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Friday, April 15, 2022

15 April 2022 MTTCC #32 Bells Theme for Christmas Cards

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart gets excited to make Christmas cards, however I have to confess that I didn't send enough out this year. A few long-distance friends got our 25th anniversary photo collage card instead of a hand-made Christmas one. So I need to carve out some time periodically to start addressing envelopes and have an official tracking list for 8 months from now. This post shows an overlarge creation. I haven't framed it yet...maybe...not sure. But due to its size, I will hand-deliver it whether framed or not. 

This oversized bells theme is for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog #32. The challenge competition runs from April 15-28, 2022. For bells, it can be sleigh bells, jingle bells, handbell/choir, etc. 

Can you see the gold spangles tulle? Isn't that an elegant touch?!!! 

1. The base is the black cardstock with dimensions of 8" wide x 10.25" high. 
2. The large image is a free coloring printable from Super Coloring website. It was color-filled with colored pencils. The interior of the bells have a layer of grey mist as the base with yellow as the topper. The interior of the ribbon shown in the bow has a layer of emerald green with Mediterranean teal as the topper. The holly leaves have the veins outlined in cappuccino with a base of olive green and a topper of deep teal. Red and Wildfire were combined for the holly berries. The outer ribbon/bow is emerald green and the bells are yellow. 
3. The sentiment is a dark pine green metallic foil dazzle of "Merry Christmas" (from Paper Wishes website/company). 
4. Three yellow/amber crystal gems are scattered around to add more of the bell and tulle gold hues.   

MTTCC's #32 posting link


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

A. Shopping Our Stash challenge blog; sketch challenge; [CARD #3's layout applies; ovals instead of circles in the center and horizontal strip is under the largest oval instead of on top it.]



B. The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge blog; started April 1st and has about 2 days left for linking; Anything Christmas Goes [card #2 will be linked]


C. The 12 Months of Christmas Linkup challenge blog; April 2022; Anything Christmas Goes; the option is gift box; the stocking in Card #2 does have gifts spilling out of the top of the stocking but aren't in boxes so I'll just have this as ACG...


D. Mixed Media Creativity group on FB; 

E. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group on FB; 

F. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in FB; probably just show the 2 small cards; 


Card #2 Love and Joy Come To You =

a few design notes:

1. white scalloped flat base card with envelope are from set from The Paper Studio (part of a Christmas gift 2020 from my sister's family)

2. berry print cardstock and berry branch die-cut = Pink Paislee's Together for Christmas collection

3. the red with white dots print cardstock = The Paper Studio's Mint Berry paper pad 2016

4. sticker, gems, red ink stamp pad and washi tape = stash

Card #3 'Tis the Season To Be Jolly=

the closeup distorts the sticker image but helps show Santa's hand is holding a gold bell=

Note: same supplies used as card #2 with the addition of twine for the bow

Didn't cards #2 & #3 turn out really well?!?!! A bit of elegance and rustic mixed. Traditional colors. Gold in the decorative tape along with the scalloped base to me are the elegant touches. I'm just thrilled how well these came together.


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

Design team member of :

1. My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

2. My Time To Craft challenge blog


owner of:

1. Becca's Heart of Creativity blog

2. Heart's Quest Challenge Blog (started February 28, 2022)

3. FarmQuest Challenge Blog (started March 28, 2022)


  1. You have been busy with your Christmas cards Becca - they are all lovely, and the bells are gorgeous :)

  2. Way to go shopping your the little added pieces and parts!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our sketch challenge over at SOS!!

  3. I love making my holiday cards all year long ... love those fun bells ... so very glad you joined our Sketch Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  4. What a colorful holiday card. I love all of the little details you have added to your card.

  5. such fun and festive cards and #3 is a very cool take on our sketch! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this fortnight!

  6. Well done getting ahead with your Christmas cards (note to self!). I do definitely like the gold tulle. The papers are pretty and all the different elements which you have used. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time. x

  7. Lovely set of Christmas cards Becca. Thank you for entering the Add a Gift Box Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.


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