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Friday, April 1, 2022

1 April 2022 MTTCC #31 Use 3 or more patterned papers format Christmas cards

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! It's that time in rotation to share the new challenge theme design team commitment for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog! At MTTCC the requirement will be how you format your Christmas card with 3 or more patterned papers. Yes!

There are lots of sketch layouts that suggest 2 by splitting on the diagonal, however what can you do with three? Use the link below to see what my teamies created. I chose to do snowy evening winter skies for 2 cards...actually I made 4!!! Only 2 are being shown at MTTCC. The only 2 you will see have more red on them. This challenge starts April 1st (no fooling) at 12 am Central Time/Chicago and goes to April 14th at same time. 

These are the 2 featured at MTTCC:

Design notes: White card base is 6" square or close to it. The black background is about 5.5" wide and 4.25" high. Silver and white embossed cardstock is from Martha Stewart. The navy blue with white stars cardstock is from Echo Park. The navy blue with snowflakes cardstock is from ..... The red Merry Christmas and the silver and blue dazzles are from Paper Wishes website. The 2 different ribbons that I overlapped were bought at Dollar Tree, I think. They both have a silver metallic stitching in the middle. The 2nd card has 3 blue crystal gems added for a corner accent. 

My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog #31 competition link can be read here:


Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where I will link to:

1. The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge blog; Anything Christmas Goes; 

2. ABC Christmas Challenge blog; Letters E, F, and G; my cards fit the Letter F (fussy and fancy); there is the shine of the foil dazzles and light bouncing off the gems; also the first card has the elegant ribbons...

3. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group in FB; sharing

4. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in FB; sharing for winter season

5. Passionate Paper Creations and Friends group on FB; sharing


The other 2 which could be featured separately on their own posting =

Design notes: Red 6" square (or could be 6.5" high and 6" wide) cardstock bases with the smaller black backgrounds. Paper choices are more mixed here. Silver mirror foil pieces are on the top card. A navy blue constellation sky cardstock is from .... More blue and silver dazzles (and red Merry Christmas) from Paper Wishes were embellished more with blue crystal gems. And red glitter foam hearts from my stash box. 

This version below is different with the addition of the dark red tonal star cardstock from Echo Park. More dazzles from Paper Wishes. The large silver glitter snowflake is a thick wooden laser die-cut ornament. A red heart crystal gem covers the tiny circle opening for thread. In person, these last 2 cards are very vibrant and to me are more festive. The first two don't have as much visual contrast with the only red being the sentiment and sticking closely to the black, blue, white and silver combination. 


Thanks for reading my post! I also appreciate all who take time to comment. It will be fun looking at the linked submissions of participants to see different layouts (proportions of paper choices) and their choices of winter holiday papers and topics. 

I kept mine to snowflakes and night sky papers that came from different Christmas paper pad collections. 

Heartfelt gratitude and still crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design Team member of MTTCC and its sister blog, MTTC

owner of 2 new challenge blogs:
Heart's Quest Challenge Blog ( 


FarmQuest Challenge blog (

(Come on over and check these, too!!!)


  1. Great use of the papers Becca - and a good way to use up snippets with the smaller triangles

    1. Thanks for taking time to read my posts, Maxine!!!

  2. Gorgeo project! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.


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