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Hello sweeties!!  It’s that time of the month again … time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  Before we share the new inspiration board, let’s congratulate last month’s winner … the votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30 – ‘Hoppy Easter’:  Karen O.

Bunny  and Lamb April 2015

We loved everything about Karen’s oh-so-sweet card … the soft, pastel color palette, the amazing coloring, the theme and those absolutely darling images!   Contact us, Karen, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Edited for NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY – May 2, 2015:


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Comment contest runs for the ENTIRE MONTH and will close on May 31st at 12 pm EST: $100 SHOPPING SPREE up for grabs — share a project for our May challenge for another chance to WIN!


  • I’m so glad I found this blog/challenge! I can’t wait to see all the projects and inspiration :) Hugs…Janie

  • I forgot to say something IMPORTANT!!! I absolutely LOVE your card!!! It is beautiful and creative and I love the colors :) Hugs…Janie


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 #31 – ‘Celebrate Mom’


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


The little tea pot from the Tea For Two set is one of my favorite goodies to create with.  For today’s card, I die cut the tea pot using pink & white gingham patterned paper and then die cut a heart in the center of the pot to create a fun shaker card!  Shaker cards are so fun and trendy right now — the pretty flower-shaped, iridescent sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique are perfect to add to a shaker card or on any project where you want to add a little sparkle and bling!


Stamp supply list:  You are the most Wonderful

Die supply list:  Tea For Two Sweet Cuts, Be Happy Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Frosting Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Cotton Candy Sequins, Frosting Seam Binding


  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team projects today … and a happy Paper Sweeties WELCOME to our newest Design Team Contributor, Angel Johns:

Angel Johns  *welcome to the team*

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

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:  Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Paper Issues – show your style; Cupcake Inspirations #307 – spring; 613 Avenue Create – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #138 – lots of  flowers; Fusion – photo; 7 Kids College Fund #124 – ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #250 – spring; Really Reasonable Ribbons #117 – photo; The Card Concept #34 – photo; {PIN}spirational #139 – photo; The Challenge #32 – polka dots


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  1. Debbie, this card is so pretty! I love the heart cut inside the tea pot for a shaker, and the little cake die cut and doily peeking out the bottom is perfect for a tea party! Hugs!

  2. OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Heart Window you created in the Tea Pot!! =) What a REFECT Idea!! LOVE the Cake and the Flowers too!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =) P.S I was named a Twinkler on the New Sparkle & Shine Challenge Blog with a Card I made using Paper Sweeties Products!! =) YEAH!!

  3. Wow! Gorgeous card, Debbie! Love the tea pot shaker, cake, and cluster of flowers! What a beauty…love it!:-)

  4. What a sweet little tea pot with all the sequins brewing inside it. Just darling! Thanks for sharing with us in our Photo Inspiration Challenge.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  5. What fun projects! I am totally loving that very relaxed bunny! So glad you were inspired to join our Spring Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  6. I forgot to say something IMPORTANT!!! I absolutely LOVE your card!!! It is beautiful and creative and I love the colors 🙂 Hugs…Janie

  7. The card is so beautiful! These are great colours! Congrats to Dawn as your May guest designer!

  8. I love the different shades of pink used together and the teapot shaker is wonderful. What a great idea! Your roses are beautiful and I wish I could make them like that. Love the card! Thanks!!!

  9. the card is darling. Love the bunny enjoying the softness of the sheep’s back.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. What a beautiful inspiration for your challenge this month! These lovely soft colors make me smile! They are perfect to celebrate Mother’s Day!

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