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Monday, June 7, 2021

APTS Challenge Blog June 2021 Anything Goes with Twist Option to Make Your Own Challenge

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart got overwhelmed with this card! This might be my only 2nd Z-fold type card. And when it is folded, the dimension fits the slimline criteria. 

Confession-- the mixed media panel was my big stumbling block. Hours were spent just on that section!!

My favorite panel is the gorgeous tree with the butterflies and hearts floating above. And the marbled patterned cardstock behind has been a favorite (hoarded). Also used on side 2 of the shortest panel. 

So my sister-in-law's parents are getting ready to celebrate 50 years by the end of June. This card is for them. On the mixed media panel I stamped 4 hearts to symbolize their children. The larger stenciled gold glitter paint pen filled hearts represent the couple, Bill and Joanna. 

What/Who= A Place To Start challenge blog design team inspiration project 

When= June 7, 2021 until early July, 2021

Why= I decided to do the twist option: Card/slimline; Anniversary; Stencils & Sequins & Mixed Media

50 Years of Love Card=

Below: my favorite panel

Above: center panel with the mixed media focus= a recycled "Russell Stover" Valentine candy box heart-shaped packaging section was saved and used to stencil/trace the overlapping half hearts; a large plastic sheet of shapes stencils provided the heart shape for the gold glitter painted hearts.

Below: the "Where you go I go" cut-apart card section did not come with the color-filled triangles. I did those trying to match the colors from the fabulous marbleized patterned cardstock.

Above: the APTS June 2021 twist option choices [I did (1) card; (2) anniversary; and (3) mixed media & stencils & sequins]

Below: the blog badge for resident designers and the direct link for the challenge blog

Link= hopefully my card will get edited in; the June 2021 challenge month posting was released in the past hour=


Design notes and vendors:

a. Thanks for Webster Pages for floral printed tree sticker, green and pinkish-red butterflies, 2 overlapped hearts, the journal/cut-apart card panel "Where you go I go", the small lined label type sticker (this will get personalized before mailing), and the tan/white/orange print cardstock

b. Thanks to Freckled Fawn for the gold numbers 50

c. Thanks to Jillibean for the sequins

d. Thanks to Art Skills for the yellow paint stick (soft wax)

e. Thanks to Raisin Boat for the stamped images (Happy Anniversary; heart with small flower in the center; and the trio of hearts with a flourish on each side [purchased before Victorine Originals closed]

f. The medium gray cardstock used for the base is Astrobrights/Neenah; also creamy ivory cardstock panel (background panel for the floral printed tree sticker) and the light gray cardstock panel (mixed media)

g. anything else has been in my supplies for way too long

h. all cut cardstocks had their edges inked in dark gray


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups for linking/sharing=

1. Crafty Sentiments challenge blog; ends in a few hours after I post/release; anything goes


2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; June 6 start date; anything goes


3. 613 Avenue Create challenge blog; a sister blog to APTS that I'm not part of the DT; anything goes; June 2021


blog badges for #1-3=

4. Slimline Card Obsessed group in Facebook; sharing site for slimline size cards

5. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in Facebook; sharing site

6. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook; mixed media= inked edges and stamping; yellow 'paint stick' soft wax; gold glitter paint pen; colored pencils in a variety of colors; small narrow tip calligraphy pen; sequins, amber shaped heart gems, a orange butterfly sticker and the layered die-cut stick-ons of LOVE tree and 2 birds and some other WP stickers


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member for A Place To Start challenge blog


  1. A stunning and very thoughtful card Becca - loving your mixed media panel, it was worth the effort :)
    Stay safe

    1. Oh, thank you Maxine! I appreciate your sweet words.

  2. Beautifully done, Becca! You made all the right creative design choice for this project! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  3. Great card, fun fold too!

    Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! I hope you will play along again soon!

  4. very pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!


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