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Friday, August 6, 2021

MTTC challenge no 463 sketch layout usage starts 6 August 2021

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart is thrilled to be using OLD stash items for this sketch-based layout card! My Time To Craft challenge blog has a sketch design to use for your card-making for #463. I've rotated the design to the left 90 degrees in order to make it a vertical layout. I didn't extend the one section to the full height of the card but this is an extra long card using a full sheet of cardstock folded (fold on left; opening on right). That CS base is the soft green. Because of the sentiment of "Happy Day" I feel I can either use it as an encouragement card or as a birthday one. [rut ro! It's going to be the birthday card I send to my auntie for her #74 next week!!]

*MTTC challenge blog design team commitment project

*Required sketch design usage as the 'theme'; image will be shown below


*Starts 6 August 2021 and lasts for 13 days

Happy Day card=

LINK to #463 for MTTC=

Required sketch design for your project layout; I've rotated the sketch to the left and then lengthened the size of the card. I also tweaked a few things in my interpretation like the shown darker purple area doesn't go the full length on my card, the shapes aren't circles, and the sentiment/accent tab section is shortened and shaped like a journal or divider tab. 


A few design notes:

1. the acrylic floral image 'stickers' are from Hallmark; these are part of a sheet that could be as old as 10 years sold by Hallmark

2. the green patterned paper is a scrap section off a very old stash item; so glad to make a small dent in this older stuff

3. the cardstocks are from Pen+ Gear; light green, soft ivory, and soft yellow; the purple paper is to back the card only for blocking out my printer's scanner light

4. the sketch design doesn't show corner accents but I felt that with oversizing the proportion that the right side of the card needed something to help balance it. This still could be considered a CAS (clean and simple) style card because there is so much blank space.


Besides MTTC challenge blog posting as a design team member, my posting and/or card photo will be shared at these challenge blogs and Facebook groups=

a. Seize The Birthday challenge blog; birthday cards with stripes option or anything goes birthday; MY CARD will be anything goes birthday and I'll be sending it to my aunt who has a birthday in about 6 days!!! link=

b. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; Always Anything Goes; about 7 days left for the current challenge; link-

**blog badges for LPCF and STB--

c. Mixed Media Creativity group

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design Team member of My Time To Craft challenge blog


  1. Fun card - Thanks for joining in at STB

  2. I love playing with sketches and this is an inspiring one! What’s also inspiring is your use of old stash items, and the card turned out really beautiful.

  3. What pretty colou5rs you used on this card Becca - so bright and fresh too. You have used the sketch well
    Stay safe


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