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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

THAICC #144 DT inspiration with ACG for 25 July 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This posting showcases my last DT commitment project for THAICC.

WHAT: The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge blog; Anything Christmas Goes theme

WHEN: #144 starts July 25, 2023 for about 12 days


1. focal panel = upcycled boxed card; edges distressed and inked

2. red gems; plaid cardstock scrap = stash

3. three silver foil stars = Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

4. teal paper = Art Skills

5. dark green cardstock = Recollections/Michael's Arts and Crafts

6. bright blue cardstock base = Neenah; size dimensions is approx. 5.75" high x 8" wide

WHERE: THAICC/THICC #144 blog post link:


other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Double Trouble challenge blog; current for 3 more days; create Christmas (in July) card PLUS collaborating with Jingle Belles; MY card is a Christmas card


B. Jingle Belles challenge blogs; ends in 2 days; collaboration with Double Trouble; use a Santa hat; MY card has Santa Claus and he's wearing his suit and hat


badge for Double Trouble and Jingle Belles ====>

C. Dream Valley Challenges blog; just started on July 24; theme is Christmas in July; MY card is a Christmas theme;


D. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog; 4 days to go for competing; themes are stencils and/or Christmas in July; MY card is just a Christmas scene card using NO stencil PLUS it has 2 phrases for sentiments


E. Get Creative Challenges blog; theme is Christmas in July; MY card is a Christmas card



FB groups: Mixed Media Creativity, Need Crafty Inspiration, The Crafty Addicts, Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls, 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

(by mid-August to early September my DT commitments will be reduced since I was recruited by an area assistant superintendent to teach 7th grade math for this new school year!!! My continuing DT commitments will stay with: HQCB, FQCB, FQGS, TFATU, CBCB, AACB, MTTC, and MTTCC.)



  1. Such a lovely card Becca - love how you have mounted the focal panel and kept the background simple so as not to detract from it

  2. What a beautiful card, such a lovely holiday scene! So happy you could join our Santa Hat fun at Jingle Belles!

  3. Becca, what a great up-cycle holiday card! I've never done one, but have saved several cards I've received that would work perfect for this! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble for our "Christmas in July" challenge!!! -Donna

  4. A beautiful winter scene, Becca! The layers are perfect in framing your design. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #143. -- Melanie R.

  5. I often thought about upcycling Christmas cards and how the distressing and layers give it a new look of vintage. Very pretty Christmas card and thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Jingle Belles

  6. great way to upcycle a card ... so very glad you joined us with your Santa Hat at Jingle Belles.


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