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Friday, July 16, 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas new Theme Have a Krafty Christmas

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart really likes kraft paper and cardstock! It's great with red for Christmas cards yet it is also wonderful for nature scenes or neutral palette challenges. For the new MTTCC theme challenge, I decided I'd go to my download file of saved free clipart and coloring pages to check and see what I had in the way of Christmas or winter pics. After passing over snowmen and pine trees, my eyes glanced at this multiple houses drawing clipart and then widened. I immediately thought this would be easy to give the house doors either red or green color, maybe some yellow in most of the windows and then pair up with a great small print cardstock. And here's my Christmas card for #14=

Home for the Holidays Christmas card: (or should it be homes for the holidays???)

*My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

*#14   , Have a Krafty Christmas; use kraft paper or cardstock somewhere on your project

*fortnight length challenge competition starting early morning of Friday, July 16, 2021

MTTCC's blog badge and the DT member badge=

MTTCC's posting link for today's new fortnight theme challenge=


Design and vendor notes (and there are 3 more cropped scanned pics of the card at the end of this posting):

1. free clipart image of multiple houses with 1 or 2 looking like church buildings

2. three different values of green markers, a red, a brown, and a yellow were used to add some color to the buildings

3. a thin sheet of kraft paper was inserted into my printer tray in order to print out this clipart 'panel' which meets the required theme element of kraft/krafty

4. Fancy Pants Designs 6 x 6 paper pad collection provided the striped cardstock and the sentiment banner; 4" x 6" are the dimensions for the striped background panel

6. Pen + Gear provided the white diamond cut glitter paper; I purchased a 25 sheet pack at Wal-Mart; 4.5" x 6.5" are the dimension for the white glitter paper panel

7. The Paper Source company website was the vendor for the deep red folded card base 5" x 7"; I bought matching envelopes, so that's a wonderful quality for mailing

8. Paper Wishes company website was the vendor for the white and silver metallic border accents and snowflakes that they call dazzles


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups for linking and/or sharing pics or this posting=

a. The Seasonal Cardmakers group on Facebook

b. Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group on Facebook

c. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenges; Christmas in July theme;

d. Paper Craft Crew #435 sketch theme challenge; 

sketch is failing to load; current sketch is a vertical sketch format; I've moved the sentiment down so it wouldn't cover any of the houses

e. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; 

f. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group on Facebook;


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design Team Member of My Time To Craft Christmas


  1. Coloring on Kraft paper is always so effective and looks so beautiful. Love how this card turned out!
    Thank you so much for joining in again this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

    1. Thanks once again, Ellie, for acknowledging my link-up to your challenge blog!

  2. WOW Becca this is stunning - love your use of the clip art on the kraft with just a few touches of colour - that is fabulous
    Stay safe

  3. Awesome image and so beautifully colored against the kraft background. I am so fond of house images and this one is a beauty! Hugs, Autumn


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