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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:  Tracey Kelly!


Tracey’s shabby chic fall card is absolutely gorgeous — filled with sequins, lace, doilies, buttons, ribbon … and of course a sentiment banner using the Live Love Grow stamp set!  Contact us, Tracey, to claim your gift certificate for a $20 shopping spree 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 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 online gallery 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 winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #37:


HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, theme, pumpkin and all the lovely sentiments in this beautiful photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):


I dressed sweet little Sophie in her pilgrim outfit using the Happy Thanksgiving stamp set and then added three Marshmallow Sequins for ‘buttons’ on her apron!  All outfit images and the sweet little pumpkin were stamped onto patterned paper, fussy cut and paper pieced onto Sophie which was die cut using the Sophie Sweet Cuts die!


I used a variety of sentiments to stamp inside the flowers (step card die from Sizzix) from the Give Thanks and Autumn Blessings stamp sets!  I used a glitter marker to make the squiggly lines around the edges of the flowers, leaves and base of the card.


Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

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

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

November Guest Designer:  Michele Henderson

The Paper Sweeties November Card Kit of the Month is NOW LIVE in the boutique — full of loads of holiday-inspired creativity!  Purchase kits one month at a time, or subscribe to the Card Kit Club to receive a $5 discount each month on your kits!

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

Sharing with these challenges:  The Shabby Tea Room #262 – colors & patterns; 613 Avenue Create #148 – ATG and/or thanks; The Kraft Journal #247 – CAS Thanksgiving; Cut it Up #83 – sweets for my sweet (pumpkin); Fussy & Fancy #151 – flowers; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #268 – too cute to spook; {PIN}spirational #152 – dress up girl


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  1. Woo hoo! Tracey’s card is awesome! So glad she won and I can’t wait to see what she makes next month! And also…love the inspiration and your card is awesome!

    1. So excited to have won…..thank you so much! Thank you Lisa! You have a stash of Paper Sweeties now…..look forward to seeing what you come up with!!

  2. Debbie, this step card is adorable! The steps look like rows in a garden. And all those squiggly lines are fab! Your November card kit is your best one yet! I LOVE the pink gingham mitten and the starry night lamb, especially. 🙂

  3. Your card is just gorgeous! I love all these wonderful layers that add this terrific visual variety too! Really beautiful! Thanks for inviting me to Paper Sweeties this month! I have loved working with these fun products!
    Take care!

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