Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Once Upon A Time DT project for December 2022

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart flip flops with some indecision, nerves, and excitement about creating for Once Upon A Time challenge blog. The owner, Deanne, picks a children's book to feature for each month. This blog is fairly new starting in August this year. A couple of times I've tried to replicate the cover as closely to the original and sometimes like this month, I'm just incorporating a few 'nods' to the book cover artwork.

December 2022 book is "The Legend of the Poinsettia" by Tomie dePaola (retold by and illustrated by)

Here's my interpretation--Presenting Gifts Christmas card=

From the book cover, to me it looked like the young girl is providing or presenting candlelight for her family and/or neighbors. I thought these cute woodland animal stickers with gift packages (The Paper Studio) could replace the candles (or what is being presented/provided).  Due to the size of the felt poinsettia, I've only included the one and then a cluster of paper scraps (green and white is The Paper Studio and wood & green tree cardstock scraps are Fancy Pants Designs) and a die-cut snowflake for color and winter seasonal accents. 

The blue and green chosen for the buffalo plaid cardstocks (The Paper Studio) are nods to the hills and leaves on the right side of the book cover. 

Here's the book cover=

OUAT December 2022 blog post link=

(Deanne includes a video link of the book being read, so this could be shared in a classroom, with your children or grandchildren, etc.)


other challenge blogs

A. Paper Minutes challenge blog; started Nov 29, 2022; Anything Christmas, winter, moody; MY card has the present-bearing forest animals, a poinsettia, some pine trees on a scrap, "MC" stamped


B. Unicorn challenge blog; Christmas Is Coming theme; MY card is full of Christmas-y elements


C. The Cutie Pie challenge blog; started Nov 14th; Four Legged Friends; MY card has 3 forest animals with 2 having 4 legs (raccoon and fox) and it's really cute Christmas card! 


D. Critter Crazy Challenge blog; starting Dec 1; Anything with a critter; My card has 3 forest animals: owl, raccoon, and fox



Facebook group for sharing either the photo or this blog link are=

1. Mixed Media Creativity group

2. The Crafty Addicts

3. Paper Crafting For Everyone 

4. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm a DT member of OUAT as well as these 6 others= MTTC, MTTCC, MIUCB, MLCCB, AACB, THICC

and owner of these 3 challenge blogs= TFATU, HQCB, FQCB= 

The Fairy and The Unicorn (anything fantasy, mythical, mystical such as gnomes, elves, angels, dragons, mermaids, etc.)

Heart's Quest (alternating themes using required colors of hearts shapes or using the word 'love')

FarmQuest (farm or rural country theme topics)


My heartfelt thanks for visiting my blog.