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Friday, July 23, 2021

MTTC no 462 DT card for no patterned paper usage theme challenge starting 23 July 2021

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart wasn't too worried with this theme because I've made lots of cards recently with solid color cardstocks with either the images and/or use of washi tape providing colors and lines. This time I wanted to go on a bit different route and create a scene mixing soft waxy paint stick, stencil, some chipboard die-cut stick-ons, jumbo gem dots, vellum, and two alpha tile stickers. I'm actually combining 3 different blog challenges together with the focal panel, so continue reading the post to find out what the requirements are for the other 2. 

*My Time To Craft (MTTC) challenge blog, design team inspiration project


*theme= no patterned paper (also known as designer paper)

*starts morning of Friday, July 23, 2021 and lasts for 13 days

"One More Candle on the Cake" Birthday card=

 MTTC's #462 link

Design & vendor notes: 

a. solid color cardstocks are actually neon bright but due to printer's scanner light the hues are pastel and available for Pen + Gear

b. vellum strip, stencil for the 'sun', black marker for the tiny ladybug, gem dots, die-cut flowers and leaf with ladybug are from stash

c. "HB" alpha tiles are from Freckled Fawn

d. yellow wax and green wax are 2 colors along with 2 others available in a 'paint sticks' set from Art Skills; available at Dollar General stores

e. the 'sun' was stenciled first and then the stems and short grass lines; vellum was applied with clear glue tape on opposite side of the lettering in order to hide it as best that I could; die-cuts and alphas added next; jumbo gem dots for polka dot element for a challenge were added as other flower buds; and a 2nd ladybug needed for a 3rd challenge was made with black marker and tiny red glitter foam heart onto the leaf


links and themes for 2 other challenge blogs with this card=

1. Make the Cards Challenge #25 has 3-2-1 theme started Wednesday, July 21, 2021; 3 die-cut flowers, 2 ladybugs (1 die-cut and 1 made from teeny red glitter foam heart), and 1 sunshine (stenciled)


2. Paper Craft Crew #436 Tic-Tac-Toe theme started Wednesday, July 21, 2021; using center row across= polka dots (jumbo gem dots), vellum phrase, birthday (HB for happy birthday and reference to cake and candle on the vellum); the card focal also qualifies for the center column with die-cuts, vellum, and marker(s) used to make tiny ladybug!!!!


Facebook groups for either linking this posting or sharing card photo include:

aa. Mixed Media Creativity group

bb. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group

cc. The Seasonal Cardmaker group


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of My Time To Craft challenge blog


  1. Oh what a lot of detail in the focal panel Becca- love your ladybug :)
    Stay safe

  2. Such a fun mix of products. Love how you created flowers with your gems! Thanks for playing with us at Make the Cards Challenge!

  3. OH WOW what a fabulous take on our theme! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Cards Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. I love all the fabulous patterns and color in your card! Thank you for joining the Make The Cards Challenge!!

  5. Thank you for joining Challenge #25 at Make The Cards Challenge this week! Great take on the sketch!

  6. Love the hand drawn feel of your of your project. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!


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