Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | August 2016!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | August 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:  Dawn!


Dawn created the most beautiful patriotic theme shaker card for our July challenge!  Contact us, Dawn, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize 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!

—> To celebrate our birthday this month, the August challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a fabulous SHOPPING SPREE! <—

*NEW* grab our challenge BUTTON and SHARE on your blog with your crafty friends and followers!!!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge August 2016

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, cake stand and treats in this yummy photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):


I stamped the cake and cake stand using the Happy Cake Day stamp set and then die cut the pieces with the Happy Cake Day Sweet Cuts set.  I colored the polka dots and stripes with glitter markers and then added some extra glitter to the icing on the cake layers!  I added some Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins inspired by the flowers in the photo.  The sentiment was stamped using the Let’s Party stamp set and I added a scalloped die cut border using the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set!


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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lilian Forsyth  <— WELCOME TO THE TEAM —>

Lisa Bzibziak

August Guest Designer:  Elizabeth Hart

August Card Kit of the Month —> NOW LIVE <—

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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!


Join us all month long in August for our 4th birthday FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

snow cone

Sharing with these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp – ATG; CAS{E} this Sketch #183 – sketch; Curtain Call – snow cone; Paper Players #306 – ttt/patterned paper, scene, cas;  613 Avenue Create #187 – ATG; Retro Sketches #225 – sketch; JUGS #353 – girly; Addicted to Stamps & More #204 – CAS





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  • Tracey Kelly
    Posted at 06:27h, 01 August Reply

    Really pretty card Debbie…love the pile of sequins on top, gorgeous! Happy 4th Birthday!! Time to Party 🙂

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 08:04h, 01 August Reply

    Beautiful!! LOVING that cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maria
    Posted at 09:23h, 01 August Reply

    Beautiful card with the lovely birthday cake, Debbie!! And, love the pretty sequins on top!! Happy 4th Birthday to Paper Sweeties!!!

  • Dawn
    Posted at 09:54h, 01 August Reply

    Happy 4th Birthday and thanks for picking my card. Loving this months challenge and gorgeous projects from the DT!! xxx

  • Lisa Bzibziak
    Posted at 11:19h, 01 August Reply

    Very pretty!! Just love that cake… I think I need that one… and love the cluster of sequins on top!

  • Jeri
    Posted at 11:31h, 01 August Reply

    Happy, happy birthday, Miss Debbie! Love your birthday creation!

  • Jinny Newlin
    Posted at 15:25h, 01 August Reply

    Yay! Happy, happy birthday, Debbie! So excited for four years of beautiful inspiration from you and your talented team! Can’t wait to help you celebrate soon! Hugs!

  • Michelle Bala
    Posted at 20:17h, 01 August Reply

    Love this card Debbie! Sweet cake topper!

  • Lilian
    Posted at 23:32h, 01 August Reply

    Beautiful! Love the sequins on top of the cake!
    The Leaf Studio

  • Michele K. Henderson
    Posted at 11:27h, 02 August Reply

    I love the stacked cake–so pretty! This card is so fresh and colorful!

  • Nancy Leppek
    Posted at 11:42h, 02 August Reply

    Such a great birthday card Debbie! Love the pink at the bottom. Looks like a fancy table cloth! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls for Wild Card Week.

  • Leigh Penner
    Posted at 17:04h, 02 August Reply

    Fun cards!

  • Virginia L.
    Posted at 18:50h, 02 August Reply

    Love the textures and images! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Fabulous colors and design. Well done!

  • Shona Chambers
    Posted at 15:21h, 03 August Reply

    I popped in to leave you a comment about your gorgeous CAS design for our ATSM challenge. The colouring is fantastic and love all the scalloped edges that still remained CAS and simple. This is what I love about commenting, I get to discover so many new people and challenges AND companies. I haven’t heard of Paper Sweeties before but just had a look and what amazing products you have. Will definitely join in your birthday challenge, the photo and colours are brilliant. And thank you for joining us at ATSM!!

  • Mackie
    Posted at 21:23h, 03 August Reply

    Happy, happy Birthday, Debbie!!!! Love your beautiful cake, especially the sequins on top!!!!!

  • LeAnne Pugliese
    Posted at 16:00h, 05 August Reply

    Oh so cute, Debbie! I ADORE this color combination…and that little gingham cake stand just takes the cake! Love it all! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  • KT Fit Kitty
    Posted at 08:29h, 21 August Reply

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the birthday cake! Happy 4th Birthday to Paper Sweeties! I’ve been enjoying your celebration this month! I was inspired by your challenge graphic to join you! I made a pop-up birthday card, and I used two Paper Sweeties items! Hope you like it! Wishing you many more years of success with Paper Sweeties!

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