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Friday, May 6, 2022

2022 MTTC May 6 #481 Theme of Around the House DT card

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm so happy you are here to see my fun charming cards for the Around the House theme #481 challenge starting at My Time To Craft challenge blog! This challenge lasts for 13 days and starts May 6, 2022 at 12am CST. 

When I listed the theme I suggested getting inspired by moms for Mother's Day or dads for Father's Day, sipping lemonade or tea on the porch, reading a book, etc. There are thousands of possibilities to get creative with this. The vinyl stickers used on this card were re-discovered in my supply box that keeps my Spring season and Easter embellishments. These were perfect! Eureka! The paint rings interlocking design was some experimenting that was made BEFORE I looked in this box! How lucky does this make me! The vinyls were tiny enough to fit inside and how darling is having the broom and the vacuum cleaner 'bookending' the letters of HOME!!!!

Home Sweet Home card=

Look closely at the thin margin of paper patterns surrounding the front feature panel. The base cardstock is a bright lemon yellow and the first paper has a slight yellow-orange with white geometric design and then the bright blue and white stripes go up and down across the sheet. These add just a smidge of additional colors helping to create a much needed border between the pale peach/blush pink cardstock that looks light yellow by the scanner. 

MTTC #481 posting link

MTTC blog badge is shown on my blog sidebar.

The #481 theme is 'around the house' and I've shown lots of items/topics that are possible with this theme: appliance/household supplies like clothespin, paper clip, vacuum, broom, paper bag; family pet; images of houses, etc. 


More design notes for card #1:

1. green paint rings are acrylic paint that I dipped a toilet paper roll into and then 'imprinted' to make the's like making my own designer patterned paper! :)

2. vinyl stickers might be from Dear Lizzy...not sure...packaging was tossed out

and the next is totally different, especially for my mom whose favorite color is blue! A very different Mother's Day card for my Momma Jane!


Mother's Day card project #2=

a few design notes about this Mother's Day card=

1. flat card base is the kraft brown cardstock that is just a 1/8th" extra around 3 sides of the perimeter

2. the sandy beige cardstock is 4.5" wide by 6.25" tall

3. the mirror home "cut-out" is a wall sticker; there is a thin foam tape under the olive green cardstock matting background behind it to help lift it above the washi taped burgundy paper panel 

4. the alpha tile stickers are from Freckled Fawn

5. metal paper clip with 'mom' is from a sheet of topics but I removed the packaging so I don't remember who made these; I think I bought them at Paper Wishes website...

6. the large die-cut of Family was part of an old sheet of stick-ons; it is raised off the chocolate brown cardstock with thick foam tape

7. 2 colors of cording were looped around and wedged between the die-cut and the brown backing; 3 amber gold heart-shaped crystal gems were scattered around to symbolize the 3 children my mom has (I'm the oldest!!!) :)


other challenge blog and Facebook groups where the full card photo will be shared or this personal blog posting linked=

A. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; current for about 8 more days; anything goes [card #1 will be shown in link]


B. A Place To Start challenge blog; May 2022; anything goes with option of lilies and lace; [all my cards are AG; I will show card #1 in my link.]

C. Shopping Our Stash challenge blog; until May 9th; "What a Difference You've Made in My Life"; [I'll link card #2.]


D. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; green acrylic paint, salvaged toilet paper roll was dipped in the paint to make the rings; blue ink on paper edges; 

E. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in FB; 

F. Mixed Media Lovers challenge blog; May 2022; anything mixed media [my link will show card #1]



A 3rd card was made and shared at MTTC, too, featuring an upcycled trimmed card front cover of a cat hiding in a paper bag; lettering added; embellishments of jumbo dots, decorative tape and decorative 'bling' trim onto of kraft cardstock panel and a yellow cardstock flat base =


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

MTTC design team member/temporary manager and also for the sister blog MTTCC/ My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

owner of 2 challenge blogs:

Heart's Quest; current theme has focus on orange; use an orange heart(s) and 60%+ of orange on your project; there is also a current extra page option for Valentine's Day cards--start making those early!!!


FarmQuest; country/rural living topics like farmers markets, boating, fishing, pond/lake life, camping, hiking, orchards, ranching, farming, etc.; current theme is to use cherries and a basket



  1. Very accurate! Thanks for stopping by A Place To Start !

  2. Wow Becca, those three cards are great. I love how colourful they are and how you've played with the theme of our challenge in three different ways.
    I love the background you've created on the first one. And all those layers in the mother's day card are fantastic. And finally that cat is super funny, I love it. Hugs, María.

    1. What a sweetie, you are Maria!!! I appreciate the feedback. They certainly are different approaches to the theme, made at different times, and with totally different supplies, moods, and occasions.

  3. Family!! That is what it is all about!! I sure am missing my kids this weekend!! Way to go shopping your stash…fantastic mother's day card for that special lady in your life!! Thanks for playing along with our “What a difference you made” challenge over at SOS!!

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  5. What a fun card for your mom. So clever! Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Shopping Our Stash and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, Design Team

  6. It’s nice what you made! So glad you joined Mixed Media Lovers!
    Marlies, DT


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