trio of colors: pink, purple, and silver. I dug and dug and found old pink and purple foam snowflakes that were ordered in a bulk pack from Oriental Trading many years ago. Layout-wise I'm still using last week's sketch. It's turning out very versatile and gives a chance to use a bit of contrast in patterned papers that I like to do on my cards.

Celebrate a Snowy Christmas card:

and more pics of each card=

The patterned papers on CARD #2 are also from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby. The purple cardstock base cardstock is folded to dimensions of 5" x 7" and is made by Astrobrights/Neenah.  The silver dazzle sentiment "Celebrate" is from Paper Wishes.

Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups that I'll link the post or photos=
a. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook

b. PPPDTC group on Facebook

c. Creative Fingers Challenge Blog; Always Anything Goes theme for the first half of May 2020;

d. for Card #2= Christmas 24 blog; #009 with challenge theme of snowflakes

e. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; Always Christmas Anything Goes #22 for May 2020


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design team member of 52 CCT blog and these other 4:
3. S4fC


  1. You made some very nice cards. I like the colours!!
    Lia xx

  2. Definitely non-traditional colours on these gorgeous cards Becca
    Stay safe

  3. C'est un choix audacieux Becca, biz

  4. Everything on your beautiful card is unusual!

    1. Andreja M: thanks team-mate for your feedback!

  5. Gorgeous - thanks for playing along at Christmas 24 - Jacqueline DT x

  6. What super cards. I do like the big die cut snowflake and such lovely colours too. Thanks so much for playing along with Christmas 24 Challenge. Deborah, DT. x

    1. Thanks so much for visiting from the C 24 team!


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