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Monday, April 5, 2021

APTS challenge blog Make It Elegant theme for April 2021

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart was in bit of panic about what direction to go for making an elegant design team inspiration project. Who? What? etc. I missed on sending an anniversary card to my sister and brother-in-law last week so they will be the recipients of this sweet card in different shades of yellow, cream, pink, gold, and silver. 

A Place To Start challenge blog has a new monthly theme for April which is "make it elegant". Chana's indicating on the APTS blog that this doesn't have to be a card, so crafters show us elegant scrapbook layouts or journal layouts, tags, bookmarks, home decor, etc. The month-long challenge starts Monday April 5th in the early hours. Use the link below to check out the other DT members' creations and read the details for the blog and this challenge. 

My elegant touches are gold and silver edging and lettering, faceted gems and hearts, and the wonderful designer paper.

Elegant Best Wishes anniversary card:

link to the APTS' April 2021 challenge posting=

Design process and vendor notes:
1. plain cardstocks are from Pen + Gear and Astrobrights/Neenah
2. the designer patterned paper is unknown; given from a junk journal online crafting friend
3. the layered focal, faceted (light pink) gems and amber/gold hearts were bought at Dollar Tree
4. silver lettering also from Dollar Tree
5. gold glitter with small facets lettering = Crafter's Choice bought at Dollar General
6. yellow card base dimensions are 5" x 7"; pale yellow are 4.75" x 6.75"; and the pale blush pink are 4" x 6" (if I'm remembering correctly)


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where my posting or card photo will be shared:

a. 613 Avenue to Create challenge blog; #4 for 2021 starting 4/4/2021; anything goes w/ option of garden/spring -- I've got the butterfly and blackberry and blossoms/bramble focal



b. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; started 4/42021; #155; anything goes



c. Mixed Media Creativity group

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


e. Use Your Stuff challenge blog; current challenge started 3/29/2021; see the mood board


I've used lots of yellows and pinks, hearts (gems), and then I noticed lots of circle and rectangle shapes throughout the mood board that I've reflected in my card (rectangle cardstocks/papers and circle gems).


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of A Place To Start challenge blog


  1. Oh what an elegant card Becca - you really have done yourself proud with this gorgeous creation
    Stay safe

  2. Beautiful card. Love the mini hearts and pearls. Vesna

  3. I'm loving the bling! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Joy CT

  4. Joy: Not shared at MAW but at your own LPCF...thanks for visiting! :)

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  6. Very elegant and classy!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  7. Very nice card. Pretty elements. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Judy DT

  8. The bling on your card is great Becca! Very pretty card!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! I hope you will play along with us for our newest Anything Goes challenge!


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