Paper crafting is works of heart

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Friday, March 18, 2022

18 March 2022 MTTCC #30 Trees or Decorated Christmas Trees Theme DT Card

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I've browsed around shopping through my own stash of papercrafting supplies and have managed to include a lot of different pine tree images/shapes on this Tis The Season Christmas card!!! It's all for my design team commitment at My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog! Challenge #30 starting on Friday evening March 18, 2022 (6pm CST) will be open for participants to link their Christmas holiday cards with this theme until March 30, 2022. 

Tis The Season Christmas card (#1)=

I am so pleased with how this came together! The elements are from different vendors and this is one of those times when I amaze myself about the visual appeal of this card!

Design notes:
1. card base is the taupe/chalky brown color, flat, 5"x7", with matching envelope (the Paper Source website)
2. the pretty mid-blue was chosen because of the blue/teal stripes in the vertical panel; it is from a cardstock mat multi color pack (The Paper Studio)
3. the green and white loopy patterned paper, from an old bright mat stack from Colorbok, 
4. the diagonal stripe, foliage, and tree border (part of a larger mixed patterned striped kind of design) cardstock pieces are from "Cottage Christmas" collection by....
5. the cork-looking alphas (Freckled Fawn)
6. the gold tree (Thickers)
7. the black ink for edging, green and red stars, green glitter foam tree stickers (stash)

MTTCC #30 link=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this will be linked or shared=

A. ABC Christmas Challenge blog; letters and topics for E, F, & G (Embossing, Fancy & Fussy, and/or Glitter); [my card #1 is fussy and has green glitter trees; card #2 also qualifies for glitter: red glitter on the tags and a silver glitter star and a gold glitter star--I'll show card #2 photo]


B. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Challenge blog; #86; doing anything Christmas, not the option; link=

C. The Holly and The Ivy Christmas challenge blog; #111; Anything Christmas Goes;


D. Mixed Media Creativity group on FB; lettering, inking, different embellishments, etc.

E. Paper, Paper, Paper and Design Team Calls group on FB; 

F. The Seasonal Cardmaker group on FB; 


Be Merry Christmas card (#2) =

A few design notes for this 2nd card:

1. flat base, 4.25" x 6.25", mid-brown, Neenah

2. background border cardstock, 4.125" x 6.125", beige, Neenah

3. focal background red with white dot cardstock, 4" x 6", Mint Berry pack from The Paper Studio/2016

4. upcycled gift tags are the focals and have provided the sentiment

5. gold and silver glitter foam stars and green crystal gems as well as a gold ink pad used on the cardstock edges are from my supplies

This was easy to put together because of the upcycled use of the gift tags. About 30-45 minutes from start to finish! Yea!

This 2nd card photo will be shared at 100 Pattern Papers Challenge group in Facebook because the red with white dot cardstock came from the Mint Berry pack and it is my 2022 goal to get this pack's remaining sheets and scraps used! The pack originally had 80 when I bought it in late 2017 or early 2018. At the end of January 2022 when I selected this out of my stash, it had 63 full sheets + 3 scraps of different sizes. The full sheets are down to 51 but the scraps are growing!! :)  


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

MTTCC design team  and

MTTC design team


owner/designer Heart's Quest Challenge Blog (has 2 challenge types each month; a color-based and one called love & what?)

owner/designer Becca's Heart for Creativity blog (personal)


  1. Love the 'double' tree on the first card Becca - that is stunning, and your use of the tags on the second one is so creative

  2. So many layers and I love them all! Thank you for sharing it and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

  3. What a lovely pair of festive cards, Becca! Love your mix of papers in the first one and the second one makes such great use of tag shapes. Love the touches of glitter on both cards.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges and I hope you will join us again.
    Carol x

  4. Fabulous makes. Love all the different layers in the first one, picking up the splash of blue! Really wonderful design! Thanks for joining us over at the Holly and Ivy Challenge.

  5. Lovely cards, Becca. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma


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