Paper crafting is works of heart

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Friday, January 6, 2023

MTTCC Theme #51 DT inspiration card about favorite technique starts 6 January 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! On this 1 of 2 personal paper-crafting blogs of mine, today's post is a Rootin'-Tootin' Drum Toting Christmas card for my DT commitment with My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog.

MTTCC Theme #51 is about using your favorite technique to make your Christmas card and then to tell us why it's a favorite in their blog post. The competition goes from January 6-19, 2023. Make sure to use the MTTCC blog link to take you over to the Theme #51 post in order to see what my crew-mates have made.

One of my favorite techniques is painting because I love adding a mixed media process into my projects. I've used some different approaches on this card. The lasered wood veneer of "MC" has a brushed layer of gray acrylic paint and then topped with a brushed layer of silver glitter paint and a top brushed layer of gold glitter paint. For the recycled kraft packaging panel that the lasered wood veneer was adhered to, some gray acrylic paint was smeared in different length strokes from left to right. The metallic glitter paints were applied with either dabs or small lines using the side/edge of the foam brushes. 

Rootin'-Tootin' Drum Toting Christmas card=

Some design notes:

a. The boy die-cut, the plaid with holly print strip on side, and the small triangle scrap cut on left gold corner are from Bo Bunny. 

b. gold snowflake dazzles/stickers are Paper Wishes website

c. the pinecone triangle scrap is from a Fancy Pants Designs paper pad; the wood button with pink resin center is from Fancy Pants Designs Cozy Christmas collection.

d. gold sheen cardstock started as 6" square and was cut down to a 5" square; Art Skills/Dollar General

e. base thick kraft cardstock cut to 5" x 7" is from Colorbok

f. the kraft cardstock panel that the wood veneer is attached to is recycled packaging

g. the paints and the wood veneer were bought at Dollar Tree

h. I'm using golds, kraft, and grays/silvers out of my January TGSB kit I made on January 1st. Lisa Hidy and Lori Stroup have partnered for a few years with a monthly challenge formula for building a 'work' kit to use. When the month is over, either roll items over into your next month's kit or put them back in your stash. It's been several months since I've built a work kit so I thought I'd try to get 3 maybe 4 Christmas card with this. TGSB links will be listed a bit later in the post. (The Great Stash Bash)

MTTCC #51 blog link=



other challenge blogs to link-up are:

1. TGSB/Lisa H. at My Creative Endeavors = photo of my mini kit is shown below

Jan kit link=

2. TGSB/Lori S at My Happy Life = photo of my mini kit is shown below

Dec kit link=

Jan kit link=

3. ABC Christmas Challenge blog; has 2 days left; Y is for Youngster and Z is for Zoom; my card has a youngster on it that has his horn and carrying a drum


4. Cardz 4 Guyz challenge blog; Winter theme; my card has snowflake dazzles, holly on the left side of the card; a tiny bit of pinecone scrap; "MC" lasered in a wood veneer; this is my 3rd entry/last for this theme


5. Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge blog; started Jan 1; ends on Jan 31; Theme is 1 of something or a tree (like a partridge in a pear tree inspiration); my card has 1 rootin' tootin' drum toting boy



some Facebook groups to share the card photo and/or link for this post are:

A. The Crafty Addicts

B. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls

C. Mixed Media Creativity 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

Photo from kit of the mini kit pre-planned for this card: Note: yellow checked gingham, gold glitter dot, tree with deer print were not used. The green plaid's reverse side has the pine branch/pine cone print. The pinkish-red scrap only had a tiny triangle cut from the other end that was used. At the top of the photo's caramel brown with ivory dot print and the gray with white dot print were not used either. 

The whole kit has 12 photos with at least 6-8 cards planned out of it. 

Lisa and Lori Great Stash Bash challenge badge=


  1. What a cutie this card is Becca - love how you have used the veneer Merry Christmas and the background. Fabulous papers also

  2. What a pretty technique, love the added layer of glitter! Very nice Christmas card, thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys.

  3. What an adorable drummer boy!! Perfect for our "winter" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! So glad you joined the fun & played along with us!! Deb Horst, DT #C4G312

    1. Thanks, DJ!!! The little boy is having so much fun celebrating!

  4. What a great image - and great design to highlight him. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

    1. Thanks, Lynda!! I put foam tape behind him in order to help him seem a bit more prominent.

  5. A super collage of mixed elements. The die -cut Drummer Boy is cute. So glad you joined us at c4G this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

  6. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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