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Friday, June 3, 2022

2022 June 3 MTTC #483 Theme Bird/s WITH birdhouse or nest

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! What a delightful spring season theme to find crafty time making adorable birdie cards! My heart and soul got so excited anticipating this topic!

My Time To Craft challenge blog's #483 theme is Bird(s) WITH birdhouse or nest. Easy? Should be! While looking for a border option on another card, I noticed the very light pastel toned circle 'sheet' from Webster Pages that had the sentiment in the very center. Please use the cropped scanned closeup photo to see the "New Beginnings" bunting and nest image better. 

My DT inspiration commitment project for MTTC:

New Beginnings Birdies card:

Some design notes:

a. the cardstock platform for the wood laser die-cut birdies was put on thick adhesive foam tape in order to wrap the cording and help elevate these birdies even more; it also helps this recycled packaging yellow cardstock contrast with the soft yellow cardstock background layer.

b. sage green flat cardstock base dimensions: 4.25" high x 5.5" wide

c. Webster Pages for the New Beginnings sticker

d. 2 partial pieces of border stickers (oldies from Current catalog); the floral piece was placed on top of a bright pink cardstock scrap

e. birdies/chicks were plain wood to start with; 1 colored with yellow marker and the other with a yellow-orange marker; then a yellow-green glitter paint pen was applied over both


MTTC #483 link=


MTTC DT inspiration project #2:

Tweet--the bird is out of its cage card!

A few design and vendor notes for card #2: the yellow cardstock flat base is about 6.5" x 7"; the teal chevron stripe over old newspaper text print paper is from The Paper Studio; the pink gingham is a full sheet that's about 6" square from Hot Off The Press available through Paper Wishes website; the teal and white paper masking tape is Scotch Brands; the bird cage journaling card is from Webster Pages; the alphas are from Freckled Fawn; and the assortment of clear stamps are from Bo Bunny's Flower Garden Stamp Set. 


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where you will see a card photo/blog link are=

1. A Place To Start challenge blog; anything goes---not the option showing card #1 photo


2. Critter Crazy Challenge Blog; Anything Goes with a featured critter; [card #1 photo will be the link due to the wood bird die-cuts plus more birds in the nest


3. The Great Stash Bash April 2022; Card 2 is made from items I pulled to use in my kit; 


**note= TGSB can be linked at Lori's posting or at Lisa's posting (Lori's got a link within her post to help if you're unfamiliar with )

4. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in FB; both are spring topics, pastel colors, birdies, 

5. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; stamping, decorative tapes, cording, wood laser cut shapes, glitter paint pens; ....

6. Passionate Paper Creations and Friends group on FB; share Card #2 photo


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

Design Team member of : My Time To Craft and My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blogs


owner/lead designer of: Heart's Quest and FarmQuest Challenge Blogs


  1. Cute cards Becca - love the chipboard chicks, and the bird out of the cage must be enjoying life :)

  2. Wow such beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Awesome cards Becca. The first one is super cute with all those little birds. I love all the papers you've chosen for the second. That scene wit the card, the tree and the birdcage is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  4. Cute little chicks Becca, and great layering. Thanks for sharing your critters with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

  5. I love the new beginnings! Great card, Becca! Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Place to Start!

  6. Lovely make and cute animals!

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
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