Paper crafting is works of heart

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Shaker Card Theme Challenge for August 2020 for A Place To Start Blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Oh, I'm so glad I had a bit of creative mojo kick in to make and get this card submitted right before it goes live!!! Yikes! Yes. And the credit goes to some Webster Pages products I received several months ago that center on the topic of jewels...gems..."You are far more precious than jewels/rubies".

Friendship: You Are a Gem card for August 2020 APTS blog DT project=

Link= APTS blog's August 2020 Create a Shaker card challenge posting

*hopefully mine will get edited in by Chana; I had edited in just before it went live, so I must have been a few seconds too late....still check out to see what the others created!! Lots of variety in techniques and topics!!!

Some notes about the design:
a. Shaker/Object-filled pocket has lots of layers:
    i. teal with white dots cardstock is from My Mind's Eye
   ii. recycled clear film packaging was cut to the same size as the transparency and the teal print; tape runner was used to glue 3 sides as well as attach the layers together; after filling the clear film pocket then the top short edge was glued shut
  iii. white diamond print transparency is from a cut-apart sheet from Webster Pages as is the pastel colored diamond cut-apart card that is 1 of the filler items inside the pocket
b. the diamond patterned paper strip on the right side is from Webster Pages; however it came as white with purple 'facet' lines; I selected many colored pencils to fill in and try to replicate those hues seen on the cut apart card. I LOVE how this turned out!! The brownish gold sections were first colored with a light brown and then I covered with my gold glitter paint pen!
c. a clear-based Scripture sticker was placed over the top pocket layer that's the diamond transparency section.
d. odd bits and pieces from an embellishments bag that's been sitting on my craft work table this summer is the source for other items in the pocket
e. a row of 'gems' accent the card
f. the friendship cardstock message stickers are from Webster Pages
g. the mauve pink patterned cardstock is from My Mind's Eye
h. the yellow base's cardstock is from Neenah

other challenge blogs or Facebook groups where this card or the posting will be linked=

a. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog; started July 22 for 2 weeks; Anything Goes theme;

b. Mix It Up challenge blog; Anything Goes (there's an option; but I've not done it)

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

d. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; lots of bits and pieces within the shaker pocket and also the 'crystal gems row'; lots of different cardstocks and cardstock stickers; Scripture sticker; diamond print transparency 'card'; and clear recycled packaging

e. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group on Facebook; shaker pocket has the clear backed sticker featuring verse from Proverbs


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design team member for these three:
1. A Place to Start
2. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
3. My Time To Start


  1. Hi Becca and welcome to the team-great shaker card and love the step by step
    Carol x

  2. Cute card and nicely crafted! I cannot resist pink and green!

    1. Thanks, Chana! The colors did coordinate well considering I was using several vendors and then doing some coloring of my own to try to match!

  3. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog!

  4. Absolutely stellar! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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