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Friday, March 10, 2023

MTTC #503 Theme of Birthday DT inspiration card for 10 March 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Today's post is my birthday theme DT inspiration project for My Time to Craft challenge blog. DT member Maria selected this topic. Each gal was assigned 2 challenges in the first 6 months of the year for their desired themes. And this worked out perfectly because my sister-in-law has an end of the month birthday and her favorite color is blue. Competition is from March 10-23, 2023. 

Aged Floral Tribute Birthday card:

some vendor and design notes:

1. embossing folder = Cuttlebug; received a Cuttlebug and this folder along with a few others and a die from a wonderful craft-artisan friend! 

2. not seen is the white card base 5"x7" = The Paper Source (website)

3. blue pattern print fish tail tag and the tiny light blue chipboard heart = Simple Stories' Sending Sunshine card kit elements

4. Happy Birthday stamps = Raisin Boat/Sum More Fun

5. recycled papers = the black and white graphic print is the lining from security envelope!! --Did you guess that???? 

and the one underneath it is --drumroll, please!! ---computer printer alignment page!!! YES!!!

6. cording, black Hero Arts ink pad, blue and a cantaloupe/gold-ish tone Memento ink pads, staples, are from stash

MTTC #503 blog posting link=


other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Triple B, birds, butterflies, and blooms challenge blog; started March 2; Must include at least 1 of the 3; MY card has blooms (embossed panel)


B. Beautiful Blossoms challenge blog; #2; ends on the 12th; must have flowers for focus; MY card 's focal panel was made with an embossing folder


C. PINspirational challenge blog; started March 1; birthday + flowers; see photo prompt


D. Through the Purple Haze challenge blog; current, started March 7th; Anything Goes


E. Seize the Birthday challenge blog; current; Anything Goes Birthday for my card since it's for an adult


and Facebook groups to share/link are: Mixed Media Creativity; Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls; The Crafty Addicts; Need Crafty Inspiration?; 


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Besides being the manager and a DT member of MTTC and its sister blog MTTCC, I'm either an owner, co-owner, or just a DT member for these 10: TFATU, FQCB, FQGS, HQCB, AACB, CBCB (new; starting in May), THICC, OUAT, MIUCB, and MLCCB. 



  1. What innovative use of the computer alignment paper Becca. Once you pointed it out I 'saw' it, and a sweet card overall

  2. Congrats on receiving those crafty supplies, you've created a lovely card with them. Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you'll play again soon.
    Donna xx
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  3. Very creative and pretty, great colors too!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B and Beautiful Blossoms!
    Diane TB Co-Owner and BB DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Triple B}

  4. What an intriguing use of embossing folders, and wonderful effect, Becca! It's always fun seeing how crafters are inspired by the Mood Board at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. Thank you for sharing your love of all things flowers with us, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    Crafting Hugs,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. I love the antique look that you got for this card. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

  6. Gorgeous card. I love the texture you've created with the embossing folder and how you've played with the blue tones. And that use of the alignment page is fantastic, awesome idea. Hugs, María.

  7. My printer did some strange printing like your panel a few weeks ago and I had no idea what it was, but congrats for using it to make a card! I turned mine over to use for scratch paper LOL This is a great way to recycle items to create a pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with the first Triple B challenge! (Carol, GD)

    1. Thanks, Carol!!! I tend to be a bit frugal with my crafting expenses so I'm always looking to repurpose and recycle!

  8. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL 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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