Paper crafting is works of heart

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CHD 15 December 2020 challenge month using Christmas Bells image

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy crafty heart got frustrated over the past few days leading up to the deadline for my design team inspiration card for CHD...ugh! But I put aside a lot of other things tonight that should have been done and made my DT project 3 times!!! Well, 3 variations. Two are same size (4" x 6") and were printed on gold honeycomb cardstock. And the 3rd card has a smaller printed image on white cardstock (3.5" x 5"). I need more Christmas cards within the next 10 days anyway, so hopefully the stress will level out soon (or at least that's my rationale!)

All three cards are on 5" x 7" card dimensions. The white base and gray-taupe base are flat/single layers whereas the deep red is folded. All card bases and their matching envelopes were purchased at The Paper Source website.

 Createful Heart Designs Challenge blog and FB group are owned by a husband and wife graphic designer partnership. I chose the Christmas Bells digital image for the #27 December challenge. For participants the theme is Anything Goes. The challenge runs for a month, starting on December 15, 2020 and goes to January 14, 2021. 

[A]: CARD #1 (the image is almost colored exactly like #2 except inside of bells has an olive green to help give a tonal connection to the plaid)


[B]: CARD #2 (the card is colored almost like the previous one except for the interior of the bells are gray to make the tonal connection to the short banner tag on the right)


[C]: CARD #3 (this image's coloring hues were changed greatly--branch needles were give a reddish-brown colored pencil foundation layer and then gold glitter paint applied on top; a backdrop of light blue lines surround the image; bells are silver instead of gold as the previous 2 cards; ribbon has purple edging and diamonds with mauve-raspberry pink hue surround)


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link to #27  December =

Zibbet store link to the image=


Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where one or more photos will be linked/shared=

a. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; started December 6th; expires in 4 more days or less; Anything Goes; 


b. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; December; 


c. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in Facebook

d. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook

e. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in Facebook


Closeups (scanning that's been cropped)=


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

DT member of (1) Createful Heart Designs; (2) A Place To Start; and (3) My Time To Craft

Sunday, December 13, 2020

MTTC Blog no 447 Monochromatic Christmas Theme

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This will be a super quick post because I'm 2 days late in getting this written and released. Thankfully I had the card made early and posted in the team's blog site awaiting release! Whew!

My Time To Craft's #447 challenge's theme is Monochromatic Christmas. I decided for my DT card to do a tonal metallic gold and kraft brown for my 1 color and/or neutral. Card's fold is on the left so I could wrap the metallic ribbon around the whole front panel.

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a 2nd card that was a quick and easy follow-up using some of the same supplies=

this one has 7 clear crystal type gem dots added for an accent border and uses a larger raised plastic snowflake sticker; this square card's fold is at the top


the 1st card will be posted to FB groups and my profile page only since I'm behind on posting--

a. The Seasonal Cardmaker group; sharing site for cards with seasonal/holiday themes

b. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group; using the word 'joy' on the front 

c. Mixed Media Creativity group= cardstocks, stickers (journaling "joy" and the snowflakes), gold ribbon, gold glitter decorative tape, and card 2 has the clear crystal dots

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls= a group of crafty bloggers and blog owners sharing site


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

DT member of these 3= (1) My Time to Craft; (2) A Place To Start; and (3) Createful Heart Designs

Monday, December 7, 2020

APTS Challenge Blog DT Card with Anything Vintage Theme for Dec 2020

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart was very happy to go vintage and hearken back to my childhood days in the 1960s for traditional red-green-white Christmas color trio! 

APTS' theme for December 2020 is Anything Vintage so it doesn't have to be Christmas vintage. It could be a vintage car, or a fashion look, or feature a piece of 1950s furniture on your project. 

Christmas Vintage Red-Green-White card=

 A Place To Start challenge for December 2020 starts on Monday, Dec 7, 2020. Anything Vintage is the theme. Use the link to access APTS' posting and read all the details plus see what the other design team members have been inspired to create.


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Some design notes about the card:

a. the silver micro-thin ribbon is from=Art Skills' Crafter's Closet Detail Ribbon 1/8" wide; purchased at Dollar General

b. the washi tape is from= from a set of 3 paper tapes "Warm Reds" 2012; Jolees-Boutique/ekSuccess brands; received as a gift

c. both patterned papers are from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby

d. felt ornament sticker was part of a set bought at Dollar Tree


Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where I will share the card photo or my posting link=

a. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up challenge blog; started 12/1/2020; Anything Christmas Goes


b. Mix It Up challenge blog; started 12/1/2020; Anything Goes (mixed media); Option: CAS; for me this is clean and simple but not for other crafters; mixed mediums used are= papers/cardstock, washi tape, felt, metallic ribbon, black ink pad, and clear acrylic stamp for the sentiment


c. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; read in the previous "b" listing for the mixed media supplies used

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in FB


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

BS Secondary Education in Home Economics/FACS

M Ed Elementary Ed with ECE emphasis

Design team member for APTS challenge blog plus these: (1) Createful Heart Designs; (2) My Time To Craft; and in mid-January 2021--My Time To Craft Christmas