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Friday, July 2, 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas challenge no 13 technique theme clean and simple

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart wanted to use this acrylic printed 'card' section (I've got lots more in my stash!) for this next fortnight challenge at MTTCC. With a CAS technique and a small 4.5" wide x 5.5" high Christmas green card base I had the challenge to keep things at 66% 'white' space. If you look at the side margins and top open area, I probably did the reverse with having a 33% 'white' or empty space. For me, this is actually good (I like full designs with minimal empty space) but if I get time I might attempt a 2nd card. (Woot! I did!)

*My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog


*Clean and simple technique theme

*2 week challenge time length starting early morning of 2 July 2021

Card #1: This Is Love Christmas card

Note: not featured on MTTCC; however this was the first card I did attempt for this particular challenge so I will keep it on my blog posting....

Card #2= Jesus, Reason for the Season Christmas card {featured on MTTCC}
5" x 7" kraft cardstock base; ivory cardstock is another section from sheet used for 1st card; the white cardstock is recycled insert from glue dots packaging; alpha letter tile stickers are from Webster Pages (green) and Freckled Fawn (amber); washi tape, I think, is from a Jolee's Boutique multiple holiday boxed set; red glitter wooden stocking used as 'J' and red crystal gem stick-ons were bought at Dollar Tree

approximately 40-45% on top half and 10% on bottom half for 'white'/blank space(s)

more scanned/cropped views and design notes for 1st card=


1. Paper Wishes website = Merry Christmas green foil with gold edge dazzles

2. Sequins, glitter foam hearts, amber heart jewel stick-ons, and gold glitter tape = purchased at different Dollar Tree stores over the past 2 years (foam hearts were silver and I painted over with green glitter paint pen)

3. acrylic printed section with "yes, this is love" on it was one small section of a full 12" square sheet = Webster Pages

4. the mother and child sticker is probably 20 years old; bought at a Christian bookstore; to symbolize Mary with her son, Jesus

5. the ivory and green cardstocks are from Astrobrights/Neenah

6. green permanent marker was used to edge the ivory cardstock section sized 4" x 5"


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where you will see this posting linked or card photo=

a. Christmas Crafts All Year Round; new challenge month started July 1st; use M and/or N on your Christmas craft; [my card #1 has M for Merry and Mary/Mother of Jesus;]


b. Word Art Wednesday challenge blog; anything goes; Biblically themed but not with a specific verse included on the front panel


c. FB group = The Seasonal Cardmaker

d. FB group = Mixed Media Creativity

e. FB group = Scripturally Inspired Creativity

f. FB group = Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls

Blog badges for A and B=


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of My Time To Craft Christmas and its sister blog, My Time To Craft



  1. Gorgeous cards Becca - it's hard to keep things CAS when you love to 'fill' a card, but you did well here
    Stay safe

  2. Sweet creations! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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