Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | April 2016!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | April 2016!

Hello crafty friends!  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 challenge winner … the votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce our latest winner Cynthia O!


I just love everything about this darling card — especially the red and black color palette and all those delicious polka dots and gingham – yum!  Contact us, Cynthia, to claim your specially selected $25 prize package and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

PS-Winner Badge

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  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 a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images created specifically for this challenge that you can try before you buy!  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 blog post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation.  No blog, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project: FacebookFlickr, Pinterest 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 winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #42:


HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, weathered wood backdrop and wreath in this photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):


I am sneak peekin’ a little something *NEW* coming April 15th for this month’s release … isn’t that grapevine wreath stamp the cutest??  Wait until you see the yummy little accessories we have planned for this sweet wreath!


Besides the *NEW* Happy Spring stamp and die sets I used on this card, additionally I also used the Thinking of You stamp set and some delicious Watermelon Sequins!

  Please visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin – *April Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lisa Bzibziak – WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

April Guest Designer:  Marsha Drain

papersweeties-april 2016 kit(1)

Our April Card Kit of the Month is NOW AVAILABLE in the boutique … four bright and cheery spring/friendship cards this month!


Have you checked out our Planner Series of stamps and the sweetest digital calendar ever?  The calendar comes as an instant download and is already loaded with all the important Paper Sweeties dates for 2016 – shows, challenges, new releases, blog hops … and MORE!  It’s so {sweet}!


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Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

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!

We cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!


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  • Maria
    Posted at 00:31h, 01 April Reply

    Lovely card with the beautiful wreath and flower, Debbie! And, awesome fun April card kit! Hope you’re having a great time at the trunk show!

  • Lisa Bzibziak
    Posted at 08:51h, 01 April Reply

    Beautiful!! And Yay to Cynthia!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 08:51h, 01 April Reply

    Your card is gorgeous!

  • Michele K. Henderson
    Posted at 09:52h, 01 April Reply

    This is just beautiful! I love the sweet simplicity of the wreath paired with that pretty, dimensional flower! Very pretty!
    Take care!

  • Jinny Newlin
    Posted at 11:01h, 01 April Reply

    Super cute, Debbie! Love those polka dot leaves!

  • Jeri
    Posted at 12:59h, 01 April Reply

    What a sweet wreath card, Debbie! This set is going to get soooooooooo much use at my house. I really loved the colors of this month’s inspiration. Made me very happy for Spring, my favorite season.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 20:38h, 01 April Reply

    Debbie, this is so pretty!

  • Mackie
    Posted at 22:05h, 03 April Reply

    Such an adorable card!!! Love that pretty flower!!!

  • Cynthia O.
    Posted at 22:50h, 11 April Reply

    What a fabulous surprise! Thanks so much!

  • Tracey Kelly
    Posted at 02:54h, 19 April Reply

    Love the new Paper Sweeties Debbie…pretty card!

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