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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #34 – Happy Birthday!

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:  Jeri Thomas

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I am completely SMITTEN with Jeri’s adorable, patriotic card she created for her son who is serving overseas in the military!  I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jeri in June at the Stampfest Show in Lakeland, FL and she is sweet as can be!  Jeri created this beautiful and heartfelt card using Jake, Jake Sweet Cuts and You’re My Hero from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Contact us, Jeri, 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!

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 #34 – ‘Happy Birthday’

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We’re SUPER EXCITED to be celebrating our THIRD BIRTHDAY this month here at Paper Sweeties!  My how time flies when you’re HAVING FUN!  We have some EXTRA SPECIAL INSPIRATION this month —   several of our very talented Alumni Designers are joining us for this month’s blog hop!  We have also PARTNERED with some of our very favorite companies who have generously donated some FABULOUS PRIZES for you all this month!  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post to find out how you can be eligible to win one of the EXTRA SPECIAL PRIZES offered this month!

HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the polka dots, cupcakes, birthday candles, stars and birthday theme to create this oh-so-fun set (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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Pop-up box:

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How fun are the pop up glitter stars, heart, balloon and cupcake?

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A cute banner was created for the back of the box by hanging a die cut star, pennant and heart on a length of Cookie Dough Baker’s Twine!

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Cupcake toppers:

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Pinwheel card:

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Love these delicious colors and pretty patterns all mixy-matchy!

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Favor/treat bag:

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Fill treat bags with candy or a little thank you gift!  I tied a yummy rock candy lollipop onto my treat bag topper and tag!

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Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

 



  Please visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ and Special Guest Alumni Designers’ 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

July Guest Designer:  Jen Carter

Special Guest Alumni Designers: 

Annette Allen

Jinny Newlin

Kristi Schurr

Lisa Elton

Lori Hairston 

Patti Goldman

Please join me in thanking our VERY SPECIAL partner companies that have generously donated wonderful prizes to help make this month’s birthday celebration extra FUN:

 bossyflair$20 Gift Certificate = Bossy Joscie

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Crafty Secrets -$20 CG prize

$20 Gift Certificate for digital prize = Crafty Secrets

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FOUR $25 Gift Certificates = Enchanted Cottage  **They carry the entire Paper Sweeties line — our next Trunk Show at Enchanted Cottage:  August 21st – 22nd; class on the 22nd for today’s three birthday theme projects + cupcake and lemonade party!  Contact store to reserve spot!)

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Fun Stampers JourneyFSJ PrizeHandmade ‘Love’ Canvas, Welcome Baby stamp set, Master Frame stamp set = Margaret Green, Journey Coach

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Great ImpressionsBirthday stamp set prize package = Great Impressions

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Iralamijashop EtsyShabby Butterflies digital paper file = Iralamija Etsy Shop

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$20 Gift Certificate = Paper Temptress

20 sheets of Cryogen White Cardstock = Paper Temptress

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Pink & MainPink & Main prizeHappy Birthday stamp set = Pink & Main

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The Cutting CafeThree cutting file sets = The Cutting Cafe

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$100 Gift Certificate = Paper Sweeties

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How to be eligible to win one of these AWESOME PRIZES:

(1) Leave us a sweet comment on this blog post for one chance!

(2) Share your creations for the August challenge – you’ll earn one chance for EACH project you add to our inLinkz gallery!

(3) Share our birthday graphic and/or challenge graphic on your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties) and/or Instagram and TAG US!  Leave us a comment here to let us know how many times you shared – you’ll earn an EXTRA chance for each time you SHARE us!

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

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!

Sharing with these current challenges:  Seize the Birthday – ATG; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Paper Issues – chip off the old BLOCK; The House that Stamps Built – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #255 – summer fun; Cupcake Inspirations #320 – cupcakes & hearts; 613 Avenue Create #134 – ATG; {PIN}spirational #145 – colors; Top Tip Tuesday – bingo: sparkle/sentiment/ribbon or twine; The Shabby Tea Room #256 – summer picnic

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A Sprinkle of Inspiration and a Dash of Creativity – July 2015!

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Welcome to the Featured Designer Spotlight – July edition!  This month we are featuring the amazing and beautiful work of  the talented Amy Crockett (click on photos for larger views)!

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 Amy created these adorable birthday celebration set using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Pretty Posies and Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts!

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I love this window frame card — and the pretty nosegay of posies in the corner is just perfect!

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We’ve added loads of *NEW* products to the shop recently … please visit our What’s New page to check out our {sweet} newly-released July stamps and dies!

Kit-ClubHave you checked out our BRAND NEW CARD CLASS KITS?  July brings a FUN ‘Summer/Beach’ theme — you can purchase our monthly kits one month at a time, or subscribe to our kit club and save $5 each month on your project kits!  Wear your CLUB MEMBER BUTTON (included with your first kit) to any SHOW that Paper Sweeties attends and if you’re SPOTTED, you’ll receive an instant PRIZE on the spot!

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*BONUS*  a few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!

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And don’t forget to link up your projects for the July Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique and an invitation to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!

Until next time, happy stamping my friends!  Hugs – xoxo

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Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Wrap Up!

Hello crafty friends!  Well, all good things must come to an end … today we are wrapping up our inspiration shares for the July new product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you enjoyed all the beautiful projects created by the talented designers on our team … and I hope they have inspired you to create a little something sweet!

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I am totally in LOVE with the jumbo words released this month!

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And I love this bright and cheery color palette of hot pink, aqua and yellow!!

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*NEW* Wish, Wish Sweet Cuts



Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team Contributors’ beautiful projects today:

Angel Johns

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

We’d love for you to play along with the July Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful colors 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 subscribe to our newsletter and visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

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 new KITS OF THE MONTH?

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The July Kit is summer/beach inspired and oh so adorable!  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 ‘cool’ 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!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at 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 — see you again tomorrow for our BIG RELEASE PARTY!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbons #121 - pretty bows;  613 Avenue Create #132 – ATG;  Top Tip Tuesday – summer fun; The Shabby Tea Room #255 – sweet as sunshine; Creative Blooms – July colors; 7 Kids College Fund #129 – ATG

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Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Party!

TODAY’S THE DAY!!  All of the *NEW* goodies for July are NOW LIVE in the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Before we get to sharing some inspiration, let’s meet the newest kids on the block:

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Aren’t those little bugs the cutest … and I LOVE the jumbo words!!  So, here’s a little card I created using some of the new goodies …

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Little Miss Abigail is sweet as can be dressed in her adorable ladybug outfit!  I stamped the background paper using the *NEW* Bee Happy set and the cutest ladybug around!  All the coloring was done with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol!

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*NEW* Bee Happy



Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team Contributors’ beautiful projects today:

Angel Johns

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

We’d love for you to play along with the July Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful colors 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 subscribe to our newsletter and visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

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 new KITS OF THE MONTH?

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The July Kit is summer/beach inspired and oh so adorable!  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 ‘cool’ 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!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at 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 — see you again tomorrow for our July Release Wrap Up!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  613 Avenue Create #132 – ATG; Top Tip Tuesday – summer fun; PINspirational #144 – furry friends

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Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Countdown!

Hello crafty friends!  Did you enjoy the sneak peeks shared by the Design Team yesterday?  Such fun, whimsical and adorable creations, don’t you think???

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I had so much fun creating this card … love the traditional black and yellow honey bee color palette!

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How cute is this little honey bee … with rosey cheeks??  Love him to pieces!

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*NEW* Bee Happy, Bee Happy Sweet Cuts



Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team Contributors’ beautiful projects today:

Angel Johns

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

We’d love for you to play along with the July Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful colors 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 subscribe to our newsletter and visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

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 new KITS OF THE MONTH?

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The July Kit is summer/beach inspired and oh so adorable!  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 ‘cool’ 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!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at 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 — see you again tomorrow for our BIG RELEASE PARTY!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Tuesday Throwdown #253 – sequins, banner, dies; Really Reasonable Ribbons #121 - pretty bows; The House That Stamps Built #78 – white + one color; 613 Avenue Create #132 – ATG w/optional CYOC = A2, encouragement, sequins; Simon Says Stamp – furry friends; Top Tip Tuesday – summer fun; PINspirational #144 – furry friends; The Shabby Tea Room #255 – sweet as sunshine; Creative Blooms – July sketch; 7 Kids College Fund #129 – ATG

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Paper Sweeties July 2015 Release Sneak Peeks!

Welcome crafty friends!  WOW, what a whirlwind and amazing weekend!  Paper Sweeties attended the SSAT stamp show in Raleigh, NC – my very own neck of the woods – and it was nothing short of FAB-U-LOUS!  It was so much fun seeing all my local crafty friends and also those that traveled long distances to come in for the show … Fayetteville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Wake Forest, Cary, Holly Springs, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Winston-Salem and many other surrounding NC cities as well as Virginia too!  You can see all the fun pictures I took –> HERE <– in my Facebook album!

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Well, my how time flies … it’s time to begin the sneak peeks for the July 2015 new product release here at Paper Sweeties!  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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We have some AMAZINGLY adorable sets for you this month, and they will all be live in the boutique on the 15th!  Until then, please enjoy the sneaks and peeks from me and all our talented Design Team Contributors!

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*NEW* Wish Sweet Cuts, Bee Happy Sweet Cuts



Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team Contributors’ beautiful projects today:

Angel Johns

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

We’d love for you to play along with the July Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful colors 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 subscribe to our newsletter and visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

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 new KITS OF THE MONTH?

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The July Kit is summer/beach inspired and oh so adorable!  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 ‘cool’ 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!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at 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 — see you again tomorrow for more sneaks and peeks!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbons #121 - pretty bows; 613 Avenue Create #132 – ATG w/optional CYOC = A2, encouragement, sequins;  PINspirational #144 – love; The Shabby Tea Room #255 – sweet as sunshine; Creative Blooms – July colors; 7 Kids College Fund #129 – ATG; Cut it Up #75 – word challenge

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July Kit of the Month – At the Beach!

Hello sweeties!  I’m SUPER EXCITED to share the NEW July Kit of the Month added to the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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We have a FUN SUMMER & BEACH theme for this month’s kit which contains four fun projects!

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Order our kits one month at a time

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… or subscribe to our kit of the month club to automatically receive your kit each month and save!

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Share the fun news about our card kits with all your crafty friends …

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… host a Paper Sweeties kit party!  Invite your friends over to work on your kits together!!  They make GREAT GIFTS too!!  We hope you love our newest kit as much as we do!

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And, we have a coordinating challenge this month here on the Paper Sweeties blog – full of red, white & blue color inspiration and summer fun!

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Until next time, happy stamping my friends!  Hugs – xoxo

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #33 – Red, White & Blue

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:  Jen Carter!

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  Contact us, Jen, to claim your $20 gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

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 #33 – ‘Red, White & Blue’

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes??  Here is how I was inspired to create this month (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I created this little sweetie for my oldest son who just graduated from grad school!  He got his Master’s Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering from Drexel University in PA … and I’m a proud mama!

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I stamped Jake on buttercream cardstock, die cut him using the Jake Sweet Cuts die and colored his hair with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I stamped the cap and gown onto navy cardstock using the ConGRADulations stamp set and stamped the pants and shoes using the Happy Fall Ya’ll stamp set.  I created a ‘flag’ background using red and navy cardstock strips and a square and then stamped the sentiments using the ConGRADulations and Surf’s Up stamp sets — and the cute little sail boat is from the Surf’s Up set too!  To finish things off, I added 3 Marshmallow Sequins for a little sparkle and a red glitter star die cut using the Be Happy Sweet Cuts die!

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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

July Guest Designer:  Lin Brandyberry

Click –> HERE <– to learn about our JULY CARD KIT!

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

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 2,200 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!

Inspired by these challenges: Pile it On #75 – flag colors; 7 Kids Challenge Blog #129 – ATG w/ twist of stars & stripes;  Simon Says – dots/spots; Tuesday Throwdown #251 – stars; 613 Avenue Create #130 – ATG; JUGS #299 – inspo photo; Repeat Impressions – red, white & blue

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Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog today!  I’m popping in to share a little something sweet I created for the latest challenge at The Card Concept!

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I created a stair-step card using a Sizzix die and lots of mixy-matchy yellow patterned papers!  I stamped Abigail and then die cut her using the coordinating Abigail Sweet Cuts die.  Next I stamped the cap, gown, tassel, diploma and hood using the ConGRADulations stamp set, fussy cut them and paper pieced the outfit onto Miss Abigail!  The shoes were stamped using the Jelly Bean Time set and colored with a black marker.

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I die cut three banners and then stamped the sentiments on them using the ConGRADulations stamp set.  The banners were attached to the paper pieced heart shapes.  To finish my card, I added some Cookie Dough Baker’s Twine to the diploma and three Marshmallow Sequins for a little bit of sparkle!

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My niece recently graduated from High School and we will be visiting with them this weekend while attending the Stampfest show in Lakeland, FL — I can’t wait to give this card to Kylie — I LOVE how it turned out and I hope she likes it too!  I hope you’ll have time this week to play along with our pretty color challenge at The Card Concept!

Hugs – xoxo

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Sharing with these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Paper Sweeties June challenge – party time; Paper Issues – seas the day (summer graduations); Mojo Monday #403 – sketch (inspired by the banner and layers – I created mine with the stair steps!); 613 Avenue Create #129 – ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #254 – summer

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A Sprinkle of Inspiration and a Dash of Creativity – June 2015!

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Welcome to the Featured Designer Spotlight – June edition!  This month we are featuring the amazing and beautiful work of  the talented Kristie Larsen (click on photos for larger views)!

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 Kristie created these bright and cheery cards using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Happy, Happy Sweet Cuts and Celebrate!

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I adore this celebration card — the coloring is FAB-U-LOUS!

We’ve added loads of *NEW* products to the shop recently … please visit our What’s New page to check out our {sweet} newly-released June BEACH THEME stamps and dies!

Kit-ClubHave you checked out our BRAND NEW CARD CLASS KITS?  June brings a lovely ‘Tea Party’ theme — you can purchase our monthly kits one month at a time, or subscribe to our kit club and save $5 each month on your project kits!  Wear your CLUB MEMBER BUTTON (included with your first kit) to any SHOW that Paper Sweeties attends and if you’re SPOTTED, you’ll receive an instant PRIZE on the spot!

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*BONUS*  a few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!

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And don’t forget to link up your projects for the June Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique and an invitation to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!

Until next time, happy stamping my friends!  Hugs – xoxo

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Paper Sweeties June 2015 Release Rewind!

Welcome crafty friends to the final day of project shares for the June New Product Release here at Paper Sweeties!  Have you had fun hopping with the Design Team so far?   What was your favorite project to date?   The Design Teamies and I all have some MORE super cute projects to share with you again today!  For our release rewind, we are sharing things created using a combination of previously released sets with new goodies … so let’s get to peeking right away … CLICK on the photos for larger views!

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I stamped the stars in the background on this card using the Be Happy set and then stamped the sentiment using the Surf’s Up set!  I created a fun paper pinwheel out of two different patterned papers, adhered a red button in the center and mounted the pinwheel on top of a Strawberry Paper Straw!

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I die cut the heart shape using the Be Happy Sweet Cuts set and adhered it on top of a layer of chevron ribbon and patterned paper.  Last, I added some Robin Egg and Peppermint Sequins to the base of the card – YUM!
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Adorable … and perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday!



Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team Contributors’ beautiful projects today:

Angel Johns

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

 

We’d love for you to play along with the June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful colors and fun party theme 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 subscribe to our newsletter and visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

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 new KITS OF THE MONTH?

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The June Kit is tea-party inspired and oh so pretty!  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 ‘cool’ 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 – whooo hoooo!

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at 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 — see you again soon!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  The Shabby Tea Room #254 – sweet summer; 613 Avenue Create #128 – ATG w/ optional twist use your flag colors; JUGS #297 – stacked dies;  Top Tip Tuesday – cut it out; Creative Blooms – June sketch

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Paper Sweeties June 2015 Release Party!

Welcome crafty friends to the RELEASE PARTY for the June New Products here at Paper Sweeties!  Are you having fun hopping with the Design Team so far?   What was your favorite project to date?   Before we get to peeking, let’s meet the newest kids on the block:

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At the Beach

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Surf’s Up

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Island Time

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Island Time Sweet Cuts

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Let’s go to the Beach

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Let’s go to the Beach Sweet Cuts

Which set is your favorite???

We all have some MORE super cute projects to share with you again today, so let’s get to peeking right away … CLICK on the photos for larger views!

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 I had fun creating this card using a bunch of the new stamps and dies!  I started with a base embossed with large polka dots – fun!  Next I added some ‘sand’ by die cutting kraft cardstock using the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts set.  I added a cute little sandcastle stamped using the Let’s go to the Beach stamp set and then die cut using the Let’s go to the Beach Sweet Cuts set!

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I stamped Emma and Jake onto buttercream cardstock and then die cut them using the Emma Sweet Cuts and Jake Sweet Cuts dies – easy peesy!  Next was the FUN part — I got to dress my kiddos in their brand new bathing suits!  I stamped Emma’s suit onto pretty patterned papers using the At the Beach set and likewise with Jake using the Surf’s Up set – paper pieced the outfits onto the kids – SO CUTE!!!
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To finish my card, I stamped the beach ball using the At the Beach set and sailboat using the Surf’s Up set, fussy cut them and gave them to the kiddos to play with!  A sentiment banner was created using the Surf’s Up set … I LOVE how this card turned out … how about you??

 



Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team Contributors’ beautiful projects today:

Angel Johns

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

 

We’d love for you to play along with the June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful colors and fun party theme 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 subscribe to our newsletter and visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

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 new KITS OF THE MONTH?

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The June Kit is tea-party inspired and oh so pretty!  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 ‘cool’ 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 – whooo hoooo!

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

The Design Team and I will be back again tomorrow sharing one more day of inspiration to help spark your creativity — see you then!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Curtain Call – Flip Flops, Paper Issues – mist-er fix it; The Shabby Tea Room #254 – sweet summer; 613 Avenue Create #128 – ATG w/ optional twist use your flag colors; JUGS #297 – stacked dies; Simon Says Stamp – friends; Top Tip Tuesday – cut it outDebbie Signature 150x150 Paper Sweeties November 2014 Release Rewind!