Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | October 2015!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | October 2015!

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:  Michele Henderson!


I am completely SMITTEN with this adorable card Michele created which fit our inspiration board to perfection!  That apple looks yummy enough to eat and I adore all those cute pencils in the coffee cup – perfect teacher appreciation card!  Contact us, Michele, 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 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 winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #36:


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


I cut a pumpkin shape from kraft cardstock, embossed it with a script folder and then inked the raised print with cream paint to create a time-worn look.  The leaves were die cut using the Bee Happy Sweet Cuts set, embossed with polka dots and inked with paint.


I die cut the tag using the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts die set and then stamped the sentiment and pumpkin image using the Give Thanks stamp set.  I added a snipett of vintage lace trim, a bronze button and a pretty little Rusty Bell on top of the tag.  To finish things off, I added some yummy Frosting Sequins for a little pop of sparkle!


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

October Guest Designer:  Lisa Bzibziak

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


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Join our brand new Facebook Inspiration and Creativity Group!

Like our Facebook Fan Page – $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new ‘likes’ … next prize at the 2,300 level!

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!


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  • Mynn xx
    Posted at 00:31h, 01 October Reply

    This is SO gorgeous, Debbie! I LOVE the fun shape, the amazing texture, the sweet tag you added, just EVERYTHING! LOVE this beautiful inspiration! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  • Cheryl Lea
    Posted at 02:19h, 01 October Reply

    I think that is the most elegant pumpkin I’ve ever seen–it’s gorgeous! And, perfect for the inspiration photo. I love the lace trim paired with the rusty bell, and the touches of paint over the embossing are beautiful. The October KOTM cards are fabulous, too! Hugs!

  • Jill Norwood
    Posted at 04:54h, 01 October Reply

    Beautiful pumpkin!!! And love the pretty October card kit too!!

  • Michele K. Henderson
    Posted at 06:28h, 01 October Reply

    THANK YOU so much to the very talented team at Paper Sweeties for selecting my card as the winner! I am so thrilled, and so glad you like my card. Paper Sweeties has some terrific inspiration challenges and I will certainly play along again!
    Thanks so much!
    Michele Henderson

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 07:47h, 01 October Reply

    Soooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that bell!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Bzibziak
    Posted at 08:43h, 01 October Reply

    This is so pretty! These colors together are just gorgeous! Love this month’s inspiration challenge! And your pumpkin card is beautiful…

  • Maria
    Posted at 12:43h, 01 October Reply

    LOVE your gorgeous shabby pumpkin, Debbie!!! Beautiful lace trim, bell, and tag…so pretty!!!

  • Mackie
    Posted at 16:20h, 01 October Reply

    I love the embossing and beautiful lace on this gorgeous shaped card!!!!!

  • Michele K. Henderson
    Posted at 15:35h, 28 October Reply

    I love all the details in your pretty pumpkin! There’s a lot of crafty goodness here!
    Take care!

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