Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Monday, January 31, 2022

From The Heart Valentine Card

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! The left side bar of this next Valentine card in my Mint Berry stash is a crazy departure for me with stamping reversed every other time! Look below to see this! The Paper Studio's Mint Berry paper pad from 2016 had 63 + 3 scraps remaining from the original 80 sheets (not even full-sized but 4.25" x 6.25") when I decided to pick this as my 2022 personal bash stash challenge. 

From the Heart Valentine card=

More design notes:

A. The patterned cardstocks are from Mint Berry paper pad. The pink with white x design is being used for the first time in my 2022 bash stash challenge. This is the 3rd time that the peony/rose print has been used and the 3rd time too for the arrow point/chevron. 

B. From the Heart stamp (Sum More Fun; website/company closed)

C. black ink pad for stamping and for inking cardstock edges

D. embellishments of clear gems, silver and pink glitter foam heart stickers and the pink glitter love sticker are all from my stash

E. mid-gray cardstock (Art Skills/Crafter's Choice) and pink cardstock base (Astrobrights/Neenah)

F. dimensions are 4.25" wide and 5.5" high

Closeup pic=


Participation linkage to these Facebook groups and challenge blogs=

1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; almost anything goes

2. A Place To Start challenge blog; January 2022; anything goes

3. 100 Pattern Papers Challenge FB group; a little over a week ago, I had started with 63 + 3 scraps out of the original 80 sheets (4.25" x 6.25") and am now at 60, maybe; hard to gauge when I'm using small bits; I decided not to do the 100 for the year but to focus on this particular MB paper pad

4. Mixed Media Creativity FB group; a private sharing group of artisans; besides cardstocks, I have inking technique, 3 different embellishments

5. Paper, Paper, Paper and Design Team Calls FB group; 

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

the other cards made using the Mint Berry paper pad in January 2022=

This one was given to my husband for our 26th anniversary on the 27th! 

and there was one other that got mailed before I realized I hadn't scanned it....


  1. Beautiful card. I love all the papers you've used and how you've played with them to create all those layers. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

    1. Maria: Thanks for your very quick posted comment after I had linked my participation! Wow!

  2. What a fabulous feature to reverse the stamping Becca - a wonderful card
    Stay safe

    1. Maxine, thanks! I thought it would force the eye to really read the words and not just focus on the papers, even though they are pretty.

  3. You did a great job of combining papers! The embellishments are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

    1. Thanks, Chana!!! Glad APTS and 613 Avenue to Create are still going!


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