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Hello sweeties!! I’m so happy you stopped by the blog today!

The votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge #29 – ‘Waiting For Spring’: Dawn from Designs by Dragonfly!


Darlene was inspired by the theme from our inspiration board to create this absolutely darling spring-theme note card gift set — that is a shaker too … LOVE!  Darlene used the Home Tweet Home stamp set and Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts die to create this darling project!

  Contact us, Darlene, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration board using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  Use this month’s board as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your project post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #30 – ‘Hoppy Easter’


HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, sweet treats??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views …


I was inspired by the colors along with the peeps on a stick wrapped in cellophane and tied with baker’s twine … so I created a s’mores kit with a spring/Easter theme!


Stamp supply list:  So Sweet of You, Jelly Bean Time, Baskets and Bunnies, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes


Die supply list:  Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts


Embellishments materials list:  Spring Peeps Sequins, Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine, Green Apple Baker’s Twine, Robin Egg Baker’s Twine, Grape Baker’s Twine, Mint Straw, Grape Straw, Cookie Dough Straw, Cotton Candy Straw


I added large fluffy marshmallows to the ends of the paper straws, wrapped them with cellophane, tied the end with yummy baker’s twine and then added sweet stitched tags stamped with fun springy sentiments and embellished with sparkly sequins – YUM!  They look so cute added to a miniature milk glass mason jar filled with green paper grass … springy and fun!


For the rest of the smores kits, I added graham crackers and a chocolate bar inside a glassine bag, folded a pretty white paper doilie over the top end and then wrapped some delicious baker’s twine around the glassine bag to hold the doilie on.


I stamped some sweet spring/Easter images, colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol along with Copic markers … and then added some sparkly Wink of Stella for some SHINE!


I added the smores kits inside a pink berry basket filled with green paper grass — so adorable!


  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team projects today:

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier *welcome to the team*

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

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Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties You Tube Channel!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Issues – eggs-cellent; colourQ #285 – colors; City Crafter Challenge Blog #255 – polka dots; Pile it On #62 – Easter/spring; Cupcake Inspirations #303 – stripes & dots; 613 Avenue Create #117 – ATG; JUGS #286 – photo inspo; Fusion – cupcake/treats & dots; 7 Kids Challenge Blog #122 – ATG; showCASe your style #11 – inspo pic/dots


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  1. SUPER FUN!! =) CONGRATS to Darlene for Winning just BEAUTIFUL!! =) Totally LOVING your Treat Bags!! =) What FUN Designs!! The Kiddos would just devour those Marshmallow Sticks!! =) I LOVE all the added details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  2. Such wonderful treats packaged so lovely, Debbie! What a creative idea…love it!!! Wishing you and family a blessed Easter!:-)

  3. What a cute card, love it!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT Sweetie

  4. Soft, pretty colors! I love your projects!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  5. Oh my gosh thank you so very much for this wonderful honor.
    I just LOVE your cute stamps and dies. They make making cute projects so easy.
    Thanks for sharing your ADORABLE projects everyone.
    {I’m sending you an email next}
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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