Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Masculine Autumn Themed Birthday Card

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This 5" x 7" birthday card for my brother-in-law came together in about 30 minutes! That definitely makes my heart happy! The Granny Smith apples basket was printed and colored last year and has been waiting in my stash. The fox was stamped about 4-6 weeks ago and has also been waiting in the sidelines to be used!

The honeycomb gold CS strip and slate gray CS strip were the off-cuts trimmed for previous card bases. Likewise the sentiment strip is part of the off-cut from the base--about 4" long. The kraft and black checkered paper that I've been trying to bash since this spring has a scrap piece used here on the cover. 

Inking on half of the edges was a finishing touch. Because this is for my brother-in-law, I've left off  my typical embellishments, trying to keep it fuss-free.

Fox and Apples Birthday card = {2nd small bonus one layer card is shown below}

 Facebook groups:

a. Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group

b. The Seasonal Cardmaker group

c. Mixed Media Creativity group

d. Paper, Paper, Paper and Design Team Calls


Challenge blog linking:

a. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog; Anything Goes; 



2nd card: small size; one layer with matching envelope from boxed set by Darice; scraps of slate gray CS and orange print paper; 2 stamps; 4 beautiful metallic foil leaves; black ink pad; colored pencils in 2 tones of orange, red, and yellow to help the gray CS blend better with the bold school bus yellow base & leaves & the orange print paper=

Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


  1. such Lovely cards! thank you for joining us at Penny's - Good Luck

  2. Oh this is grand! Love it!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit


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