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Paper Sweeties | July 2016 Blast From The Past Day #3

Hello crafty friends!  This month we are taking a little vacation from our regular monthly schedule.  We will not have a new product release this month — instead we are giving our talented design team some much deserved time off to enjoy summer and vacation time with their family and friends!  Some of us will be sharing NEW projects created with previously released products, some of us will be sharing oldie but goodie FAVORITES with a blast from the past post each day and some of us will be sharing BOTH!  Today is the final day of project shares from the teamies for July, so let’s get this party started!

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I LOVE our Sweet Chips kits — they are so much fun to make and give!  Today I’m sharing some of my favorites that I’ve put together since we launched our kits last fall!  This Sweet Chips Present kit uses: Abigail, Abigail Sweet Cuts, Wishing You, Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins!

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This Sweet Chips Present kit uses: Emma, Emma Sweet Cuts, Wishing You, Robin Egg Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Frosting Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips House kit uses:  Hello Spring, Hello Spring Sweet Cuts, Raspberry Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Tree kit uses:  Bunny Hugs and Kisses, Robin Egg Sequins, Cookie Dough Sequins, Bubblegum Sequins, Watermelon Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Cupcake kit uses:  Robin Egg Sequins, Cookie Dough Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Watermelon Sequins, Frosting Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Teapot kit uses:  I’m Having a Tea Party, Little Wishes, Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts, It’s Tea Time, Robin Egg Baker’s Twine.

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This Sweet Chips Tree kit uses: Let’s Party, Let’s Party Sweet Cuts, Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts, Mistletoe Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Present kit uses: Dear Santa, Dear Santa Sweet Cuts, Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts, Marshmallow Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Snowman kit uses:  Snowflakes Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips House kit uses: Abigail, Abigail Sweet Cuts, Jake, Jake Sweet Cuts, Do You See What I See, The Reason For the Season, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts, Stand Add-on: Manger, Gold Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Gingerbread kit uses:  Mistletoe Sequins.

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Hop along with our talented Design Team to be inspired by their amazing creativity:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

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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Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

We will be back again on August 1st to share some inspiration for the August challenge and to kick off our 4th birthday month-long festivities with guest designers, prizes, challenges, giveaways and tons of inspiration … see you then!

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Paper Sweeties | July 2016 Blast From The Past Day #2

Hello crafty friends!  This month we are taking a little vacation from our regular monthly schedule.  We will not have a new product release this month — instead we are giving our talented design team some much deserved time off to enjoy summer and vacation time with their family and friends!  Some of us will be sharing NEW projects created with previously released products, some of us will be sharing oldie but goodie FAVORITES with a blast from the past post each day and some of us will be sharing BOTH!  Without further ado, let’s get today’s party started!

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I made four *new* holiday cards for this month’s Paper Sweeties Card Kit … the ‘Noel’ card uses: Joy Sweet Cuts, Holly Days Sweet Cuts and Strawberry Sequins!  TRADITIONAL!

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The ‘Ornament’ card uses:  Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts Snow Time Sweet Cuts and Snow Time!  CLASSIC!

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The ‘Snowman’ card uses:  Snow Friends Sweet Cuts, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, Make the Season Bright, Tree of Life Sweet Cuts and Mistletoe Sequins!  FUN!

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The ‘Let it Snow’ card uses:  Deck the Halls, Deck the Halls Sweet Cuts and Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts!  SWEET!

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The next two *new* cards are ones that I whipped up this week and am teaching at my local July classes!  They both are new versions of old designs created by our talented teamies!  I CASE’d the first card from one that Creative Designer Michelle Bala created for Christmas 2015.  My card uses: Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts, Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts, Joy Sweet Cuts, Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Snow Friends Sweet Cuts, Strawberry Sequins and Robin Egg Baker’s Twine!  ADORABLE!

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The last card is one I CASE’d from past Creative Designer Annette Witherspoon created for Christmas 2015.  My card uses:  Sweeties Pets, Trim the Tree and Deck the Halls!  FUN!

Hop along with our talented Design Team to be inspired by their amazing creativity:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

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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Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with some more project shares for our JULY BLAST FROM THE PAST PARTY … see you then!

Sharing with these challenges:  Fussy & Fancy #168 – Christmas in July; CAS(E) this Sketch #181 – sketch; Simon Says – create a scene; Freshly Made Sketches #245 – sketch; Mojo Monday #456 – sketch; Pile it On #112 – favorite colors; 613 Avenue Create #184 – ATG w/optional bird; The 12 Months of Christmas #19 – holiday; Cut it Up #100 – ATG; Merry Monday – Christmas in summer

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Paper Sweeties | July 2016 Blast From The Past Day #1

Hello crafty friends!  This month we are taking a little vacation from our regular monthly schedule.  We will not have a new product release this month — instead we are giving our talented design team some much deserved time off to enjoy summer and vacation time with their family and friends!  Some of us will be sharing NEW projects created with previously released products, some of us will be sharing oldie but goodie FAVORITES with a blast from the past post each day and some of us will be sharing BOTH!  Without further ado, let’s get this party started!

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I recently had to make a couple of graduation cards for a very good friend who had her son and daughter both graduating from college!

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My friend’s daughter graduated undergrad from Brevard College, so I dressed Emma in her cap and gown and gave her a pretty bouquet of flowers to carry too!

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My friend’s son graduated Pharmacy School from Campbell University, so I dressed Jake in his cap and gown and he is carrying his brand new diploma!

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One of my favorite things to do in paper crafting is dress the Paper Sweeties kiddos in their adorable and fun outfits!  They are really fun to color or stamp on patterned paper, embellish and decorate!

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I made this graduation theme card last year when one of my niece’s graduated from high school!

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I made this cutie pie past year when my son graduated from grad school earning his Master’s in Bio-Medical Engineering!

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I made this little cutie for one of my son’s friends when she graduated with her teaching degree!

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I made this sweetie pie when a co-worker graduated from college!

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Switching gears … this card was SO MUCH FUN to create for my friend’s son when he got married last summer!

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And, check out Alumni Designer Jinny Newlin’s gorgeous wedding theme card!



Hop along with our talented Design Team to be inspired by their amazing creativity:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

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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Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with some more project shares for our JULY BLAST FROM THE PAST PARTY … see you then!

Sharing with these challenges:  Mojo Monday #456 – sketch; Pile it On #112 – favorite colors; Retro Sketches #222 – sketch; 613 Avenue Create #184 – ATG; Cut it Up #100 – ATG;

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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series | July 2016!

Welcome all of our fabulous planner, calendar and organizer friends — today’s the day we are sharing inspiration and ideas using some FUN Planner sets from Paper Sweeties!   These amazing sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

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If you don’t have a planner or calendar for 2016 yet, we have an AWESOME calendar/planner package available for instant download –> HERE!

JulyYou can purchase the calendar pages one month at a time or save $4 by purchasing the entire 24 page package all at once!  Each month has an 8.5″ x 11″ calendar page as well as a second 8.5″ x 11″ page where you can record notes, a to-do list and keep track of upcoming birthdays!

July-notesAnd, the best news is that the planner pages are pre-marked with all the Paper Sweeties special dates throughout the year … challenge dates, blog post dates, new release dates, stamp show and class dates!  What a great way to keep track of everything in your life along with everything Paper Sweeties too!  Each month has a bright and cheery palette with whimsical images and plenty of space to record the important things in your life!  I print each month’s pages off and hang these on our refrigerator to keep my family on track with appointments, events and monthly commitments each month!

 You can use these stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations — anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let’s get to peeking at my July calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views) …

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This … was … SO … MUCH … FUN … to … do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages – so colorful and fun to look at again … and again … and again!  I keep my planner close by so I can peek at it throughout the day … and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers  – so fun!

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I started decorating at the very top of the page by adding some pretty patterned paper and punched stars.     The year is highlighted with stickers!

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I marked holidays with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped ‘challenge’ ‘blog’ and ‘new product release’ dates along with the shows I am attending in NC and DE this month!

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I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape strips to the special event days for Paper Sweeties – challenge, blog posts, release and classes that I am teaching this month!  I highlighted the 4th of July holiday by stamping a cascade of stars using the Be Happy stamp set!

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And, how cute is sweet little Jake dressed in his military uniform and carrying an American flag that I stamped and die cut using the I Love Summer sets and then attached it to a wooden toothpick!

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I’m addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

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Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies’ projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties  <– you are here!
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Our July challenge is going on now … click on over to grab some inspiration and then share your projects with us for a chance to win some goodies!
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And, if you haven’t peeked at our July Card Kit yet, click on over to see our fun Christmas in July theme this month — grab yours while supplies last!

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Did you see … Paper Sweeties is now carrying the MISTI – mini!  This little tool has been a game changer for me and I know it will be for you too!

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The teamies and I will be back again tomorrow sharing some fun inspiration projects to help spark your creativity!!!

Sharing with these challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches #245 – sketch; Tuesday Throwdown #302 – one layer; Pile it On #112 – favorite colors; 613 Avenue Create #184 – ATG; Cut it Up #100 – ATG; Dies ‘R Us #52 – outdoor fun

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | July 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:  Elizabeth H!

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Elizabeth created the sweetest Father’s Day theme card for our June challenge!  Contact us, Elizabeth, to claim your 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!

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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!

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


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

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I decided to create some yummy treats inspired by this month’s beautiful inspiration board – just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend!  Nothings is better for a backyard BBQ than some fun, cool drinks – complete with decorated paper straws – and delicious, homemade snacks!

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I made a sweet little tag to hang off of a mix kit … the kit came complete with a teeny, tiny metal whisk – just TOO cute!  I love the mixy, matchy patterned papers used to stamp the mason jar pieces on!

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I adorned the tag with mason jar, pennant banner, sparkly glitter star, beautiful iridescent sequins and some stamped American flags attached to trinket pins …

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… and added some button twine, denim twill ribbon, embossed stars and half of a white paper doile to finish it off!

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I baked off some yummy lemon blueberry muffins for this 4th of July inspired treat!

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And, then I whipped up an old fashioned rootbeer float – YUM!  I decorated a pair of striped paper straws with a couple embellies from Paper Sweeties – perfect!

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A delicious summer time snack, don’t you think???  We’ll be serving these yummies up this weekend at our holiday BBQ for our family!

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Almost too good to eat … ALMOST :)

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I used these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique to make these cards:



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

Beth Luetschwager – Coming Soon!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

July Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

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

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

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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Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

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Sharing with these challenges:  Curtain Call – 7/1 Cherry Bomb; House of Cards – July/fruit, drink and/or colors; Dies R Us #52 – outdoor fun/BBQ; Simon Says Stamp #28 – ATG; Mojo Monday #454 – sketch; 613 Avenue Create #182 – ATG w/summer twist; Retro Sketches #220 – sketch; Cut it Up #99 – 3-D; CAS-ual Friday #151 – red, white & blue

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Coffee, yes please | Summer Coffee Lovers’ Hop!

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog HopHello crafty friends and fellow coffee lovers!  I’m so excited to be sharing a little something I created for the latest edition of the ever popular Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop!

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I love the beautiful color palette on the cards of light and hot pink, buttercream yellow and lime green – I took inspiration from the gorgeous patterned paper from Echo Park!  The soft, feminine feel of this card is so pretty, don’t you think?

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I die cut the lacey heart twice – once with white for the center and once with hot pink for the lace.  I stamped the sentiment on the white layer using lime green ink and then colored the coffee bean ‘o’ with a Prismacolor Pencil blending with Gamsol.  I stamped the coffee cup in light pink, die cut and then die cut the tiny hot pink heart and popped both layers with foam dots.  The steam was die cut with buttercream cardstock and beautiful glitter was added for some sparkle and shine!

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 Last, I die cut a couple of leaves using glitter cardstock and hot glued a pink paper bloom and the leaves to the corner of the cup.  A berry colored gingham ribbon ruffle was added along with a button twine bow.  Machine zig-zag stitching was added around all outer edges.  What do you think?  Girly and fun!

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Paper Sweeties is a proud SUPER SPONSOR of the Summer Coffee Lover’s Hop!  We have donated a $25 gift certificate for the sponsorship to one lucky ducky!

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Additionally, we have donated a $25 sequin prize package for the lucky flash prize winner!

—> SALE ALERT<— So we don’t leave anyone out, we are offering a 10% off your ENTIRE FULL PRICE ORDER June 17th – 24th!  Use coupon code: coffeehop at checkout to redeem your discount (savings cannot be used on gift certificates, retiring soon or sale products).

If you have some time this month, share your work with the Paper Sweeties June challenge for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree + an optional guest designer spot:

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and leaving me a little bloggy love letting me know what you think about my coffee lovin’ card!

Hugs – xoxo

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Sharing with these challenges:  Really Reasonably Ribbons #143 – sizzlin’ summer colors; JUGS #348 – colors; Fussy & Fancy #166 – flowers; Curtain Call – tropics;  613 Avenue Create #180 – ATG

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Paper Sweeties | June 2016 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends — welcome to the final day of project shares for the June 2016 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the  projects the Design Teamies and I shared!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the creativity!

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For today’s inspiration project, I created a card perfect for the up-coming 4th of July holiday!

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This card was SO MUCH FUN TO CREATE … and super quick and easy peesy too!

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I die cut 3 red stitched strips and 2 white stitched strips using the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set and adhered them to the navy blue cardstock layer.  I stamped the sentiment using the *NEW* I Love Summer stamp set.  I punched a square piece of navy cardstock, used a chalkboard marker to add faux stitching around the edges and then die cut a white cardstock star using the I Love Summer Sweet Cuts set and added it to the center of the navy square.  I used two more images from the I Love Summer stamp set to create the inside of the card!  SUPER CUTE!!!

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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * June Special Guest Designer *

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a {sweet} prize from the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The June Kit is full of fun, all-occasion cards!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!  You’ll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the first week of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you’re SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you’ll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

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*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added loads of products to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at up to 40% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month!  Hugs – xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  Pile it On #110 – old, new & blue; 613 Avenue Create #180 – ATG; Freshly Made Sketches #241 – sketch

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Paper Sweeties | June 2016 Release Party!

Hello crafty friends — welcome to the June 2016 *NEW* product RELEASE PARTY here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the sneak peek projects the Design Teamies and I shared!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the creativity!  Before we get to my projects for today, let’s meet the newest kids on the block this month:

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Planner Series: Summer Sentiments

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And now for my RELEASE DAY inspiration project …

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I created a fun little card — perfect for SUMMER! —  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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I used the *NEW* I Love Summer and Planner Series: Summer Sentiments stamp sets to create this summery card … along with these products from the boutique:



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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * June Special Guest Designer *

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a {sweet} prize from the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What fun inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The June Kit contains four, fun all-occasion cards!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!  You’ll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the first week of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you’re SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you’ll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

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*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added loads of products to our RETIRING SOON category … check it out and get your favorites at up to  40% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month — see you again tomorrow for one last day of project shares that you won’t want to miss!  Hugs – xoxo

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Sharing with these challenges:  Curtain Call – Tasty Tropics; Freshly Made Sketches #241 – sketch; House of Cards – tropical photo; Pile it On #110 – old, new & blue; 613 Avenue Create #180 – ATG; Cut it Up #98 – sun & surf  tasty tropics

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Paper Sweeties | June 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends — welcome to day #1 of the June 2016 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared using our *NEW* planner stamps and digital calendar pages!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the creativity!

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For today’s sneak peek project, I’m sharing a sweet card I created using some of the new goodies which will be live in the boutique TOMORROW  —  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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I used the *NEW* I Love Summer stamp set and coordinating I Love Summer Sweet Cuts die set on this bright and cheery card!  I’m smitten with these adorable new dies with matching stamps that coordinate so well with the Hello Spring stamp and Hello Spring Sweet Cuts sets!  A couple Marshmallow Sequins were added to the centers of the flowers for a little pop of sparkle and shine … gotta love some BLING!

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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * June Special Guest Designer *

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a {sweet} prize from the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What fun inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The June Kit is full of four, fun all-occasion cards!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!  You’ll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the first week of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you’re SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you’ll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

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*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added loads of products to our RETIRING SOON category … check it out and get your favorites at up to 40% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month — see you again tomorrow for our BIG RELEASE PARTY!  Hugs – xoxo

Pile it on #110 – old, new & blue; 613 Avenue Create #180 – ATG; House of Cards – photo (colors); CAS(E) this Sketch #176 – sketch

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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series | June 2016

Welcome all of our fabulous planner, calendar and organizer friends — today’s the day we are sharing inspiration and ideas using some FUN Planner sets from Paper Sweeties!   These amazing sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

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If you don’t have a planner or calendar for 2016 yet, we have an AWESOME calendar/planner package available for instant download –> HERE!

JuneYou can purchase the calendar pages one month at a time or save $4 by purchasing the entire 24 page package all at once!  Each month has an 8.5″ x 11″ calendar page as well as a second 8.5″ x 11″ page where you can record notes, a to-do list and keep track of upcoming birthdays!

June-notesAnd, the best news is that the planner pages are pre-marked with all the Paper Sweeties special dates throughout the year … challenge dates, blog post dates, new release dates, stamp show and class dates!  What a great way to keep track of everything in your life along with everything Paper Sweeties too!  Each month has a bright and cheery palette with whimsical images and plenty of space to record the important things in your life!  I print each month’s pages off and hang these on our refrigerator to keep my family on track with appointments, events and monthly commitments each month!

This month we have a continuation in our seasonal sentiments series … INTRODUCING:

PLANNER SERIES: SUMMER SENTIMENTS

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 You can use these stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations — anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let’s get to peeking at my June calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views) …

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This … was … SO … MUCH … FUN … to … do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages – so colorful and fun to look at again … and again … and again!  I keep my planner close by so I can peek at it throughout the day … and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers  – so fun!

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I started decorating at the very top of the page by adding a stamped and die cut bumble bee along with a die cut stitched heart.   The year is highlighted with pink sparkle stickers!

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I marked holidays with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped ‘challenge’ ‘blog’ and ‘new product release’ dates along with the shows I am attending in NC and FL this month!

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I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape strips to the special event days for Paper Sweeties – challenge, blog posts, release and classes that I am teaching this month!  The first day of SUMMER was highlighted with a die cut sun along with an adorable stamped beach hat and sun glasses from this month’s new set!

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And, how cute is sweet little Emma dressed in her bathing suit, hair adorned with flowers and ready for some fun in the sun with her sand pail and beach ball!

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I’m addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

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Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies’ projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties  <– you are here!
Jeri Thomas
Our June challenge is going on now … click on over to grab some inspiration and then share your projects with us for a chance to win some goodies!
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Our regular *NEW* Product Release Sneak Peeks begin tomorrow here on the blog … see you then!

Pile it on #110 – old, new & blue; Cupcake Inspirations #364 – photo (inspired by the yellow sun{flower} shape; 613 Avenue Create #180 – ATG; Cut it Up #98 – sun & surf; House of Cards – photo (colors);

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | June 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: Tracey Kelly!

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Tracey created a gorgeous tea-theme card for our May challenge using the Tea For Two Sweet Cuts, Celebrate, Little Wishes and Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts sets!  Contact us, Tracey, to claim your $25 gift certificate 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!

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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 #44:

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

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I love the beautiful rose and leaves from the Party Time stamp and die sets!  I stamped the rose onto the card base a couple times using different colors and a masking technique, then stamped and die cut a blue flower and yellow flower and added them on top of the previously stamped flowers.

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I used the Sweet Borders die set to create the colorful scalloped borders and added some pretty sequins for a pop of sparkle!  The sentiment was stamped using the You Are Fab stamp set!

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I had some fabric flowers that matched this color palette, so I decided to make a second card …

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… so pretty!

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I used these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique to make these cards:



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

Beth Luetschwager —> WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jinny Newlin – *June Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

June Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

Be sure to check out this month’s CARD KIT OF THE MONTH — this month we are CELEBRATING THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OUR KIT CLUB – whooo hooo!  It wouldn’t be a party without gifts, so every current kit club member will be receiving a special surprise in their kits this month!  In addition, EVERYONE who orders a kit (either a single kit or subscribes to the kit club) will receive $5 off their June Kit!  *NEW* subscribers in June will ALSO receive a special surprise in their first kit!  THANK YOU for your amazing support of Paper Sweeties and our card kits!

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

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!

Sharing with these challenges:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – mask it; Card Concept #56 – flowers; House of Cards – summer; Sugar Pea Designs #1 – photo inspiration; Tuesday Throwdown #296 – proud of you; Cupcake Inspirations #362 – flowers; 613 Avenue Create #178 – ATG; JUGS #345 – colors; Fussy & Fancy #164 – dies/punches; Fusion – something blue; Classic Design Team Challenge – ATG; CASology #200 – CAS

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Paper Sweeties | May 2016 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends — welcome to the final day of project shares for the May 2016 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the  projects the Design Teamies and I shared!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the creativity!

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For the first card I’m sharing today, I dressed Mr. Jake in his newest outfit from the Best Dad set!

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The perfect clean and simple card – perfect for Father’s Day!  I love the squiggly die from out *NEW* Sweet Borders set!

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The second card I have to share today is another clean and simple one – perfect for the men in your life!  I love the simple monochromatic color palette, chalkboard faux stitching … and that CUTE squiggly die cut again!

I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * May Special Guest Designer *

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the May Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a {sweet} prize from the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The May Kit is inspired by Moms, Dads and Friends!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!  You’ll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the first week of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you’re SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you’ll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

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*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added nearly 50 products to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at up to a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month!  Hugs – xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  613 Avenue Create #176 – ATG; Cas{e} This Sketch #172 – sketch; Fusion – Port ‘O Call/Polaroid; Creative With Stamps #2 – CAS

Debbie Signature 150x150 Paper Sweeties November 2014 Release Rewind!