Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

2022 Jan 26 Hearts and Sweetness Card

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm super excited to share that I recently decided to focus on bashing a paper pad that I've been hoarding--"Mint Berry" from The Paper Studio (2016). 

A Facebook group called 100 Pattern Papers challenges crafters to pick out 100 designer print papers out of their supply stash to use in 1 year. As I started seeing different members post at the beginning of the month, I didn't think I would use this approach. But as I started making love/Valentine cards, I kept going to this gorgeous mix of small cardstock designs. So instead of 100, about 3-4 days ago, I had 63 full sheets (4.5" x 6.5") and 3 different sized scraps left to use out of the original 80. [80 sheets= 20 designs x 4 each]

If I remember correctly, this paper pad collection wasn't bought until late 2017 or early 2018. I've had 3+ years to use this collection...thenceforth let the stash bash begin this week!

Hearts and Sweetness=

Design notes:

1. from the mentioned "Mint Berry" paper pad= the center heart cut-out on top of the large red glitter heart

2. red ink used to edge the papers and black ink to fill/change the white dots on the center heart cut-out

3. embellishments have been in stash for over a year

4. also the 2 sentiment/word stamps were purchased about a year ago from a company that went out of business (Raisin Boat/Sum More Fun...)

5. light gray cardstock for card base is 4" x 5.5" top folded (Pen + Gear)

6. mint green/aqua cardstock for background is 3.75" x 4.25" (Art Skills)


challenge blogs and Facebook groups:

A. 100 Pattern Papers group; sharing/challenge group; I only used about 1/4 of 1 sheet (4.5 x 6.5") and used 3/4 of another sheet yesterday; and used some scraps a couple of days before that...63+ -- 1 = 62

B. Paper Craft Challenges #457= floral love theme/photo inspiration

*the mint is part of the badge and not the photo however it closely matches the greens of the patterned heart and background cardstock; large flower in the patterned heart; different pinks (gems, small glitter foam heart stickers, in the patterned paper, and the cupcake stick-on)


C. Mixed Media Creativity group; a small sharing group; mixed mediums used were stamping, inking, different embellishments, tracing a heart pattern for the cut-out, cardstocks, ...

D. The Cutie Pie Challenge blog; CAS + cute as can be



Sneak peeks at other cards made so far:

plus there was 1 other card that I thought I had scanned but I just mailed it out to an aunt earlier this morning! ugh!


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


  1. Oh what a pretty card Becca, and I am sure we will see more beauty as you 'stash bash' :)
    Stay safe

  2. Lovely card Becca. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

  3. Beautiful card.. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge:)
    Wendy xx


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